RACHEL ANNE HUNT The University of Tennessee College of Architecture + Design Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture Minor in Industrial Design Phone: 719.684.6980 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: rachelannehunt.com
THRESHOLD Interior Architecture Page 01
HERBARIA Interior Architecture Page 15
ELEVATE Interior Architecture Page 27
BLUME Industrial Design Page 43
TEN-TACLES Furniture Design Page 51
vHOME Graphic Design Page 59
ADVENTURES Photography Page 65
THRESHOLD HOSTEL AND PUBLIC SPACE 401 Henley Street Knoxville, TN 37902
Year 04 Fall 2017 Lisa Mullikin
L&N Station in its original function was a space between places. The trains that ran on the tracks brought people to and from other cities. The 1982 World’s Fair was an event that showcased things taken out of their original context and brought to Knoxville for visitors to see. The students currently occupying the STEM school are all in a space between places, not just physically but mentally and in relation to their next life steps. The opening up of the L&N building will make this space a place of transition between the north end of Knoxville and the south end. It will encourage people from different sides to interact and pass through to the other sides of town. The building stands at the separation of downtown and campus, north and south Knoxville and is a physical barrier between the busy intersection of Western and Henley/Broadway and the large green space of World’s Fair Park. If this building becomes a gateway rather than a barrier, then the ﬂow of people and use of the existing and proposed public space will greatly increase, creating a ﬂow from downtown and Old City into the park. This building was developed as a liminal space, a gateway, where people pass through. The northern plaza will be redesigned as a public space to bring in people from the busy intersection. The building itself will be opened up to create an open-air atrium leading down to the World’s Fair Park level.
SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE Slicing through the central atrium of the building shows the multiple elevations that this project interacts with. In the past, the raised street level to the north created a disconnect to the front entrance of the building. In this proposal, tiered seating has been implemented, facing the front side of the building. This showcases the main entrance and invites the public to enjoy the front plaza and encourages them to come inside to the central atrium. The balcony on the south end faces views of Worldâ€™s Fair Park, another public space already existing in Knoxville. The iconic Sunsphere can be seen from the balcony as well as the bridge on the inside. Views from the bridge face both north and south, visually connecting both sides of the building. The lowest south public plaza contains a water feature linking it to the fountain found slightly south of the site.
CONCEPTUAL COLLAGE (below)
CONCEPTUAL DIAGRAM (above)
The majority of research that was completed in preparation for this project was focused on the concept of liminality and the space between places. The outline of people on this train are shown in a different place compared to the landscape behind the train. This shows how when one is in a liminal state, you are thinking about the end destination and not current surroundings.
When we see others doing activities, our brains are stimulated with the same feelings as though we are engaging in the activity as well. The same brain activity happens when we see objects that elicit movement, for example, stairs. The objects in this project that serve this function are highlighted with copper to bring attention to them with the goal of encouraging people to move throughout the space.
BRIDGE (second ﬂoor) The feature bridge on the second ﬂoor of the building serves as a path from the hostel to the cafe and lounge. This adds another stream of movement in this building above the bustling public atrium. The views outside the windows are of the north public plaza and the south World’s Fair Park and Sunsphere. 5
FIRST FLOOR 1’ 5’
SECOND FLOOR 1’ 5’
1. Cafe 2. Atrium 3. Main Vertical Circulation 4. Hostel
ATRIUM (ﬁrst ﬂoor) Both the north and south sides of the building have been opened up through a series of doors that allow for direct ﬂow of trafﬁc. The bridge above is constructed of copper sheets with perforation on the underside that mimics the pattern of the original mosaic ﬂoor. The benches have been places in between these direct paths to provide a place for people to rest before they continue on their way through. 8
SITE MAP (above) The north and south plazas correlate to the doorways of the north and south sides of the building. A large set of green space and pathways (west) has replaced the parking lot. This encourages events and public gatherings to occupy that area.
north knox old city
SECTION The cut of this drawing shows the span of the bridge on the second ﬂoor, from the east side containing the hostel to the west side containing the cafe. A majority of the doors on the ﬁrst ﬂoor were previously windows, but are now open to allow full ﬂow of pedestrian trafﬁc north to south and vise versa.
ORIGINAL ELEMENTS (right) The L&N Building, built in 1905, still has many of it’s original elements intact. In this design, the intent was to incorporate some of these elements. New additions and changes were designed as to not mimic the existing pieces, but to create a language as to what is intervention and what is original. 10
CAFE (ﬁrst ﬂoor) To continue the idea of continual movement, the cafe serves as a place where pedestrians or guests of the hostel can grab a coffee or a drink as a moment of refresh. The main counter is standing room only, like one commonly sees in Italian coffee bars, to encourage interaction and conversation. If one wants to continue up the stairs, they will ﬁnd a lounge area witch allows for more of a relaxation zone. As seen throughout the project, the stairs, as a moment of movement are highlighted with a copper material. 12
FURNITURE + FIXTURES
Product: RBM Flip and Fold 45° Manufacturer: Flokk Designer: Marius Sveen & Ørjan Djønne
Modular Sensor Surface
Product: Gate, Sofasystem Double Manufacturer: Offecct Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune
Product: Enea Lottus Chair Manufacturer: Steelcase Designer: Lievore Altherr Molina
Product: Rectangle Side Table Manufacturer: Haworth Designer: Luca Nichetto
Steal Structure Product: Piu Wall Sconce Manufacturer: Estiluz, Inc. Location: Wall - Atrium
Product: LEDme® Light Bars Manufacturer: WAC Lighting Location: Ceiling - Bridge Underside
Product: Mumu Linear Suspension Manufacturer: Seed Design Location: Ceiling - Cafe
Columns Product: Modular Sensor Surface Manufacturer: Sensacell Location: Floor - Bridge
HERBARIA BOTANICAL RESEARCH CENTER 99 Gansevoort Street New York, NY 10014
Year 03 Fall 2016 Rana Abudayyeh
This project requires a design for a botanical research center located in the Meatpacking District of New York City. The space of focus is the seventh and eighth ﬂoors of Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum of American Art. The building is ﬁlled with labs, libraries and research spaces for scientists and others to come and learn more about botanical life. All living things, including people, are on a circadian rhythm with the rest of nature. This project had the goal of using that natural rhythm to enhance productivity of people working. Using lighting patterns seen in the Midwater Squid, a central structure and lighting system were designed to root the space. This central structure holds plants and plant seeds as a source for scientiﬁc research and cataloging. The plants are lit with streams of light that change with the changing light of the sun. This research center helps professionals work more efﬁciently as well as introduces to the public the important work done in the space. All of this is accomplished through the central structure. This organization and strategy encourages interaction with living plants and people. The connection to the public allows people outside the research center to learn more about the work being done inside. Working among the subject of research will aid in the research about plant life.
+ Undergraduate Awards - Highly Commended + CIDA Exhibition
ANNEX (eighth ďŹ‚oor) The central annex is the space in which both employees of the research center and the public interact. The information desk is located here and all parts of the building can be accessed through this space. This is the only moment where the EL Wire lights protrude away from the structure. This is one of the ďŹ rst spaces people encounter, so the extruded lights have the opportunity to set everyone onto the circadian rhythm as soon as they step out of the elevator. 16
SEVENTH FLOOR 10’ 15’
EIGHTH FLOOR 10’ 15’
SPATIAL AXON The squid informed not only the lighting of the space but also the shape of the system. Just as the squid moves up and down on a daily cycle, so will the people using the space. The central system guides people throughout the space with the changes in elevation and the division of the south side.
+ Private OfďŹ ces
+ System + Lightweight
GATHERING SPACE (seventh ďŹ‚oor) The central structure can be seen here housing multiple types of plant life. The EL wires are strung though the structure to provide adequate lighting to the plants as well as tone the space to match the time of day. With the ability to change color, pulsing, temperature and other factors, there is a variety of effects the lights can create. 20
INDIVIDUAL WORKSPACE (eighth ďŹ‚oor) Here the public can interact closely with the system and the plants and seeds housed in the system. Desk space is provided for the employees and the public to use as they study and work. 22
High Line References
WORKSPACE (seventh ďŹ‚oor) The south side of the building serves as the main workspace for the research center employees. There are open desks, as seen above where employees can use intermittently. Also available are a variety of group and independent work areas for a variety of working styles. On this side of the core, the lit system is used to create some of these work areas. People are able to occupy the openings in the system, like the plants they are studying occupy the system. 24
SQUID BEHAVIOR RESEARCH
Daily Vertical Migration
Impact of Environmental Factors
ELEVATE OUTREACH CENTER 901 Mountcastle Street SW Knoxville, TN 37916
Year 03 Spring 2017 Rana Abudayyeh
Project Elevate is an organization aimed at beneﬁting multiple populations of youth. It was founded by LaTroy Lewis while attending The University of Tennessee. He attended The University of Tennessee in Knoxville pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology while starting for the football team. Seeing how his passion for football pushed him to stay in school, he wanted to give that same motivation to kids growing up in neighborhoods like his. This project is made to be the headquarters for Project Elevate in order that the organization may expand in size and impact. Incorporation of both tutoring and mentorship will propel elementary school students to get excited about school. Mentorship with students from the University of Tennessee will introduce different extra-curricular activities or areas of study to the elementary age students. Once they ﬁnd something they are interested in, that mentorship will grow and hopefully create a passion for learning that is linked to the activity. This studio was sponsored by Crossville, Inc. The challenge of using their tile products in new and inventive ways led way to experiments with different fabrication techniques and pushing the boundaries of traditional tile use. In this project, tile pieces are used as a moving screening system to ﬁlter both light and sound. As one moves toward the back of the space, the amount of light decreases resulting in the theater space which is used to engage the students and can be used for screenings for the community. + Snøhetta Visit Presentation + CIDA Exhibition + iJournal: Reciprocity - Publication
CLASSROOM The large front space serves as the classroom space where workshops focusing on a variety of extracurricular activities can be introduced. This space faces the street front, so the activities happening inside can be visually engaging from outside. The moving wall to the left serves as an advertising element from the street view, so that people begin to associate the activity happening there with the movement of the system. The system also acts as a light ďŹ lter for the spaces farther back in the building. 28
Indicators Participants Non-participants -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------No unexcused absences* 50.4 36.2 Never skipped classes* 50.7 42.3 Have a GPA of 3.0 or above 30.6 10.8 Highest quartile on a composite math and reading assessment 29.8 14.2 Expect to earn a bachelor's degree or higher 68.2 48.2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Knoxville 2011-2015] --------------------------------Never married 41.2% Now married 36.9% Separated 2.9% Widowed 5.9% Divorced 13.0% ---------------------------------
[Knoxville 2015] ----------------------Thefts 9216 Burlaries 1976 Assaults 1052 Auto Theft 836 Robberies 413 Rapes 135 Murders `12 -----------------------
[Knoxville 2011-2015] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+ 87.8% Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+ 29.3% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Knoxville 2011-2015] --------------------------------------------------------------------------Median household income (in 2015 dollars) $34,226 Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars) $23,153 Persons in poverty, percent 25.7% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Knoxville 2011-2015] ---------------------------------------White Alone 73.1% Black Alone 16.8% Hispanic 4.7% Two or More Races 3.1% Asian Alone 1.7% Native Hawaiian and Other PaciďŹ c Islander Alone 0.3% Other race Alone 0.2% American Indian Alone 0.1% ----------------------------------------
YOUTH RESEARCH This project is based on the above research done which suggests that if kids K-12 are invested in an extracurricular activity that is linked of school, they will be more willing and dedicated to their schooling; the dropout rate decreases, less unexcused absences, higher GPAs, high expectancy in earning a bachelorâ€™s degree or higher, etc. 30
100°F | 6”
75°F | 4.5”
50°F | 3”
25°F | 1.5”
precipitation lowest temperature
In using a system that moves according to temperature changes, mapping out breadth of temperature, humility changes and sun movements is important in seeing how the exterior conditions could inﬂuence the interior conditions.
PLAN 1’ 32
Robust Life Carpet + shaw carpet + theater + ofﬁce
Simpatico + crossville tile + system tile
Polished Concrete + hërmetix densiﬁer + classroom
Basalt Porcelain Stone Tile + crossville tile + hallways + bathrooms
USG Glacier™ + usg compositions® + decorative atc clouds + theater
Gem 9502 + herman miller + eames soft mgmt chairs + ofﬁce
SW 9161 + sherwin williams + throughout
Aqua Sky 4T + herman miller + eames molded chairs + classroom
Ball Joint Example
Moving Tile Wall
SECTION PERSPECTIVE 1’ 34
THEATER (left) The theater space can be used as a way to engage through ďŹ lm and video, as an extracurricular activity. It can also be rented out for community events or movie showings. The large space serves as a general gathering space as well.
SYSTEM VARIATIONS (right) The voids of the tiles vary throughout the system as well as the placement of these variations. There are openings in the tile landscape as to allow for more light into darker parts of the building. The constantly changing temperature (both from sun and different levels of occupation) creates a consistently changing landscape as well as light experiences.
TOPOGRAPHY VARIATIONS (left) These forms are explorations of different outcomes that the system could produce. Changes in curvature and elevation cause the rodlike members to collide and open up. This mechanic is repeated in the system that is implemented in the space.
CONFERENCE ROOM (above) The conference room and ofďŹ ce space directly serve in growing Project Elevate as an organization and outreach program. With these types of spaces, they are able to accommodate new employees and bring collaborators into their own space.
FURNITURE + FIXTURES
TIMPANI™ + betacalco + conference room
Eames Molded Plastic Chair
+ herman miller + classroom
+ betacalco + throughout `
Magis Baguette Table
+ betacalco + theater
+ herman miller + ofﬁce
+ herman miller + theater
SPACE USE DIAGRAM
Setu Stool, Upholstered + herman miller + AV Room
Magis Tavolo XZ3 Table
+ betacalco + theater
+ herman miller + classroom
Burdick Group Table
Eames Soft Pad Mgmt Chair
+ herman miller + conference room
+ betacalco + classroom
+ herman miller + conference room + ofﬁce
BLUME HAIRDRYER Industrial Design Summer Studio
Year 02 Summer 2016 Ryann Aoukar
This project is based on research focusing on how people use hairdryers. I looked speciﬁcally at how hairdressers in salons use them. Often times they hold the hairdryer by the body, which is the hottest part. This causes pain on the hand from contact with the hot surface. They deal with the irritation because holding the hairdryer by the handle is an uncomfortable position when working on someone else’s hair. The multiple hours during which they use a hairdryer puts strain on the wrist and hand. In order to make the hair-drying experience better for hairdressers and the everyday user, this hairdryer is designed to be held in multiple ways. A hilt element has been added to the handle to provide additional support for all users. This element is pulled from looking at how the hilt of a sword, aids in helping the user gain a better grip and is able to wield it more efﬁciently while balancing the weight better. The aesthetic of the hairdryer is pulled from the Hibiscus ﬂower. The organic shape of the ﬂower plays into the shapes of the hairdryer and is manipulated in order create better ergonomic forms to further aid in the comfort while using the product. The bright gradient of color makes the hairdryer vibrant and fun, which is a look not many hairdryers currently have and would add a unique option to the current market.
COMPUTER RENDERING The subtle curves in the body of the hair dryer incorporate the twist of the Hibiscus ﬂower’s petal and stem. The vibrant gradient incorporates the multicolored variations seen in the ﬂower. 44
STANDARD The everyday user can beneﬁts from the hilt to distribute weight across the ﬂat surface the hand makes during use.
UPSIDE DOWN Using the hilt of the handle, one can hold the hair dryer upside down. Hairdresser’s often hold the hairdryer on the heated main body, but when provided the hilt, they can use it in the same position without burning themselves.
RIGHT SIDE UP The hilt is used here in order to change the wrist movements, allowing for joint recovery. The buttons on the hilt are easily accessible in this use as well.
VENTILATION The front vent is formed to the ﬂower shape of the hairdryer.
TEMPERATURE SWITCH The switch is located on the edge of the hilt where it can be easily accessible in any way in which it is used.
BACK VENT The vent in the back of the hairdryer is twisted to mimic the movement of the fan as well as the twirl of the hibiscus ﬂower.
ON + OFF BUTTON The button is seamlessly integrated into the hilt of the hairdryer. Within easy reach during any use position.
TEN-TACLES SIDE TABLE Collaborator: Brueck Brakeﬁeld
Year 04 Fall 2017 Ryann Aoukar
In order to make unique and well designed furniture more accessible, this project focused on create downloadable 3D printed joint ﬁles that could be used to combine standard materials. This would allow anyone in the world to purchase a 3D print ﬁle and standard pieces and create the furniture themselves. The goal of this piece was to create a piece that could not be made by handle. The print had to be complicated enough that creating a joint by any other means would be extremely difﬁcult and could not accomplish the same function. Because of this, one of the ﬁrst moves we made was to included multiple legs all held together by one central joint. These ten legs would give the need support to the table because of the amount of them, as they are made out of relatively thin members. The bottom joint and the top joint act as reﬂections of each other, with the table top being the mirror plane. This gives the piece a life-like feel, as though a sea creature is swimming through the water. The bottom joint hold the leg members and the top joint holds smaller members in order to create a basket. The basket can hold keys, remotes or other items that need to be readily on hand.
TOP VIEW The tessellation of the joint varies from the base of the joint to the edges, holding the wooden dowels. The tighter spacing near the table top increases strength in order to hold the plexi-glass surface in place.
ELEVATION 1/4:1 scale From the table top, the joint seems to grow up and down. As though they are mirrored objects, hitting a glass surface to create one whole piece; an object swimming through water.
JOINT The joint went through many iterations. Issues of strength, integration of the tessellation pattern with the leg support and density of the print all played a part in the ďŹ nal outcome. Many prototypes (right) were produced in order to test all of these factors.
vHOME LOGO DESIGN ImmersaCAD, Inc. vHOME Product
Part-Time Job Spring 2018 Creative Director
ImmersaCAD, Inc. has been a company for a couple of years now. This tech startup prides itself on easy and quick conversion from CAD model to 3D Visualization, including virtual reality. The logo for the ﬁrst product, vCAD, was designed by marketing ﬁrm, Boldium. They worked with the idea of 2D to 3D visual aspects, playing with color gradients to create an illusion. The new product, vHOME, is an extension of vCAD. The visualization aspect is the same but now users can manipulate all ﬁnishes, furnishings and appliances to ﬁt their design styles. Because of this, the design of the new logo references back to the original vCAD logo. However, in order to differentiate the products enough, the color schemes have been manipulated.
ORIGINAL vCAD PRODUCT LOGO (by Boldium) vCAD is the ﬁrst product from ImmersaCAD, Inc. The logo was done by design and marketing company, Boldium. The “v” of vCAD was used to determine the reguating lines from which the logo was constructed. The product is a visualization tool that turns 2D drawings and CAD models into fully immersive 3D models that can be experiance in virtual reality. This idea of 2D to 3D played a large role in the creation of the logo. It plays a slight trick on the eye, moving between two and three dimensions.
FIRST STEPS TO NEW vHOME LOGO When presented with the task of creating a new logo for the new product, I wanted it to speak the same language as the ďŹ rst logo. I used the same regualting lines to try different iteratons of the exisiting logo. I ended up rotating the logo in order to preserve the outline and the inner negative space. The use of gradient is consistant, but the colors are opposing so that when adversiting the products on the same website, it is easy for customers to differentiate between the two.
ITERATIONS (left) After rotating the original shape, I began to add elements that spoke to the name and product. vHOME is a tool that also turns CAD models into 3D experiances. It also allows the user to change out any ﬁnish, furniture, appliance, ﬁxtures and other elements- truly allowing people to customize their home.
FINAL DESIGN (above) With placement of a door, window and chimney to speak to the home aspect of the product this logo is visualy engaging. The 2D to 3D aspect works spatially as it’s hard to determine where the roof or the ﬂoor is in the logo. Interior and exterior spaces are shown in the logo as well as users can navigation anywhere in the model.
ADVENTURES PHOTOGRAPHY Study Abroad Internship Roadtrips
The photos I have chosen to include are all moments where I felt a connection or understanding to the landscape, space or people in the shot. From interning with fellow designers on the California coast, to meeting people from all over the world at a summit in Dublin, from getting morning coffee from the bakery below my apartment in Rome to talking with fellow travelers at a Route 66 motel; I have gained insight into what motivates people and how they travel and manipulate the spaces around them to accomplish their goals. Growing up, I lived all over the United States. I have experienced many cultures and traditions within our own country. The opportunity learn about different people through travel has been an amazing experience. Seeing how people use spaces in different ways has made me realize how important it is to learn about and understand traditions, expectations and values of people all over the world. Designing with a universal state of mind is important. Also important is context. A project in small town Sorrento, Spain would look completely different compared to one in Las Vegas, Nevada. Understanding the people and landscape of the site are integral to a well planned design. An interior does not exist without a building and a building does not exist without a site.
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM NEW YORK CITY, NY 66
COASTAL ROAD SORRENTO, SPAIN 67
CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS Sedona, AZ 68
CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES VALENCIA, SPAIN
BODEGA BAY HIGHWAY 1, CA 69
COLOSSEUM ROME, ITALY 70
APARTMENT COMPLEX SORRENT0, SPAIN 71
Rachel Anne Hunt February 2018 Portfolio