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SAMIRA ATTAR-GUZMAN INTERIOR DESIGN PORTFOLIO


CONTENTS IDEC: EDUCATIONAL FACILITY

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RETAIL

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CORPORATE: CANADIAN RED CROSS

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HEALTHCARE: BLOOD DONATION CLINIC

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HOSPITALITY: RESTAURANT

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THESIS: CO-LIVING YOUTH SPACE

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IDEC: EDUCATIONAL FACILITY


PROJECT OVERVIEW

     ’ “”   ’   

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 

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 

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 

 

 

 

 



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RETAIL: BOOKSTORE


PROJECT OVERVIEW   ’ 

 

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 

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 

 

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 


 

 



 

  

  

  

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CORPORATE: CANADIAN RED CROSS


PROJECT OVERVIEW

       

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  

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HEALTHCARE: BLOOD DONATION CLINIC


PROJECT OVERVIEW

The concept for this blood donor clinic is to simulate nature, which research shows to support a calming and comfortable environment. This will be accomplished by emulating organic elements such as vegetation and wood. The design of the clinic will be kept open with limited partitions and an unobstructed circulation path, creating a stress free atmosphere. With these design elements, the donors will feel they've entered a serene environment while they donate.

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HOSPITALITY: RESTAURANT


PROJECT OVERVIEW

  “”  ’  

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THESIS: CO-LIVING YOUTH SPACE


PROJECT OVERVIEW LOCATION: 21 OSSINGTON AVENUE Site is easily accesible via public transit

Located in the downtown core of Toronto. Close to stores and shopping malls Stores are close enough that users may walk or bike to their desitination

Exterior View

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Interior Views


CLIENT PROFILE The client for the project is LOFT, a program that believes people have the right to change and grow and that everyone deserves the chance to do so. LOFT Community services are an organization that believe in serving people, making them the largest organization of its kind in Ontario. They offer specific programs for over 4,000 vulnerable youth, adults and seniors, with a unique focus on mental/physical health and substance abuse issues. LOFT offers a variety of different services in mental health and addiction services, as well as over 1,000 housing units in over 70 sites in Toronto and the York region, with support teams aiding over 1,800 clients throughout.

HEALING THERAPY Healing Therapy has been proven to be a method of therapy that highlights the natural influence of ornamental plants. This, in effect, adds to higher quality work performance, as opposed to environments without access to nature. By installing a botanical garden in the community, it creates naturalized instalments where residents could be brought together. In regards to mental health, people who tend to spend time around nature have a higher positive outlook on life, as opposed to people who do not. Addtionally, people are prone to be less depressed, stressed or feel a strain on their mental health. Moreover, the act of gardening is considered to be a form of therapy for people who have experienced traumatic events. The exercise of nourishing something is a method for people to work through their experiences and improve their mental health.

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DESIGN OBJECTIVES The proposed project is to design a transitional housing and youth centre for female victims of trauma between the ages of 16 and 26, who are trying to move forward and overcome their negative experiences. Moreover, this youth centre will provide a comfortable living space and create a sense of community for at risk youth.

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Support

Community

Healing


CONCEPT The conceptual approach for this project is a connection between the interior and exterior environments, by bringing in elements such as plants and vegetation as part of the interior architecture of the space. This will be done by incorporating plant features in the interior such as green walls and an attached green house, where the clients will be able to care for the plants that inhabit the space. Aside from the healing therapeutic aspect plants have on people, the features will also serve as an air ventilation system, by clearing the interior air of pollutants and improving the indoor quality of the building.

Green walls

Integrated Garderning Area

Glass Facade

A design challenge that came about in this project was working with the many columns within the space. Instead of hiding them within walls, the columns were used as a feature within the space and the inspiration was drawn from nature itself. The concept was derived from the overall shape of a tree, in which they are smaller at the bottom and branch into a larger mass at the top. This allowed for the upside down pyramid shape to be produced.

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GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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Tenants Only Communal Areas

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MATERIALS AND FINISHES Flame Maple

Maharam Carpet Margin 650044–001 Teal

Corian Cladded Columns

Armstrong Vinyl Flooring Cream Dusk

Green Wall Vegetation

Black Oak

Furniture Upholstery Material Textus Prato in Mariner

Interface Carpet Flooring #4169002

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EzoBord Acoustical Tile Elephant Grey (AK11)

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