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INTERIOR DESIGN

DESIGNED FOR A REASON.

A series of interior design projects produced at University (2015 - 2018).

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY | 2015

Designing fashion stands for portfolios for the free range fashion show using geometric forms.


RUSKIN GALLERY EXHIBITION & FURNITURE DESIGN | 2015

Helixa - combination of spring mechanism to the double coiled DNA molecule.  

Design and principle research - furniture design.


LIGHTING DESIGN | 2016

The Lit Environment: Journey

Walking through Birmingham’s St Paul’s cathedral to Grand Central during 3 seasons; winter, spring, summer: Capturing the journey of light.



LIGHTING BOX MODEL


Burberry Ephemeral: Creating an atmospheric scheme of contrasting light and dark. The pop up design has an acrylic glass casing covering the interior of the shop. Although the Hobson Passage site is dark due to the overcasting shadows caused by the buildings, there is still daylight, which reaches the pavement during morning to midday. With this in mind, the daylight would in effect be able to reach the rotator and conveyor belt creating shadows in the shop.


The contrast between light and dark is explored + experimented with putting lighting in the pipework design which runs through the whole pop up shop. The entrance of the shop is very dark and dreary. To create a lit atmosphere, I decided to experiment by adding warm LEDs in the interior of pipework. The contrast would ideally be found between the dark entrance and the day-lit interior of the first floor of the shop.


INSTALLATION PRACTICE | 2016

Time change

I will be exploring the factors of time change through an installation, which discusses the seasonal differences within each month of a year. It will show how time is encapsulated; investigating the inevitable endless cycle of nature’s alterations.  Spring to summer, autumn to winter will be defined through leaf change which will be set against a wheel symbolising a clock- to show how nature changes over time. I plan to set this around the ring boundary of the tree in front of Coslett café. I plan to use free- standing timber framing; an old bicycle wheel and laser cut leaves. Technical requirements will be the use of the laser- cutting machine and the sander to clean up the timber frames. Roughly, it should be around 2 meters high and a width of 60cm by 300cm.


STAIRS & VOID | 2015

Stairs are travel spaces that allow us to move between floors.  They can also be considered as vertical threshold spaces. They move people though a vertical space within a building. They take up a volume of space in a building, need enough room for feet to comfortably tread on (treads) and they rise at a particular relationship (risers).


1:50 Scale Model of a space in Cambridge School of Art

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN | 2016

Transforming the eponymous Cambridge market square into a social meeting point where people can eat and enjoy the view of Cambridge.  All design decisions are produced through the history and heritage held at the site.

RETAIL DESIGN | 2016

Burberry Popup Shop.

Hobson’s passage site survey.

Selection of renders and contextualised guidance of site and clientele.

Burberry coat production line design.

DESIGN & MAKE | 2016

Exhibition Design

Designing stands for third year interior designers at the Cambridge degree show.

PLEAT | 2017

Pleat focuses on how 3D Designed spaces can be informed by performative aspects of design, story, spectatorship and manufacture.  I considered significant domestic architectural language, spatial planning through a study of an existing building.


Proposal: Volts

Fashion Designer: Iris Van Herpen

Inspired by Herpen’s mirror dress in the voltage collection’ 13, creating a themed catwalk mimicking the pleats of the mirrors was desired. Involving Tesla’s coil installation and having a fallen down pylon as the cause of ‘high- voltage’ from the installation allowed me to create a suitable atmosphere and design story. For video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqRJtTbp8NKYulWffgh_8pQ

TIME IN MOTION:SMALL | 2017

The system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.


The National Gas Engine is the object I have chosen to look at.

This is as of present an engine, which is still running and can produce gas.

The space that the engine is in, is very rich in history has many connections with outside the museum grounds such as the old gasholders where the Tesco superstore now is.


The wheels on both engines are a distinctive feature and relate to ‘Time In Motion’ where the wheel that does not move symbolises the past- how it has stopped in history.


Yet the moving wheel, symbolises time back in motion- giving a sense to the public; that running the engines is a form to honour the worker’s hard toil during times of the pumping station.


PHASE 1: Taking the gas engine out from the basement and on to the museum valve yard.


PHASE 2: Re- networking the pipework from underground and raising it above the surface. Pushing the valves upward.


PHASE 3: Creating a playground environment for children as well as an exhibition of the engines running for visitors.

TIME IN MOTION:MEDIUM | 2017

The system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.


I discovered that the gas to fill up the Cambridge gasholders came through the pipes, which are networked underneath the museum. Each pipe is connected to each engine such as gas and steam at the museum.


 When gas was filtered through the pipes, it had to be directed from the valves in the valve yard.

  

There are 10 valves on the yard at present; each valve is connected to a pipe which funneled the gas through to the gas works.




PHASE 1: Taking the gas engine out from the basement and on to the museum valve yard.


PHASE 2: Re- networking the pipework from underground and raising it above the surface. Pushing the valves upward.


PHASE 3: Creating a playground environment for children as well as an exhibition of the engines running for visitors.

THE WORLD IS LOUD | 2018

Cambridge SA graduate show:


The World Is Loud

 

Who.

The World Is Loud proposes a series of retreats for people of all ages looking to absorb the medicine of the moment.

 

What.

The project reinstalls a gasholder on the site and uses it to help to create a series of vertically staged activities and a variety of social engagements, leading to a sense of seclusion and quiet. The project offers 5 x active stages to achieve the state of living in the present moment. The stages consist of jumping, climbing, elevating, meditating and planting. 

 

Where.

Cambridge Museum of Technology; internal + external; Valve Yard and Steam/ Gas Engine Rooms.

 

Why.

My project deals with the struggles of mental health and daily anxieties, which we may all struggle to overcome in today’s busy world. This space in Cambridge encourages a person to physically and mentally obtain balance and wellbeing in their life through engaging with the techniques of meditation; being in the present moment.

 

The world is loud. Let’s stop the madness.