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NICOLELAPIETRA

Interior Design Portfolio MARCH 2014


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ACADEMIC THESIS PROJECT FURNITURE DESIGN STUDIO

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PROFESSIONAL THE SINCLAIR

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PROSPECT LOUNGE

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BOSTON CHOPS

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OTHER IIDA FASHION SHOW (2013, 2012, 2011)

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THESISPROJECT

HAMILTON MILL LIVE

+

WORK

+

COMMUNITY

( I D E A : ) THE WAY WE WORK IS

CHANGING

INSPIRED project began with a desire to address these changes and issues

THE TREND

[

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the

that intrigued me most was the increase in

difference in the numbers of men and women taking

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( R E S E A R C H ) STUDY 1

STANDFORD UNIVERSITY TEST RESULTS FOR A CONTROLLED EXPERIMENT COMPARING WORK AT HOME AND WORK AT OFFICE EMPLOYEES AT ONE CO.:

STUDY 2

RESULTS OF THE 2009 CISCO TELEWORKER STUDY (A SURVEY OF 2,000 WORK-AT-HOME EMPLOYEES) REVEALED:

performance went up 20%

most productive:

38% at home,

employees saved 17% of their salary in gas and time costs

higher productivity

overall work quality improved very important to overall

satisfaction

prevented approximately 47,320 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions

[

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If only 40% of companies implemented a mobile strategy, in 10 years the US could save 1.2 billion tons of CO2 and 21 Manhattans worth of carbon emissions per year

fuel cost savings of $10.3 million per year

quality of life saved $277 million annually

80% cited improved

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WORK AT HOME

BENEFITS

( C O N C E P T ) CONCEPT COLLAGE

[CHANGE]

FUNCTION

PERCEPTION

PSYCHOLOGICAL

converted to time spent on

ECONOMIC

Reduced transportation costs

entrepreneurs ENVIRONMENTAL

consumption

waste

PROPOSAL: DESIGN A PLACE THAT WILL INTEGRATE THE CHANGE IN THE WAY WE WORK INTO THE WAY WE LIVE WITH ADAPTABILITY 4


SITE&PROGRAM L O W E L L ,

M A

TRAFFIC ANALYSIS

Tsongas Center

City Hall & Library Downtown Core and Relevant Commercial Streets Site

High Moderate

JAM District Lines Low

MBTA Commuter Line Station Public Park LAND USAGE ANALYSIS High Rise

Neighborhood Business

Site

Lowell’s Hamilton Canal District and Downtown Area

DOWNTOWN VIEW REFLECTS THE CITY’S RICH

HISTORY

[TEXTILE MILLS]

[MANUFACTURING]

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109 JACKSON ST.

EXISTING CONDITIONS

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PROGRAM

EXISTING AREA AMENITIES

[ S H A P E D B Y A N A LY S I S ]

Site

Fitness Facilities Childcare

PUBLIC WORKSPACE Public work space

Dining Coffee

Entertainment Drinks Retail

Transportation

Public Parks

ART GALLERY A public art gallery encouragement of the arts as a means of

EVENT SPACE An event space to accommodate both business

needed

PRIVATE RESIDENCES Private residences order to adapt to future needs of owners

LIVE LOCAL

SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD

Work

Markets

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( L I V I N G

S PA C E )

LAYOUT 1: SHARED ENTRANCE LOUNGE

WORK

Community space (Gallery and work)

Single level unit

MAIN ENTRY

GALLERY

Dual level unit

WORK

First floor plan

LAYOUT 2: PRIVATE ENTRANCES STACKED UNITS

Upper unit Lower unit

First Floor

3-Bay Units

3-Bay Units

3-Bay Units

3-Bay Units

4-Bay Units

4-Bay Units

4-Bay Units

3-Bay Units

3-Bay Units

3-Bay Units

4-Bay Units

Community Gallery

Community Workspace

Jackson St.

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

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LAYOUT 3: ONE UNIT TYPE A D A P T A B I L I T Y

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L A Y O U T

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT

Private Spaces

INNOVATIVE LIVING FOR CHANGING NEEDS

Public Spaces One Unit

Flexible Spaces

Guest suite First Floor Units

Community Flexible Space

Jackson St.

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( P U B L I C

S PA C E ) W O R K S PA C E P R O G R A M :

SECTIONAL BLOCKING DIAGRAMS

POSSIBLE FLOOR PLANS

ADAPTABILITY THROUGH TRANSFORMABILITY 10


INDIVIDUAL/ SMALL GROUP WORK SPACE

VARIATION IN SEATING HEIGHT AND TYPES CHANGEABLE PARTITIONS

GROUP WORK SPACE

MOVABLE FURNITURE OPEN, ENCLOSED, AND SEMI-ENCLOSED SPACES

EVENT SPACE

GALLERY

DEVELOPMENT: FLOOR PLANS

DEVELOPMENT: SECOND FLOOR PERSPECTIVE

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( G A L L E R Y )

W A R P (A

DESIGN

&

W E F T

LANGUAGE)

INSPIRED BY THE SITE’S HISTORY

A FORMER TEXTILE MILL

INSPIRATION

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I D E A : WALL STRUCTURE TO

MOUNT

ARTWORK

I D E A : CEILING STRUCTURE

T O C R E AT E I N T E R E S T A B O V E

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FINALDESIGN

SITE PLAN 14


BASEMENT FLOOR PLAN C

B

WORK/ LIVE

WORK/ LIVE

STORAGE

OFFICES

WARMING KITCHEN

BIKE STORAGE/ TRASH

CRAWL SPACE

CRAWL SPACE

MECH

GALLERY

RECEPTION

A

N.T.S

RECEPTION

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EVENT SPACE CONFERENCE ROOM

B

C

WORK/ LIVE

EVENT SPACE

WORK/ LIVE

STORAGE

CONFERENCE ROOM

1

A601

1

BATH

BATH

MEN’S

STORAGE

WOMEN’S

WORK/ LIVE

WORK/ LIVE

(OPEN TO BELOW)

A

FIRST FLOOR 16

N.T.S.


SECOND FLOOR B

C

DINING

3

A601

DINING

1

QUIET ROOM

CAFE/MEETING 1

A601

2

KITCHEN

W.C.

QUIET ROOM

W.C.

KITCHEN

GROUP WORK

JANITOR’S CLOSET

KITCHENETTE & PRINTERS

GROUP WORK LIVING A

LIVING

W.C.

INFORMAL MEETING/LOUNGE W.C.

N.T.S.

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B

C

LAUNDRY

BATH

PRINTER STATIONS

BATH

BEDROOM

BATH

BATH

LAUNDRY

BEDROOM

OPEN WORK SPACE WORKPODS

JANITOR’S CLOSET

KITCHENETTE

CONFERENCE ROOMS W.C.

A

BEDROOM

THIRD FLOOR 18

BEDROOM

INDIVIDUAL DESKING

W.C.

QUIET ROOMS

QUIET ROOMS

N.T.S.


B

C

A 1

P006

ROOF PLAN

N.T.S.

A COMMUNITY OUTDOOR SPACE WORKING, MEETING, SOCIALIZING

A SPACE FOR THE COMMUNITY, TO MAXIMIZE OUTDOOR SPACE IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT, AS WELL AS SOCIAL OR BUSINESS EVENTS

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BUILDING SECTION

SECTION A

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N.T.S.


COMMUNITY + WORK SPACES BLENDING C R E A T I N G

WORK

&

P L AY

C O N N E C T I O N S

ART GALLERY TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS

SECTION C

N.T.S.

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WORKSPACE FLEXIBILITY WORKPODS CURTAIN CAN ALTER GROUP SIZE, OFFER PRIVACY

DESKING SLIDING PANELS CREATE SENSE OF PRIVACY IF DESIRED

FLEXIBLE WORK SPACE TEXTILE WALL AND MOVABLE FURNITURE CAN OFFER A GROUP WORK SPACE

HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE TABLES ALLOW FOR USER COMFORT

CONFERENCE ROOMS FOLDABLE GLASS WALLS CHANGE FOR GROUP SIZE NEEDS

FLEXIBLE WORK AREA TEXTILE WALL AND MOVABLE FURNITURE ALLOW FOR MULTIPLE LAYOUTS AND GROUP SIZES

CAFE/MEETING SPACE MOVABLE FURNITURE AND PRIVACY CURTAINS ALLOW FOR INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP MEETING SPACE WHEN NOT IN USE AS AN EATING AREA

EVENT SPACE RETRACTABLE BENCHING ALLOWS FOR VARIETY OF EVENT TYPES

ACTIVE ADAPTABILITY USER DEFINED FUNCTIONALITY THROUGH TRANSFORMABLE ELEMENTS 22

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DN

DN

UP


THIRD FLOOR WORKSPACE

ELEVATION @SECOND FLOOR WORKSPACE

ELEVATION 3

N.T.S.

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SECOND FLOOR WORKSPACE

DESIGNED

TO

F L E X I B L E FURNITURE, 24

&

C AT E R

TO

M U LT I P L E

PA R T I T I O N S ,

S PA C E S

FOR

P R I VA C Y

WORK

STYLES

M O VA B L E THROUGHOUT


GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL AREA E N E R G Y E F F I C I E N T L I G H T I N G , R E U S E O F E X I S T I N G M AT E R I A L S ,

ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS FABRIC AND FURNITURE

TO

FOCUS

ON

S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y

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LIVING UNIT ADAPTABILITY

PASSIVE ADAPTABILITY USER DEFINED FUNCTIONALITY THROUGH LAYOUT AND CIRCULATION

THIRD FLOOR: BEDROOMS SECOND FLOOR: LIVING AREA BASEMENT & FIRST FLOOR TO BE

USED

[ L I V E

AS

O R

NEEDED W O R K ]

SECTION B

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N.T.S.


WORK

L I V E

L I V E

S L E E P

First floor as home office and children’s room

( F I R S T

L I V E

Basement level as extra living space

First floor as parent’s suite

F L O O R

WORK

Basement level as home office

( B A S E M E N T

S L E E P

WORK

WORK

WORK

WORK

S L E E P

First floor as home office and large alternate master suite

O P T I O N S )

First floor as large home office (space for up to two employees)

First floor as home office and small alternate master suite

S L E E P

Basement level as rental unit

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W

A

R

M

S P A C E EFFICIENT

MODERN S U S TA I N A B L E

M AT E R I A L S

SECOND FLOOR LIVING SPACE ELEVATION @SECOND FLOOR

ELEVATION 2

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N.T.S.


[BEDROOM]

[OFFICE] [LIVING SPACE]

ANY COMBINATION

T O

R E F L E C T

U N I Q U E S I T U A T I O N S

FIRST FLOOR FLEX SPACE

ELEVATION @FIRST FLOOR

ELEVATION 1

N.T.S.

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A FOCUS ON COMMUNITY: PUBLIC SPACES

ROOF PATIO FOR SOCIAL AND BUSINESS EVENTS

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EVENT ROOM FOR SOCIAL AND BUSINESS EVENTS

A PLACE TO LEARN, NETWORK, SOCIALIZE 31


MATERIALS PUBLIC

S PA C E FABRICS: LAYERED MULTI-DIMENSIONAL TEXTURAL

INSPIRING &

REFINED

PALETTE

L I V I N G S PA C E FLOORING THROUGHOUT

KITCHEN BASEMENT & 1ST FLR BATHROOMS

2ND FLR BATHROOMS

4TH FLR BATHROOMS

NATURAL

FRESH RELAXING MATERIALS

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P E R F O R M A N C E S TA G E

JACKSON ST. PARK

DOG

PA R K

PUBLIC PICNIC & GRILL AREAS P

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D

GARDEN PLOTS FOR RENT

ELEVATION @PICNIC AREAS

A FOCUS ON BALANCED LIVING: OUTDOOR SPACE

ELEVATION @PERFORMANCE STAGE

109 JACKSON ST.

PARK LOCATION

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FURNITURESTUDIO ( I N S P I R AT I O N )

The process started with gathering inspiration images, based solely on selecting images that we were drawn to. After putting together the board, the next step was to extract information: what do they share? What qualities drew me to them in the first place?

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( I N V E S T I G AT I O N )

CONCEPT MODELS

EXPLORING COMMON FEATURES

FINDING THE COMMON THREAD: G S C

E C A

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A G R A Q U A L I F R O M

CONCEPT SKETCH

C E F U L T Y D E R I V E R I G I D I T Y

TRANSLATING TO THREE DIMENSION

D

CONCEPT MODEL

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( P R O C E S S )

D E S I G N O B J E C T I V E : to design a table that can be simply sculptural, but offers function as well IDEA: USING THE REPETITION FOR FUNCTION AND FORM

REVISUALIZING FLOW RECONSIDERING THE VOIDS

STREAMLINING THE DESIGN PERFECTING ANGLES

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[ WA L N U T & B L A C K G L O S S ]

[ A N G L E D D A D O ] 37


THE SINCLAIR CONCEPTDEVELOPMENT THE PROJECT The Sinclair American Kitchen & Music Hall 52 Church St., Cambridge, MA Firm: Tribeca Builders/StudioTyak Timeline: 7 months Client: The Bowery Presents Program: 12,000 sq. ft. Music hall and restaurant/bar Completion: December 2012

Design Phase Roles: Assist with concept presentation boards, collaborate developing the concept and design goals

THE SINCLAIR American Kitchen | Bar “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, judgment day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother And God.” - Johnny Cash

The

Sinclair

is

place

that

feels

authentic. It’s not about everyone, but rather about you and me as individuals. It celebrates where we’ve been and where we are going. Harvard is excessively transient. Students come from somewhere to educate themselves and then leave. The artists come to play, but are merely passing through, coming from somewhere and going some place else. Johnny Cash’ quote talks about life, recognizing the daily experiences that shape our lives. Through music and food we cope, we

FIRST CONCEPT BOARD

moving forward... At our American Kitchen the journey continues with Michael Schlow’s unique take on our American Cuisine.

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE THE INSPIRATION

CONCEPT BOARD 2 08.05.2012


( C O N C E P T ) A N

O F

T H E

H O M A G E

T O

T H E

TRANSIENT

A M E R I C A N

N AT U R E

M U S I C I A N

FINAL CONCEPT BOARDS

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LOWER DINING ROOM

PRESENTATIONGRAPHICS

Design Phase Roles: Responsible for 3D model and generating renderings, assisting with Photoshop on final renderings, and formatting presentation

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Revit and Photoshop


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MUSIC HALL

UPPER DINING ROOM


CONSTRUCTIONDOCUMENTS Design Phase Roles: Responsible for all drafting (AutoCad) and issuing revisions, SKD’s

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FIRST FLOOR INTERIOR ELEVATIONS

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SECOND FLOOR PLAN (AT RESTAURANT)

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SECOND FLOOR INTERIOR ELEVATIONS

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN (MUSIC HALL)

INTERIOR ELEVATIONS

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FIRST FLOOR CEILING PLAN (RESTAURANT)

DETAIL DRAWINGS

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CUSTOMPIECES

SITEVISITS MONITORING INSTALLATION

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UNIQUETOUCHES In order to reflect the unique nature of the transient American musician, we abstracted the American railroad system and used red leather strips to recreate the image over a piece of wood block art by Detroit artist Tate Lowe

CUSTOM ART

Design Phase Role: Responsible for vintage furniture search, collaborating on art ideas and selection, as well as selecting options for other furniture needs

VINTAGE FINDS

The “authentic� nature of the concept called for one of a kind and vintage finds, found at various locations, including antique markets, salvage yards, and online listings Some of our findings included an authentic Hoosier cabinet, a reclaimed back bar from Harvard roots, an antique radio cabinet, and a work table repurposed into a host stand

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FINISHEDSPACE

MUSIC VENUE BAR

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Photos by others


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FIRST FLOOR RESTAURANT


Photos by others

52 SECOND FLOOR RESTAURANT


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SECOND FLOOR RESTAURANT


LOUNGE AREA

PROSPECT LOUNGE PRESENTATIONGRAPHICS

& CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

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THE PROJECT Prospect Lounge Prospect St., Cambridge, MA Firm: Tribeca Builders/StudioTyak Timeline: 2 months Client: Patti Chen Program: 5,000 sq. ft. Performance venue and restaurant/bar Completion: To be completed Concept: A vibrant and sophisticated international mix, using the menu as inspiration Roles: Assist with concept development, create rendering and floor plan for client presentation

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BOSTON CHOPS CONSTRUCTIONDOCUMENTS

THE PROJECT Boston Chops 1375 Washington St., Boston, MA Firm: Tribeca Builders/StudioTyak Timeline: 6 months Client: Brian Piccini Program: 3,000 sq. ft. Upscale steakhouse restaurant Completion: February 2013 Roles: Responsible for all drafting (AutoCad) and issuing revisions, SKD’s

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INTERIOR ELEVATIONS Selected Examples

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CUSTOMDETAILS

INTERIOR ELEVATIONS 59


RESTAURANT & BAR

FINISHEDSPACE

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Photos by others

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PRIVATE DINING NOOK


DESIGNPROJECT IIDA FASHION SHOW 2013 THE PROJECT IIDA New England’s Annul Fashion Show Show Theme: Aged to Perfection Team: Boston Architectural College/Carnegie Concept: “A Touch of Gold” Roles: Team Leader

INSPIRATION IMAGES THINKING ABOUT BOTH W E

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N

C A M E

W H O

T

C A P T U R I N G

T O

“ A G E ” T H E

S T O R Y

T U R N E D

O

H E R

AND O F

H I S

“PERFECTION”

KING MIDAS.....

Y O U N G

G

Y O U T H F U L

O

D A U G H T E R

L

D

P E R F E C T I O N

SETTING HER AS THE GOLD STANDARD

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DEVELOPMENT OF ‘TRANSITION’ IDEAS


[ I N S P I R AT I O N ]

[ W O R K S PA C E ] FINAL DRAWINGS & CONCEPT IMAGE

Y O U N G

&

G I R L Y

T R A N S I T I O N I N G

T O

A

W O M A N

[ P R O C E S S ] 63


( F I N A L

S H O W ) [ B E F O R E ]

[ A F T E R ]

[ M I D A S ]

[ T E A M ] 64

[ T R O P H Y ]


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DESIGNPROJECT IIDA FASHION SHOW 2012 THE PROJECT IIDA New England’s Annul Fashion Show Show Theme: AudaCity Team: Boston Architectural College/Donghia Concept: “The Audacity of Love” Roles: Team Leader

THE

AUDACITY

IS

W H AT

MAKES

YOU

U N C O M F O R TA B L E AN IMAGE FROM DONGHIA (TEAM VENDOR)

T H E R AV E N , BOUND AND CONSTRICTED

A symbol that combines the URBAN context and the UNCOMFORTABLE side of AudaCity: THE

R AV E N

.

A

SYMBOL

OF

MADNESS.

S T I L L N E S S

A

N A R R AT I V E

B R O K E N

T H E OF

U N M E R C I F U L

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T E R R O R

R A V E N

HYSTERIA.

D I S A S T E R


Stillness Broken The moment when you cross over from in love, to crazy FROM love.

Unmerciful Disaster A representation of the push and pull, the back and forth, the madness itself.

Fantastic Terror The epitome of madness, the end of the descentwhen madness has completely taken over.

INSPIRATIONS

T H E

S T O R Y

O F

D E S C E N T I N T O M A D N E S S F R O M L O V E 67


( F I N A L

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S H O W )


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DESIGNPROJECT IIDA FASHION SHOW 2011 THE PROJECT IIDA New England’s Annul Fashion Show Show Theme: Iconography Team: Boston Architectural College/Teknion Concept: “The Making of a Hero” Roles: Project Organizer, Team Leader

AN

H

ICON

I

S

T H AT

T

O

S PA N S

R

Y

ONLY CHANGES IN FORM

NOT MEANING W H AT

MAKES

A

B R A V E R Y.

HERO?

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

L O S S .

S A C R I F I C E .

TEAM MEETINGS

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FINAL DESIGN DRAWINGS

S T R E N G T H .

CONSTRUCTION


( F I N A L

S H O W )

L

O

S

S +STRENGTH

+SACRIFICE

= B R A V E R Y

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