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Designing a sustainable single-family residence 2019

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Designing a sustainable single-family residence 2019

Modest in scale and small in footprint, the 800 square-foot single-family residence located in Mill Valley, California, explores sustainability, materiality, and compact spatial planning, characterized by a minimal hyperrectangular form which informs the interior. Elements of volume, light, proportion, and materiality are orchestrated to respond to the project’s unique compact spatial challenges, echoing the juxtaposition of intimacy and openness.

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Our mission is to invest time on projects that work towards the betterment of humanity, inspiring the way we live, learn, heal, work and play. Sensitive to the ever-evolving needs of the built environment, our areas of research and focus have been net-zero energy and sustainable design, compact housing, and technology in design.

We believe in architecture that is synonymous with its programmatic, contextual and environmental needs; manipulated to generate unconventional building constructs to establish new, balanced anatomy of forms. 

Our work is highly exploratory and research-oriented; grounded in a speculative process, promoting thinking, writing, and making. We use various digital technologies to advance the conceptual exploration of ideas. Interconnected to this, we deploy manual form of craftsmanship and continue to use drawing, painting and making by hand in creating new trajectories.

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Restore 49

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Restore 49

Restore – 49 is a bold new initiative developed in response to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place ordinance, and now increasingly of greater importance given the uncertainty of a rapid return to “normal” in the Bay Area. 

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The Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine writes about LEONOEL

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The Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine writes about LEONOEL

“Demirchelie hopes the work she is doing with LEONOEL can initiate a larger conversation and help spur a new methodology in the fashion industry. “The role of an architect as I’ve understood it is using the design capabilities we have to solve real-world issues,” she says. “That’s becoming more relevant, with all the problems we’re dealing with in the world today. LEONOEL is the byproduct of that belief—that science and design in a multidisciplinary approach can offer holistic solutions to our everyday problems.””

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Performing Arts High School

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Performing Arts High School

A performing Arts High School in heart of midtown Atlanta. 

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Thought process behind designing micro units in San Francisco 2018

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Thought process behind designing micro units in San Francisco 2018

Urban development analysis and in-depth research demonstrates strong evidence that in the past few years we have seen a significant shift in suburban occupancy; with major city centers attracting more affluent individuals and poverty suburbanizing all over United States, Europe and major cities in Asia.

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Working on transforming retail experience design

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Working on transforming retail experience design

Retail design has entered a new dialogue in the past decade; one beyond customer flow patterns, decompression zones, storefront design, product distribution, overall circulation and everything we have explored with since the introduction of malls.

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Forming the interior of a residence in SOMA

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Forming the interior of a residence in SOMA

The interior consist of original iconic pieces of mid-century modern furniture, gathered to create a timeless aesthetic with clean lines and gentle curves.

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Chief Creative Officer, Mark Cavagnero Associates

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Chief Creative Officer, Mark Cavagnero Associates

As Chief Creative Officer of Mark Cavagnero Associates, Demirchelie was in charge of all aspects of creative direction, marketing and business development and the teams and consultants associated with this effort.

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Working with Bumblebee Spaces on unlocking the third dimension by using smart robots and an AI stack on our ceilings

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Working with Bumblebee Spaces on unlocking the third dimension by using smart robots and an AI stack on our ceilings

Bumblebee Spaces is creating a new way to live by unlocking the third dimension. Using smart robots and an AI stack, it increases usable space and reduces footprint by storing, managing, and retrieving objects on-demand in your ceiling. Bumblebee Spaces is making space for what matters. 

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Teaching an architecture studio based on crafting values 2016

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Teaching an architecture studio based on crafting values 2016

Our primary intent for the first year studio is teaching the incoming students first and foremost the thought process. Teaching fundamental skills comes at the secondary position. We envision that a good designer is a responsible and sensible designer. Our approach is primarily formal, in which we teach students to identify, document, and alter formal properties and qualities of the built-environment. Our challenge is to direct the findings beyond the formal properties of design processes and inform the students to broaden their investigation to engage in an understanding of the values in the decision making process.
We asked ourselves, how can we link visual literacy with the sense of responsibilities? How can we use drawings and models as an interlocutor to stimulate the thoughts on ethical values and responsibilities? For this purpose, we design the first semester as a series of interlinked modules in which students proceed from exploring the ephemeral and qualitative to the quantitative properties to materiality before they are tasked with designing wearable architecture. 

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LEONOEL moves forward

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LEONOEL moves forward

LEONOEL consists of three collections of compostable, biodegradable and reclaimed clothing. The Compostable Collection of clothes degrades within 2-6 months of its disposal in a biological cycle of recovery.
This means at the end of each garment’s life cycle, you may place it in a household compost and use the soil for organic vegetable gardening and all other organic garden practices.

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Transformation of an architectural product company 2014

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Transformation of an architectural product company 2014

As creative Director, Demirchelie was in charge of all aspects of creative direction and the teams associated with this effort.

FRANCOIS & CO. is a French Architectural and products company with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Their mission is to make statements that inspire — beginning with the highest quality raw materials and ending with a product with exquisite visual appeal.

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Shaping Plaster 2018

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Shaping Plaster 2018

A series exploring with sculpting, painting and sanding plaster.

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A series of repeating patterns developed with various digitalized grammars 2019

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A series of repeating patterns developed with various digitalized grammars 2019

Rhino, Grasshopper pattern on a large canvas. 

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Net zero energy efficient housing research and design 2014

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Net zero energy efficient housing research and design 2014

Our goal was to expand 21st housing options to meet the needs of changing urban demographics, sustainability targets and alternative energy requirements, all through smartly researched and elegantly designed housing and public space solutions. 

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Performing Arts High School to transform midtown Atlanta 2013

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Performing Arts High School to transform midtown Atlanta 2013

Performing Arts High School designed by Demirchelie in the heart of Midtown, to include a variety of activities. 

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Parametric vases designed with advanced computational design techniques 2018

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Parametric vases designed with advanced computational design techniques 2018

Parametric design offers a new approach to architecture and product design based on advanced computational design techniques.  Parametricism offers a flexible set of components to manipulate, which leads to an infinite amount of variation when designing a product. The vase presented here was generated from a grasshopper script written to produce thousands of variations in form with respect to the predefined grammars and restrictions.

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Old Home
Old Home

Designing a sustainable single-family residence 2019

Modest in scale and small in footprint, the 800 square-foot single-family residence located in Mill Valley, California, explores sustainability, materiality, and compact spatial planning, characterized by a minimal hyperrectangular form which informs the interior. Elements of volume, light, proportion, and materiality are orchestrated to respond to the project’s unique compact spatial challenges, echoing the juxtaposition of intimacy and openness.

Learn More
Old Home

Our mission is to invest time on projects that work towards the betterment of humanity, inspiring the way we live, learn, heal, work and play. Sensitive to the ever-evolving needs of the built environment, our areas of research and focus have been net-zero energy and sustainable design, compact housing, and technology in design.

We believe in architecture that is synonymous with its programmatic, contextual and environmental needs; manipulated to generate unconventional building constructs to establish new, balanced anatomy of forms. 

Our work is highly exploratory and research-oriented; grounded in a speculative process, promoting thinking, writing, and making. We use various digital technologies to advance the conceptual exploration of ideas. Interconnected to this, we deploy manual form of craftsmanship and continue to use drawing, painting and making by hand in creating new trajectories.

Learn More
Old Home

Restore 49

Restore – 49 is a bold new initiative developed in response to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place ordinance, and now increasingly of greater importance given the uncertainty of a rapid return to “normal” in the Bay Area. 

Learn More
Old Home

The Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine writes about LEONOEL

“Demirchelie hopes the work she is doing with LEONOEL can initiate a larger conversation and help spur a new methodology in the fashion industry. “The role of an architect as I’ve understood it is using the design capabilities we have to solve real-world issues,” she says. “That’s becoming more relevant, with all the problems we’re dealing with in the world today. LEONOEL is the byproduct of that belief—that science and design in a multidisciplinary approach can offer holistic solutions to our everyday problems.””

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Old Home

Performing Arts High School

A performing Arts High School in heart of midtown Atlanta. 

Learn More
Old Home

Thought process behind designing micro units in San Francisco 2018

Urban development analysis and in-depth research demonstrates strong evidence that in the past few years we have seen a significant shift in suburban occupancy; with major city centers attracting more affluent individuals and poverty suburbanizing all over United States, Europe and major cities in Asia.

Learn More
Old Home

Working on transforming retail experience design

Retail design has entered a new dialogue in the past decade; one beyond customer flow patterns, decompression zones, storefront design, product distribution, overall circulation and everything we have explored with since the introduction of malls.

Learn More
Old Home

Forming the interior of a residence in SOMA

The interior consist of original iconic pieces of mid-century modern furniture, gathered to create a timeless aesthetic with clean lines and gentle curves.

Read More
Old Home

Chief Creative Officer, Mark Cavagnero Associates

As Chief Creative Officer of Mark Cavagnero Associates, Demirchelie was in charge of all aspects of creative direction, marketing and business development and the teams and consultants associated with this effort.

Learn More
Old Home

Working with Bumblebee Spaces on unlocking the third dimension by using smart robots and an AI stack on our ceilings

Bumblebee Spaces is creating a new way to live by unlocking the third dimension. Using smart robots and an AI stack, it increases usable space and reduces footprint by storing, managing, and retrieving objects on-demand in your ceiling. Bumblebee Spaces is making space for what matters. 

Learn More
Old Home

Teaching an architecture studio based on crafting values 2016

Our primary intent for the first year studio is teaching the incoming students first and foremost the thought process. Teaching fundamental skills comes at the secondary position. We envision that a good designer is a responsible and sensible designer. Our approach is primarily formal, in which we teach students to identify, document, and alter formal properties and qualities of the built-environment. Our challenge is to direct the findings beyond the formal properties of design processes and inform the students to broaden their investigation to engage in an understanding of the values in the decision making process.
We asked ourselves, how can we link visual literacy with the sense of responsibilities? How can we use drawings and models as an interlocutor to stimulate the thoughts on ethical values and responsibilities? For this purpose, we design the first semester as a series of interlinked modules in which students proceed from exploring the ephemeral and qualitative to the quantitative properties to materiality before they are tasked with designing wearable architecture. 

Learn More
Old Home

LEONOEL moves forward

LEONOEL consists of three collections of compostable, biodegradable and reclaimed clothing. The Compostable Collection of clothes degrades within 2-6 months of its disposal in a biological cycle of recovery.
This means at the end of each garment’s life cycle, you may place it in a household compost and use the soil for organic vegetable gardening and all other organic garden practices.

Read More
Old Home

Transformation of an architectural product company 2014

As creative Director, Demirchelie was in charge of all aspects of creative direction and the teams associated with this effort.

FRANCOIS & CO. is a French Architectural and products company with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Their mission is to make statements that inspire — beginning with the highest quality raw materials and ending with a product with exquisite visual appeal.

Learn More
Old Home

Shaping Plaster 2018

A series exploring with sculpting, painting and sanding plaster.

Learn More
Old Home

A series of repeating patterns developed with various digitalized grammars 2019

Rhino, Grasshopper pattern on a large canvas. 

Learn More
Old Home

Net zero energy efficient housing research and design 2014

Our goal was to expand 21st housing options to meet the needs of changing urban demographics, sustainability targets and alternative energy requirements, all through smartly researched and elegantly designed housing and public space solutions. 

Learn More
Old Home

Performing Arts High School to transform midtown Atlanta 2013

Performing Arts High School designed by Demirchelie in the heart of Midtown, to include a variety of activities. 

Learn More
Old Home

Parametric vases designed with advanced computational design techniques 2018

Parametric design offers a new approach to architecture and product design based on advanced computational design techniques.  Parametricism offers a flexible set of components to manipulate, which leads to an infinite amount of variation when designing a product. The vase presented here was generated from a grasshopper script written to produce thousands of variations in form with respect to the predefined grammars and restrictions.

Learn more