RACHEL RENGSTORF PORTFOLIO BFA Interior Design May 2019 email@example.com 405.664.3615 rachelrengstorf.myportfolio.com
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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
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PROBLEM To identify, research, and design a problem for final Thesis project. SOLUTION To make Oklahoma City more walkable, social, and usable, The Campus is a co-living community that features amenities for its users to live, work, and play. The Campus is located on an urban block that allows for its users to live with one another in fully furnished townhomes with shared public spaces. The block also features a park, a co- working office, a large indoor/ outdoor restaurant, and a coffee shop for people to improve their walkability and social sustainability. TOOLS USED Revit, Sketch- Up, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator
Research Millennial Living Trends •
According to a study by Eventbrite, millennials prefer experiences over things. “More than 3 in 4 millennials would choose to spend money on a desirable experience or event over buying something desirable.” Millennials are also delaying marriage, buying a home, and having children. “And significantly, this group has largely rejected suburbia… They seek instead cities, or older, close in suburbs that have a richer array of choices in employment, transportation, arts and entertainment, and a “café culture” similar to what’s found in many European cities.” Millennials value their health and wellness and are constantly looking for ways to improve their quality of life. Overall, millennials are looking for affordable, urban housing in which they can access experiences and entertainment easily.
Sense of Community •
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs puts forth the theory that our basic human needs must be satisfied before we can become the evolved, self-actualized social beings that we are. Those primary needs include shelter and property (live); employment and financial security (work); health, well-being, basic socializing and “belongingness” (play); food and water (eat); and finally clothing and “security of resources” (shop). With people moving back to city cores, they want to be able to have access to all their hierarchal needs and wants within walking or biking distance.
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The third level of Maslow’s needs is the need for social belonging. Humans are social by nature and inherently need social interaction Sense of community means that people have the feeling of being part of the community, connecting to each other and having commitment towards the community, and recognize they have common goals and are motivated to work together to achieve those.
Walkability • •
Walkability is a measure of how friendly an area is to walking. Walking has health, environmental, and economic benefits. The General Theory of Walkability explains how, to be favored, a walk must, “satisfy four main conditions, it must be useful, safe, comfortable and interesting.”
What is the Campus? • •
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The Campus is a fully furnished Co- Living community that features brownstone- like homes that hold 6 people per home. Members at the Campus can enjoy the privacy of their own bedroom/ bathroom while sharing common spaces such as the kitchen and living areas. The Campus aims to provide a social, unique option for people who are on the go, wanting proximity to the city, or wanting a new experience. Each unit has 6 private bed and bathrooms, a main living, dining, and kitchen area, inhouse laundry, several hangout zones, and a shared rooftop deck. The Campus also features a community building with The Lab- the Co- working floor, a gym, a laundromat, and a mailroom. The Campus features an on site restaurant, The Tray, which provides an indoor outdoor social experience. The Campus provides a walkable grounds with a semi- private park as the center of the property. 9.
The Quarters are the units in which the Campus residents live. Each unit consists of six private bedroom and bathrooms, a community kitchen and living area, a rooftop patio, and several other shared spaces. There are two bedrooms on each floor, maximizing windows and natural light for each bedroom. The ground floor promotes socialization through cooking together, eating together, and relaxing together.
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the quarters: building section
The Quarters consist of 4 levels of shareable space and private areas. The first level features a large kitchen with a spacious pantry that allows for enough space for each member to store groceries and food. There is a dining room set for 6 people so the members can have dinner together whenever they want. The unit features four other small hangout areas separate from the main living room. This provides enough options for private hangouts, doing work, social get togethers, or just relaxing.
kitchen/ dining 2nd floor library
custom headboard Each private bedroom is furnished with a custom designed headboard that functions as a bed, a desk, and storage. Having one simple piece of furniture allows for a stress- free moving process and maximizes space in the bedroom. The bed also features built- in lighting that is easily moveable that can be used as a desk task light or bedside lighting.
The Lab is located in the community building on the Campus. Located on the second floor, the Lab provides a co-working space for residents to work, conduct small meetings, use ammenities such as printing and copying, and use the coffee bar. All the work rooms are equipped with white boards and screens with presentation capabilities.
Floor Finish Plan
Mannington Carpet Product: Carpet Tile Style: Boucle Color: Moonstone 81299 Dimensions: 24”x 24” Installation: Brick Ashlar
Shaw Contract Product: LVT Style: Strand 0516V Color: Pebble 16530 Dimensions: 18”x 36” Installation: Stagger
Mohawk Group Product: LVT Style: Secoya Color: Benmore 123 Dimensions: 9”x 59” Installation: Brick Ashlar
Fireclay Tile Product: Glass Tile Color: Rosy Finch Finish: Gloss Size: 4”x6” Installation: Vertical Stack
the lab: workzone
the lab: overall view
The Tray, located on the east corner of The Campus, is a large indoor/ outdoor restaurant that residents and non- residents of The Campus can enjoy. The Trayâ€™s first floor features a large bar with lounge seating, community dining tables, an open prep kitchen, and access to round level outdoor patio seating. The second floor consists of an indoor/ outdoor bar, a private event room, and a rooftop bar. The Tray is the perfect place to meet friends after work or have dinner after a walk around the neighborhood.
1st floor bar
Hightower Product: Caryngo Finish: Natural Oak Leather: Saddle Quantity: 6 Cost Estimate: $23,298
BluDot Product: Bank 96 Sofa Finish: Metal Leather: Maharam Aria 086 Quantity: 3 Cost Estimate: $7,197
Scandinavian Spaces Product: Ghost Finish: Metal Custom Color Quantity: 10 Cost Estimate: Contact Dealer
PROBLEM To research a location and implement that research into a boutique hotel for the chosen area. SOLUTION Hotel Rosado is located north of Taos, New Mexico, in the middle of the beautiful mountains and desert. With its traditional Spanish elements, such as stucco walls, wood beams, rounded archways, and a Spanish- inspired fireplace mixed with modern elements such as concrete floors, bold prints, and bright color palette, Rosado is the perfect mix of old and new. Rosado features a large luxury spa, gym, and juice bar on the first floor, perfect for anyone looking to relax and get away. The second floor features a large open- concept restaurant, bar, and outdoor patio- the main inspiration for the hotel. Rosado was inspired by the colorful food in Hispanic culture, the beautiful mountains and desert surrounding it, and the pink cactus flowers that scatter the local landscape. TOOLS USED Revit, Sketch- Up, Photoshop, Indesign
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Color Board Layout
A Boutique Hotel & Spa
Nest Easy Chair from Hightower used in the Restaurant
Ita in Taupe from Knoll used on the Restaurant Chairs
Caravaggio Light Fixture from Hightower used in Guest Rooms
Cleo in Fox from Knoll used on the Bar Sofas
Boet Stool from Hightower used in the Restaurant
Constance in Dayflower from Knoll used on the Restaurant Booths
Ann Sacks tile
Juno in Chili Pepper from Knoll used on the Guest Room Sofas
Concrete Finish throughout Hotel
Bulb Fiction from Hightower used in Restaurant
Stone Veneer Desk
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r used in Spa and Reception
PROBLEM To bring awareness to the plummeting Monarch butterfly population through pattern making. SOLUTION Inspired by the butterfly and floral patterns popular in the 1970â€™s, The Butterfly Effect is a collection of designs that can be produced through silk screening, pattern repeats, and product design. The designs were also inspired by the abstract patterns that occur naturally in the butterfly wing. The Monarch butterfly population has decreased 90 percent in just the last two decades. Through design, awareness can be brought to this shocking environmental issue. TOOLS USED Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect Inspired by the patterns and colors of the 1970â€™s and the abstract patterns that occur in butterfly wings, each pattern can be reproduced and placed onto an infinite number of household products like pillows or lamps. The patterns were created in illustrator and were placed onto household items through the silk screening process.
PROBLEM To create a religious or spiritual space with the given floor plan for IDEC Student Competition. SOLUTION Located in the heart of bustling city streets, Reverie is the ultimate retreat. Inspired by the design of a park pavilion, Reverie allows visitors to decompress within a relaxing outdoor atmosphere. Driven by the concept of â€œCompression and Release,â€? Reverie is a release from the stresses of the urban activity surrounding it, as visitors experience the space through low ceiling heights, dark materials, and a release to the outdoor courtyard. The purpose of Reverie is to allow people to connect with nature in an urban environment through biophilic design and to promote wellbeing through meditation and relaxation. TOOLS USED Revit, Sketch- Up, Photoshop, Indesign
Biophilic design Also inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, the idea of incorporating the outdoors into a space is commonly referred to as biophilic design. According to “14 Patterns of Biophilic Design,” biophilic design can, “reduce stress, enhance creativity and clarity of thought, improve our well- being and expedite healing.” The main patterns of biophilic design utilized in this space are: visual connection with nature, thermal and airflow variability, presence of water, dynamic and diffuse light, biomorphic forms and patterns, and material connection with nature.
Compression and release Used by Frank Lloyd Wright in many of his designs, including the Johnson Wax Research Tower, the Unity Temple, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the theory of compression and release is a successful one. The purpose is to create small, compressed areas such as a hallway with low ceilings that open up to a larger space. This creates a sense of relief and awe when you are released into the larger space. This concept has served as the theoretical framework for this project from the beginning.
Connect Reverie helps its users connect to nature through its accessible outdoor courtyard, use of natural materials, and through the senses. Users can hear, smell, see, and touch the small piece of nature right in front of them.
Reflect Reverie provides users a space to relax through its calming nature. It is a space to be alone with nature and oneâ€™s thoughts. Users are encouraged to meditate and reflect through the spaceâ€™s comfortable seating, simple design, and natural lighting.
Decompress Reverie not only is a literal compress and release, but it also provides a philisophical release from the stresses of the outside world to its patrons. It is a get away from the bustling city always moving around it.
Rendered Furniture Plan
1. Upholstery for floor cushions- Incorporates natural color palette and comfortable feel, promoting relaxation 2. Upholstery for lounge chairs- Incorporates natural color palette and comfortable feel, promoting relaxation 3. Herman Miller lounge chairs- Upholstered, comfortable chairs on the first level 4. Existing brick wall- All existing walls are brick; this warms up the space and is also environmentally friendly 5. Calcutta marble side table- Natural calcutta marble incorporates natural stone and a place for users to place belongings 6. Hardwood flooring- Natural dark wood flooring throughout the entire interior warms up the space and incorporates natural materia 7. Permeable concrete pavers- Allows for the courtyard to be ADA compliant and environmentally friendly 8. Nanawall Frameless Glass Wall system- Can be closed, open all the way, or partially open
PROBLEM To give the Stongate Elementary School building a new purpose as a co- working office, while restoring itâ€™s historical elements. SOLUTION Built in 1963, Stongate is full of midcentury qualities. By keeping the terrazzo block walls, exterior materials, and general floor plan of the building, the historic nature of the school is preserved. The East wing of the building serves the community as a new co- working area and provides a variety of seating, conference room, and other amenities for its users. The coworking space also features offices for young startup companies to grow into. The style of Stongate Offices brings together a new concept, co- working spaces, and traditional mid-century modern aesthetic. TOOLS USED Revit, Sketch- Up, Photoshop, Indesign,
Co- Working Zone The West wing of Stonegate has been converted from old classrooms to an area for co-working, rentable space for small businesses, a breakroom, and a conference room available to rent out for private meetings with clients or collegues. The co- working zone provides many different seating options including lounge areas as well as locked storage.
Co- Working Zone Furniture Plan
Co Working Zone
Reflected Ceiling Plan
Lighting Specifications Zero Lighting Product: Element XL Installation: Ceiling Hook Connection: Terminal Block Light Source: 42W
Eureka Product: Monk Installation: Ceiling Cable Finish: Aluminum Light Source: 13W LED Dimensions: 7.09” D
Eureka Product: Face Installation: Cable Mounting Temperature: 3000K Light Source: 27W LED Dimensions: 96”x 8”
Eureka Product: Area Installation: Ceiling Surface Temperature: 3000K Light Source: 96W LED Dimensions: 36” D
Investor Lounge Furniture Plan
Reflected Ceiling Plan
Mosaic Tile PC# W4 Manufacturer: MSI Product: Arabescato Installation: Herringbone Size: 12” x 12” mesh
PLAM PC# M2 Manufacturer: Wilsonart Color: Field Elm Finish: 12 Soft Grain Repeat Length: 49.213 Repeat Width: 62.205
Quartz PC# M3 Manufacturer: Corian Color: Portoro Slab Size: 63”x 120”
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