Sense International Design Museum

  • Sense International Design Museum
     
    Sense International Design Museum is an environmental design campaign that showcases work of designers and photographers from around the world. Artists are stimulated by changing technologies and the environment, and they adjust accordingly. The building was designed to blend in with the environment around it and is covered in foliage. The building has large windows so visitors can experience the changing of the seasons. The collateral and application of the brand reflects the architect’s original intent. The museum includes a Gift shop.
     
    The Embassy of Finland is located in Washington, DC and was designed by Heikkinen-Komonen Architects in 1994. The building has a close connection to nature with its large windows and workspaces.The minimalist building is consumed with spheral shapes and a curved staircase. Heikkinen-Komonen Architects are known for their elegance, simplicity, and transparency.
     
    Created for my Environmental Design class at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
  • The museum wordmark reflects the concept of an artist’s senses and environment constantly changing. It is a gradual change, one that not be realized at first. 
     
    The gift shop wordmark captures the concept of the various changing technologies that transform an artist.
  • The orginal intent of the architect was for the building to blend in with the environment. 
     
    The exterior signage consists of overgrown foilage, and both applications allow the mark to naturally dissipatewhere the museum mark appears to growing from the surface. At night, it is backlit, the lights disperse through
    the foilage.
  • The Gift Shop signage is frosted on the large, glass windows. The foilage from the outside reflects within the wordmark. 
     
    The wordmark also appears inside, appearing when the sun reflects on it.
  • United features works from photographers and graphic designers from around the world. The works exhibited are works created in response to a natural disaster aimed to help community recovery through visual metaphor and symbolism. 
     
    The exhibit is interactive, and features print, projection, and video material.