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Name: Minh Tu Nguyen Interior Design

Isen Cafe

CONTENT
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Design Study- Pentel Shop Commercial Design- Disinno Office Thesis Design- Isen Cafe Sustainable Design - Tearoom Contextual Study - Grey Water Harvesting System Furniture Design - Piggy Chair Working, Drawing and Definition - Wayne House

Isen Cafe
pentel shop
Design Study

PRODUCT CATALOGUE

SITE ANALYSIS Isen Cafe
Blackall Studios 73 Leonard Street Shoreditch London United Kingdom EC 2A 4QS

MARKET RESEARCH
COMPETITORS

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Variety Special Variety

Quality

Eco Friendly

Professional

Safe

Trendy

Target Market Office School

Target Market Home School

BRAND VALUE
Trendy Creative

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MERCHANDISING TECHNIQUES

High Quality

Variety

Playful

Hi-tech

Variety Service

Eco Friendly

Hi-tech
Quality PRODUCT DIAGRAMS
Display Area

Eco-friendly

Directory Map

Gel Pens

Roller balls

Sterling range

Target Market

Reception

Markers

Brush Pens Fibre tip pens Colour Pencil

Storage

Cafe

Pastel Water colour

INSPIRATIONS

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PASTEL PLANT

PASTEL DYEING PIGMENT

ART MEDIUM

COSMETICS

OLD ALBI HOUSE

HORSE CART IN MEDIEVAL TIME

GOTHIC CHURCH IN ALBI

ORIGIN OF PASTEL

plans

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GROUND FLOOR

Window Display

Directory Map

Reception

Display Area

BASEMENT

WC Display Area Cafe

Cleaning Storage

SECTIONS
SECTION AA SECTION BB

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Ground Floor

Basement

SECTION CC

Ground Floor

Basement

facade
Proposed Facade

reception Isen Cafe

The window display can be changed in seasons or occasions to catch up the trend and attract the customers

CAFE

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DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

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MERCHANDISING UNIT
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

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LIGHTING DESIGN

SECTION

PLAN

DISPLAY UNITS
PASTEL AND WATER COLOUR DISPLAY UNIT

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PEN DISPLAY UNIT

LIGHITNG DESIGN

MATERIAL BOARD
Red Brick Black Timber Pastel Blue Fiber Glass Frosted Glass Blue Glass Beech Wood

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Track Down Light

Recessed Down Light (230V-18W)

Spot Down Light

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DISINNO OFFICE
Commercial Design

CLIENT PROFILE
Disinno is an independent firm of designers and consultants, offering a range of professional services. The firm is owned in trust on behalf of its staffs, who are self-motivative, creative and independent.

SITE ANALYSIS Isen Cafe
NATURAL KITCHEN 77-78 Marylebone High Street London W1U 5JX From 1900, most of properties in Marylebone High Street were owned by an aristocratic family, Howard de Walden Estates, who turned the street into an elegant street with many independent, high-end shops. The Natural Kitchen is a typical example of this. It is an organic food shop/cafe that sells a limited but diverse range of goods from around the world.

Dis inno

BRIEF
You are required to design a design studio and display area for the firm with 6 staffs and 2 external consultants. The working space should be independent, creative, funky and comfortable to work in.

Waiting Area

Informal Meeting Area

Formal Meeting Area

Reception

Display Area

Working Studio

Kitchen

Library

CONCEPT

INFORMAL MEETING Isen Cafe

RECEPTION Isen Cafe

Translucent glass

Compressed Fibre Optic

Red Cherry Timber

Travertine Marble stone

WORKING STUDIO Isen Cafe

Rattan

Red Cherry Timber

Oak

LIBRARY Isen Cafe

Bamboo

Square Troffer Light

Recessed Down Light (230V-18W)

Square Suspended Light

Cherry Timber Flooring

Teak Timber Bookshelf

White Painted Wall

PLANS Isen Cafe

Storage

Kitchen

Bed room Library

WC

WC

Working Studio

Meeting Room

Reception

Waiting Area

WC

WC

SECTION Isen Cafe

Glass roof with aluminium framing

Formal meeting room

Informal meeting room

Pods

Library

Beanbag chairs

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Thesis Design

client profile
Susan Mooney is an artist, based in London. She has been travelled around the world and experienced many different cultures from East to West. When working in the other countries, she found some friends in the coffeeshops, who helped her learn local languages, gave her ideas and supported to her success in the later years. Back to London, she wants to create a coffeeshop for the artist community. You are required to design a coffeeshop combined with a gallery for the artist community. The design should provide a creative, friendly and comfortable atmosphere that people could gather up, exchange ideas, create new products, relax or get lost into their own imagination

SITE ANALYSIS Isen Cafe
The Tramshed is located in the heart of “Shoreditch Triangle”, at the corner of Garden Walk and Rivington Street. It can be easily accessed from Old Street or Liverpool Street station with many bars, pubs, shops and restaurants around. It was originally a part of the Tram way system with the walls covered by ceramic tiles. The main entrance was facing to Rivington Street. The ground floor and first floor were timber. There was an open trussed roof, which provided natural light for the building. The entrance to the offices was facing to Garden Walk street. Ground floor: 576 sq m Basement: 370 sq m Ground and First Floor: 241 sq m

CAFE
Soft seating Outdoor Stockroom

Site
Entrance Counter

seating

Bar/ Pub
WC

Hard seating

PROPOSED USE
Shop Entrance Seating Area WC Kitchen Counter Cloakroom Stockroom

Artistic centre Restaurant Cafe

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GALLERY
Reception WC Entrance Hall Gallery Small gallery

Gallery Hall Bookshelf

Store

Stage

DIAGRAMS
Quick Stop Cloak Stock Room Room WC Counter Shop Reception

MODEL Isen Cafe

WC

Soft Seating Area Group Seating Area

Hard Seating Area Long Table

Admin

Long Table

Coffee Counter

BRAIN STORMING

Overview of Isen Cafe

facade

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Painted concrete floor

Main Entrance

High gloss laminate

Quickstop Customers can enter the building through the main entrance, stop by the souvenir shop on the left hand side before getting their coffee at the counter. Due to the small budget, materials chosen are glossy, easy to clean and replaced.

counter

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White gloss MDF

Black gloss MDF

Inspired by the mobile cafe in Asian countries, the counter is designed as a separated coffee stall model that can be applied into different commercial buildings. Coffee is served through the window of th e stall. Customers can stop by at the quickstop to drop their ideas onto the sketching pads opposite to the counter while waiting.

seating area

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ground floor plan

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Quick-stop Counter Cloak Room Stock Room

Shop Reception

Gallery

first floor plan

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Soft Seating

Hard Seating Long Table Seating

sections
SECTION AA

details Isen Cafe
Section of the table unit

Plan of the long table

SECTION BB

tearoom
Sustainable Design

inspiration
INSPIRATION
The floating house is designed by architect Robert Harvey Oshatz, completed in 2005, One can accesses the deck through a sliding glass door and the expansive glass front embraces the river. The curvilinear forms create spacial differentiation that enhance the experience of time as light plays through the daily and seasonal changes.

concept Isen Cafe

JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY
Besides sushi, Japan is also famous about the art of tea and tea ceremony is a part of Japanese. It represents not only the Japanese culture but also the family orientation of Japanese. Normally, everybody will sit around the fireplace and enjoy the tea made by the women in the family.

LOCATION
The location is Fuji River, Japan

CONCEPT
70%-80% of Japan is forested and mountainous. Because of that, weather in Japan is very cold with heavy rain and usually have risk of landslides caused by earthquakes. Thus, Japanese people live very friendly with the nature and the environment around them. Luxury term of Japanses is enjoying the beauty of nature around them as a part of their life. The idea is combining the Japanese tradition and modern as well as bringing the richness of nature into the house, especially sun light and sun heat.

SKETCHES
Traditional Japanese Tearoom layout

visuals Isen Cafe

In the evening, the light from candles and fireplace will be reflected through the mirror wall, so that it will make the room brighter. The fireplace is lower than the floor to allow people putting their feet down instead of sitting on their knees Dark Cherry Wood

Fire Place

The room is facing North-South, so sun light is mainly coming into the room from the right hand side. The wooden beams are like a vinitien blind that helps to avoid the glare.

Mirror Tiles

visual

Detailing Isen Cafe

Raw Oak Wood

Wall partition details with timber frame and glass windows

Aluminum Window Frame

Dark Cherry wood

The timber framework support the floor slab and lift up the upper slab. The room in between 2 layers can be used for storage

section

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The sliding chair allows people to move easily on the floor. It provides a comfortable sitting position, compared to the traditional position. The back is flexible and follows the curve of human back Aluminium

Sliding chai allows people to move easily when sitting. The table can fit a small tea set for tea performance or a small portable gas cooker for hot pot or grilled dishes in family dinner.

Cotton Stuffing

Dark Cherry Wood

water harvesting system
Contextual Study

Site Analysis
THE MALL
359 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0PD

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BRIEF

The Mall located at the very heart of Islington town centre, close to Islington Green. It was originally a tram shed and then converted into an antique market in 1979. Nowadays, the mall is mostly emty and it is used for rent to the retail shops.

You are required to remodel the existing structure of the building to suit the London weather. The aim of the project is to reflect the methods of rainwater harvesting which has been derived from the traditional house typology in your country.

building analysis Isen Cafe
HOUSE STRUCTURE THE AREAS CAN USE GREY WATER

The diagram above shows how the building can harvest grey water and the collecting points

inspiration Isen Cafe
NATURE FACTORY Diesel Denim Gallery (Tokyo, Japan) Designed by Makato Tanijiri and Suppose Design Office STEEL HOUSE Ransom Canyon (Lubbock, Texas) Designed by Robert Bruno

Entrance view

diagrams Isen Cafe
Commercial
Main entrance Entrance Reception Lobby Meeting room Staff entrance Bedroom Studying space Bedroom Studying space Master Bedroom Working place Livingroom Dining area

Residential
Entrance

Gallery/ Exhibition

Studio

Kitchen

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Kitchen

Public WC

Studio

Staff WC

22m sq

52m sq

40m sq

12m sq 12m sq 24m sq 24m sq 26m sq 26m sq

32l

32l

32l

65l

Amount of grey water can be used for each area

grey water harvesting

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Collecting points

The diagram shows the drainage system and the collecting points of new roof. Then the pipes inside the structure will bring grey water to the specific points of the building

interior

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Inspired from the flexibility of bamboo, the structure and pipes are also bended to hold up the roof. The material can be transparent such as polycarbonate, so we can see how the water is going down

piggy stool
Furniture Design

zebra stool

piggy stool Isen Cafe

The inspiration was from small toys for kids. Kids really like soft toys and treat them as friends. Children aged 3-6 start to learn everything they see from parents, from cartoons, from nature,etc. Therefore, products for kids usually modify the cartoon characters, family characters or animals with bight colours to catch their eyes

When unrolling the stool, it will become a set of blanket and toys inside pockets of the blanket. Then, each pig can be untied again to become a soft pillow. Colour and size can be varied for boys and girls with different ages.

wayne house
Working, drawing

demolition plans

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construction plans

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construction sections

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construction sections

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electric plans

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finishes plans

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reflected ceiling plans

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furniture plans

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