Render of an interior space with dining table, chairs and a bookcase

The Interior Design School presents seven student projects

Dezeen School Shows: a co-living space for healthcare workers and a student housing project that acknowledges the importance of mental health are included in Dezeen's latest school show by students at The Interior Design School.

Also included is a residential project designed to be accessible to an ageing population and a co-working space within a London mews.


The Interior Design School

School: The Interior Design School
Course: Professional Diploma in Interior Design
Tutors: Iris Dunbar, Adrienne Star, Melissa White, Amanda Culpin, Angela Howell, Jenny Grove, Laura Cant, Janet Crawford, Rosie Armstrong, Victoria Ayesta and Marcus Steffen

School statement:

"Professional Diploma in Interior Design is aimed at students wishing to gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to change career, continue in further education or for those gaining individual development.

"Our studio represents a functioning design practice enabling students to operate in an environment that feels relevant and professional before entering into the interior design industry."


Sketches, renders and section drawings of Uniden - Student housing by Sarah Celebidachi

Uniden - Student housing by Sarah Celebidachi

"The brief was to develop the Devonshire Mews in Marylebone to provide a student complex that caters to living and social needs.

"The housing unit should be flexible to a student budget and the demand for London student housing. The mews itself should offer a campus feel, providing a safe space in what can be a very overwhelming move to the busy city.

"For that reason, it is crucial to cater to mental health by providing a gym, job centre, counselling practice and extensive library. The other spaces should be available to rent to local restaurants, shops and cafes.

"The student housing units should offer a communal kitchen and dining space, private sleeping quarters and a lounge that allows for quieter and more social activities. This requires the student units to be divided into three floors and therefore involves careful planning to maintain the integrity of the front facade."

Student: Sarah Celebidachi
Course: Professional Diploma in Interior Design
Contact: sarahcelebidachi[at]gmail.com


Collages and render of The Viaduct - New living business Airbnb by Lynn Jackson

The Viaduct - New living business Airbnb by Lynn Jackson

"Mace construction company has commissioned the design of a co-living space to accommodate short-term requirements for project-related visits.

"The space is designed to encourage a balance between work and relaxation."

Student: Lynn Jackson
Course: Professional Diploma in Interior Design
Contact: lynn.e.jackson[at]live.com


Renders and section drawings of Pace - A refuge for healthcare workers by Caterina Fiore

Pace – A refuge for healthcare workers by Caterina Fiore

"A kind and restorative co-living space where residents can slow their pace and find peace and tranquillity after a hard-working shift.

"The space is available to healthcare workers such as research staff, nurses, doctors and visiting staff who work locally at St Mary's Hospital.

"The definition of pace is the speed at which someone or something moves, or with which something happens or changes. It also means peace in Italian, a state of mutual harmony between people."

Student: Caterina Fiore
Course: Professional Diploma in Interior Design
Contact: caterina1.fiore[at]gmail.com


Render and moodboards for The Conduit - Business Airbnb by Dimitra Loi-Theodorikakou

The Conduit – Business Airbnb by Dimitra Loi-Theodorikakou

"A co-living and co-working space for employees on remote or on-site work schedules and teams working on intensive projects within their business.

"The space is designed to accommodate short-term stays with interactive spaces to eat and socialise. The project spans over twelve mews houses located in Conduit Mews, Central London."

Student: Dimitra Loi-Theodorikakou
Course: Professional Diploma in Interior Design
Contact: dimitraloi80[at]gmail.com


Moodboard, interior render and section drawings of Junction - Co-living for healthcare employees by Fran Middleton

Junction – Co-living for healthcare employees by Fran Middleton

"The brief was to design a co-living environment for healthcare and other key workers that have regular or irregular shift patterns, which will be established in a historic mews in the Bayswater Conservation Area.

"Residents should be able to settle in the community long term, with a minimum stay of six months. They will typically be single but may have a partner living with them short term.

"Junction brings residents together into a self-organising community, with services and facilities designed to support life outside society's typical daily rhythm. Inspired by the seaside in its historic role as a place to convalesce, the design provides a relaxing escape and eye-opening stimulation.

"Common meals are served in two social spaces, one shared by those experiencing the morning and one by those arriving home from work. Secluded bedrooms allow residents to achieve good quality sleep after a soothing bath, while other activities are kept psychologically and physically distant."

Student: Fran Middleton
Course: Professional Diploma in Interior Design
Contact: francescamiddleton[at]outlook.com


Moodboard, interior renders and plan of Third Age - A co-living concept for the ageing population by Kristin Björkman

Third Age – A co-living concept for the ageing population by Kristin Björkman

"We have a new type of ageing population, with many individuals remaining broadly unaffected by health and mobility problems. This can be described as an extended middle age or in this case, the third age.

"There is a vast gap in the market for this demographic and many design opportunities to explore.

"The project was designed with the principles of universal design in mind, which means undetectable accessibility for all. Your home should be a constant reminder of your possibilities and abilities, rather than your limitations."

Student: Kristin Björkman
Course: Professional Diploma in Interior Design
Contact: bjorkmankristin[at]gmail.com


Moodboard, section drawing and render of A Community for Healthcare Workers by Nina Jorden

A Community for Healthcare Workers by Nina Jorden

"This project rethinks co-living in response to the coronavirus pandemic by creating a retreat for healthcare workers.

"Made up of nine mews houses in Junction Mews, Paddington, residents are transported outside of the hospital rules and hierarchy to a place where they can decompress and re-energise before reconnecting with the outside world."

Student: Nina Jorden
Course: Professional Diploma in Interior Design
Contact: ninajorden[at]gmail.com

Find out more about the Professional Diploma in Interior Design course at The Interior Design School on Dezeen Courses.

Partnership content

This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and The Interior Design School. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.