Thursday, January 27, 2011

IARc lounge _ bar design

This is the original design for the eating bar in the middle of the space. Working with elements from the painting installation the design of the bar will speak to the repetition of the organic forms. The design has altered since but is speaks in this nature.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

IARc lounge

The student lounge in the Maud Gatewood Studio Arts Building, on the UNC-Greensboro campus is undergoing an EXTREME MAKEOVER : IARc style. Currently the lounge has several cafe tables and chairs, and a group study station, but unfortunately the lounge is not satisfying the students that use the building. We are proposing several different elements that will hopefully make the space more inviting and conducive to lounging. Myself along with several other IARc students and art students are designing a laptop station, a bar to sit and eat at, and an area for comfortable seating that allows people to come and enjoy the company of others. Also the main feature of the space will be a painting that is literally growing off the wall. [see more about this feature here]

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

conceptual haiku

We are beginning the design process by conceptually thinking about how we want the space to be designed. First we were given the task of writing a haiku that speaks to what we want the design to embrace, than we are to pair it up with an image that speaks to the content of the haiku.

engrain memory
engender community
establish a home

Codes Analysis

Monday, January 24, 2011

[re] visioning 614-618 S. Elm St.

This project pertains to the [re]visioning of a historic commercial building in downtown Greensboro as a mixed-used project. The programming of the space comes from the vision of the new owners, Charlie and Ruth Jones, a couple of peculiar people, as some might put it. [This is their acting company] The Jones' imagine this building becoming a community theater and coffee|sandwich shop on the first floor, dormitory space for interns on the second floor, as well as their current living quarters on the third floor.

As stated by Charlie he wants to "ingender community" and create a place for everyone and anyone to come.