FORTE Executive Jet (Airbus A380)
Pediatric Diagnostic Centre for Autism (Hurleyville, New York)
ROLLS-ROYCE Co-working Space (Manhattan, New York)
UNICURSAL HEXOGRAM Tea Tables
GONCALO ALVES Dining Chair
the Execuive Airbus A380
Forte is an executive jumbo jet designed based on luxury in travel innovation and anthropometry. It is inspired by the romantic era of flight of the 1930s and the flying boats, offering same level of prestige but streamlined for contemporary lifestyles, such as global networking, entertainment, recreation and health. Current studies by aircraft designers indicate that ‘aerial behemoths’ such as the Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747 might hark back to the era of the flying boats of the 1930s, especially in view of the fact that there would be enough room for lounges and sleeping compartments, as well as for spaces related to contemporary lifestyles, such as entertainment, health and recreational spaces and on board medical/quarantine unit.
“it doesn’t just take you to your hotel it is your hotel”
PARTI PRIS: anthropometry, ‘flying boats’, gothic arch, seamless transitions, beau monde. In my design development, I was strongly influenced by the era of the flying boats such as Dornier Do X and Howard Hughes’ Flying Penthouse. I expressed the level of luxury and beau monde through exquisite, yet sustainable materials such as surfaces clad in ultra thin marble(sliced stone), soft yet durable Poltrona Frau leather specially designed for transportation and ultra thin and lightweight damage-resistant chrome plating by Graffiti Shield.
grand stair concept
breakdown of spaces within 2 decks and cargo hold
Left: Sleeve design that connects terminal to the airliner. Top: Corridor clad in reflective material along the portside on the Main Deck. Right: Gallery space on main deck featuring “Die Brücke” exhibition.
Guest seating in front of the Butlerâ€™s station at the main entry on the portside
Top left: Butlerâ€™s station and coat closet at the main entry on the portside. Bottom right: Saloon seating on the Main Deck. Right page: Buisness/co-working lounge on Upper Deck. 360-Degree VR view of this space is availible online: http://pano.autodesk.com/pano.html?mono=jpgs%2F3e204994-e917-499e-ae60-db0f116c59e7
Lilienthal-private sky club
The two renderings at the bottom show a very unique space at the lowest deck of the A380 - the front cargo hold. It is utilized as a private social club. It is named after German Briefing/Dining area pioneer of aviation Otto Lilienthal who is known for invention of unpowered glider in 1891.
Top left: overlooking Grand Stair and Aerolift from the Upper Deck. Top right: Workstation on the Upper Deck. Left: Spa/Quiet Zone on the Upper Deck.
Corridor in Lilienthal Club
Seating area inside of Lilienthal club
CENTRE FOR DISCOVERY
Diagnostic Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder
The following project is a proposal of a research and diagnostic center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADS). This facility would host primarily children between 3 and 15 years of age, including their families as well as medical and research staff. This facility contains in itself spaces that will contribute to research and education for staff and families, as well as treatment and evaluation for patients. Since Autism Spectrum Disorder is not fully researched, this facility will provide space and resources (such as library and seminar room) for medical professionals and behaviour specialists to gain and exchange knowledge, network, evaluate cases and hold events and seminars. People that are diagnosed with the ADS are highly sensitive to bright intense light and enclosed spaces, therefore the building has ‘indirect’ curtain walls that are offset from the walls. The building’s form is based on solar path, it’s L shape is facing South-East, allowing the daylight in and providing roof-installed solar panels gather the energy. The structure is built on top of pre-existing terrain that rises by 25 feet. Both exterior and interior of the building is clad in travertine, neutrally coloured rock that will not entice any reactions from patients and provide them with the comfort of consistency.
PARTI PRIS: travertine, opaque, indirect light, barrier-free
1st Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan
3rd Floor Plan
Axon of the front of the building
Latitudinal section of the
Staff briefing room
Cafe seating area
Cafe Reception - waiting area
Private waiting area
This project was exhibited at NY11+ show at Private waiting area the Herman Miller showroom.
Rolls-Royce is a global company providing highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions. Its power systems are predominantly used in aerospace, marine, energy and off-highway applications. The civil aerospace business is a major manufacturer of aero engines for all sectors of the Airlines and Business Aviation market. Rolls-Royce powers more than 35 types of commercial aircraft and has over 13,000 engines in service around the world. Due to Rolls-Royceâ€™s diverse nature of projects, Rolls Royce is establishing a large co-working space in New York City. This space will host outside collaborators and events, it will also serve as a major workspace hub for current projects. The site is located in busy and accessible neighbourhood of New York - Chelsea at 135 West 18th Street. The co-working office will take over ground and mezzanine floors of the building.
Grand stair and reception area
PARTI PRIS: tubular, streamlined, timeless, turbine, tensegrity
Casual/ break-room zone
Ground floor plan
Mezzanine floor plan
ARTHROPOD is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton(external skeleton) and a segmented body. This armchair carries exoskeleton idea through its exposed legs and sharp progression of zigzagging arm supports. Concept of segmentation is expressed through transition of material-the whole armchair is upholstered in black leather and the arm supports and legs are gun metal.
Sustainable pair of tea tables
The unicursal hexagram is a symbol that could be drawn unicursally - in one continuous movement. This is significant when forming figures in ritual magic, where a continuous line is preferred to an interrupted movement. Materials play big role in sustainability. With the growth of consumer society many manufacturers have moved away from high quality honest materials and replaced them with cheap durable substitutes. That made products cheap, mass produced and less valued. Consumers do not hesitate to throw these products away and purchase same product but newer. And this principle affected all branches of industry including furniture. Therefore, in designing this tea table I focused on using high-quality durable materials that are found in nature. For the main structure of the table I selected steel recycled from transmission chains (image 1) of motorcycles and bicycles. This steel would be reforged into form Damascus Steel - strong folded steel that has mottling pattern. Damascus Steel originated in 300 B.C in Near East, it is named after the capital of Syria, where Damascus steel blades were traded, but the true origin of this smithing technology is unknown. The steel is made from several types of steel and iron slices welded together to form a billet. The transmission chain is ideal for this method as it contains both iron and various types of steel. The second material is an actual table top surface which would be made out of amethyst slab. Amethyst is a quartz that up until 18th century was considered to be a precious stone like emerald and saphire, however since the discovery of extensive deposit in locations such as Brazil, it has lost most of its value. Amethyst that will be used for this table comes from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Whiplash meets zigzag
This chair is named after the wood species that it is made out of. Goncalo Alves is a hardwood, it is oftentimes called tigerwood due to its dramatic, contrasting colour scheme. The striped nature of the wood grain exaggerates the zigzagging geometry of the chair. The chair structure is reinforced by the steel platform at the bottom and two intertwining reinforcement bars.
This book contains my interior and furniture design work.