Wednesday, June 23, 2010

DESIGN: Thesis/Site Location

DESIGN: Floor plan/Ceiling plan

Floor plan of the Camellia Lounge

Below: Ceiling plan of Camellia Lounge

DESIGN: Demonstration Kitchen

Below: The Demonstration Kitchen has two tone cabinetry, a copper pot rack and a cherry marble island, ideal for baking. Behind the island is an AGA cooker, a traditionally British way to cook.

DESIGN: Sampling teas

Above: A sketch of tea strainers all interconnecting. I used the circular concept throughout my thesis.
Above: The sample lounge has tables displaying a variety of teas. After an interview with staff at Steve Smith Tea makers in Portland, Oregon I decided that the sample lounge should seasonally change it's tea selections to create interest in coming back to the Camellia Lounge.
Above: The history lounge is ideal for families as it has an educational component. Learning the origins of tea, it's health benefits as well as the benefits of learning manners.

DESIGN: Circulation/ Defining Public & Private Space

My Senior Thesis project involved a lot of space planning. With over 12,000 square feet and an abundance of spatial requirements I had to define circulation for not only the customers, but also staff (which oftentimes is an afterthought).
Below: A diagram simply to define public and private spaces. When designing for commercial projects you want to keep public (rose) and private (brown) separate.
You can also apply these space planning techniques to residential design, plan out each family members circulation patterns to determine which spaces need a clear circulation path.

DESIGN: Camellia Lounge

Above: The large stained archways provide a visual glimpse of the other spaces, yet allow a definition of space.

Above: The pods provide intimacy within the space, and are focal points in the room.
Many windows illuminate the room and allow views to Lake Oswego's Millennium Plaza, and lake views.
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