As a designer I base my designs off a comprehensive analysis of the site and program. I strive to use innovative ideas and materials that challenge the conventional and advance the aspects of form and matter. I believe that interior design should combine a poetic spatial language with innovative ideas, materiality and structure to create a beautiful design.
01 living light//smart systems in nature 02 bird matrix//honduran restaurant 03 candoro marble//artist in residence 04 photography
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living light// smart systems in nature
iarc 371/ fall 2017/ prof. r abudayyeh/
This project focuses on the design for the headquarters for Annapurna Pictures, inside the historic Fire Proof Storage building located in Knoxville, Tn. The bioluminescent fungi informed the formal light qualities and physical shape of this creative office. Derived from the research findings and conclusions, the space involves the design of a complex fluid spacial topography where light is an integral component. The light and topographic qualities change on each floor creating an engaging section.
meyer electric supply
light industrial residential
city electric supply
low income housing
central business district residential
income districts roadways railways
electricity companies high electric consumtion
site zoning districts
light distribution diagram
Initial research, phase 01, studied the bioluminescent fungi, panellus stipticus, and how it emits and reacts to light and changing light conditions. The fungi contains on outer layer which produces a soft green glow when oxygen levels change at night. Together the fungi grow in shelves which layer up to create interesting variations of their glow. These two qualities informed the organic skin system and the translucent light qualities carried throughout the project.
A comprehensive analysis of the site was done in order to gather information about how energy and light are used in knoxville. Mapping out where energy is used and distributed, contributed to the light concepts derived from phase 01. A grid was then introduced into which an abstraction of the fungi was incorporated.
The workplace will be a collaborative and creative place that ultimately embodies Annapurna Pictures. Employees are given a wide variety of working conditions that allow them to take advantage of their creativity.
storage restrooms elevator
front desk t de
open to below
open to below
open to below dining planters
ground floor 3/128”=1’0”
open to below
open to below
ideation conference room prototyping kitchen
ground floor rcp
The offices of Annapurna will serve as an incubator for their creative work, aided through the changing qualities of light and topography.
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bird matrix// honduran restaurant This project dissected traditional Honduran textiles to create an engaging matrix to be used as a design element. A bird was abstracted from lines in the textile. The bird represents abstract and concrete views into the Honduran culture within the restaurant. The color, also derived from the textile, helps make the environment exciting and set the mood for the restaurant through itâ€™s use as the lighting color
02 iarc271/ fall 2016/ prof. d matthews/
Precedent research analyzed a series of Honduran textiles to create a matrix. The chosen textile was abstracted and applied to the program of the restaurant in the form of abstract and concrete views. Concrete views happen when the design is applied to the glass walls 2 dimensionally. The abstract view is revealed through the lighting features, hanging in a staggered order, altering the shape.
Honduran culture in every aspect invokes a community.. This restaurant uses this same concept to create a lively and engaging atmosphere.
candoro marble// artist in residence This group project features a beaux-arts style marble showroom and a large industrial fabrication building to be used as a gallery, artist in residence and a makerâ€™s space. The juxtaposition between the industrial fabrication building and the showroom when combined with the clientsâ€™ use of motors in his sculptures led a design derived from machinery to oppose the crisp clean marble building.
03 iarc272/ spring 2017/ profs. l mullikin, m sioni/
Designed for artist client, John Powers, in mind, along with the site, a concept involving sculpture and machinery came into play. Using an image of industrial machinery as inspiration the floor plan. Details such as the wire dividers were inspired by the clientâ€™Ws projects.
structural metal supports connected to the roof secondary track for support structural metal tubes to hold up pod glass panels in between structure to provide auditory privacy wooden slats in between structure and facing the glass to provide visual privacy
track inserted into the concrete to easily move the panels based on desired privacy
The makers space will consist of 6 individual pods for local artists. Each of the pods features an movable wall that can be adjusted to increase or decrease privacy at the discretion of the artist. The pods will come equip with a semi circular counter and a sink. Each pod is 615.75 sq ft with a diameter of 28 ft and height of 15.5 ft.
Extensive study of the traditional Finish sauna was completed. Materials, size, and the use of saunas were examined and then implemented into the project.
photography travel broadens the mind and enhances the sences, capturing these experiences makes the memories last. experiencing different cultures, people, and landscapes changes how you view the world and design. the selected photographs are from a recent trip to japan to study traditional architecture with chubu university.
04 japan/ march 2017/
NEDNIL ROTYALC (865)919-2015 email@example.com 3033 fountain park blvd knoxville, tn 37917
Undergraduate Interior Architecture Portfolio