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Nick Burkhardt


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about me

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drawings

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school projects

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furniture design

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graphic design

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process sketches

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Nick Burkhardt I started my college career pursuing a doctorate in Health Science + Physical Therapy from Eastern Nazarene College. During my first year, I realized my career shouldn’t be about making money, it should be about doing what I love, and that is design. I grew up working for my father, doing custom home renovations and seeing drawn plans come to life. I saw beautiful spaces realized, so when it came time to decide which design field to go into, it was an easy choice. Design is my passion, and am excited to see where it takes me.

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about me


Living Room Medium: Pencil Year: 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner Medium: Pencil Year: 2009

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drawings


Fabriqué

Fabriq

Restaurant; Paris, France Context In an 18th century brick train viaduct in a booming art district in Paris, France. Concept Extensive research in manufactured and transported goods during the 1800’s resulted in the top two products: Field Guns Clocks These two products are used for very different jobs, yet have many similarities in geometry, material and function, such as: Precision Moving Parts Circle Metal Inspiration

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school projects

Pari

Fabriqué, literally translated as Machined or Fabricated, is a project that is set in a 19th-century train viaduct that runs parallel t a bustling art district in Paris, France. For my concept I decided to focus on two of the main French railed exports during that time p & Field Guns. Although these two products seem unrelated, both share much in common in ideology such as; precision and moving as, materials and geometry such as; metals and the circle. All these elements can be seen subtlety throughout the design. Staying true period, I used many of the available materials, like leather, suede, brick and wood. These warm colored materials, make the space fee and cozy. Some of the details of the project include; the Glass Dumbwaiter, which displays the moving parts aspect of the concept. G watching their food and drink travel from the basement kitchen to the Dinning Area or even the Mezzanine Bar. Other details inclu Numerals 1-12 in the wrought iron railing balusters, the circular separation screen referencing the geometry of the concept products brass inlays in the flooring. The suspended semi-circular acoustical panels on the ceiling of the space create a tighter diameter, thus a of the sound generated by the noisy bar. This ensures a comfortable and pleasant experience for everyone at Fabriqué. My design is b and utilizes materiality in innovative and exciting ways.

Mezzanine Plan


First Floor Plan

Mezzanine Plan

Scale: 1/4"=1'-0"

Scale: 1/4"=1'-0"

Bar COAT CLOSET

Dumbwaiter

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Dumbwaiter

DINNING

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First Floor Plan

Project Completed: Dec. 10, 2010 Scale: 1/4"=1'-0" Nick Burkhardt

COAT CLOSET

WAITING

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Dumbwaiter

DINNING

HOST

Project Completed: Dec. 10, 2010 Nick Burkhardt

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school projects


BU Art Museum A museum for the education of a generation Context The 808 Commonwealth Ave. building, designed by Albert Kahn in the early1920’s, is a landmark that speaks not only to the time period in which it was constructed, but also Boston’s historic and little known Automobile Row. It was originally a Cadillac dealership and is the site for BU’s new Museum of Contemporary Art. Concept The concept of the project was to have a visual connection that shows the power of the contemporary artist’s of the mid 20th century to inspire and influence the current artists of today. This was achieved by having one grand and spacious moment when the galleries of mid century painters and furniture designers met the temporary galleries, which housed work from current artists. Other features of the project included a auditorium under the typical Kahn style light corridor, a student library and hang out center for learning, as well as a ramping system that subtly moves the patrons higher and higher to allow for the utilization of one of the original car ramps.

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Berlin Office Save the Children Headquarters: Germany Context The world’s largest independent children’s rights organization, Save the Children, had their new Headquarters designed in a booming section of Berlin.

Concept Save the Children Germany powerfully breaks the norm of a typical Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Likewise, the initial concept of the interior was to break the existing confines or structure of the space via a powerful gesture. Counters with white boards fill that gesture, while small lounges link to it to create a heterogeneous mixture of spaces with various functions. Heavy black walls create powerful rhythms that are juxtaposed by delicate and transparent glass walls. This contrast is a representation of the NGO’s mission to be a powerful force for good with integrity and honesty. Materials 2 Shades of Grey/Cream CPT 100% Organic Linoleum Reclaimed Wood Siding

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Public v. Private Wall Detail

Ceiling Detail school projects

Reception Desk Detail

Circulation + Hot Spot Diagram


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school projects


Bath 212 Norwegian Spa on Newbury St. Context We designed a Spa on the top floor of a building on Newbury St., Boston. Concept My concept was to follow the squence of experiences that traditional Norwegian baths follow, and assign a temperature and light level to each of those experiences. For example: Sauna - Dark - Warm Steam R. - Light - Warm Cold Dip - Dark - Cool Message - Light - Cool This change allows the user to experience something new and fresh as they travel along the strict squence. Inspiration

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Africa Chair Save the Children: Lounge Chair Context I designed the chair to be in my Save the Children Office Project. STC is an NGO that helps and protects children around the world. Concept The Africa Chair was an independent project that attempted to encompass the tension, instability, and natural beauty of Africa. The chair has thin legs and a sense of pieces missing that reinforces the ideas of instability, yet it is asthetically beautiful. Materials The Africa Chair is made of 100% organic materials; Burlap Muslin Mahogany Leather

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furniture design


Boston Chair Historic + Modern Context I designed the Boston Chair as an independent project to attempt to capture the essense of my favorite city in the US. Concept The two intertwining “Y“ shapes represent the historic and traditional side and the contemperary side of this great place, and the materials follow suit. Inspiration

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Architecture MN

Magazine Cover

Context Our assignment was to choose a magazine, and design a cover that is in alignment with the magazine’s typical coverage. I selected Architecture MN, and did a cover dealing with the Green Movement in Progressive Homes. Concept The throught process behind my cover was the idea of simplicity and efficiency., which is also the idea of the Green Movement. The green cover catches the eye of the reader and is a bold statement that clearly speaks the magazine’s content. The Honeycomb pattern is a naturally occuring frame that houses the eight symbols I selected. Each has a technology or idea behind it. All speak one message; Go Green!

VOLUME 35 NUMBER 03 MAY|JUN 09 $3.95

FEELING MINNESOTA

WHAT IS A “GREEN” HOME

GOING GREEN GOES UPSCALE

A sustainable farmhouse and a one-of-a-kind riverfront loft highlight our coverage of captivating new homes. Page 25

No matter your location or living situation, the opportunities for living a greener life at home are limited only by your imagination. Page 46

Furman University, Southern Living, and Duke Energy have come together to show that living a sustainable lifestyle may mean giving up less luxury than you think.

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Progressive Homes

Architeture Minnesota is a publication of The American Institute of Architects Minnesota www.aia-mn.org

Adventures in a modern wonderland COVER: THE AWARD-WINNING YINGIST RETREAT PAGE 26

New Magazine Cover

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graphic design

Original Magazine Cover


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process sketches


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