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AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2009 awards -> Extreme Drink Tenant Improvement

 
NEVADA AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2009





 
Entry number: IE09004
Project Name: Extreme Drink Tenant Improvement
Building Type: Commercial Interior Tenant Improvement
Completion Date: August 2009
Building Location: 1879 Whitney Mesa Dr., Henderson, NV
Type of Construction: Type V
Materials Used: Gyp. Board Wave Ceiling, Bamboo Flooring, energy Efficient Lighting
Building Area: 3,000 sf commercial showroom & office

Design Team:
Architecture Firm:
Yihong Liu & Associates, LTD.
Architect of Record: Yihong Liu
Client/Owner/Developer: Extreme Drinks
Interior Designer: Yihong Liu & Associates, LTD.
Electrical Engineer: MSA Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: MSA Engineers
General Contractor: Action Building Group
Photographer: Yihong Liu

Statement of Design Approach:
This design is about movement and energy in the space. The tenant is an energy drink company established by a group of young spirited people. They enjoy a lot of surfing, hiking and snow boarding activities, and this energy drink represents their life style and the spirit of freedom and nature.

The design approach is to reflect their spirit and energy in the space, by moving the waved ceiling along the major show room area, the interior space starts flowing and generates different functional areas.

The materials used in the project are mainly metal studs and gyp board dry walls, bamboo flooring as fast renewable natural material, Silestone Countertop as low emitting material and non natural stone to protect natural resources,The project has limited budget and the design elements are reduced to the minimum. Within the limited envelope, curved walls and ceilings are introduced to shape the interior space and provides a simple yet powerful design for the tenant.

Narrative:
The project has limited budget and the design elements are reduced to the minimum. Within the limited envelope, curved walls and ceilings are introduced to shape the interior space and provides a simple yet powerful design for the tenant.

Natural lights are used for the office and conference room, and daylighting sensors are installed to maintain the lighting level in the office yet keeping the electrical consumption low. Windows through conference room provides natrual light into the dark staircase, creating interest in the stairs, while minimizing the lighting requirement.

Because the project was just finished the end of Aug. 2009, furniture and interior decors are not in the place yet while many folding chairs and tables are occupying the interior. Our photos try to minimize the appearance of these temporary furniture and focus on interior space instead.

Sustainable Description:
This is a interior with many sustainable features:

1. Low Emitting finish materials through out.
2. Recycled demolished ceiling tiles are donated to a local non profit organization.
3. Reuse existing venilla shell HVAC system and ductwork Minimal new ducts were added.
4. Bamboo flooring through out. Fastest renewable flooring materials. Manufacturer is in California as a regional material supplier.
5. Silestone is used as countertop material. It is a composit materials reusing natural stone recycled debris to reserve the natural resource.
6. High Efficient lights through out the space.
7. Daylighting strategy is used to minimize the lighting load and maxmize the natural light in Show room and Office.

 

 

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Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos

These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.






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