21 November 2009

Coming Full Circle:Rosie O'Donnell Residential Kitchen Design

This shows the main entry way into the kitchen.  As well as conveys the concept of a nest really well.  I wanted the upper cabinetry to envelop you throughout the entire space.  So as you walk into the space you have cabinets surrounding you from all sides.[ABOVE] This perspective has the double ovens on the left.  The center island is where the main activities of the kitchen take place.  The very first part of the island which is closest in this perspective is a lower level than all of the other islands, allowing for Rosie's 4 children to participate in cooking and being involved in the kitchen.  The middle section is where the cooking takes place [ stove top and sink]  Finally the furthest is an eating area.

Above is a close up perspective of my case piece, which is a storage and shelving unit I designed for the kitchen.

This perspective is another shelving area, i thought it showed off the backsplash of the wall really well.  Underneath the upper cabinets there is recessed lighting.  Which is also seen in the particular perspective

Two elevations:

20 November 2009

ROSIE Residential kitchen

Rosie Residential Kitchen Perspectives and elevations.

17 November 2009

Food Lab Redo

Redone foods lab renderings:   

Close up of the compost bin

16 November 2009

Foods Lab-Tennis

Below are the 4 perspective that I used on my board when presenting my Foods Lab design.  I think that all of the perspectives do a great job in allowing people to understand the space, however I will be adding a few more perspectives, and touching up my already existing perspectives for the final presentation of this project to the actual nutrition students and professor.

workstation: perspective showing the open cabinetry, easy access, and the "L"shape design of the workstations.
Showing student cubbies, and appliances that line the outer walls of the room creating fluidity throughout the space and working with the "L" shaped workstations.  I wanted students to have all the essentials in very close reach, yet still leaving plenty of room for them to not feel uncomfortable and as if they were on top of each other as they cooked.
This is a perspective of the teaching station, which is a raised platform to create hierarchy.  This perspective will be redone, for the final presentation in front of the nutrition students and the professor.  I did not take enough care to the ceilings, and the flooring...which is basically non existent since I did not render them, which I will be changing.

This perspective was used to allow the viewer to better understand the space, showing the ends of two of the workstation and giving  a frontal view of the teacher station.

15 November 2009

Foods Lab-Tennis

Concept: Tennis
In studio we just finished working on our second project of the three projects we will be doing all semester.  We had to re design the foods lab kitchen that the nutrition students utilize for learning.  The whole entire kitchen had to be sustainable and the professor gave us a list of all of the appliances and spatial needs she wanted.   The concept for the kitchen had to be a productive system, and I chose tennis.  I wanted to convey the rhythmic movement in tennis through my design, and focused on continuity, fluidity, and movement.  Two workstations which allowed for ten students at each station created an "L" shape in the middle of the space, allowing for easy access to all ingredients and appliance, and plenty of room for all students to be comfortable as they work, and for the teacher to be able to teach and demonstrate as well.

Below are a few perspectives that I drew of my finished space.


14 November 2009

Foods Lab Process

Here are some of the sketches from my Foods Lab journal that convey some of my thought process throughout the whole project.  The color scheme of the kitchen was a huge issue when I was figuring out the details of my design.  I knew what I wanted the kitchen to look like and how energized and exciting I wanted it to be, but  I wasn't sure exactly how I was going to go about conveying all of these ideas.  I didn't want the room to be too over powering and bright to the point of making the people inside of the space sick, and overwhelmed.  I finally came up with the color scheme of the middle cabinet example below.  

I knew that Anna specifically said she didn't really want cabinets, however for awhile I played around with the thought of still including them within the design, but later got ride of the whole idea, and moved more towards open shelves beneath the workstations.

05 November 2009

Final Entenza House Composition

As our last assignment for the the Entenza house unit, we had to create an 18x24 composition that included the following:  floor plan, 1 perspective, section and elevation section, which are all of the drawings we have been working on throughout the last few weeks.