Monday, November 30, 2009

Identity Restaurant Revisions

So im still using the same concept for my restaurant, but i have completely changed everything about the design since midterms about 17 times (not even kidding) and so i landed on this one, and im stickin to it, probably cuz i finally got my lighting to work, and have modeled everything, but im still working on some things before i start my animations, but here are some camera views of the new Identity Restaurant.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thesis Proposal

while studying interior design over the past four years, I've been able to dabble in different types of design projects from; Residential Design, Commercial Design, Retail Design, Corporate Design, Health Care Design and now currently working on Hospitality Design.

However after doing much research and consideration i found i have a strong interest in Yacht Design, Naval Architecture and Engineering.

Usually as a senior part of our curriculum for second semester is to go for an internship for 15 weeks, But since the economy is doing so poorly, a lot of firms are laying off employees, and if their hiring interns, then they're free intern positions.

So the alternative to that situation is a Senior thesis. Something I am very interested in. I see this as a great opportunity where i can take the chance to make my portfolio as strong as possible, before graduation.

So knowing that I have such an immense interest in yacht design this is my thesis proposal:

Research and Studies into the construction of advanced Yacht aesthetics, human interaction and new age technology.

Researching topics about:
If green design can be functional on a constantly moving space
If there are ways that maybe hydrogen could be used instead of fuel
What effects do the naval shipyards have on the ecological surroundings?
just ideas like that

but I'm excited! it's going to be difficult, but I'm ready!

Identity ......Hospitality Project

Individual, unusual, different, unique, expression, original,
personalized,indivisible, all these words describe a human
fingerprint, in the fact that no two are identical. Just like
a snowflake, every human has an imprint that we view on life,
love and experiences. The anatomy and physiology of a
fingerprint is strong, special, and structured.

The Elements of Form, Shape, value and color are seen
through out the selected furniture, finishes and fixtures to
bring the architectural scale of a fingerprint to life.
By using the principles of Balance, emphasis, rhythm,
repetition, openness, enclosure and unity the interesting
layout of protrusion from the floor and the ceiling creates
an observation. When you dine at Identity you’re not just
going out to eat, but you’re introduced to a new experience.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Riverside Medical Center

Riverside Medical Center
Located: springfield, OR
Concept: The Concept behind this Medical Center is focused on
Cannon Beach located along Oregon’s coastline.

Warm sunset colors allow the human to feel energized,
so by bringing warm tones such as red, oranges and yellows
this will brighten up the space, the visitors mindset as well as
the staff working there.
By focusing on warm tones located throughout the family waiting
area and elevator lobby, an uplifting emotion can flood through
the space to keep visitors at ease, while cool, serene hues located
throughout the majority of the patient corridor will allow for the
patients to feel healthy and relaxed. With custom built in frames
around the beds, the patients can feel a sense of protection and
comfort as they stay at Riverside Medical.

The elements of color, texture, value, shape, and form will be
used throughout the space to create an experience unlike typical
medical centers. Balance, emphasis, rhythm, openness, enclosure
and repitition will bring the feeling of Cannon Beach into the
minds of patients, staff and welcoming visitors.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Helix Retail Store

Helix Retail Store

What is the Butterfly Effect?

The phrase relates to chaos theory. It's one of those coined sound bites that reporters love because it sounds good, while not really contributing much accurate information (like "the information superhighway" being used to describe the internet). The more accurate name is "sensitive dependence on initial conditions". I can't remember the exact countries that the original example used, but the idea is that a storm could be caused off the coast of Greece by something as small as a butterfly flapping its wings over Australia weeks earlier, due to the unpredictability (i.e. chaos) and large number of variables involved in a planet's weather. An alternative way of looking at it is to imagine 2 planets with perfectly identical weather systems at a single moment. If you then introduced a butterfly for a single wing flap into just one of the planet's weather systems, this planet could experience a storm over Greece a few weeks later as a result, where the other planet might not. That's where the "sensitive dependence on initial conditions" comes in....

Weather is seen all over the world and even from a different point of view, from astronauts out in space looking at the earth, they can see the planets weather. In 7 continents and 244 entities (countries), everyone has seen things that they can’t explain, something maybe in weather that doesn’t make sense or something that people have done that question a single person. One of those questions were answered and discovered by a mathematician and a meteorologist named Edward Lorenz. His discovery is now known as the “Butterfly Effect”.

With a scientific and mathematical approach into the design world, I want to bring something to the table other than the traditional elements and principles of art. I want to allow the customer to feel like there in an illusion, like their caught in something, that they can’t explain. So with that in mind directional line, spiraling form and a whole lot of asymmetry/balance will be key ingredients in this concept for Quaos.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Lighting fixture Design


Concept: The definition of think states:
1. to have a conscious mind, to some extent of reasoning, remembering experiences, making rational decesions. 2. to employ one’s mind rationally and objectively in evaluating or dealing with a given situation.

This light fixture was an oppurtunity to examplify that idea. What if there was a light fixture that could help you in any situation? Similar to a robotic creation that could think for itself. The constructed hypothesis behind this fixture is thinking. Every person is different, we all have different types of skin tones and our eyes react differently to light sources. This competition allowed me to really use my brain as a designer and come up with something that could accomodate to different needs for different people.

Statement: The two gear-like sculptures rotate within eachother allowing the light source from the center to bounce off the vertical gear and disperse through the grid-like features. This allows the actual light to flood into the fitting rooms, on the rear and side walls.