Integrated Annotation

I read a fantastic post on Design Milk all about a recent journal article from wallpaper* magazine. The content itself is on about Parker Morris standards – criteria for maximising the living room in a house – but is introduced in an creative way.

For the photo shoot they mocked up some rooms in a home adhering to the fundamentals. Within those dimensions, boundaries and proposed uses are indicated on the walls and floors, displaying within an integrated area of the room itself.

I am unsure whether the markings are in reality a part of some wizardry, or the space – however, the way in is somewhat unimportant. What is intriguing is the concept behind it.

The notations (such as want of a better term) are fantastically minimalistic, less decorative than they are functional. They sit even though the are integrated. There is almost a sense in which they act as a sort of wayfinding style, but in the boundaries of the home.

The sparseness of the room permits a spread picture that is full that is simple to also be overlaid with the backup from the article. Palms all control over itself, although the backup doesn’t integrate quite well as the notations. The outcome is a handful of spreads where the impact is the photo, however as you investigate the image info is revealed, shooting you obviously.

This annotation is a technique that is amazing, and one that I can imagine can have possibilities of use in the world – perhaps as design, or wayfinding in commercial structures. It will certainly be interesting to see whether or not it pops up.