Saturday, April 07, 2012

Student Work: Residential Design II

This project is a historical Victorian house built in 1895 and located in the East South Temple area of Salt Lake City, Utah. The clients enjoy the history of the property, and want to preserve it as much as possible, however they love contemporary design as well. They required spaces for entertaining large groups, a theater, outdoor areas, office spaces, and a future ADA compliant space for the husband’s parents. 

The couple is from California and wish to bring some of it to the interior personality, they want this space to feel open and sophisticated. They also have a 5 year old daughter.

Software Used
  • Plans: Auto CAD
  • Renderings and Boards Composition: SketchUp, Photoshop, Microsoft Power Point, Adobe Acrobat Professional
Inspiration & Design
The first thing that came into my mind was the beach, it is what this state lacks to be perfect in my opinion. As you know I'm from Guatemala, so this attachment to the beach is pretty strong, like many Californians I bet. The whole design needed to be electric in order to bring the historical house with their modern taste together, like at the beach... everything is a mixture of colors and textures. If you think about it, there are beaches with black sand, white sand, beige sand, rocks, different vegetation, even the water color varies. 

The color scheme I used was pretty neutral, but with lots of textures, natural fibers, and a pop of saffron color as an accent; I wanted to keep the floors dark like the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, I also added chrome finishes to make it feel modern and resemble the reflection of water.

I decided to use the attic space for the husband's parents because the couple like to entertain a lot. I added an elevator so they have access to the majority of the house. The attic apartment is fully ADA accessible.

Here are some of the presentation boards (20"x30")

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