Commune is a lifestyle hotel that is an extension of home and the community. This community hub targets both local and international millennials and provides them with a uniquely Queensland experience that encourages exploration within the city and understanding of each other.
This project stemmed from the need to address abuse within the service industry. Abuse is most prevalent in the service industry due to its weak position, low status, brief interactions and customer sovereignty which generates distrust, segregation, unequal balance of power, and feeling unwelcome. This project aims to mitigate this through conscious spatial design – applying the principles of centrality, transparency, threshold, and balance in the hopes of generating trust, equality, connection and integration between its staff and customers.
Studying Interior Design with a second major in Architecture allows Eliza to create well considered and balanced spaces that facilitate the needs of its users. Eliza enjoys residential design for its personable nature, but also has a particular interest in designing hotel environments, which stemmed from her experience residing in them throughout her childhood. Her enthusiasm for travel encouraged her to embark on an exchange to Europe, which enriched her appreciation for other cultures, lifestyles and design philosophies.