Graduating Thesis project from Colorado State University.The final design received both the two top awards from the Department of Design and Merchandising- Department of Interior design- the Design Innovation Award and Top Portfolio Review award.
A 65,000 sq.ft. new construction multi use facility located near the lodo district of Denver, Colorado. The building would function as a live work facility offering community work spaces, affordable housing, flex artist studios, and luxury penthouses. The purpose of the project was to gain a better understanding of human factors, needs, and interaction with their architectural environment by implementing a wide range of uses and community based solutions.
Exploration included impact of environment on human life, brand experience development, design development biased on research of needs, factors, environmental sustainability, innovative solution responses, and design presentation. Industry building– Denver, Colorado
Design a building that allows users to experience transparency and architectural honesty
To create affordable housing units for lower income individuals
To create a sensory experience for people who visit the building
To connect users throughout the space through open architecture and transparency techniques
To understand design as a interpretation of volumes, voids, and three dimensional space
Concept: Experiencing transparency
A return to basic elements and a heightened awareness of structure, volume, space, voids and solids that generates and awakening. Initial inspiration for the new multi use facility was to create a deconstructive style structure that would reunite users of the space to raw elements. The goal was to simplify and focus on paring down to basic essentials. The hope was that by minimizing excess clutter users of the space would be less distracted by their surroundings and have more focus to for creativity and inspiration. This gradually developed into the concept of raw exposure, which is expressed by a return to basic elements in order to generate and awakening. Users of the space will be able to function and think creatively without their thoughts and ideas being muddled by and excess of distractions.
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