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Way down in tokyo

This out of the ordinary family home recently unveiled by the Tokyo based APOLLO Architects & Associates from Tokyo is located in the center of Sendai, a city in the north of Honshu, Japan’s biggest island. The house is 135 square meters large with a groundfloor and two floors above and lies on a plot only 264 square meters large. Due to high traffic density the building is surrounded by a wall which forms a barrier between the busy street and the private space so the owners got to have some intimate and calm courtyards which face the dining area. The balcony on the second floor creates a unique form protruding into the courtyard. One experiences a feeling of lightness, airiness and harmony in the house. All the interior rooms are not plastered so only raw concrete is visible while the exterior façade is of snow white colour. The other colours and materials are down to earth and except the natural shades of dark wood one cannot find a strong contrast of colours.

via architecturer.com

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An active learner who seeks to obtain a position in the industry. Always willing to share knowledge and work closely with others towards achieving a common goal. An innovative thinker, using current practices and historical references to design and produce the desired end product. Education: The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Jun 2007-Sept 2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design Wayne State University – Detroit, MI Aug 2005- May 2007 Completed: General Education Course Work Freelance: Kuno – Creative Director/Stylist Mar 2008-Present ➢ Responsible for artistic direction of photo shoot ➢ Coordinate and style apparel worn by models ➢ Assist in editing of production photographs ➢ Ensuring an efficient flow of media production ➢ Anticipating needs of discerning cliental Chicago Tourism Board -Fashion Concierge Sept-Oct 2008 ➢ Maintained integrity of fashion exhibit ➢ Provided general information to visitors ➢ Promoting Chicago fashion week ➢ Assisting in constructing/dismantling of fashion installation Experience: Haj Designs- Tailoring Intern July-September 2010 ➢ Performed alteration on garments based on specifications ➢ Pressed, steamed and applied notions based on garment specifications Banana Republic- Sales Associate Mar 2008-Oct 2009 ➢ Maintained hourly sales and productivity standards ➢ Offered valuable styling advice and fashion tips to customers to achieve top sales standards ➢ Provided prompt, efficient and courteous customer service ➢ Assisted fellow team members in building a stronger brand. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago -Resident Assistant Jan-Jun 2008 ➢ Maintained order and programs in student housing ➢ Resolving conflicts between residents and management ➢ Assist with the entrance and departure of students in student housing program ➢ Receiving/dispersing information between housing residents and management ➢ Plan/coordinating school sponsored events for student housing residents Skills: ➢ Draping ➢ Patternmaking ➢ Sewing ➢ Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software ➢ Costuming ➢ Trend forecasting Awards: AIBI Apparel Industry Board Leadership Awards July 2010 ➢ Received Stanley Paul Scholarship for Fashion Design 9th Annual Richard Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence May 2010 ➢ Received Honorable Mention Scholarship

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