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Merlin Kency Charls B.Arch, LEED GA

Portfolio architecture + interior design selected works 2011 - 2014


CV Merlin Kency Charls B.Arch, LEED GA

Address: P.O BOX 5373, Manama, Bahrain Phone: (+973) 37747667, (+973)13640169, (+973)39439707 Email: mkcharls@hotmail.com LinkedIn: bh.linkedin.com/in/mkcharls Date of Birth:

02 Dec 1988

Nationality:

Indian

OBJECTIVE: Dynamic, committed and detail-driven design professional seeking a growth-oriented position as an Architect/ Interior Designer to make a positive contribution in the fields of architecture, interior design and sustainability.

work experience Oct 2011 - present

Jasmi’s Corporation (Jasmi’s Projects)

Architect & Interior Designer

Apr 2011 - May 2011

MSCEB Intern Architect

Jan 2011 - March 2011

Enrico Botta Architecture (EBA Consulting Co. WLL.) Intern Architect

June 2010 - July 2010

Meinhardt Design Intern

July 2009

DWP (Design Worldwide Partnership)

Design Intern

July 2008

Arab Architects Intern Architect

software skills summary AutoCAD Sketch Up VRay Revit

Adobe Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Microsoft Office

3DS Max portfolio

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CV education 2006 - 2011 1991 - 2006

Amity University (Noida, UP, India) B.Arch The New Indian School (Bahrain) CBSE

certifications May 2013 - present

LEED Green Associate vs. 2009 - Green Building Certification Institiute (GBCI)

scholarships and awards 2006 - 2011 2006

On - admission Merit Scholarship (100%) for B.Arch provided by Amity University, Noida Island Topper in English language exam (94%) CBSE Board Exam (Grade 12 - AISSE Certificate)

languages English Malayalam Hindi French

Full professional and bilingual proficiency Native proficiency Limited working proficiency Elementary proficiency

hobbies and interests graphite and charcoal drawing, painting (acrylic + watercolor), digital illustration+painting, graphic design, photography, reading (fiction+non-fiction), cooking, music, travel portfolio

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“Good design is a great combination of common sense, unusual imagination, clarity of purpose–with a prerequisite knowledge of structure, values, color, aesthetic insight and a deep reverence for the love of life.” – Millard Sheets


LIST OF PROJECTS

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02

03

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MARASH

BELLANAPOLI

DAJAJIO

LET’S BAGEL

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06

07

08

JASMI’S

LE CHOCOLAT

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10

INTERNSHIP

portfolio

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5TH YEAR THESIS

TONY ROMA’S

GRAPHIKULER

LIST OF PROJECTS 5


MARASH

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Fine dining restaurant

Bahraini buffet restaurant concept reflecting a modern ambience incorporated with traditional design elements inspired by the local domestic architecture.


MARASH

@OASIS MALL

01

Muharraq, BAHRAIN

YEAR: SCOPE:

2011 Interior Fit-Out

STATUS:

Complete

AREA: NO. OF SEATS:

437 sq.m 146

CLIENT: Jasmi’s Corporation

concept A traditional Bahraini buffet restaurant concept, Marash interiors reflect a modern ambience incorporated with traditional design elements like arches, mashrabiya, wind tower, palm roof etc, inspired by traditional Bahraini domestic architecture. A modern geometric arabesque motif was also developed, which became the running signature element throughout the design. The wall treatment was simple yet elegant using rich walnut wood veneer as wainscot. Other interior features include - coral stone buffet counters and column cladding - rough plastered mesh wall which houses traditional decor - special waterproof acrylic art panels by Alex Turco - woven palm leaves & wooden lattice work ceiling in the round booth seating area The exterior comprised of exaggerated motif design made with GRC, black stone and etched glass. We also developed a custom dining chair design which is inspired by the traditional benches found in the souqs and old Bahraini houses.

responsibilities concept design

interior planning & development

concept mood board working drawings

FF & E

project coordination

tender document prep.

NOTE: Project worked on while being employed at Jasmi’s Corporation

portfolio

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MARASH

01

layout plan

C D

ground floor

sectional elevations

A

B

section A

section B scale: NTS

portfolio

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MARASH

01

3d views

sectional elevations

section C

section D scale: NTS

portfolio

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MARASH

01

site pictures

portfolio

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MARASH

@BLOCK 338

01

layout plans+elevation

Adliya, BAHRAIN

YEAR:

2012

AREA: 626 sq.m

SCOPE:

Arch + Interior Fit-Out

NO. OF SEATS:

STATUS:

Design Development

CLIENT: Jasmi’s Corporation

108

first floor

ground floor

second floor

concept sketch

responsibilities concept design

working drawings

NOTE: Project worked on while being employed at Jasmi’s Corporation

portfolio

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third floor/roof/terrace

front elevation scale: NTS

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MARASH

@SEEF MALL COMPLEX

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layout plan

Seef District, BAHRAIN

YEAR: SCOPE:

2014 Interior Fit-Out

STATUS:

Design Development

AREA: NO. OF SEATS:

655 sq.m 270

CLIENT: Jasmi’s Corporation

3D views ground floor

concept sketches

responsibilities concept design

interior planning & development

NOTE: Project worked on while being employed at Jasmi’s Corporation

portfolio

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working drawings

FF & E

tender doc & BOQ scale: NTS

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BELLANAPOLI

02

Casual dining restaurant

Authentic napoletan wood fired pizza and pasta casual dining restaurant with rustic Italian style interiors.


BELLANAPOLI

@ZAYED TOWN

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(near Isa Town), BAHRAIN

YEAR: SCOPE:

2012 Interior Fit-Out

STATUS:

Ongoing

AREA: NO. OF SEATS:

380 sq.m 142

CLIENT: Jasmi’s Corporation

concept Bellanapoli Pizzeria is an Italian casual dining restaurant specializing in authentic Napoletan wood-fired pizza and pasta dishes. For the interior architectural design, we decided to go for a rustic Italian /Tuscan theme to complement the restaurant concept. The challenge we faced was to recreate the vaults and curved brick ceiling within an already existing structure without sacrificing sufficient ceiling height and providing a feasible HVAC design. Other features incorporated included - stone and brick wall treatments with armourcoat and wood veneer wainscot at places, - wooden pergola ceiling, terracotta floor tiles - custom hand-painted mural adjacent to the stairs etc.

responsibilities concept design

interior planning & development

concept mood board working drawings

FF & E

project coordination

tender document prep.

NOTE: Project worked on while being employed at Jasmi’s Corporation

portfolio

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BELLANAPOLI

layout plan

02

sectional elevations

B

A

front elevation ground floor

B

section A A

first floor

section B scale: NTS

portfolio

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BELLANAPOLI

02

3D views

site pics

portfolio

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concept sketch

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DAJAJIO

03

Casual Single-Concept restaurant

Dajajio is a wood-fired roasted chicken concept which is roasted patiently to a golden brown using Italian beech wood.


DAJAJIO

@JIDALI

03

BAHRAIN

YEAR: SCOPE:

2012 Interior Fit-Out

STATUS:

Ongoing

AREA: NO. OF SEATS:

218 sq.m 98

CLIENT: Jasmi’s Corporation

concept Dajajio is a wood-fired roasted chicken concept which is roasted patiently to a golden brown using Italian beech wood. The interiors sport an unfinished, au-natural ambience with unfinished beech wood and concrete tiles as a major part of the decor. Custom bench seating and illustrated graphics (for the walls) were also incorporated into the design.

custom graphics

concept mood board

responsibilities concept design

FF & E

project coordination

NOTE: Project worked on while being employed at Jasmi’s Corporation

portfolio

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custom graphics scale: NTS

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DAJAJIO

03

layout plan

3D views

ground floor

concept sketch

scale: NTS

portfolio

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LET’S BAGEL

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Casual delicatessen store

Bagel concept which serves traditional and innovative bagels and sandwiches with coffee.


LET’S BAGEL

@BAHRAIN CITY CENTRE

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perspective sketch

Seef District, BAHRAIN

YEAR: SCOPE:

2013 Interior Fit-Out

STATUS:

AREA: NO. OF SEATS:

Complete

44 sq.m 18

CLIENT: Jasmi’s Corporation

concept Inspired by the Bagel coffee houses in US, Jasmi’s ventured to create a Bagel concept which serves both traditional and innovative bagels and sandwiches with coffee. The interior design concept is reminiscent of a New York style Bagel deli with a contemporary twist. The ambience is sunny-warm with trendy furniture and modern graphics as wall decor, and the custom Bagel style glass chandeliers complete the overall design.

layout plan

responsibilities concept design

interior planning & development

NOTE: Project worked on while being employed at Jasmi’s Corporation

portfolio

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concept mood board

ground floor working drawings

FF & E

project coordination scale: NTS

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LET’S BAGEL

04

site pictures

portfolio

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JASMI’S

05

Casual/ Fast-food restaurant

Leading fastfood restaurant in Bahrain with contemporary style interiors


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JASMI’S

@MISCELLANEOUS Exhibition Road, Muharraq, East Riffa BAHRAIN

YEAR: SCOPE:

layout plan+elevation

2012 - 2013

Arch + Interior Fit-Out

STATUS:

Complete

CLIENT: Jasmi’s Corporation AREA:

concept

NO. OF SEATS: 147

A home-grown brand with international standards, Jasmi’s is a leading hamburger fast food chain restaurant in Bahrain, with more than 21 outlets all over the Island catering to diverse nationalities. Over the years, Jasmi’s branding evolved which in turn reflected in the architecture and interior designs. With every consecutive project, we had the opportunity to update the scheme. Following case study shows some the most recent outlets that our team had worked on.

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JASMI’S @EXHIBITION ROAD: ground floor

responsibilities interior planning & development

working drawings

NOTE: Project worked on while being employed at Jasmi’s Corporation

portfolio

370 sq.m

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section A

FF & E

project coordination

tender document prep.

custom graphics scale: NTS

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JASMI’S

05

site pictures

@Exhibition Road

@Muharraq

@East Riffa

custom graphic wall art portfolio

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JASMI’S

@AL OTHAIM

05

Dammam,SAUDI ARABIA

YEAR: SCOPE:

2013 Interior Fit-Out

STATUS:

Design Development

AREA: NO. OF SEATS:

538 sq.m 226

CLIENT: Jasmi’s Corporation

concept As Jasmi’s is preparing to expand into other Gulf countries, the upcoming Jasmi’s restaurants in Saudi Arabia have been planned for a complete redesign. The new interior design concept features a modern and minimalist style to keep up with the ever-changing trends and competitive brands.

concept mood board

responsibilities concept design

working drawings

FF & E

project coordination

custom graphics

NOTE: Project worked on while being employed at Jasmi’s Corporation

portfolio

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JASMI’S

layout plan

05

3D views B

A

D

ground floor

C

first floor

sectional elevations

section A

custom graphics

section B

section C

section D scale: NTS

portfolio

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LE CHOCOLAT

06

Pattisserie & Fine dining restaurant

Gourmet pattisserie and cafĂŠ restaurant with classical French style interiors.


LE CHOCOLAT

@ENMA MALL

06

Riffa, BAHRAIN

YEAR: SCOPE:

2012 Interior Fit-Out

STATUS:

AREA: NO. OF SEATS:

Complete

405 sq.m 146

CLIENT: Jasmi’s Corporation

concept Le Chocolat is a first class Café and a Gourmet bakery that serves French cuisine food, more than 30 artistic desserts, and beautiful blends of drinks. The interior design theme is classical French style with decorative wall panelling. Other features include: - royal marble flooring with gold inserts - large panelled windows separating the restaurant from the mall area - Louis XVI style furniture & lighting - classic and antique accessories and paintings

ground floor

concept mood board

responsibilities concept design

interior planning & development

working drawings

FF & E

project coordination

tender document prep.

NOTE: Project worked on while being employed at Jasmi’s Corporation

portfolio

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LE CHOCOLAT

layout plan C

06

sectional elevations

D

section A

section B

B A

ground floor

section C

section D scale: NTS

portfolio

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LE CHOCOLAT

06

site pictures

portfolio

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TONY ROMA’S

07

Fine dining restaurant

International casual dining family restaurant famous for their ribs, steak and seafood dishes

portfolio

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TONY ROMA’S

@ENMA MALL

Riffa, BAHRAIN

YEAR: SCOPE:

2013 Interior Fit-Out

STATUS:

Complete

07

layout plan AREA: NO. OF SEATS:

346 sq.m 148

CLIENT: Jasmi’s Corporation

concept Tony Roma’s is a full service, casual dining family restaurant famous for its ribs and steaks. The interior decor is simple, typically seen in American casual dining restaurants with wood veneer wainscot and stone clad walls.

sectional elevations

A

interior planning & development

working drawings

NOTE: Project worked on while being employed at Jasmi’s Corporation

portfolio

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FF & E

project coordination

ground floor

section B

section A

responsibilities

B

tender document prep. scale: NTS

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TONY ROMA’S

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3D views

site pics

portfolio

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GRAPHIKULER

Christina Aguilera Medium: Derwent Pencils, Cretacolor Charcoal on A3 size Canson Paper 180 gsm 2012

Britney Spears Medium: Derwent Pencils, Cretacolor charcoal on A5 size Daler Rowney paper 2013

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Idris Elba Medium: Derwent Pencils, Cretacolor charcoal on A5 size Daler Rowney paper 2014

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mk-charls.tumblr.com facebook.com/graphikuler Sample of artwork personally done and showcased on a personal online platform called “Graphikuler� which I run and share my art and digital illustration experiments regularly. portfolio

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INTERNSHIP

INTERNSHIP

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Collage of work done during my internships at firms like DWP, Meinhardt and MSCEB from 2009 - 2011. Types of projects included retail, residential and landscape design. My role in these projects included CAD documentation, 3D modelling on Sketchup, rendering of views and layouts on Photoshop and preparing presentation sheets using Indesign. scale: NTS

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INTERNSHIP

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5TH YEAR THESIS

5TH YEAR THESIS

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This project involves the design of a Protestant church complex at Mandi House in Central Delhi, India.The elements involved include facilities for worship, education, administration, recreation and fellowship. This project is not an addition to an existing facility but rather the design of an entirely new complex. The result is aimed to be a permanent facility for a mature congregation of 750. scale: NTS

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ABOUT

Merlin Kency Charls A COMPENDUM OF WORK FROM 2011 - 2014 Merlin Kency Charls is a multidisciplinary designer from Bahrain specialized in interiors and visual art. With around 3 years of professional experience and a passion for visual art and branding, Merlin combines her skills in developing design solutions for spaces that are unique with the combination of creativity, practicality and the client’s preferences all in harmony.She works across all mediums from drawing, hand & digital illustrations to interiors with the belief that all creative disciplines are relevant and can contribute to each other. She recently got registered as a LEED Graduate Associate due to an interest in learning more on sustainability and LEED parameters for design. When not working, she runs and updates her personal online platform called Graphikuler, where she shares her fine art and digital illustration experiments.

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MERLIN KENCY CHARLS B.Arch, LEED GA

mkcharls@hotmail.com linkedin.com/in/mkcharls

Work Portfolio - 2011 - 2014 - Detail  

A detailed description of my recent professional work compiled from 2011 - 2014.

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