The first step was to create a floor plan. I chose to cut a section from the container and weld it into an "L" shape to provide more floorspace and facilitate movement. Sliding glass doors were selected to encompass the entire front facing walls. Next, colors, fabrics and furniture were selected, keeping in mind that all finishes would have to be of an outdoor approved material. I decided to keep to the theme of recycled materials by adding re-ground rubber flooring, which also reduces the echo effect of the metal container. Artwork consisted of a tile collage made of recycled skateboards. The container also featured a green roof to reduce heat.
After the floor plan was approved, the next step was to color render the wall elevations and apply them to foam core board to create a 3D model. The model was then cut out, assembled with straight pins, and photographed.
The final step of the project was the development of a presentation board, which showed the furnishings and finishes selected for the container. In all, this project was a great initiation to the world of interior design that allowed us to experience the full range of the designer's responsibilities.