Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The picture above are of The Continental , one of the many luxurious restaurants located within the Pier at Caesar's Casino; Atlantic City, New Jersey. I visited this restaurant over the summer with a couple of friends and loved the spirit that interiors presented. The restaurant serves a variety of entrees from around the world and also translated its eclectic character through the variety of interior concepts and lighting.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The critique room sits atop the center of the 4th floor of the Gatewood Studio Arts building and is primarily used as a multi-use space for Interior Architecture classes, meetings, presentations, project evaluations, etc. The critique room’s appearance, layout, and size are directly related to the various functions that takes place in the room. The room is adorned with white tack board walls, track lighting that is situated along the perimeter of the room. Window slits appear along the four quadrants of the room which peer out to studio desks surrounding the space. An open ceiling plane gives the critique space its distinctive and serene quality. Natural light floods the space through translucent windows on the roof allowing for general lighting during the day. Although the natural light does allow for a more invigorating atmosphere, the variations of light quality during different times of day often causes distractions during class and sometimes affect values of shade used during drawing projects. The dark polished concrete floors of the room help to contain the light and prevent glaring in the space. The overall impression of the critique space is that its openness allows for creative thought and collaborations between students and teachers; its large scale provides opportunity to carry out many activities (making it very useful); and its natural light quality, although sometimes distracting, creates a motivating atmosphere.