morgan brown interior design
TABLE OF CONTENTS
the carnivore vandalay advertising sustainable home hand renderings
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o1 THE CARNIVORE
[HOSPITALITY] STUDIO IV FALL 2013
In progress Our studio class has teamed up with Planning Interiors Limited, the leading interior design firm in East Africa. WIth them, we are proposing a redesign of The Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi to The Tamarind Group, the owners of The Carnivore and other entertainment venues and restaurants in Africa. The Carnive is locally known as well as a major tourist destination, so it is important that we give this restaurant a new, modern feel, without making it Western. It is important to the clients that we keep the true â€œsoulâ€? of Kenya in the space. Since this project is still in progress I have included my furniture plan for the space and a couple renderings ; one of the outdoor courtyard dining area and one of the private dining area.
o2 VANDALAY AD AGENCY
STUDIO III SPRING 2013 We were assigned to upfit an existing building for an advertising agency composed of primarily young [25-40] men and women who are energetic, driven, creative types accustomed to thinking outside the box. This project taught us about basic office design and systems furniture. I was assigned Knoll as my systems furniture provided. This project consisted of market research and precedent studies, branding of a hypothetical client, concept development, a full codes analysis, and the necessary floor plans to show furniture, reflected ceiling plan, and an electrical, power, and communication plan.
DIMENSIONED FLOOR PLAN
My design concept for the space was “Integrity: truth in materials, truth in advertising.” This allowed me to use natural materials, nothing “faux” and inspired me to put my team work space in the center of the space, requiring all clients and visitors to walk through the work space before making it to the conference room, for example. This allows the firm to maintain total honesty and transparency, as I did with my design.
o3 SUSTAINABLE HOME
MASTER BATH ELEVATION
VISUAL LITERACY III FALL 2012
FINISH FLOOR PLAN [SELECTED ROOMS]
For this residential project, we were to complete the conceptual and schematic design phases for a home that recognizes the interaction of humans with the built environment and serves the human and psychological needs of a nontraditional family. This in-depth project required us to design an entire home floor plan [based off an existing plan or from scratch] and consider universal design techniques, aging-in-place strategies, and it must have a minimum amount of sustainable features as well. My client was a single mother beginning to show signs of aging and her two teenage daughters. I designed a modern farmhouse style home that fit in with the historic neighborhood they lived in and finished and furnished the home with rustic and vintage pieces.
o4 HAND RENDERINGS
VISUAL LITERACY III FALL 2012
[LEFT] Vintage kitchen, original design [RIGHT] Living room, image from magazine
Both of these hand-renderings were created using Micron pens, Chartpak markers, and Prismacolor colored pencils. Each piece is 100% hand rendered. This course taught me how to draw in perspective -- to scale and â€œsketchâ€? in perspective, a skill that will greatly benefit me in the future. I am now able to quickly sketch an idea down as well as create larger, more detailed renderings of the spaces I design.