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Interior Design (MA)

Zongda Jiao

Originally from Hangzhou, China. Zongda Jiao is a graphic designer, photographer and now focusing on the interior. Throughout recent years, Zongda's work has focused on identifying social and livelihood issues and providing solutions, providing new directions for future interior design.

With a background in Digital Media, graduating from Wuhan Textile University(China) and as an exchange student study in Birmingham City University for two years. He also obtained a 2nd place in the Digital and Tech Degree showcase at Innovation Fest in 2021.

In his previous works, Zongda tends to use digital methods to present his works. During the past year he has studied at the RCA in Architecture School on Interior Matter, where he started to use physical models to complete the projects.

Degree Details

School of ArchitectureInterior Design (MA)SuperMatterRCA2023 at Battersea and Kensington

RCA Kensington, Darwin Building, Upper-ground floor

myself photo

The development of the office design from early 20th century to now. For the benefit of employees and a better work experience, the office has become wider. Later, in order to protect women's privacy and adapt to diverse work environments, many partitions were added between workstations. Later, due to these barriers hindering communication between employers, the office began to become more open. Because of Covid-19, many companies can let employees work at home. People usually work in the office to complete some group tasks.

Which direction is the future office design? Perhaps more emphasis should be placed on how to provide work efficiency.

‘You may think working through your breaks will keep your productivity train rolling, but studies show your performance actually gets worse the longer you have to focus on one specific task for an extended period.’
‘Humans just can't concentrate for eight hours in a row; most employees only get two hours and 53 minutes of productive time in an eight-hour day, after all.’

In this project, I am exploring how to provide a new office model to enhance employee happiness while improving work efficiency. I am attempting to use a series of social chain relationships to influence employees' behaviour and actions in the office. To bring them more fun and a better work experience

Demolition 37 Bowater Road, Lodon
Demolition 37 Bowater Road, LodonThe Faraday Works site was a part of the Siemens Brothers first British factory, which manufactured telegraph cables and other equipment.
Pulley system in the factory
Pulley system in the factoryIn the past, the workers needed to use the pulley systems to pulley the heavy and huge things.
totem
Totem modelScale: 1:20 Pulley system in the building
Draft Drawing Pulley system in the factory
Draft Drawing Pulley system in the factory

In the research and discovery of the venue, I found that the Pulley system has aroused my interest. And I restored the Pulley system of the venue using a model.

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I plan to design a ‘clock’ which could let the working people in the office can relax when they are tired.

When the ‘clock’ comes up like the ice cream van comes up. There will play the music and the people hear the sound and they can press the red button and buy ice cream.

Red button
Red button
Key system
Key system
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Key system
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model
Model 01 on scale 1:50
Model 02 on scale 1:50
Model 02 on scale 1:50
Model 03 on scale 1:50
Model 03 on scale 1:50
Model 04 on scale 1:50
Model 04 on scale 1:50
Model 05 on scale 1:50
Model 05 on scale 1:50
Model 06 on scale 1:50
Model 06 on scale 1:50
Model 07 on scale 1:50
Model 07 on scale 1:50
Material plate
Material plate
axonometric drawing
Whole building axonometric drawing
Interior space axonometric drawing 1
Interior space axonometric drawing 1
Interior space axonometric drawing 2
Interior space axonometric drawing 2
Reception rendering
Reception rendering
Workspace rendering
Workspace rendering 1
Workspace rendering 2
Workspace rendering 2
Workspace rendering 3
Workspace rendering 3
Break out space rendering
Break out space rendering
Cafe space rendering
Cafe space rendering
Ice cream bar rendering
Ice cream bar rendering
Plant area rendering
Plant area rendering
Gym area rendering
Gym area rendering
Smoking area rendering
Smoking area rendering
Cafe rendering
Cafe rendering
Desk design
Desk design
Desk design drawing
Desk design drawing
Shelf design
Shelf design
Plan drawing
Plan drawing
Colour drawing

Zongda Jiao