Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Done and Done.

Yay! I am so excited that our senior project is finally done with! Presentations were on Monday and that means I am one step closer to graduation. Here are some of the final drawings from The Holly Cove Country Club.


Adult Dining and Bar

Fitness Center

Game Room

Wine Tasting


Banquet Hall Option One

Banquet Hall Second Option

I hope you enjoyed the images! Comment and leave your feedback!


Friday, March 30, 2012

Section Of The Family Dining Space

In my last post I shared with you a product that I am using in the family dining area! Here is an image of what the tile will look like behind the booths:

Along with the tile here are some of the other furniture and lighting that is used:

The use of drum lighting like this one above creates enough light for those dining without the light being too harsh. I love this fixture! I chose it because it has a sense of modernity while still remaining luxurious. It is perfect for the dining area.

The ghost chair is used in multiple rooms in the club. The chair is the perfect medium of modern and tradition. The style and shape of the chair is traditional. On the other hand, the chairs are made of acrylic which makes the chair more contemporary. These qualities make the chair ideal for the dining area.

Just like the ghost chairs, the tulip table is also very modern. The crisp white color and the trumpet base make for a contemporary look. Although, the circular tables would not work against the wall of booths I found a easy solution. On the website Loewenstein you can match bases and tops. I chose the trumpet base and a laminate top which comes in the white color.

Here is the base:

 Here is the table top:


(Shown in black, but will be white)

Feel free to share your thoughts! Feedback is appreciated!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New Product

When looking for materials for my project I wanted something unique! I found the perfect tile that went with the concept of "A Modern Tradition." Edgewater Studio has all kinds of glass tile that is beautiful! There are multiple color selections and Edgewater Studio can create any pattern or style. Everything is custom. Below is the sample that I chose for the family dining area above the booths. 

This pattern was chosen because it is used continuously throughout the entire club. Not only is this pattern used in other locations of the club, it also brings a contemporary feel to the family dining area.

What do you think about the tile? Comment with your feedback!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wine Tasting Area

One of the activity spaces in the club is the wine tasting area. The wine area is located at one of the entrances before the banquet hall. It can be used for smaller events and as a cocktail hour before a larger event in the banquet hall. The area can be used not only for wine tasting, but also for luncheons. It is also located close to the conference area. If there was an all day event in the conference room, they could easily access the wine area and set up lunch.

Some inspiration photos...

Here is a rough sketch of what the area will look like. The back wall has different wines which can be dispensed in small amounts for tasting. On either side of the bar are wine racks where the bottles can be stored. And cocktail tables are set up for more space for socializing and seating. 

Also, here are some selections that will be used in the space:

Small Dining Tables


Cocktail Tables

Lighting Fixture Option

Lighting Fixture Option

Please share your thoughts and ideas via comments!! I appreciate any and all feedback!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Circulation Path

I began working on some circulation paths for my project over the past week. I focused on the area between the private, family, and adult dining areas. As shown below, there is a long hallway on the side of the dining areas. To help the members not feel like the long hallway is so monotonous,  I wanted to add some booth seating. The hallway is also the area where the members will wait to be seated, so the booths are there to serve that purpose. 

Here is the plan view of where the booths will be located in the clubhouse. The area shown on the left is the private dining and the area in the center is family dining. The booths are highlighted in yellow.

Here are some sketches of what the booth will look like in section:

Going with my concept of "A Modern Tradition," I wanted to create both a modern and traditional look. The booth is a semi-circle and will be upholstered with a blue vinyl and tufted. The lighting is a modern pendant fixture and the columns on the ends of the booth create some tradition. On either side of the booth, there are archways that lead into booth the family and adult areas. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Some Inspiration

I was looking for some FF&E for my project when I came across this fabric:

The fabric has inspired me to base my color palette for the entry of the clubhouse from its colors. The soft, very natural feeling colors will provide a sense of comfort and calmness when the members enter the club.

  SW 7040 Smokehouse

SW 6197 Aloof Gray
SW 7031 Mega Greige

  SW 6206 Oyster Bay

Since the color palette is somewhat traditional, I wanted to mix it up in a modern way with some unique lighting. Here is what I am thinking...


These modern globe pendants could be grouped together at different heights creating a beautiful chandelier. With my concept being "A Modern Tradition" I think this lighting idea paired with the more traditional color palette would be a perfect match!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Some Partis...

The past few weeks in studio we have been working on layout and block plans. Here are some partis that I have done to help get an idea of where every space will be located. The pink color represents paths, the yellow represents centers (areas of common meeting space) and the blue represents districts (areas of office space). The circulation in the building is pretty tough to manipulate considering there is not much that can be done because of the narrowness of the building. However, I think it will flow nicely!

The above parti focuses primarily on the circulation paths.The majority of the clubhouse is made up of centers, including dining spaces, tavern/bar area, wine tasting area, and a game room. I wanted to create clear and easy circulation paths for the members of the club to access all of the amenities that are provided with ease.

In this parti, I placed the centers in the wider ends of the building. The circulation is a bit different that the first parti because of the placement of the districts and centers. With the circulation paths being in the center on the right side of the building, it will create similar smaller areas on either side of the paths. This could be a potential problem.

This last parti is pretty similar to the first one. The circulation on the bottom extension of the building was meant to hug the inside of the space. I am planning on creating a elaborate courtyard and outdoor patio seating so the the view to the courtyard while getting around the club will be nice. Also, the districts (in blue) are along the inside as well. I think the employees will be able to have a nice view while they work.

Feel free to share your thoughts and recommendations, they are appreciated! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Project, New Concept!

Hello Again! 

A new semester means a new and exciting project! My senior project is to design a clubhouse. I am so excited about it and will hope that you will comment on the progression of the project as it is posted! Here is the concept board I have created. My goal was to create a traditional clubhouse but with a twist! Clubhouses are almost always very traditional. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of "tradition" while yet expanding on the idea of traditional aspects in an unconventional way! These are some of the photos that embrace this thought: