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ALYSIA MARIE CAPARROS Selected Works Portfolio, 2009 - 2012


TABLE OF CONTENTS Selected Works Portfolio, 2009 - 2012

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THE CITY OF GREAT AVENUES A transitional at-risk youth center.

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SEPHORA AS POP ART

An outdoor pop-up shop pavilion.

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THE HEALING SALAMANDER

A mobile pediatric hematologyoncology unit.

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WYNN HOTEL, LAS VEGAS A custom double chaise pool lounge.


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HARD ROCK CAFE, LAS VEGAS A custom stainless steel pool lounge.

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WEST COAST COLLECTION A custom contemporary design.

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NOBU COLLECTION

A custom traditional design.

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MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK A collection of personal drawings.

This is a portfolio created for the Master of Architecture I admissions committee. There are three types of work that I have completed from 2009 to present day 2012—academic interior design studio projects at Humber College, professional custom furniture design for Andrew Richard Designs and personal drawings with various media. Each project is to get an idea to my methods of conceptual thinking, my presentation and my rendering styles. Enjoy!

Alysia Marie Caparros


Selected Works Portfolio, 2009 - 2012


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THE CITY OF GREAT AVENUES A transitional at-risk youth center.

Interior Design Thesis Project 2011-2012 Instructed by Kelly Gluck, Zaiba Mian, Neil Prabhu Mentored by Ella Mamiche, M.ARCH, ZAS+A Architects 50 000 square feet Inspired by the Streets of Toronto, the “City of Great Avenues” shelter provides a safe haven space where the youth can dwell comfortably and learn valuable self-sufficient resources to help transition back into the community. The term “avenue” also means a way of approaching a problem or making progress toward something. The purpose is to explore how interior design can give troubled youth a reason to accept and embrace “institutionalized” care that makes them feel comfortable and safe. Although the proposed shelter is a short-term transitional care ranging from 6-12 months, good interior design can create a living environment that the youth can call “home”—evoking a sense of comfort and community. The youth prior attaining home care are frightened, vulnerable and emotionally limiting. Strategic interior design can counteract those emotions. It will be their sanctuary first and foremost and then function as a homeless shelter second. The space will introduce the youth back into the community, rather than being those on the outside looking in. There will be no feeling of isolation and exclusion. It will promote interaction with other people—child and adult—and give a sense of belonging rather than loneliness, security rather than fear and lastly provide the beneficial experiences to drive the youth to aim for success rather than self-defeating failure.


Sherbourne Street

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495 Sherbourne Street, Toronto The area of St. Jamestown is a residential district, allowing for a transitional home/emergency shelter in conjunction with an education center. It will be used to serve as a program to improve the quality of life of youth before they become adults.

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Low incomes widen the gap between the rich and the poor in this certain community and continue to threaten the social cohesiveness that has marked the success of the city. There is a major problem in the unequal distribution of public services and facilities, thus leaving the inhabitants of the community vulnerable to social challenges they face on a day-to-day basis. The St. Jamestown neighborhood ideal for transitional shelter function:

1. Youth Shelter Entrance 2. Open Corridor & Skylight 3. Community Center Reception 4. Public Gymnasium 5. Public Fitness Facilities

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Wellesley Street

CONTEXT

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A. Corner Tree - Natural Sun Shading (SW) B. Community Center Entrance C. Community Center Entrance (Barriatric) D. Courtyard E. Park F. Future Proposed Swimming Pool Area G. Parking Lot

Bleecker Street

The St. Jamestown Community - Major streets and Don Valley Parkway to the east

The Major Intersections + Greenery - Location (circled) on the corner of Sherbourne Street and Wellesley Street

The Major Areas of Dwelling - Public interactions: transit stops, nodes, intersections and points of interest

> Downtown Toronto accessible by public transit. > Residential district- Law No. 438-86 classifies the proposed site under Section 6 of the City of Toronto Zoning. (R3) > Diverse at-risk neighborhood- Houses a large ratio of foreigners and immigrants. > Number of visible homeless people that are seen on the streets. > Lack of multi-facility centers to improve social issues for youth: short term transitional housing, job services, donation drop offs, walk-in clinics, fitness and health facilities, education, cafeteria and lounges. > Close proximity to bike lanes. Implemented new docking terminal along Wellesley Street to allow users to pick up and drop off bicycles from location to location 24/7.

Implemented Bike System

New Bike Lanes

Aspiring Youth in Neighborhood


The Evolution of Housing

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Fitness + Gymnasium

Staff Support

Semi-Private

Private: Housing

Greenery + Garden Plots

Private: Housing

Laundry Room Private Patio

Public: Facilities

Permeable Alleyways

Single large housing units are discarded as a standard form of residence for the youth. Instead, creating a private floor with many units to create a community with ample lounge areas produce less of the institutional feel.

The Transitional Zone Area

Social seating lounges, permeable alleys, green walls, solar arrays, and community garden plots are all introduced into the housing floor neighborhood and are catalysts for new growth and community development.

The Points of Natural Surveillance & Field of Views

ISSUES

Youth Homelessness as a Social Issue The Covenant House in Toronto has been an expert in fostering emotional and physical development for the youth for almost 30 years. They have helped and supported about 4,000 homeless youth. Currently, the Covenant House organization is the largest adolescent care agency serving the homeless, runaways and at risk youth 24 hours a day. Their facility is based around providing warm meals, clean beds and focusing solely on the youth. They provide educational and health services to cope mentally and emotionally. The truth is, youth care centers feel “cold” to the inhabitants. Aesthetically, the approach to the shelter is non-inviting—the feeling of being institutionalized is unwelcoming and uncomfortable. The design must provide a natural safe environment so that youth can feel the need to return for further help. This issue is achieved through natural surveillance— the placement of physical features, activities, and people in a way that maximizes visibility. The youth are constantly in a vulnerable state. Once the emotional development is established (through care and self-sufficient resources), the social issue of youth homelessness will decrease.

Non-Social Seating

Largest low-income neighborhood in Toronto

Bare Greenery

The main goal to address: > Poverty amongst children too old for foster care > Unemployment of citizens and immigrants > Alcohol and drug use > Developing health issues- These youth don’t possess the proper care and attention in health benefits as others their age have


THEORY

The Transition Zone & Light Flow The Transition Zone: > Transitional changes from the streets back into the community- a main principal of The Covenant House Toronto. > Just by being in a space where one can view and be aware of “the other side” can simulate the idea of transition. > Spaces are strategically placed to distinguish and define areas where the youth can be aware of the other side. Once they are aware, the youth can reflect on their current life situations and hopefully make the changes to progress.

The Community Center Entrance (Sherbourne Street): “The Courtyard”

> The design opposes rough city conditions that are happening outside and focus more on interacting with others by providing lounge areas, outdoor public spaces and residential units that connect to the outdoors.

Light Flow: > The center stimulates the senses and helps heal. All rooms have direct and indirect sunlight. > Light triggers the release of hormones that wake us up and increase motivation. > Light therapy (natural and artificial) is an effective antidepressant.

The Transition Zone: “Service Street”


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Private laundry room where the youth must be a resident in order to use this facility. Accessed by key entry, the room houses 3 sets of a washer/drier system. This encourages hygiene and self sufficiency.

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1. Reception & Administration Offices 2. Creative Arts Studio 3. Laundry 4. Public Bath & Locker Room 5. Library & Work Lounge 6. Education Room & Job Center

THE DRY CLEANERS

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Streets: Main Circulation

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THE COURTYARD The secondary barriatric entrance from Bleecker Street. It is directly adjacent to the Marketplace, the community center reception and the Avenue.

> “Outside-in”- Taking streets of Toronto where the youth originally feel comfortable in and then reproducing that into the interiors.

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7. Open Cafeteria & Lounge 8. Health Clinic & Counselling 9. Outdoor Patio & Smoking Lounge 10. Two Bedroom Unit 11. Four Bedroom Unit 12. Housing Administration Offices

The Core Philosophy:

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1. Avenue 2. Bypass Road 3. Relief Road 4. Service Road

5. Turnpike 6. Sidewalk 7. Bridge

> Street symbolism- Exterior peel-up benches and greenery, recycling bins to promote a clean environment, newspaper stands to promote reading and job search, street signage, store fronts and lots of direct sunlight. > Multi-services under one roof to decrease travel time and money.

THE MARKETPLACE Open cafeteria and lounge area allows for the youth and the public residents of St. Jamestown to interact.

THE ESTATE BROKER Located on the second floor, the staff members have a lounge with a full kitchen, office space and a living area. Some staff members work a night shift to be of immediate supervision for the youth in housing.

Troubled youth live very unpredictable lives. Many of them never experienced a structured system of the home and community. Every room triggers a sense of belonging because the street signage offers familiarity. Because the shelter is already equipped with a gymnasium and fitness facility, this is a great start to effortlessly transition back into the community where everyone is welcome. Members of St. Jamestown can use the center’s many resources (library, bath, laundry, educational programs, job help). They can also use the cafeteria which is open to the whole community. By experiencing positive and comforting times while living in the shelter, it can hopefully help the youth to stay striving for a better life and stay off the streets.

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EATING

- The Marketplace - The Outdoor Patio - The Courtyards (3)

GUIDANCE

- The Traffic Control (2) - The Estate Broker

PASSIVE DESIGN

- Every room with natural air flow and sun control - The Avenue Skylight

LEARNING

- The Living Room - The School

THE LIVING ROOM

THE SPRINKLER + DRY CLEANERS

THE MARKETPLACE

THE ESTATE BROKER

Private and semi private spaces where studying and reading are encouraged.

Public bath and locker area open for drop in youth and visitors. Also a public washer/dryer system.

Open cafeteria for public users and the youth. It is positioned to be adjacent to the Transition Zone for the purpose of introducing the youth back into the community.

Also known as the housing administration office, this service is for youth who wish to set up short term housing in the facility. It is located on the second floor, with close proximity to the housing rooms for immediate support 24/7.

FITNESS

- The Gymnasium - The Weight Room

TRAFFIC CONTROL Reception desk for the community center. Staff can direct visitors to the gymnasium, fitness or the youth housing facilities.


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ACTIONS TO HUMAN WELL BEING Program Breakdown

WASHING/CLEANING - The Sprinkler - The Dry Cleaners (2)

SOCIAL INTERACTION

- The Marketplace & Courtyards - The Outdoor Patio - The Gymnasium & Weight Room - The Living Room & Avenue

THE GYMNASIUM Open to the St. Jamestown residents as well as the youth. It is a place where everyone is welcomed, especially the troubled youth. Here, they can feel a part of the community by playing with those who are privileged. A large skylight allows for much natural lighting.

HEALTH

- The Hospital

THE FITNESS CENTER Also open to the public and the youth, the facility encourages healthy lifestyle improvements.

SLEEPING

- The Two Bedroom Units (3) - The Four Bedroom Units (3)

So many of the homeless have jumped and lived in many different kinds of housing under several situations. It is natural for them to think that shelters are just another horrifying institution where their wellbeing is not truly cared for. A greatly designed space is surely to evoke the sense of comfort— good quantity of aesthetics, lighting, heat, ventilation and comfortable furniture with the right amount of circulation space all work together to make the inhabitant feel they have found a safe haven.

THE MECHANICAL ROOM Taking up the third floor of the facility only accessible to staff, this area houses the electrical and mechanical stations. A grey water and solar system is installed on the roof for further sustainability practices.

In order to allow for design to help with the social issue of youth homelessness, the space should have: > Access to services: ‘One-stop’ barrier-free center to resources > Education: Libraries, classrooms, study rooms and computer labs > Employment: Increased job training, interview clothing donation and employment opportunities > Housing: A national strategy providing services to continue the transition on their own > Mentorship: Increased mentorship support aimed at street-involved youth to develop life skills and build self-esteem

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It is important that the services are youth-focused; the needs of street-involved youth are very different from those of homeless adults. Therefore dwelling spaces where it is encouraged for youth to “hang out” are more likely to be successful.


Design Development Process

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VISION: GROUND FLOOR

Public & Semi-Private Spaces

The Main Reception: “Traffic Control” > Main reception area accessible by Wellesley Street. Upon entrance, the youth are in direct view to most of the center’s facilities. Graffiti Wall

Staff Offices

Glass Roof Canopy

The Main Reception: “Traffic Control”

Barriatric Reception Desk

Avenue

The Library: “Living Room” > Public and semi-private space providing study and reading nooks to promote education. The fire place resembles a bond fire for interaction. Dropped Ceiling

View to Sherbourne St The Library: “Living Room”

Fireplace

Beanbag Chair

Best Collections Book Display

Book Cases


Design Development Process

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VISION: SECOND FLOOR Private Spaces

The Second Floor Hallway: “Apartments” > Private floor for those with key access. Each apartment has an alcove entrance for feeling of safety and an own sense of home. Avenue Skylight

Exterior Lighting for Night Use

The Second Floor Hallway: “Apartments”

Tree Inspired Balustrade

Alcove Entrance to Apartment

The Second Floor Lounge: “Courtyard” > A public indoors lounge for residents. It is directly adjacent to the staff in the Estate Broker. It provides views to the ground level and Sherbourne Street outside. View to Bleecker Street

Courtyard Below The Second Floor Lounge: “Courtyard”

Green wall

Tree Inspired Balustrade


COMMUNITY CENTER ENTRANCE Adjacent to Sherbourne Street, this is the main entrance to the community center facilities of the gymnasium and fitness center. Upon arrival, people are immediately stepping into the transition zone-- an area where the residents of the youth center and the members of the St. Jamestown community are intermingled.

THE MECHANICAL ROOM Located on the third floor, this room is only accessible to the staff members and electricians to update the mechanical, electrical, grey water and solar systems.

THE OUTDOOR PATIO Also designated as the “Smoker’s Lounge”, this area allows for the youth to have their own space to smoke and relax. It is a private patio lounge and is not in the public’s view. Only members of the staff have immediate view.

THE TRAFFIC CONTROL Known as “The City of Great Avenue’s” main reception area, it is accessible by Wellesley Street. Upon entrance, the youth are in direct view to most of the center’s facilities.

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THE TURNPIKE Only accessible by key entry, the second floor is only for the youth residents and staff. The second floor houses their apartments, private laundry room, patio and staff lounge.

THE AVENUE SKYLIGHT Providing large amounts of natural sunlight, the skylight creates a connection to the outdoors.

THE 4 BEDROOM UNIT Each bedroom unit contains a work desk, a closet and a twin bed. The common living area has a television, sofa and coffee table. There is also a full galley kitchen with a dining table.

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THE STAFF OFFICES Within the “Estate Broker”, the staff offices have an open concept work space and conference table. It is also directly adjacent to the youth’s patio area for immediate supervision.

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SELF SERVE FOOD BAR Hot and cold meals for the youth and residents of St. Jamestown.

PEEL UP BISTRO TABLE A group of exterior style tables in the Avenue.

WASTE BINS Exterior style bins to reflect parks and cleanliness.

TRANSITION ELEMENTS Overlapping flooring materials for easy direction; also reflected in ceiling panels.

THE TRANSITION ZONE: “ THE SERVICE STREET ”

STREET ART GRAFITTI Local artists to promote artwork in a more respected manner.

THE MARKETPLACE Open concept cafeteria at the core of the center-- contains the most traffic.

TRAFFIC CONTROL Community center reception area for gymnasium or fitness facilities.

ENTRANCE TO GYM Hallway leading to gymnasium, locker rooms and fitness facilities.


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THE SERVICE STREET Private laundry room where the youth must be a resident in order to use the

STREET GRAFFITI WALL Local artists to promote artwork in a more respected manner.

THE BRIDGE Connects the hallways of the apartments and directly leads to the outdoor patio.

JOB SERVICE CENTER Provides clothing for interviews donated by people of Toronto. Also a facility to learn job skills and work..

THE EDUCATION ROOMS & JOB CENTER: “ THE SCHOOL “

RESIDENTIAL FLOOR

THE CLASSROOM

Private key access apartments for the youth in housing,

PEEL UP BENCH Exterior style benches with grass below to promote social interaction in the Avenue.

Multi-purpose room that can be divided by a n operative partition wall.

THE BLACKBOARD Used as a memo wall or a fun media wall.

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THE MECHANICAL ROOM Third floor for staff members to update the mechanical, electrical, grey water and solar systems.

THE FITNESS FACILITIES Two floor rooms for working out. Equipped with large locker and shower rooms.

SHERBOURNE STREET VIEW

COMMUNITY CENTER ENTRANCE Primary community center entrance directly open to the Service street and Marketplace for youth interaction.

THE GYMNASIUM Windows to view Sherbourne Street.

THE OUTDOOR PATIO ‘

Also as the “Smoker’s Lounge”, this helps the youth to rather dwell in safety rather in the streets.

THE HOSPITAL Facility for annual check-ups and minor medical care.

THE LIVING ROOM The library providing study areas and reading nooks to promote self education.

THE TWO BEDROOM UNIT Apartment style residency with common living and dining area.

THE MAIN ENTRANCE Egress entrance also accessible through a barriatric ramp.


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THE MAIN ENTRANCE

South-West corner provides most sunlight: a tree is used for natural shading, as well as an overhang for the second floor.

Egress entrance also accessible through a barriatric ramp.

THE PRIVATE STUDY ROOMS Three study rooms for private reading, meetings or study.

THE COURTYARD & PARK

THE FOUR BEDROOM UNITS

THE BARRIATRIC ENTRANCE

Apartment style residency for transitioning youth. Equipped with two bathrooms.

Low angle ramp to access the facility, the park or courtyard.

WALL CLADDING Grid system ventilated porcelain cladding to add a visual “pop” in the neighborhood. All materials in the exterior and interior are consistent,

THE COURTYARD Social seating benches with the natural shading of trees throughout.

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THE FITNESS FACILITIES Two floor rooms for working out. Equipped with large locker and shower rooms.


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SEPHORA AS POP ART

An outdoor pop-up shop pavilion.

PAVE Student Competition 2011 Instructed by Zaiba Mian Client Sephora 1 000 square feet The challenge of the 2011 PAVE Competition is to design a 1000 square feet environment for Sephora, a perfume and cosmetics company. This space is a more temporary, concentrated brand experience that takes reference from the language and client experience of a typical Sephora store. This is a free-standing pavilion that is light weight and mobile. It will relocate to each of the cities during Fashion Week on a Spring/ Summer and Autumn/Winter seasonal schedule each year. Similar to the length of the Fashion Week event, the Sephora Pop Up store is only open to public for one week containing exclusive and “What’s Hot” items. Due to its location in each city and flexibility in display cases, the pavilion is open to host any Fashion Week after parties for promotional purposes. The tech-savvy Sephora pop up store fits the current need of young women of the 21st century providing a unique client experience for those who are innovative (technology or product wise) during Fashion Week in many city squares. Just like fashion and beauty trends that come and go on a seasonal basis, the Sephora retail store also moves around displaying its current popular trends. The pavilion generates “buzz” from city to city, leaving a positive lasting experience for customers. The fresh, untraditional structure of the pavilion in comparison to classic retail stores will act as a physical ad in itself, exposing the brand to those who are already familiar with Sephora or to those visiting tourists who have yet to discover Sephora and are curious to approach it.


CONCEPT AND TARGET MARKET Fashion Week Global Tour

Pop Art is a “reaction and expansion” of ideas within a current culture of that time the artwork was presented. The content directly relates to its social relevance. It is executed with heavy use of irony and makes a strikingly unique statement by the materials used. Its purpose for the public viewer is to provide enough context to provoke any sort of reflection. Priding itself in the characteristics of what made Pop Art such an accepted form of fine arts, the concept of this free standing Sephora pavilion directly relates to its social relevance not only on a cultural scale, but on a global scale for young, trendy, tech-savvy women who want to be and feel beautiful with a more simplistic approach in the 21st century. Inspired by Pop Artist Andy Warhol, who is globally famous for his silk screen canvas work of different forms of Campbell Soup Cans, I have taken the same notion of creating a structural pavilion for Sephora’s pop up store by combining different forms of Kleenex that is, of course, a main necessity for women who must blot their lipstick. The beauty of Pop Art is the ability to recreate the same object, time and time again. Each one may come out different every time. The Sephora pop-up shop embraces the artistic philosophy by using flexible materials as the exterior that can recreate new and different color schemes. The shipping container allows for quick and easy installation, just like Andy Warhol’s artistic style.

FASHION WEEK TOUR LOCATIONS New York City | Milan | Paris | London | Tokyo | Los Angeles | Hong Kong | Toronto | Singapore | Buenos Aires Sao Paulo | Miami | Rio de Janeiro | Moscow | Sydney

Kleenex Inspiration: Taking it’s irregular forms


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USER EXPERIENCE

Innovative, Fashion Show Inspired Throughout this space, the client is to feel a sense of fresh ideas due to the amount of technology within the pavilion. In addition to the Sephora make up artists that are located amongst the display cases in the retail area, there are iPads with a wi-fi connection which allows customers to search a specific make up or nail look while they are waiting. The backstage area is for a full pampering experience. The Point of Sales desk allows for a quick transaction, with the receipt emailed to the customer. The Runway Aisle: Direct View of All Brands and iPad Wall

Achieving Pop Art characteristics into design, architecture and user experience: > “React and Expand” to the pop up concept, generating positive customer reactions to expand further as a global cosmetic brand. > Directly relate to young women’s social culture of 21st century by using technology through self-help make-up application iPad screens on display. > Execute heavy use of irony through a pavilion that mimics tissue paper trash in the middle of major city squares, using light weight translucent material but is also very sturdy. > Provide a hands-on 24/7 Sephora pop up store that is exclusive to Limited Time products where a mobile retail store can provoke reflection on how unique this approach is. > Overall create a great, fresh vibe where women can get pampered by getting private consultations at the back studio that feels like the backstage at fashion shows, or quick one-on-ones in the retail area of the store.

The Backstage Beauty Bar: Private Makeover Room


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1. Wall Cosmetic Display 2. Movable Gondolas with Testing Station 3. Express Point of Sales Desk 4. Nail Polish Stand 5. Fragrance Wall 6. Pop Art Can Display 7. Tools & Accessories 8. iPad Wall 9. Exclusive Art Display A. Entrance B. Runway Aisle C. Advertisement Art Room Divider D. Backstage Beauty Bar

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VISION: TESTING AND SELF APPLICATION Sephora’s Philosophy

The Cosmetic Displays & Testing Zone > Integrating Sephora’s core of offering unbiased service and the use of cosmetic testers, the display cases exhibit easy-to-locate “What’s Hot” items for sale. The Secondary Aisle: Point of Sales and Testing Stations with Mirrors

Cosmetic Wall

Branding

Express Check Out

Display Gondola

The iPad Wall & Room Dividers > The iPad wall integrates Sephora’s online presence as Beauty Insider members can connect to their profile. They can also search a make over look or check the reviews of items in store. Advertisement Art

iPad Wall The Back Area of Store: Fragrance and Tools & Accessories. Direct View of Beauty Bar

Abstract Sephora Logo

Beauty Bar Behind


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STORE FEATURES

Display Gondolas and Storage Sephora is the originator of the open-sell cosmetics model, where clients are afforded the ability to trial and access all products. Each display gondolas are presented within the Sephora-driven format for easy way-finding. Upon entrance, the shopper is lead to the cosmetics with its own testing area. Towards the back is the point of sales desks, nail polish stand, tools & accessories, fragrances and the iPad wall. Backstage is the beauty bar.

VENTILATED CLADDING For insulation as well as quick on-site installation, the ventilated cladding supports the concept of tissue paper.

64” 30”

Isometric View

Top View

Front View

Side View

Inside View

Movable Cosmetic Gondola with Storage Below

ADVERTISEMENT ART Wrapped around Sephora’s Cardinal Red ribbon, the advertisement banner is displayed as art.

ABSTRACT SEPHORA LOGO Used as a room divider between the retail and beauty bar, this wall displays six iPads for product inquiry and photos.

PRODUCT TESTERS Each shelf contains a certain brand for exclusive products. Each are labeled to provide easy way finding.

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Isometric View

Front View

Top View

Inside View 1

Inside View 2

Cosmetic Wall Display with Storage Below, Brand Advertisement Above and Point of Sales Desk

EXTERIOR CLADDING

PRODUCT TESTERS

A flat panel cladding in the Sephora Black provides a backdrop for the vibrant textured cladding.

Movable product gondolas also contains storage shelves beneath for stock up.

EXPRESS CHECKOUT Technology integrated, products are scanned with iPhones and a receipt is sent to the customer.

FRAGRANCE DISPLAY A wall dedicated to men and women’s fragrance.

THE BEAUTY BAR Located as a semi-private area, this gives the customers an idea of a backstage of a runway show. Used for makeovers and nail designs.

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Platform + Pillars

VISION: THE EXTERIOR

Platform

Shipping Container Construction

The pavilion only requires twelve shipping containers. The colorful ventilated cladding allows for inconsistent placements of each panel. This idea relates to the Pop Art movement, as Andy Warhol’s silk screen canvases are always inconsistent, but much so the same in shape and texture.

Datum

Hillside

The facade panels are simply hung in the vertical system rail with the holding grooves on the reverse side. For mounting the panels, no additional tools are required.

Remove

Small Slope

Flat Plane

Pavilion on Different Flooring Grades

VENTILATED CLADDING

ADVERTISEMENT ART

TEXTURED CLADDING

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The Shipping Container: Twelve 8 x 20 x 10

FRONT ELEVATION


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Mounting Grid + Clamps

Drywall

Shipping Container

Front View

Panel with Groves

Pavilion Envelope Components

ENTRANCE

LARGE WINDOWS

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Textured Cladding

Side View

Top View

Porcelain Cladding Detail: Mounting Rail System

SEPHORA SIDE LOGO

THE BEAUTY BAR

SIDE ELEVATION


THE CITY BACKDROP

THE APPROACH

UNION SQUARE VIEW 1, NEW YORK CITY, USA

STORE FRONT LOGO

BEAUTY AD

VENTILATED CLADDING


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EXTERIOR PANELS

THE ENTRANCE

UNION SQUARE VIEW 2, NEW YORK CITY, USA

EXTERIOR LIGHTS

PAVILION PLATFORM

SIDE LOGO

THE BEAUTY BAR

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THE HEALING SALAMANDER

A mobile pediatric hematology-oncology unit.

Interior Design Studio Project 2009 Instructed by Anna Stranks & Craig Crane 10 000 square feet Many rural areas of Canada lack the resources and facilities to attract and retain health care professionals. Adding to this challenge is the financial restrictions which affect the development of new diagnostic, treatment and care facilities. This unique mobile treatment facility, made from recycled shipping containers, enables chemotherapy treatment of blood-based types of pediatric cancer such as leukemia and lymphoma, two very common childhood cancers. This unit is capable for transport to any destination in rural Ontario when needed. The holistic intent is to invoke positive emotions in the patient, helping them feel at ease despite their sickness, essential to maintaining good spirit and optimism. Sustainability is a main focus, as its modular nature lends itself to construction efficiency, minimal site disturbance and construction waste. The amphibian’s nature of breathing through their skin is mimicked into the design as the outer facade over the structure acts as “porous walls” seeming breathable and airy. Through the skin, rainwater collection is achieved. Solar panels are located above the circulation area, acting as the vertebrae.


CONTEXT Natural Healing

This Mobile Hematology Clinic is situated in Northern Ontario. The climate is characterized by the extreme temperatures, which are either extremely cold in the winter or very hot in the summer. Health care becomes a challenge to provide for everyone living in the area.

Site

Massing

Circulation

“Porous Wall� Amphibian Facade

Views

Massing Programme

The idea of having a mobile clinic is a great solution and it is very useful for this part of Ontario because access to health care can be readily available. Module 1 is the only permanent installation and the rest will have the flexibility of being transferred to other locations. Beyond its aesthetic, the envelope helped to reduce heat and glare, while allowing natural light to shine into the interior. The module green wall crate is a ready made aluminum composite box for easy attachment with the main steel structure. Planting pouch and drip irrigation are installed within the felt. This system is inexpensive and convenient to construct. Plants provide therapeutic healing effects. They also provide toxin absorption creating clean air.


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CONCEPT

Gills/Porous Skin

Regenerating Salamander

Gills: Living Wall Facade

Heart: Module 4 Removable: Module 2 Vertebrae Bulkhead

Vertebrae Bulkheads (way finding)

The design refers to the evolutionary phases of a salamander’s life cycle as it relates to a pediatric cancer patient. Over a period of time, a patient will achieve a series of stages including renewal, regeneration and growth. By progressing through these phases, the patient is capable of developing into an opportunistic well-being. Visitors are guided through a journey; module 1 (the entrance). Module 4 is the pharmacy lab, symbolizing the heart, distributing medicine through out acting as the blood that the salamander needs to survive. Module 2 & 3 are offices and treatment rooms that needs to be transported frequently. Shaped like a tail, the removal/ attachment process reflects the salamander’s capabilities to detach and regrow its tail.

Removable: Module 3

THE REMOVABLE TAIL Staff rooms, open & closed treatment area is mobile to various locations on-call.


Design Development Process

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1. Main Entrance 2. Reception 3. Waiting Area 4. Counselling Support Room 5. Consultation Room 6. Social Worker Office 7. Nursing Station 8. Linen Closet 9. Exam Room 10. Medical Lab 11. Pharmacy 12. Staff Lounge 13. Staff Shared Work Office 14. Open Treatment Area 15. Play Area 16. Closed Treatment Room 17. Electrical Room 18. Maintenance Room

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VISION: GROUND FLOOR Common Areas

The Pharmacy and Medical Lab > Also known as Module 4: The Heart, this part of the salamander’s autonomy provides the medicine created in the medical lab. It is in the center of the facility. The Pharmacy and Medical Lab

Hallway

Lab Entrance

Pharmacy Desk

The Open Treatment Room and Play Room > The treatment area is where most of the regeneration and action takes place. Similar to the nature of the salamander’s tail, this module is removable for transport when needed. Treatment Chairs

Green Wall The Open Treatment Area and Play Room

Computer Station

Play Area


Photovoltaic systems Columns

VISION: THE EXTERIOR Amphibian Facade Construction

Grey water collection system

Upon the approach to the health center, elements of the surrounding area of rural Ontario are implemented into the design of the “breathable� skin. The green wall alternate with vertical sun shading panels to keep the inhabitants cooler inside. Cedar wood is harvested from the forests. As the facility ages in time, so does the wood turning from the rich brown into a grey. The module green wall is made from stainless steel for easy construction. Hanging plant pots and drip irrigation are installed behind the felt. Considering the locality, wood anemone plants are used, normally found on ground in Ontario.

STAFF LOUNGE & OFFICES

Green living facade + sun shading

Recycled shipping containers

Envelope Components: Sustainable Systems

GREEN LIVING FACADE

SUN SHADING DEVICE

MAIN ENTRANCE

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Open Window

Top View

Irrigation System

Stainless Steel Structure

Sun Shading Panels

Drainage Pipe

Front View

Side View

Living Wall Facade Detail: Felt Back Planting System

GREY WATER SYSTEM

THE RECEPTION

CONSULTATION ROOMS

EXAM ROOMS

CLOSED TREATMENT AREA

ELEVATION B


THE WAITING AREA

THE NURSING STATION

THE MEDICAL LAB

THE PHARMACY

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THE SOCIAL WORKER OFFICE

THE EXAM ROOMS

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THE CLOSED TREATMENT ROOM

SECTION B


Selected Works Portfolio, 2009 - 2012

Design Development Process


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WYNN HOTEL, LAS VEGAS

A custom double chaise pool lounge.

Wynn Hotel Adult Pool Lounge 2012 Employer Andrew Richard Designs Status: Complete Wynn Hotel Las Vegas desired a lounge chaise to comfortably fit two people in their adult pool just outside of XS Nightclub. I was honoured to be a part of this very fast-paced project. The team at Wynn consisted of the engineers and hotel design team. Richard Bockner and I visited the site in Las Vegas to further create improvements with the Wynn team. Their main concern was to use the best aluminum frame structure, strong footings and a very strong adjustable backing, due to previous incidents where furniture was weak and could not support the tremendous amount of daily use from pool visitors. Requirements from the Wynn team consisted of a footing that was 6 inches tall in order to fit perfectly on the shallow side of the pool without leaving the users deeply submerged in the water. White weave wicker must be strong and durable, able to withstand wear and tear. The patented wicker resin named “Solartex� was a huge decision factor against the competition. This is a beautiful, luxurious, all-white pool lounge that is a definite eye-catcher made specifically for one of the best hotels in the nation.

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HARD ROCK CAFE, LAS VEGAS A custom stainless steel pool lounge.

Pool Lounge Collection 2012 Employer Andrew Richard Designs Status: Complete

The Hard Rock Hotel boasts its luxurious Beach Club, just one of the top 10 pools in the world. The collection made portrays a very bold, modern and sleek look. The contrasting materials of the stainless steel along with the teak wood and white Sunbrella fabric creates a beautiful atmosphere. The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas wanted a full custom collection, consisting of the flat stainless steel round lounge beds with a very thick cushion, square teak lounge beds, square teak side tables, single chaise lounges inspired by a wave, and modular stainless steel deep seating sets (side/slipper/corner pieces, all with a custom cushion that wraps around lip edge of the chair, reaching to the ground).

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Selected Works Portfolio, 2009 - 2012

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WESTCOAST COLLECTION

A custom contemporary design.

InsideOut Patio 2012 Employer Andrew Richard Designs Status: Complete Inside Out Patio desired a new collection to be unique and contain very angular lines. It is a dark trim color in aluminum with a weave inset for added comfort. I worked directly with Christopher Mele, one of the brothers who own the patio store for 15 years. This was an ongoing process over the coarse of the year, but very much worth while once a mock up lounge chair was sent from the Andrew Richard Design’s warehouse in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Westcoast collection uses both aluminum framing and the Solartex wicker allowing even the most largest piece to be very lightweight. The tables have a tempered black coating glass to add to the sleek design. New collection pieces includes the lounge chair, sofa, loveseat, side table, coffee table, deep seating sectional (side, slipper, corner), dining table, dining arm and armless chairs, and a single chaise lounge. It is a bold and daring piece, very far from the traditional style.

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NOBU COLLECTION A custom traditional design.

Leisure Design 2012 Employer Andrew Richard Designs Status: Complete This collection was created to bring something new into the Leisure Design company. The durable wicker is a new color added to the collections, as it is all-weather resistant. The concept is very simple, with low arms and back for great amounts of relaxation. The concrete inset table tops are also a brand new concept, providing very durable and contemporary style of design. Proportions are generous, as the arms are six inches wide. There are other options for this collection, bringing the teak wood for more selection. These mix of materials will age beautifully outdoors.

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MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK

A collection of personal drawings.

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