Finally! The Big Reveal
My loyal readers have had to contend with me waffling about ‘industrial this’ and ‘Georgian that’ for a few months now. This isn’t because I tend to randomly waffle about these subject areas – as part of my research for the current (and as of 4am this morning; submitted) module of my degree course.
So, without further ado it gives me great pleasure to finally post snippets of my research work, the technical aspects of my work and the renders that I created in support of the various design concepts for this space.
This particular blog post is going to be more about the ‘visual’ and less about the ‘theory’ because I’m sick of the sight of words at the minute. And I’m usually all about the words. But not today; staying up until 4am desperately trying to finalise your coursework and typing like a mad woman when you have to get up for work 4 hours later is no joke. So on that note, I’ll let my work do the talking. Think of this as a story board explaining the journey of my design process from day one.
This is the property (County House) that turned my life upside down. OK, you might think this is a tad melodramatic but my eye bags would disagree.
This is the Client Brief. All us ‘designers’ need one; want one and crave one. Just give it to us dammit!
Isn’t this pretty? It’s called a Relationship Diagram. It helps to pull together the various requirements of each space and their relationship to one another. Notice the lace detail? Nice.
We all need inspiration. Yes, even designers. These images illustrate industrial inspired office space.
It’s all about the lace.
And more lace.
These little gems are called Tolix. And I want one.
Yummy wallcoverings that epitomise the historical location and period of County House.
Never underestimate the impact of a lift!
A modern interpretation of the traditional camelback settee.
An illustration of one of my design concepts, that was inspired by the Standing Meeting ethos.
Another illustration of the reception area and in particular the design of the reception desk with factory inspired pendant lighting (and exposed brick).
This is called a Schematic and is the first stage in the more technical aspects of the design process. It involves application of block diagrams that represent space usage. I had to do 3 of these and then choose my preferred schematic (which is this one, though there was a slight change to the final technical floor plan).
And this is what caused me so much frustration, pain and misery!! This little box that contained more tiny little boxes!! But this just isn’t any ordinary little box; it’s a technical floor plan and EVERTHING in this space has been designed taking into consideration all the necessary Anthropometric Data and Disability Discrimination Act guidelines to the nearest mm!!! I kid you not.
And this is the final technical floor plan of the first floor. Before I was able to devise these final plans I had to complete 3 development sketches. Being an Interior Design degree student ain’t easy.
After having finalised my technical floor plans I then devised an elevation from each floor. Oh, the joys.
And this is an elevation of the Staff Breakout area.