Reply To: interior design vs architecture
Go and view the interiors at Beacons Court Sandyford. It shows that by including the interior designer as part of the ‘design team’ from early on more than the average pots and plants and the now mandatory lump of iron in the foyer can emerge into the built environment.
Interior design is totally dependent on the developer’s brief and if he considers it seriously or even important. As most development is speculative the interior design is not high on the agenda no more than the architectural finish or profile is a lot of the time.