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interior design

portfolio by Kristina Maeng


KRISTINA MAENG RESUME 614 886 0090 maengdesign@gmail.com 104 Radcliffe Ct. Glenview, IL 60026

EDUCATION

Ohio State University [Columbus, OH] 2008-2011 Bachelor of Science in Interior Design / Studio Art Minor SBS Academy [Seoul, Korea] Summer 2010 Computer Programs; Rhino, AutoCad, Photoshop Columbus State Community College [Columbus, OH] 2004-2006 Associates of Art

SKILLS

Design Commercial and residential interior space design Logo and identity design User interface design Software AutoCAD, Rhino, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and AfterEffect Craftsmanship Physical models and hand rendering Languages Fluent in Korean and English

EXPERIENCE

LDC Associates [Columbus, OH] Summer 2009-Winter 2009 Assisted with design of 4 different commercial and residential interior projects Focused on floor plan layouts and selection of finishes and furniture Participated professional meetings with clients and vendors Assisted basic office work Soho [Columbus, OH] 2007-2010 Sales associates Provided high quality service to customers as demanded Emphasized on profits through interpersonal sales skills Kikyo Restaurant [Columbus, OH] 2009-2010 Menu design and sales associates


CONTENTS 1. Behive

retail interior . identity

2. Bibim

hospitality interior . identity

3. Urban Infill

retail / hospitality / office interior . sustainability


Behive retail interior . identity

objectives

to create luxurious atmosphere for outlet department store to define three main leading factors for successful business to find the store’s own identity

challengeS

Focusing on luxurious retail atmosphere, three main leading factors were defined through research current successful retail stores. After the three leading factors were defined, the core concept was developed as well as the store identity. The facade was designed to represent the concept as an “eye candy” for customers and it carried the repetition of the same message from the outside to the inside of the store. The concept and identity were also used to plan the basic space layout which enhanced the space utilization and interesting shopping experience. The main concern for the space plan was to find a solution to fit all the required programs in the limited space and to utilize the space more effectively. After numerous trials of the floor plan, the best was selected.

behive APPEALING attractive atmosphere for the optimal advertisement and display of products

SWEETNESS sweet treatments for aesthetic satisfication through visual and emotional pleasure

concept through branding and space

The strong foundation of the concept was directly from the three leading factors for successful business. Those were defined through research and described by simple words, appealing, sophisticated and sweetness. To combine all the factors, bees’ honeycomb was found to be an ideal conceptual icon. Colors and shapes were carefully selected from an actual honeycomb and the store name was followed by “Behive”. The floor plan and ceiling plan were designed to speak to each other as they representing structure of a honeycomb.

SOPHISTICATED a sense of “specialty” with quality shopping experience that increases customers’ demands


men’s

home decor

women cash wrap intimate

women cash wrap

cash wrap

handbags

women’s accesories

men’s shoes

women’s shoes jewerly cash wrap

young men’s

cash wrap

men’s accessories

cosmetics

entry

junior’s

appx. 26,000 ft one floor Ceiling Height interior 18 ft exterior 23 ft


EXTERIOR ELEVATION

behive facade

SECTION ELEVATIONS

1 entry way

2 women and juniors’ section on the right side

3 men and young men’s section on the left side


Bibim hospitality interior . identity

objectives

to introduce a new experience of Korean culture with Bibimbab to create a space system that delivers easy and enjoyable food service to incorporate traditional cultural aspects into modern atmosphere to create the environment to be casual and inviting

challenges

Site selection played a essential role for the optimal condition to introduce a new experience. The target user group was wide open to any ages but limited to local residents and the Ohio State University staffs and students. The site and target user group were decided based on research and survey. The conceptual challenge was how to combine heavy and burden characteristics of the foreign traditional culture into simple modern atmosphere. The critical analysis of the traditional culture and modernism brought the solution for the design concept.

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concept through branding and space

The core concept is “traditional becomes international�. This was developed and represented through the store’s brand logo, space organization and finish selection.

Kihwa [Korean traditional roof tile]

= Bibimbab [healthy and light food]

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restrooms

storage employees’ office

semi-private seating

rice

vegetable

beef

sauce

check-out

self service

order steps 1

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public seating

entrance

appx. 3,100 ft one floor

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Ceiling Height interior 16 ft


Urban Infill retail / hospitality / office interior . sustainability

objectives

to create a sustainable environment to maximize the use of natural energy for economical efficiency to preserve the original facade of the building

challenges

Heavy research was required to find out possible solutions to maximize the use of natural energy as preserving the facade of the building. Most of the construction designs were developed based on the study of current architecture and the movement of the sun and wind. The building had two floors and the requested program was to include a cafe, a boutique store and a few offices. The final space organization was created by different trials to generate the best possible traffic flow and more dynamic atmosphere.

concept through space

Simple, clean and sharp were the three descriptive words that support the concept. When brainstorming for the concept, the main focus was still on sustainability. Minimalism and International Style/Modernism were inspirable in the way of using only necessary and minimal elements and simple finishes [exclusion of unnecessary decorations]. These characteristics were combined with strong impactive characteristics such as sharpness and cleanness. The “v� shape was used as an icon of the concept and applied through out the interior space organization. This created dynamic and interesting walk-through experience.

simple clean sharp


SITE STUDY

SUN MOVEMENT

Winter 7pm

St. l l e s us E. R

Summer 3pm Winter 3pm

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Summer 7pm

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CURRENT ARCHITECTURE

WIND MOVEMENT


DIAGRAM OF OPENINGS

The blue color indicates the possible openings that were integrated in the building. Through the openings, the flow of the sunlight and wind would travel smoothely and thoroughly. This would keep the inside air fresh and hold a certain temperature using less artificial energy.

DIAGRAM OF WINDOWS

The constructions of windows and the skylight were inspired by Le Corbusier’s Notre Dame du Haut. Norte Dame du Haut’s uniqueness was the deep-set rectangular openings and the gap left between the end of the walls and the roof. These openings and the gap would create the soft and indirect light effect. The natural light would travel though the deep-set relfecting off the walls.


first floor above second floor below


North


South


thank you

Kristina Maeng 614 886 0090 maengdesign@gmail.com 104 Radcliffe Ct. Glenview, IL 60026

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