Linguistic Symbolism is an expressive system common to people in a community, which is varied, gestural, and emotional. Because the first floor of Unity Village will house a lobby, conference room, community room, event space, mail center, offices, and a break room, it is important that the space serves as a directional core for its users. This floor is the first impression users will get of the space, and should be viewed as mobile, energetic, and having textural elements. The lobby serves as the hub of the first floor, offering a classic, yet contemporary feeling that directs the user through the space. Through the use of curves, light, and gradient design properties, the lobby feels as though it is in motion through verbal expression. A balance between natural and artificial light paired with curved forms bring a cozy feel, while geometric shapes and directional lines imitate conversation that is accentuated by hue and texture.
Ornamental language connects spaces adjacent to the lobby, both private and public, such as the conference and community rooms, and offices with a break room.
Through the use of linguistic symbolism the first floor serves as an active and integrated core for all of Unity Village.