Life Beyond Bars


Dare to challenge the 21st Century, a correctional facility purposed to rehabilitate offenders from re-offending is implemented in Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham with an approach of biophilic design. The interior focuses on re-educating 10 male patients by introducing them to a humane way of punishment. From the inspiration of body language and psychological needs, the concept focuses on the façade within the interior space of the building. Mental and physical well-being is the priority and key to preparing for post-release.

Hey there! My name is Natasha Elaine Majalap Haling and I have just finished my undergraduate program of BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design at Birmingham City University.
Previously majoring in Visual Communication, I realised that I have a passion for the psychology of interior spaces, as I believe that Interior Architecture is the new norm and holds valuable innovations for the future. During my course of study, I’ve experienced the opportunity to explore different approaches to design, attended work placement, and challenged my abilities and disciplinaries.
My strengths are in the research field of design, digital/hand sketches, software, and model-making. I am currently polishing my portfolio in hopes to work in an architecture firm in the near future.

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