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Cafe Critique Pollak Building 325 N. Harrison St. Richmond, VA

Shape Joshua Ford


Booth


Booth Cafe

Sketching

Model Design Lighting

Starting with observation at Stuffy’s Sandwich shop and progressing to studies of human dimensions, I first designed the seat based on the height of the popliteal dimension. Using a combination of hand and computer drawing I developed the construction of the cantilevered table using standard framing techniques.

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Scale model constructed at 1” = 1’ - 0”

Booth Cafe

Sketching

Model

Design Lighting

Cantilevered table with a skeletal framework that takes form from original sketches. Trace paper stands in for translucent wood veneer backed with resin.

Joshua Ford | VCUArts | Interior Design


The final Booth design includes:

Booth Cafe

Sketching Model

Design

Lighting

• Seating & Electrical for 4+

• Lighting Control

• Flip out coat hooks

• LCD screen for Laptop Sharing

• Under seat storage

Joshua Ford | VCUArts | Interior Design


Booth Cafe

Digital renderings showing internally lit, translucent booth in a night setting.

Sketching Model Design

Lighting

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Cafe


Booth Cafe

Spacing

Seating Critiquing Attracting

Booths Critique/Display Space with stackable stools

Prep/Transaction area Bar/Window Seating

Joshua Ford | VCUArts | Interior Design


Booth Cafe

Spacing Seating

Critiquing Attracting

Inspiration for curved ceiling was taken from St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel in Turku, Finland. Pairs of booths fit nicely between two columns and face out towards the window looking over the street. The undulating form of the ceiling interacts with the higher space between the concrete columns and beams of the base building.

Joshua Ford | VCUArts | Interior Design


Booth Cafe

Spacing Seating Critiquing

Attracting

The open space can be used for a variety of things. The two primary functions are as a gallery and as a classroom critique space. Other functions include live music and other performance oriented events. Windows at the top and bottom flank the pin-up panels and provide a connection with the exterior while minimizing distracting direct views of people or objects nearby.

Joshua Ford | VCUArts | Interior Design


The view from the street draws the eye inside through inviting curves.

Booth Cafe

Spacing Seating Critiquing Attracting

The Glulam beams create a unique vault-like curve while also interacting with the height change provided by the beams above.

Joshua Ford | VCUArts | Interior Design


Construction Documents/Redlines



Cafe Critique