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Lucas Alves

I am an Architectural Technician and recent graduate of Humber's Bachelor of Interior design program. I have six years of experience working as a freelance designer. My work includes residential and small commercial projects. In my free time I enjoy scuba diving, and practicing my Spanish and French.

Project Overview

The Brickworks Hostel will offer an integrated space for the modern business travellers and digital nomads. A range of amenities to elevate the guest’s experience such as a snack/coffee bar, workout room, private and shared office spaces, networking and workshop areas for a great social experience along with private and shared dorms. The design layout is focused on nurturing collaborative relationships through connecting guests to enhance their creativity and networking experience.

Isometric illustration of meeting room.  Click to enlarge

Meeting Room Isometric Illustration.

Isometric illustration of private office.  Click to enlarge

Private Office Isometric Illustration.

Isometric illustration of dormitory.  Click to enlarge

Dormitory Isometric Illustration.

Concept/Design Process

Floor Plans

The length of the two main hallways build an emphasis on the open fluidity of the space. Length also helps shape and create the juxtaposition of enclosed and open areas within the open concept floor plan. To provide guests with opportunities to collaboration with others (enhancing their social experiences), one of the most important design concerns was to create friendly, accessible, and appropriate work, lounge, and living spaces.

Diagram of basement floor plan.  Click to enlarge

Basement Floor Plan.

Diagram of ground floor plan.  Click to enlarge

Ground Floor Plan.

Diagram of second floor plan.  Click to enlarge

Second Floor Plan.

Diagram of cross-section.  Click to enlarge

Cross-Section.

Sections/Elevations

3D Views

3D rendering of lobby lounge area  Click to enlarge

Lobby Lounge Area.

3D rendering of cafe zone  Click to enlarge

Cafe / Network Zone.

3D rendering of shared work zone  Click to enlarge

Shared Work Zone.

Poster showing 3D renders, floor plans and conceptual sketches of The Brickworks Hostel.

Poster

Brick/Works Hostel - Thesis Show Poster

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