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LAURENE KAHN INTERIOR DESIGN PORTFOLIO

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“ Design is a tool to shape people’s mentality by understanding the deepest psychological needs of people and respecting cultures and our environment. ”


LAURENE KAHN INTERNATIONAL BACKGROUND • Born and raised in Paris • Mix cultural background (Chinese & French) • American from my studies at The Savannah College of Art and Design B.F.A Interior Design


HOW TO INCREASE HAPPINESS & TO BE MINDFUL OF OUR ENVIRONMENT?


TRAVEL TO UNDERSTAND DEEPEST PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS OF PEOPLE AND OUR ENVIRONMENT. INTERESTS IN • Neuroscience • Personal Growth • Mind and Consciousness • Sustainable Design


DESIGN IMPACTS LIVES


SPACE PLANNING HAS THE CAPACITY TO CHANGE PEOPLE’S BEHAVIORS. DESIGN HAS THE POWER TO • Unite people • Celebrate Diversity • Transform complex challenges into innovative opportunities


CONTENTS


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LANIAKEA

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FITZROY KITCHEN & BAR

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SWANSPACE

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ONE PILLAR HOTEL

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BUILDING ART

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Spiritual Learning Center | Paris

Restaurant Design | Savannah GA, USA

Co-Working Space | Savannah GA, USA

Hospitality Boutique Hotel | Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Computer Modeling, Hand Drawings

Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture


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A W A K E N I N G

C O N S C I O U S N E S S

Spiritual Learning Center

Capstone project is a 20 week course where students advance their design skills to meet the challenge of a complex project. Selecting both client and project, students complete an in-depth precedent study, code and building analysis, user assessment, programming, conceptualization, and presentation. Design research methods, innovation, code compliance, sustainability and acoustical comfort are key issues that are addressed.


TODAY’S ISSUE

25%

of the population are considered as unhappy Most of them are young people below the age of 24

28%

Are estimate very happy

56%

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GOALS

Has their dream life

Create a Universal Community that would celebrate diversity

Raise level of Consciousness in order to raise level of joy and happiness

Think that close relationship is the biggest source of happiness Feel unconfident and scared of the future

Create a system that will serve each individuals life purpose

Feels less happier and lose more hope in the future since the terrorist attacks Research from ITBF (Indication of the level of French Happiness | Le Parisien 3


SITE ANALYSIS PARIS

Location overview: Located in Baillet en France, the location fully emerge in nature and surrounded by the most beautiful golf course in France. It is also surrounded by 2 villages: Chauvry and Bouffemont

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BULDING ANALYSIS

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Levvel 0- Floor Plan

Levvel 1- Floor Plan

Natural light penetration Sun patterns and areas of thermal gain

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POTENTIAL CLIENT

Why UNESCO as a Client? - The chair is situated in Paris - The President of UNESCO is from Paris - The need of the spiritual project can have an international dimension and would bring people from all around the world to benefit from the center - The location of the center is situated 10mn away from Charle De Gaulle’s Airport, Paris 05


TARGETING THE MILLENIALS

Name Age Occupant Origins Religion/ Philosophy Level of Happiness Level of hope in the Future Dreams in Life

Eva Szila 20 Medical Student American/ French Atheist 8/10 5/10 “Open a Danse Studio”

Name Age Occupant Origins Religion/ Philosophy Level of Happiness Level of hope in the Future Dreams in Life

Name Age Occupant Origins Religion/ Philosophy Level of Happiness Level of hope in the Future Dreams in Life

Lou De la Vega 23 Unknown French “Creating my own salad bowl” 5/10 4/10 “Travel around the world”

Name Age Occupant Origins Religion/ Philosophy Level of Happiness Level of hope in the Future Dreams in Life

Floriane Chang 17 High School Student Chinese / French Atheist / Buddhism 7/10 5/10 “Make people Happy, Be Happy”

Youb lee 19 Neurosciences Morrocan / French Muslim/ Souffist 7/10 6/10 “Have an impact on people’s life”

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PROGRAM PROPOSAL

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VIZUALIZING THE USER JOURNEY

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“Man is a Universe within Himself” - Bob Marley

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https://youtu.be/oVwftZWkU2o


LANIAKEA

Laniakea means immeasurable paradise in Hawaiian and describes a gravitational dance of billions of galaxies swirling together. This causes stars connection which drives the process of creating iron molecules that also curses in the human body. In this way, everyone of our heart beat is connected.

The design is inspire by the elegant expansion of the Laniakea dance that can be apply through the use of circulation, lightings and materials. The place will heal the mind, body and soul byengaging our five senses through chromaterapy, aromatherapy, synergy and feng shui and will use innovative technology such as LED interactive screens.

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FOUR STAGES OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

STAGE I VICTIM CONSCIOUSNESS

STAGE II MANIFESTER CONSCIOUSNESS

STAGE III CHANNEL CONSCIOUSNESS

STAGE IV BEING CONSCIOUSNESS

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Victims beleive their life is controlled by external sources rather then by selfchoice. Opportunity is to give up blame and shame.

Manifesters make effective use of the Law of Manifestation and this feel a sense of control over their life. Opportunity is to give up control.

Channelers are aware of being a vehivle of the Spirit and live from this sense surrender. Opportunity is to give up ego and separation.

The self-realized beings sense of Oneness with the Source and have no sense of separation. Opportunity is to experience limitless awareness.


PRIMARY LIFE STRUCTURES

Life structures are the fundamental areas of living where our growth and develoment are revealed. We may be more evolved in some structures and less in others. The stabilization of our life structures keeps pace with the evolution of consciousness. 12


FURNITURE PLAN

01. Lobby 02. Classroom 03. Zen Garden 04. Auditorium Meditation

05. Hubs

06. Dining Hall 07. Terasse/ Yoga 08. Waiting 09. Classroom 10.

Kitchen

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Meditation Studio

12. Yoga Studio 13. Juice Bar/ Cafe 14. Waiting 15.

Mechanical

16. Trash 17. Prayer 13

18. Classroom


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MAIN ENTRY

Mandala

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Ipad Stand

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12 Synergy Plarform

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VIEW TO COURTYARD BELOW

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN

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STACK DIAGRAM

LEVEL 2 ~ Indoor Swimming Pool ~ Fitness Center ~ Administration ~ Shop ~ Showers/ Locker room/ Sanitary

LEVEL 1 ~ Lobby ~ Meditation/ Yoga ~ Kitchen ~ Classroom ~ Auditorium ~ Terrasse ~ Prayer

BASEMENT ~ Dorms ~ Communal Meditation ~ Courtyard ~ Hypnotherapy ~ Showers/ Locker room/ Sanitary

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SEMI-PUBLIC

PUBLIC

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IDEATION SKETECHES

Dining hall

Lobby

Classroom

Meditation hubs

Private Dining

Auditorium

Waiting Area

Meditation Studio

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LOBBY

Fusion of peaceful zen and expansive universe

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CLASSROOM

Learning environment that promotes balance and harmony

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DINING HALL

“AHA” moment inspired by the expansion of the Laniakea and the friction of stars

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AUDITORIUM

Get inspiration in a conference room inspired by the Universe

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1. Put the emotion detector bracelet 2. In fonction of your level of energy, pick a special guided meditation

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MEDITATION HUBS

Experience the Cosmos through revolutionary guided meditations

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MEDITATION STUDIO

Join a communal meditation in a peaceful and harmonious environment

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ZEN GARDEN

Closing the cycle of consciousness by reconnecting individuals to the Source

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Winning Project Opening April 2018

Restaurant and Bar 9 Drayton Street Savannah GA, USA

Studio IV consists to provide a collaborative and multidisciplinary structure between Interior Design and Graphic Design students at SCAD.


PROJECT DEVELOPMENT HISTORY OF THE BUILDING The building under study is situated in Savannah Georgia, USA. 9 Drayton Street is a three storey building and is considered as a restaurant/lounge with outdoor deck seating. ​ It was build in 1920 as a the first fight club of Savannah and has the old- est bar of Savannah. A fire had occurred 10 years ago. The exterior of the building is made of brick. It is situated next to SCAD Financial building as well as Savannah Galleries.

SITE ANALYSIS Building information: 9 Drayton St Savannah GA Year Build: 1920 Zoning: Comemrcial Lot: 4, 400 sf

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DESIGN THINKING Clearly Identify the clients desire and psychological needs and asking what does young people and family love to do during their free time? They like to go on adventures, so lets take them to our Client’s culture Australia! Our Client had a Restaurant in Savannah Collins Quarter, its name comes from a district in Melbourne. We wanted this new design to echo the other restaurant, and through researches we found another district, Fitzroy in Melbourne to work our concept further. CLIENT PROFILE Anthony Debreceny is an entrepreneur that has 3 restaurants in Savannah. Originally from Melbourne, Australia. He is very open to any design suggestions. TARGET AUDIENCE Students and Families

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CONCEPT STATEMENT

The Fitzroy Kitchen and Bar reflects the ambiance of Melbourne’s first suburb: Fitzroy, a city that embodies the bohemian charm of a city full of life and eclecticism and best known for its liberal life- style, unique street art and music scenes. The Rose Market in Fitzroy was an inspiration for our design. From their Instagram we extracted a vibrant and eclectic color palette.

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VIBRANT

ECLECTIC

BOHEMIAN

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FIRST FLOOR ENTRANCE

BAR AREA

DINING ROOM

RESTROOMS

ENTRANCE

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ELEVATOR

CORRIDOR

ELEVATOR

CORRIDOR


BAR AREA

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SECOND FLOOR

KITCHEN PRIVATE LOUNGE TERASSE

RESTROOMS

RESTROOMS

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PRIVATE LOUNGE


TERASSE

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Co Working Space 319 West Congress Street Savannah GA, USA

Studio III consists to design Corporate Interiors that merge work and wellbeing.


PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Building Information: 319 West Congress Street Savannah GA Occupancy Load: 51 people per floor Entire Building Sqft: 1900 sqft Second and Third Floor : 51, 48 sqft

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Target audience Mothers, Freelancers Goal Creating an environment that will enhance the wellbeing of people. Mother’s sacrifice their life for their families and often forget to take care of themselves. SwanSpace is a place for women to take time to reconnect to their true self.

Meet: Angela Marshal • 39 year old • Wife and mother of 2 children • Freelancer • Entrepreneur design company of tupperware • Rents private desk 15h/week • Search for more inner peace, wellness and Creativity • Love to meditate and searching balance in life

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CONCEPT STATEMENT

Swan Space highlights Serenity and Balance in order to improve concentration and overall wellbeing. The design reflects the journey of a Swan. From that animal, we get the sense of balance as it lives harmoniously amongst the three elements: grounding herself on earth, lofting to great heights in the air, and winding through waters with magnificent elegance.

Users will experience how it feels to be a swan through the establishment of its natural habitat. The second floor will reflect the lake environment while the third floor will emphasize on the sky element. The two floors will connect to each other through the use of symmetrical bridges that cross water and air. The second level highlights the imagery of the swan swimming and flowing on the lake with beauty, calm and serenity through the use of organic circulation and more private and intimate spaces. The third level reflects the imagery of the swan flying in the air with determination through the use of linear organization and more active and open spaces.

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Air

Wa t e r Earth

Freedom

Lightness

Harmony

Grace

Swim

Fly

Dance

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SPATIAL PLANNING 5

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Goals and Considerations 19 •Applying Well Being in the space

•Variety of furnitures has an ADA measurement requirement • Restrooms has an ADA measurement requirement with handicap handrails

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•Mixing privacy, collaboration, intimacy, open, private spaces on each floor

• The circulation of the space is accessible for wheel chair. It has been designed through the use of the 5ft ADA wheel chair area

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•Answering a variety of psychological needs

•Boost up health by providing movement and dynamic circulation, areas of rejuvenance and meditation

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Water Bassin

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Elevator

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Private SemiPublic

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NTS: Second Floor | Water Element

• Lake Environment • Organic Circulation • Calm Activity • More Private & Intimacy

Emergency Exit


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Open to Below

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Room Planning

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1. Reception

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3. 4. 10. 11. 14. 29. Restrooms

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6. Open Work Place

2. Cafetaria 5. Relax Zone 7. Copy Room

Elevator

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9. Collaborative Area 12. Kitchen

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13. Fitness Center 15-17. Cubicals/ Conference Room

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18-19. TV Conference Rooms

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19-21. Conference Rooms Emergency Exit

22. Data Room 23. Trash Room 24-25. Mechanical Room

NTS: Third Floor | Air Element

• Flying Imagery • Linear Organization • More Active Spaces • Open and Collaborative

26. Electrical Room 27. 28. Executive Suite 30. Open Private Office Space 31-39. Private Office Space 48


NTS: Second Floor

Scale: NTS LONGITUDINAL BUILDING SECTION 49


REINFORCING CONCEPT Connecting the two floors with symmetrical bridges. Second Floor: Bridges cross water element Third Floor: Bridges crosse air element

Water Platform

Open to Below Wire String With Diodes (LED Strip) Feathers Attached

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2ND FLOOR RECEPTION

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2ND FLOOR OFFICE SPACE Answering people’s variety psychological needs through open private, close private and collaborative offices

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3RD FLOOR OFFICE SPACE

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One Pillar LUXURY HOTEL

HO CHI MINH | VIETNAM

Studio I consisted in designing a luxury Boutique Hotel GOALS - Understanding hospitality trends - Research on the city assigned (Ho Chi Minh) - Identifying a target demography - Chosing an artist that will feat in the hotel - Design Standardroom, Suite - Elevations of Elevator, Corridors

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One Pillar LUXURY HOTEL

HO CHI MINH | VIETNAM

CONCEPT STATEMENT The guests of One Pillar will experience a spiritual journey that reflects the ideal of well being, balance and harmony. The interiors will also connect to place by the authenticity of local materials. The design inspired by the narrative of the Emperor Ly Thai Tong, that once dreamed Buddha gave him a baby while seated on a lotus flower. As a gesture of gratitude, he constructed The One Pillar Temple in Vietnam. 59


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TARGET AUDIENCE

GUEST PROFILE Mr Wong is a 45 year old wealthy, Chinese businessman from Shanghai. He is known for importing the famous French brand of wine “Chateau Lascombes” in Asia, and he is a member of the prestigious Wine and Club company. He often conducts business in Ho Chi Minh to promote the brand of “Chateau Lascombes” in several popular restaurants in the city.

TARGET : CHINESE BUISNESS TRAVELERS They enjoy having the feeling of prestige and being well entertained. Even though they appreciate the western luxury-life style, the concept of this hotel will also be about the local experience by applying a native lifestyle into their rooms.

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He is a father of three children that he doesn’t contact often. His favorite shops are Georgio Armani, Hugo Boss and Timberland. While he is traveling, he loves to play majhong and to spend his money on luxury products. He believes in Taoist philosophy and practices Tai Chi and meditation nearly every day in order for him to find balance in life. He is very superstitious and believes in the power of Feng Shui. Western culture inspires him a lot, especially French culture. Because of his busy schedule, he wants things to be fast, confortable and efficient. After a long day of work, he loves to drink Japanese green tea and eat pot noodles on his bed, watching a movie in front of a large screen TV.


ELEVATIONS

ART SELECTION

In Vietnam, there are two main seasons: The monsoon and the warm season. The Elevator and Corridors represents the theme of Vietnamese Seasons

Lift 1:10

The Elevator part represents the monsson period. It is represented through the use of elegant fountains that drop on each floors.

Corridor 1:10

The Corridor represents the warm seasons. The passage of time is shown through the game of colors, that changes throughout the time of the day.

Cong Kim Hoa is one of the few female artists who uses primarily lacquer as her medium. Hoa specialises in semi-abstract and abstract paintings, however one can often recognize the contours of masks, faces, fish, lotus flowers or other organic forms in her work. The sensitivity that flows through her paintings is filled with depth and detail; it is full of feeling and abundant with life. The abundance that fills Cong Kim Hoa’s paintings is not merely representations of physical forms but rather expressions of her emotional knowledge and personal history.

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STANDARD ROOM

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Bagage rack and walking closet ​ Spa like bathroom Tropical shower, with conforable bath to relax and appreciate the experience ​ Wood Panels wall that rotates to play with intimacy

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Bridge and typical Vietnamese columns with artificial lake in order to reinforce the theme of a spiritual journey

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Mini Bar (Tea bar with Pod noodles are included) ​​

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Multifunctional furniture with sliding table underneath the TV in order to create more space

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Movable table on the bed

PURPLE: In the western culture, purple symbolizes royalty while in Chinese symbolism it has a spiritual connotation and stands for divinity and immortality.

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An Eco-Friendly FF&E Selection, plumbings, lightning and flooring are Vietnamese local products. Bamboo and tile are abundant materials in Vietnam which provides a sustainable environment.


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PAGODA SUITE

Entrance that includes a shoes storage and a welcoming area with a mini bar ​ Restrooms ​ Multifonctional Area(Conference Room and Game Area)

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A multifunctional table that switches from a conference to a Majhong table ​ High table Bar Circular bar with tactile screen that shows fishes passing by ​ Lounge area that could also be use as a second bedroom. ​ Master bedroom

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Master bathroom ​

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BUILDING ART RENDERINGS Computer Modeling, Hand Drawings (Buildings and Interiors)


BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

Students in this course use advanced Building Information Modeling techniques to explore a variety of interior design related issues that build on fundamental tools. Emphasis is placed on the design tools, documentation and management of a project to give students an understanding of workflow strategies associated with current software technology (Autocad and Revit Modeling)

PROJECT Model and Render on Revit the Picture given by the Professor

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Picture Assigned

Final Project | Use of Revit and Photoshop


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RENDERING FOR THE INTERIORS

Renderings for the Interior covers the exploration, development of technique and application of rendering skills for architectural interiors and exteriors, furnishings, accessories and details througha variety of media including pen and ink, color pencil and markers. Emphasis is placed on material simulation and delineation techniques.

Drawings perspectives are made by hand and rendered with Copics.

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GRAPHIC FOR THE BUILDING ART

The Composition 11x17 inches drawing of the Opera House in Paris. This composition was traced over on a vellum paper. Medium: Pencils (HB, B, 2B, 4B, 8B), Micron pen (0.1, 0.5, 0.8), Black Sharpy

Sketch on a 11x17 Inches Vellum paper Medium: Micron Pen, Pencils, Sharpy

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Sketch on a 11x17 Inches Vellum paper Medium: Micron Pen, Pencils, Sharpy

Sketch on a 11x17 Inches Vellum paper Medium: Micron Pen, Pencils, Color Pencil

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“In the mirror of your paper you will discover your identity as an artist.� - Rex Brandt -


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MISCELLANEOUS Paintings, Drawings, Photography, Sculptures


Western/Asian- Design 2D/ Gouache and Water Color - Study

La Balade (Gouache)

The Purple Hue 11x17�(Gouache)

Nature Morte | Charcoal Drawing Study of Chiaroscuro and Perspective


Study of Color Theory - From monochromatic, Complementary and Analogus Composition (Gouache)

ScratchBoard 17”x14”

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PLANAR STRUCTURE THE SILVERY SWAN - 20�x36� freestanding structure. - Establish a poetic and dynamic form of a graceful figurative animal that would highlight unity and harmony I choose the Swan because I think that its anatomy and the plumage could be very interesting to work on. While I was exploring planar structure with Bristol board paper, I evaluated circular shapes and realized that it was easy to twist and bend the paper. Materials: - Xacto Knife cutter - Task board davy board - Bristol paper - Wood glu - Rubber cement and super glue. Process: I first cut planar forms from the task board and I paste the decorative paper with rubber cement. I than twist and curved some leaves and sprayed some water on it in order to keep the shape stable. Once every pieces were dry, I assembled them and glued them together with super glue.

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A RIDE TO VIETNAM | PHOTOGRAPHY AND EDITING

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Thank You


LAURENE KAHN +1 912 308 5393 l.kahn14@eabjm.org

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