Karen Kalafat

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Morgantown, WV

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Commercial Design - Hospitality

20,000 sf - Mykonos, Greece

hospitality guest suite

Project: As a team project, develop concepts and schematic designs for a boutique hotel, called Prizm, on the island of Mykonos, Greece. Individually, further develop one of the public spaces - the bar - in addition to a guest suite.

Design Concept: Our team decided to pursue a theme that incorporated a traditional Mediterranean style of bright colors, and also had a typical Greek feel to meet the expectations of visiting international tourists. While the color scheme was to be traditional, the furniture and finishes were to be more contemporary and utilize modern advances in functionality.

hotel concept

Hotel Design

Adjacency Studies: Adjacencies were explored to determine the best arrangement for the dining, lounging and employee areas with respect to traffic flow.

adjacency studies

Functional Considerations: Prototypes for important functional areas were completed to determine minimum space requirements.

prototype study prototype study

prototype study prototype study

Block Diagrams: Scaled block diagram sketches explored area placements within the building envelope.

block diagram sketch
block diagram sketch

block diagram sketch
block diagram sketch

Sketches: Sketches were explored for various areas and details of the hotel spaces.

fine dining sketch
fine dining sketch

dining sketch
dining sketch

lounge sketches
lounge sketches

ceiling detail sketch
ceiling detail sketch

bar detail sketch
bar detail sketch

Schematic Designs: The team worked together to develop plans that met the client's requirements.

floor plan
floor plan

reflected ceiling plan
reflected ceiling plan

Team Presentation: The schematic designs were developed and presented by the entire team. The boards included the overall plans for the public areas, as well as materials and finishes for the dining, bar and lounge areas.

floor plan board

reflected ceiling plan board

dining areas board

lounge and bar areas board

Bar Design

floor plan
floor plan

reflected ceiling plan
reflected ceiling plan

Elevations: Elevations of the bar feature the contemporary elements of the space, in particular the lighting and finishes.

bar elevation

bar elevation

Perspective: A perspective rendering of the bar lounge area highlights the cozy feel of the built-in seating.

bar perspective rendering

Detail Drawings: Detail drawings for elements of the bar illustrate how the fixtures and finishes integrate with the design.

bar tile surround detail
bar tile surround detail

island bar detail
island bar detail

bar signage detail
bar signage detail

Furniture, Fixtures and Finishes: The furniture, fixtures and finishes used in the bar follow the Mediterranean theme and traditional Greek color scheme while also featuring contemporary styling.

furniture, fixtures and finishes
bar FF&E

Guest Suite Design

floor plan
floor plan

Elevations: Elevations of the guest suite feature the materials and finishes and show ceiling details.

guest room elevation

guest bath elevation

Perspectives: Perspective renderings of the guest suite show the soothing elements of the contemporary theme.

hospitality guest suite

hospitality guest suite bath

Furniture, Fixtures and Finishes: The furniture, fixtures and finishes used throughout the guest suite follow the Mediterranean theme while using contemporary products.

furniture, fixtures and finishes
guest suite FF&E

unit bathroom finishes and fixtures
guest suite bath FF&E

Final Boards: The final presentation included rendered drawings and materials for a guest suite.

floor plan board

floor plan board

floor plan board

Project completed for hospitality course in 2009.

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