Megan Doull

Interior & Environmental Design BDes (Hons)

‘Press Play’ a project aiming to bring Camperdown Country House to life through an exploratory dynamic encouraging adults to play.

About

black and white portrait of Megan Doull

‘Press Play’ a project aiming to bring Camperdown Country House to life through an exploratory dynamic encouraging adults to play. The project started off an adaptive reuse then became more of a complete remodel inspired by the existing architecture. To create wonder and excitement inspired by the six different types of play: Active, social, intellectual, social, creative, imaginative and exploratory.

As a designer I find myself excited by bold designs that stand out for their unique playful approaches. Throughout the past few years I have found myself inspired by Ingrid Fetell Lees book, ‘Joyful’ as she discusses the importance of play. I want to design in a way to enhance people's happiness and to make them feel inspired by their surroundings. I really enjoy designing social spaces which is why I picked this in my final project. I wanted to design different types of social spaces such like, outdoor spaces for adults of playful interactions, social actives, pop up clubs, anything I could think of to bring joy to adults. I wanted to design indoor spaces that involve relaxing, dining, exhibit spaces, dancing, sports- anything to encourage people to be adventurous and explore their surroundings. I chose to design a social space for adults as I think it is something we lack in Dundee City and many other cities. I aim to make adults feel young again and allow them to act freely as they enjoy their experience fulfilled with activities suited to them.

Below is my final design proposal ‘press play’ in a magazine format. To view the full magazine please download the pdf at the bottom of this page.

'press play' front cover with the front of a building and people in front of it

Section

blue image of section of the building

Section of Camperdown County House.

Main social room 'Press Play'

Main welcome area, where it cosists of a large open planned space, where people can enjoy food , join in in creative activities and explore playful rooms.

Main welcome area, where it cosists of a large open planned space, where people can enjoy food , join in in creative activities and explore playful rooms.

Green Room

Green room with green furniture

An area for people to meet friends, explore games, exhibitions and enjoy music and food.

Top floor

4 images around edge of page, and title 'Top Floor'

Different types of play explored on the top floor, with a roof top garden, stand up comedy, active play and social play.

Basement - nightclubs

PLan on one side, and exploded view of a room on the other will have a title on it saying basement

Showing the basement and courtyard, consisting of 4 nightclubs with different experiences throughout.

Gallery of nightclub and courtyard

Playful interactions around park.

fantasy images, title is playful interactions

To have large playful pods around the park that adults can play on, along with camping and installations.

Press Play

'press play' written up the side of the page with plan of building in the centre

Further design details

Further details of: site analysis, development and final park proposal of playful pods around park, exterior design and park journey.

Final 1:100 model

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