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MATTHEW

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND PRODUCT DESIGN


I chose to go into the Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design at Kansas State University because the program offered an overall design education. I have been given opportunities to work on small scale product design projects and large corporate spaces. I am thrilled to design the objects that have an intimate connection with the client: the handrail someone grabs onto everyday on their way to their office or the living room where a family gathers daily. The impact that the interior of a space and the objects within it can have on someone’s life drives my design process.


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Be Bend in the River rehab clinic heals wounded soldiers and their families in a naturally impacted, community driven environment. The tension that builds within these veterans upon their tours will be dissipated within the clinic and they will be reintroduced Th to the community by the end of their program. The decompression of the entire program—the harmful energy of the wounds, mental and physical, will dissolve in the large volumes bathed in natural light. Finally, all soldiers will be reminded of the final m goal of alignment through constant views to the exterior of the serene environment surrounding the site. go

Sound

Site Diagrams

Library Lounge


Parti Development

Reception Desk


Decompression

Massing

Main Axis

Volume

View Down Main Axis

Light


N Scale: NTS

GROUP THERAPY PRIVATE THERAPY COMMUNITY


Specialist Andrew Gulman Age: 19 Caucasion Male Second Tour in Middle East, IED chemically burned parts of face and right side of body. Scars are visible, he also suffers from PTSD. Lives with parents. Currently honorably discharged and taking classes at Kansas State. Has three younger siblings.

Envelope Diagram

Exterior


Cafe

Chances are good you’ve never met anyone quite like Luke Murphy. And he’s proud of the things that set him apart. “I always wanted one,” Luke says of his Purple Heart medal, “but not like this!” The retired Army infantry staff sergeant sacrificed his right leg above the knee in 2006 following an improvised explosive device detonating next to his vehicle. “I’m proud of my Purple Heart,” he says. “I don’t wear it on my shirt, but it’s displayed in my office.” Through nearly a year of hospitalization and 28 surgeries, Luke has remained focused squarely on the positive. “You’ve heard it all before,” he says, “it’s not what you can’t do, it’s what you can do. If you’re a person who’s going to complain your whole life because you’re not wealthy, then you’re going to have a crappy life. It’s the same thing with my situation. I can complain about not having a l eg, or I can do something about it and make the best of what I’ve got.” Luke found inspiration in a backpack he received from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) following his injury.The backpack came with comfort items to help Luke immediately, but it also came with some long-term benefits.

Art Displays

Dog Tag


BEACON: DIGITAL MARKETING Beacon is a digital marketing firm based in Austin, Texas. The company contained roughly 130 employees and four different departments. Each department had it’s own vice president and the company was known to be a trailblazer in the digital marketing circuit so there is an emphasis on the collaborative spaces. The top floors of the Bank of America building were designed to focus the attention on the collaborative environment so there are trapezoidal voids that cut through the middle floor to direct attention to collaborative efforts. These voids are enclosed with glass.

Early Concept Sketch

Section Sketch

View Down Aisle

Diagrams Showing Trapezoidal Voids


Break Room

Material Selection


Seating

Library and Collaboration

Reception

Collaborative Furniture


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VERNIE’S RESTAURANT Vernie’s is a restaurant based on the principles of comfort food and family style service. Located in a Denver Suburb shopping district, Vernie’s offers home cooking and live music to anyone looking to have good food surrounded by good people. The contrast created by using traditional materials in modern techniques drove the design. Lace paneling created a screen between the kitchen and dining area so guests could hear the noise from the kitchen as if they were eating in their own living room.

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Front Entrance

2) Hearth Seating


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4) View Towards Stage


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COFFEE HOUSE La Reyna Cooperative, located in central Nicaragua, is a fair trade cooperative in the community of Matagalpa. Locals live off of the profit made from the cultivation and production of Fair Trade Coffee beans. The project was to redesign an existing building, “The Big House�, and make it more attractive to eco-tourists. The process of the coffee bean and how the design of an exhibit space could educate the visitor on the harvesting and production of the bean was emphasized. Below are the step-by-step drawings of the exhibit.

First Floor Plan

1) Picking the Cherry

2) Rinsing the Pulp

Second Floor Plan

3) Roasting the Beans


West Perspective

4) Grinding the Beans

5) Brew Coffee

Family Suite

6) Ground Energy


TECHNICAL DRAWING- WINDOW SECTION One of the components of the Interior Architecture program that separates this program from an Interior Design program is our knowledge of construction documents. These drawings have the ability to graphically enhance the presentation of a project and are used to bring a project past the concept stage. On the left is the case study example from a Swedish school house and on the right is a section of a window in the Coffee House while.

Case Study Window Section

Coffee House Window Section


THE LITTLE CHEF The Little Chef is a child’s hand mixer. Equipped with a sealable lid, a pivoting head and an easy one-speed motor, the Little Chef takes all the mess out of having a toddler in the kitchen. The 3-D model was created in Rhino and rendered in Flamingo, the model was made with Bondo and Blow-Formed acrylic, and the hand renderings were done with marker and pastels.

Handle

Motor Ventilation Pivot Pad Bowl Screen

Whisks

Final Model


3-D PARTI Used materials, spatial articulation and forms to create a 3-D representation of a 2-D parti diagram. The elements were arranged to enhance the 3-D representation. Nuts and washers were wrapped around the coat-hanger wire to emphasize the connections between the forms. The materials I used included concrete, copper tubing, acrylic and plywood. The moldwork was built using plywood.

Cracked Opportunity

Setting the Mold


THE CURIOUS LAMP The Curious Lamp came to fruition after a few doodles in my sketchbook and a few hours of turning on the lathe. The lamp had the human quality of curiousity and by bookending it with two complacent lamps the curiousity of the lamp was emphasized. Soft maple was used for the body and walnut for the “belt”. Vellum was used for the lamp shade. This lamp set would be perfect in a child’s playroom or classroom.

Lathe

Taking Form

Shades


ODETTE Odette is a record player stand constructed from Red Oak and Walnut. The construction process combined the uses of a CNC and plenty of hand work. The entire structure is held together by the tension created in the leather spreader where the record player sits. The leather supports the player, but also eliminates in vibration in table surfaces created from the speakers.

Odette in use

CNC Parts

Exploded View


IDA Ida is a side chair that was constructed through a summer furniture program in Copenhagen, Denmark. Molded veneer was used for the seat, back and leg rails. The chair is held together by dowel connections. The tapered nature of the chair rails allows a flexible seating surface that creates a lounge feel. The chair was designed in a week and then constructed in two weeks.

Molded Rail

Seat Attachment


DLR GROUP- OVERLAND PARK During the winter of 2012 I interned at DLR Group. I was initially involved with the marketing team producing and designing a bond referendum campaign for the Circle School District in Towanda, KS. Once that project was completed I produced renderings for Joplin High School.

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Circle School District- Mailer

Joplin HS- Gym


DIMENSIONAL INNOVATIONS Through an internship at Dimensional Innovations I worked in the realms of product design, environmental graphics, exhibit design, casework design and interior architecture. I was involved in conceptual design through the construction phase of various projects.

Staley HS- Media Center Sketch

Staley HS- Media Center

KSU Ring of Honor Sketch

KSU Ring of Honor


BEYOND STUDIO A few things I enjoy outside of studio include casting small scale pieces in Rockite (a material comparable to concrete), sketching, woodworking (especially on the lathe), sailing my Sweet 16 sailboat, hiking and going on runs.

Picture Frames

The Fly

Cafe at Night


M. Spaniol Portfolio