TAUANA MARQUES DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE
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TAUANA MARQUES DE FREITAS
INTERIOR DESIGNER, ARCHITECT AND URBAN PLANNER
Interior designer with a background in Architecture and Urban Planning. Having worked in companies specializing in highend residential, hospitality, commercial and art exhibition interiors has provided experience with different clients, the scope of work and control of different parts of the project process, from concept to construction.
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“The Interior Design, Architecture and Urban Planning background help me to understand the different scales of the project. The users of the space and memories are my inspiration to create distinctive projects and experiences.“
AWARDS ASID Portfolio Competition Finalist USA American Society of Interior Designers
Year’s Best Student Works Brazil Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie - FAU
EDUCATION 2015 - 2017
AutoCAD Revit ArchiCAD SketchUP Vray Adobe Photoshop / InDesign / Illustrator After Effects Microsoft Office
Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie Sao Paulo - Brazil Architecture and Urban Planning Degree
Politecnica de La Catalunya Barcelona - Spain Student Exchange Program, Architecture
EXPERIENCES 2017 - 2019
Magdalena Keck Interior Design Interior Designer - USA High-end residential, commercial and hospitality concept and design development. Managing projects from initial concept to completion. Presentations, 3D and clients meetings. Furniture, fixtures, finishes and materials research and selection, custom furniture and millwork design. Assistant in exhibitions design.
Bowler and Blue Intern Interior Designer - USA Event design, designing stores, and residential interiors, window displays custom fabrication, production, and styling.
2012 - 2019
Tauana Marques Architecture and Design Architect / Interior Designer - Brazil and Portugal Design and development concept of residential and commercial interior projects, construction documents and management, cost schedules and styling.
2014 - 2015
Arquitetura Gui Mattos Junior Architect / Interior Designer - Brazil Design and development concept of high-end residential and hospitality projects, construction documents, FF&E, millwork detail, cost schedules.
2010 - 2014
Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados Intern and Junior Architect - Brazil
Design and development concept of model apartments, residential and commercial projects, presentations, construction documents, millwork design, FF&E, and styling.
English / Portuguese / Spanish Conceptual Design / Sketches / FF&E Digital Modeling / Rendering Technical Expertise / Drawings Construction Management
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milan - Italy Summer Program, Interior Design
CAU Brazil Conselho de Arquitetura e Urbanismo do Brasil
New York School of Interior Design New York - USA MFA2 Graduate Program, Interior Design
Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Urbano de São Paulo Architect Intern - Brazil Responsible for checking legal projects, organize and update information about the legislation.
My name is Tauana Marques de Freitas. I was born in Brazil and currently reside in Manhattan. I have a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning and a master in Interior Design. My experiences started in 2009, during college. I have worked in urban planning and also with residential and commercial architecture, but I cannot deny that my passion has always been interior design and how a space that already exists can be reinvented. I started to work in Interior design in 2010 for a big firm in Brazil where I became a Junior Architect. I was part of a team and worked essentially with concepts and different stages of project preconstruction and assisted during the construction. That experience gave me a good understanding of the different stages that a project requires. In 2012, I started my own firm focusing on residential and commercial interior design projects. This experience on my own helped me to understand the client and designer relationship, and the complexity of each individual project. For me, it just makes sense if the process is in a continuous transformation that provides several involvements. When I think about my professional career in design it is interesting how the different scales that I have experienced have led to a basic understanding. Regardless of what I design, a neighborhood or a chair; the most important thing is always the user. Following this idea, my inspirations come from people and their necessities. The role of an architect or a designer is to provide new and surprising experiences that go beyond requirements in order to create distinctive projects. My ideas are always inspired by a connection to history. My projects do not ignore anything that already exists. It is important for an artist to know that sometimes we do not need to start from scratch to create something innovative and that art or design is just an evolution through time. My future plans are dedicated to interior design and art, my new passion. I am looking for great experiences and ready to be challenged with new visions, languages, and practice in this creative profession. I am ready to be inspired to produce the best of me and am fully prepared to exchange ideas, creativity, and points of view with a lot of work and dedication.
Re s o rt H o use
DE SIG NE R A PA RT ME NT
NAT U RE H OU S E
1S T A PA R T M ENT
Holiday House - Hudson Woods, NY
Residence - Four Seasons, NYC
Holiday Houses - Fazenda Boa Vista, Brazil
Model Apartment - Itaim, Brazil
category Professional - Team/2018 Residential
category Professional - Team/2018 Residential
category Professional - Team/2015 Residential
category Professional - Team / 2013 Model Apartment - Residential
S . Re st a ur a nt
V. Ban k
Ne w Neighbo rho o d
M . Ex h ib i t ion
Plant Based Restaurant - Manhattan, NY
Investment Bank - Manhattan, NY
Mixed Use Complex - SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil
Art Exhibition - Manhattan, NY
category Professional - Team / 2019 Hospitality
category Professional - Team / 2018 Commercial
category Professional - Team / 2014 Hospitality
category Professional - Team / 2018 Exhibition
Resort House Holiday House - Hudson Woods, NY category Professional - Team/2018 Residential dining room and great room
complex of houses
HOUSE POOL HOUSE
The Resort House is a collection of houses located in Hudson Woods, a community in Kerhonkson, upstate NY. The development includes 26 dwellings on 131 forested acres. All the properties have the Scandinavian architecture as a reference and they are totally integrated into the natural landscape. presentation boards
The project started with 2 buildings: the main house and garage. After 2 years, 4 more buildings were added: screened porch, pool house, greenhouse, and a tree house and observatory. An escape from the city and an interior designer that dialogues with the scenario have guided the concept of this project. More than 300 different pieces were carefully selected in vintage shops and galleries specialized with mid-century design and completed with custom pieces made by local designers. The millwork incorporated the white oak planks that are present on the walls, ceiling, and floor. The art has the Hudson River school as a reference, including artists from the first and the second period that painted familiar places close to the house.
Hans Wegner easy chair model AP-15 Denmark - 1950s
George Nakashima walnut writing armchair USA - 1960s
curved sofa France- 1960s
JĂźrg Bally brown wooden eat and tea table Switzerland - 1950s
teak guitar pick triangle nest of tables vintage set Denmark - 1960s
pair of live-edge wooden stools Kerhonkson - 1970s
small guest bedroom
DESIGNER APARTMENT Residence- Four Seasons, NYC category Professional - Team/2018 Residential dining room
The two-bedroom home is located on the 63rd floor of the Four Seasons Private Residences, close to City Hall. It is a designer and photographer house with brand-name furnishings and a monochrome palette to create a minimal apartment in Lower Manhattan
White walls, monochrome furnishings and an abundance of natural light merge to create a minimal, gallery-like space. Furnishings were chosen to complement this pale backdrop and include a combination of contemporary, vintage, high-end and custom-made designs.
The design concept is inspired by the atmosphere present at 700 feet. A space suspended in the sky composed of warm whites and soft varied textures. Itâ€™s a balance and composition between function, form, lines, negative space, and light created with objects and materials artfully arranged.
NATURE HOUSE Holiday Houses - Fazenda Boa Vista, Brazil type Professional - Team/2015 Residential house
floor plans Nature Houses is an architectural and design development with 12 houses located in the middle of the tropical forest in SĂŁo Paulo.
The project was born from the idea of valuing the green and the landscape. The single-store houses are organized in a linear manner, creating flat gardens and decks that provide continuity of the room and suites. Intimate and social areas do not confront and sides without doors or windows guarantee total privacy. The vegetation surrounds the whole house and enhances the view from wherever one looks. The interior design and the curated furnishings, accessories and art were part of the architectural studies. In this way, the objects complement the space and propose a feeling of an informal and elegant space that holiday houses should have.
1ST APARTMENT Model Apartment type Professional - Team / 2013 Model apartment - Residential social area
laundry, balcony and living room
kitchen, living room and dining room
S. Restaurant Plant Based Restaurant - Manhattan, NY type Professional - Team / 2019 Hospitality dining room
GAS FIRE PLACE
WOOD FIRE PLACE
19 OUTDOOR GARDEN
S. is a small, high-end vegan restaurant in the Middle of East Village. It is a basement of 1500sq/ft connected to a double height skylight room and backyard.
The concept is informed by the human senses and how our perceptual acuity changes throughout the seasons. Each of the five senses - the taste naturally, the sight and smell, but also touch and hearing - is considered with attention, its longings and cravings understood and realized through sustenance and atmosphere.
The space is a clean architectural shell thought to provide a comfortable experience and a better interaction with each season. The low ceiling height of 8â€™ is exaggerated with the curved ceiling and wall and minimized by the vertical lines. The acoustic plaster on the ceilings and walls, original wood floor and some small touch of terrazzo and cooper elements connect the different dining areas. The S. experience begins as one enters through the Flower Shop, which is fully open from the street and spills into the chefâ€™s tables pace like a front garden spilling into a kitchen. Long table, fireplace, and the open kitchen instill a sense welcome. Then the guests take their places in the dining room under the large skylight and different flower installations during the year. A small backyard garden is the final of an enjoyed night. Everything one sees and touches is tactile and genuine. The air smells of plants.
V. Bank Investment Bank - Manhattan, NY type Professional - Team / 2018 Commercial reception and offices
PANTRY / BAR
pantry and bar
reception V. is a boutique hedge fund company specializing in biotechnology and pharma. It is a loft of 3550 sq/ ft, remarkably characterized by exposed structural elements of the cast iron industrial building.
The carefully proportioned plan creates a central core dedicated to the open area work stations surrounded by a perimeter of private spaces.
The central work area benefits from a full height space obtained by displaying the preexistent structure of the building and enhanced by intense daylight and white surfaces. This central core is metaphorically the spine of the working activity. Similarly, the spatial rhythm of the private spaces is generated by the exposed brick and concrete of the building. Here a dropped roof of slat wood hides the infrastructures while keeping visual contact with the building structure, as well as providing the feeling of being in a taller space yet creating the warm comfortable atmosphere of intimacy. Preexistence and new are harmonized through colors, materials, and shapes. Every working space is designed as belonging to the whole without losing its individual character. The bank is understood as a community or family and the project is designed to emphasize the idea of a network of people working side by side.
Ne w Neig h b o r h ood Mixed Use Complex - SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil type Professional - Team / 2014 Hospitality bar and lounge area
kids party room
M. Exhibition Art Exhibition - Manhattan, NY type Professional - Team / 2018 Exhibition exhibition and performance area
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ELEVATION SCALE: 1/4=1'-0"
ELEVATION SCALE: 1/4=1'-0"
ELEVATION SCALE: 1/4=1'-0"
MM BOUTIQUE HOTEL
A space for refugees restart their lives
Boutique hotel in Montreal
Underground amenities in NYC
Everlane pop-up store
category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2017 Mixed Use (Commercial + Retail + Cultural)
category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2016 Hospitality
category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2016 Conceptual (Facilities and Cultural)
category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2015 Retail
C U LT U RA L I N T E RV ENT I O N
REI concept store
NYU urban art school
School for artisans
category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2015 Retail
category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2015 Educational
category Academic - Architecture and Urban Design) /2016 Educational
category Academic - Master / 2016 Furniture Design
CULTURAL MARKET A space for refugees restart their lives category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2017 Mixed Use (Commercial + Retail + Cultural) cultural plaza
forced to flee
temporary host country
citizenship and integration
mixed use area
Brooklyn Navy Yard
to eat... auditorium
coworking roof top
events roof top
third floor kids care
to change... events community center coworking administration
second floor kids care
community center roof top
office roof top events
MM BOUTIQUE HOTEL Boutique hotel in Montreal category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2016 Hospitality lobby
past x present
beau art building
UNESCO city of design
beau arts x present
transitions grand entrances
guest room floor
EXCAVATED SPACES Underground amenities in NYC category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2016 Conceptual (Facilities and Cultural) sport plaza
growing horizontal - loss of green areas
growing vertical up - loss of history
growing vertical down - opportunity
Lower East Side
Delancey Street section
day - sun light (solar tube + glass)
night - artificial light
DYNAMIC SPACE Everlane pop-up store category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2015 Retail entrance and new collection
The space is a white cube with a metallic structure in the ceiling that accommodates flexible and vertical elements used as hangers or supports for shelves. The â€œinverse pillarsâ€? are arranged in a grid all over the store and they slide in one direction, providing different layouts during the different seasons. In this way, the structure and dynamics of buying can be connected with brand philosophy.
The basic idea is to create a simple and functional store where the client can find what he/she is looking for and pay in within minutes. For this, the pieces exposed have the same color and just differ in size. After, the client can get the product (right color and size) inside the boxes that are under the hangers and pay at the I-Pads that are distributed in the store.
entrance + new collection
PRODUCT LIBRARY REI concept store category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2015 Retail displays and service area
library x REI circulation
URBAN SCHOOL NYU urban art school category Academic - Master (Interior Design) / 2015 Educational
New York is urban, comes from the street and different arts make this city an interesting space. The urban art school provides different classes related to street art and urban design. The building is a typical brick construction located in Soho with open floors.
The design inspiration comes from the street. Public spaces are combined with the necessary privacy for a school. The building is divided into two (social area / public x functional program / private) by a stair and a huge mural. These elements translate the casual, multi-functional and integrating atmosphere. The materials come from the street also. The floor remembers the metallic grid founded on the sidewalks and subway in NYC, providing shadow and light relations between different floors. All the spaces are connected and the furniture helps to adapt the areas according to the different programs, events, and class that is happening.
original exposed structure
metallic mash + glass
graphite - Gemeos
CULTURAL INTERVENTION School for artisans category Academic - Architecture and Urban Design) / 2016 Educational school and the public park
São Sebastião x Ilhabela
The Cultural intervention in São Sebastião is the result of a study about the construction of the space, related to the cultural identity of each territory and their popular demands. The proposed project is an alternative plan for an embankment between the sea and the historical center of São Sebastião at São Paulo coast. This plan tries to attach the lifestyle of the city with the preservation of urban patrimony, tourism, and economic development. A training school for artisans is proposed in a way to extend the maintenance of their culture while stimulating the people’s participation in the organization of the city, making the architectural object a direct response to social and local demand. A modern architecture contrasts with the historical center and the park and outdoor recreation area. The historical center and the water board are not visually cut, preserving the scenario from old times.
1st proposal - spreading buildings
(TRI)ANGLE CHAIR Rock chair type Academic - Master / 2016 Furniture Design rock chair