27 Mar

Thesis Animation created using 3DS MAX, Adobe After Effects & Premiere 

This thesis project aims to fuse the idea of wellness and sports rehabilitation in one facility with an overlying design of graphics leading the design. In terms of graphics, branding and wayfinding will be the two dominate factors that influence the design decisions. Designing a sport wellness and rehabilitation center needs to be strategic and distinct of the purpose. For one thing, the interior design of such a sport complex mainstreams aspects of quality, quantity, vision and good practice. Designing the center’s interior entails more than the aesthetic element and extends into sustainability and innovations aimed at meeting intended goals. In this case, the wellness center is specific on platforms of obesity victims to regain health while at the same time accommodating athletes in light of training and rehabilitation. In addition, demographic and open space standards should be taken into account when designing a sports wellness and rehabilitation center.

A wellness, training and rehabilitation center provides a cost effective solution for members and athletes as a safe option. There are widely distinct requirements for the building’s working space and individual facilities. Consequently, there is need for careful analysis in designing each facility; the design and briefing stages of a spots wellness and rehabilitation center form center stage in its development. Consideration of subsequent operational, installation and design issues take three different dimensions. One, the predominant sporting use that in this case, is promotion of health programs for individuals with obesity. Secondly, the degree of intensity of the facility’s use and performance characteristics required. Lastly, considerations on designing and installing the center need to address the projected maintained lifespan.

Design Concept:
The design is based upon the concept of gears, as a mechanical device that requires all parts to work to function properly, similar to the human body. The idea of the gears correlate with the factory style structure as well as the building blocks to the human body, in terms of fitness and health. Furthermore, the idea of repeating circles throughout the initial plan lead the design to work within the two geometries of circles and squares.

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Project: Rehabilitation

Sports rehabilitation and training facilities are important to athletes of all ages in today’s sports. Sports are now focused on being bigger and stronger at all aspects of the game and overuse and injuries occur at any point during an athlete’s career. Sports rehabilitation training specializes in preventing, and treating injuries suffered in athletics. In Richmond, the number of sports specific training and rehabilitation facilities available to the public are surprisingly low, therefore the development of Flex Rehabilitation would be beneficial for the Richmond community.

Flex Rehabilitation is based on the multi-disciplinary approach to athletic injury prevention and care to serve the needs of the adolescent and young adult athletes. Flex Rehab provides the expertise, advanced technology, and services to make a dynamic difference in orthopedic care. Sports injury and rehabilitation facilities and hospitals in general are not just places where patients receive healthcare treatment; they should be viewed as a place of life experience.

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Project: Gym

Wellness centers are geared more toward promoting health and fitness rather than treating the sick, therefore they are slowly becoming more popular around the county. In addition, over the past few years the epidemic of obesity has grown dramatically, in particular, causing Richmond to rank as second most obese in the nation.

In order to develop a wellness center, the site in Richmond, Virginia was chosen for a variety of reasons. In terms of adaptive reuse, the structure, the Lucky Strike Power Plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, the structure is one of the dominant buildings on the well-known Tobacco Row. Furthermore, the building possesses a wide range of interior and exterior amenities, featuring a large atrium filling the space with natural light through the large factory windows.

22 Mar

Tribal Ink of Polynesia: Animation 

10 Dec
uga:

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals. GO DAWGS. 
chloeeileen:

Super G all lit up! Go Dawgs!

uga:

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals. GO DAWGS. 

chloeeileen:

Super G all lit up! Go Dawgs!

30 Mar
LINK

Why interior designers matter?

17 Jan
theblackworkshop:

Suspended Night Club in Hong Kong / Urbanplunger

theblackworkshop:

Suspended Night Club in Hong Kong / Urbanplunger

15 Jan

oliphillips:

Life is Beautiful

by Farhad Moshiri

(via oliphillips)

furfin:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta by Stanley Beaman Sears

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a pediatric healthcare facility that incorporates education and entertainment into the design of the interiors to create a relaxing hospital experience. Nature-inspired color palettes and discovery wall graphics unify a myriad of buildings into a cohesive campus.

design: Stanley Beaman Sears

(Source: interiorslibrary)

9 Jan
archsy:

the architecture of paths.

archsy:

the architecture of paths.