Streetsville Eyecare

Mississauga | In Progress

The project aimed to reimagine a 50-year-old optical store in the heart of Streetsville Mississauga, a historic and vibrant community. The design concept is to embody the philosophies and behavior of the client, who has been serving the neighborhood with passion and professionalism for decades. The design integrates the physics of light and optics into a physical manifestation using the geometry of light refraction, shadow, and ambiance to shape and define the space. When one walks into Streetsville Eyecare, they are a ray of light entering the prism within the eye.

The dynamic geometric accent wall reflects the changing light and seasons, creating a visual attraction and inviting customers to enter the store. The spacious and bright interior showcases the products and services, using natural and artificial lighting, reflective Venetian plaster walls, and geometric patterns and forms. The existing displays were dismantled and reused to frame the new displays to reduce the carbon footprint and project costs. The reception desk was custom-made to not only adhere to the design but also act as an accent piece to draw customers and a comfortable space for the owner to experience her store. The parallel mirrors create an infinity effect to establish a metaphysical realm where the eyeglasses the customers choose will reflect a piece of themself infinitely. The geometric prismatic baffles offer acoustic enhancement and create shadows on the glossy porcelain floors to soften the space and provide visual program cues. A cozy and comfortable seating area encourages customers to interact with the owner, using warm and soft colors, textures, and furniture. A functional and efficient layout optimizes the workflow and customer experience, using clear and logical wayfinding visual cues with red and silver accents to draw customers to the displays and the owner; the main selling feature. The integrated cabinetry under the displays allows for additional inventory accessibility to keep the customer and owner connected, enhancing their relationship.

The result is a modern and innovative optical store that reflects the philosophies of the client and reinvigorates the community. Streetsville Eyecare is not a retail store, but a vision care clinic so the customer experience was the main objective of this project. With new life breathed into Streetsville Eyecare, new clients will emerge and current clients will continue to return, ultimately increasing the store and the client's success.

ModBox Modular Timber Gym

Northern Ontario | 2024

ModBox NWO Inc. entrusted ASRK Studio with the creation of comprehensive visualizations for a modular timber-framed gym facility destined for a First Nations community in Northern Ontario, Canada. Our collaboration involved crafting two-level floor plan renderings and a dynamic 3D animated walkthrough meticulously designed to aid ModBox NWO Inc. in presenting their development concept to their client.

The primary objective was to provide realistic and immersive visuals that effectively communicated the design intent of the gym facility. Our renderings and animation were meticulously crafted to capture not only the architectural form but also the nuanced details of colors, spatial relationships, and programmatic elements.

The two-level floor plan renderings offered an intuitive overview of the gym, enabling stakeholders to grasp the layout and flow of the space effortlessly. Meanwhile, the 3D animated walkthrough provided an engaging exploration of both the interior and exterior features of the facility, offering viewers a vivid portrayal of its design and functionality.

By enhancing ModBox NWO Inc.'s presentation with our visualizations, we added significant value to their communication efforts. Our renderings and animation served as powerful tools for illustrating the proposed design concept, empowering ModBox NWO Inc. to effectively convey their vision to their client and stakeholders.

ASRK Studio's collaboration with ModBox NWO Inc. exemplified our commitment to providing tailored visual solutions that elevate project presentations. Through realistic renderings and dynamic animations, we facilitated a deeper understanding and appreciation of the modular timber-framed gym facility, ultimately contributing to the success of the development endeavor

ModBox Modular Timber Units

Northern Ontario | 2023

ModBox NWO Inc. commissioned us to design presentation plans for ModBox Modular Timber Units to revolutionize housing solutions for First Nations communities in Northern Ontario, Canada. The primary objective was to conceive functional and aesthetically pleasing units that not only expanded livable spaces but also could be efficiently constructed and interconnected.

In envisioning these prefabricated units, ease of transportation and assembly were paramount considerations. Each unit was meticulously designed to facilitate seamless connection, enabling them to be shipped via truck and effortlessly joined together upon arrival in remote First Nations communities.

Moreover, the spatial design was carefully crafted with practicality in mind, taking into account plumbing, electrical, and HVAC requirements. By integrating these elements into the design, installations were simplified, allowing for swift construction turnarounds without compromising on quality or functionality.

Beyond technical considerations, the overarching goal was to create affordable housing solutions that fostered a sense of home for indigenous communities. Every aspect of the design—from layout to materials—was thoughtfully curated to evoke a warm and inviting atmosphere, ensuring that residents felt a deep connection to their living spaces.

In essence, the design presentation plans for ModBox Modular Timber Units epitomized a holistic approach to addressing housing challenges in First Nations communities. By marrying efficiency with aesthetics and functionality with affordability, these units represented a beacon of hope, promising to enhance the quality of life for generations to come.

Project CC - Legal Basement Second Suite

Mississauga | 2022

Project CC, located in Mississauga, Ontario, embarked on the journey to establish a legal second suite, aiming to enhance both property value and community housing availability. Our task was twofold: crafting meticulous drawings for the secondary unit and guiding the client through the intricate application process for city approval.

Despite the absence of physical renovations, our expertise was crucial in navigating the bureaucratic landscape, and ensuring compliance with local regulations and standards. This was particularly significant as the property had undergone alterations before 1994, requiring careful documentation and assessment.

Through meticulous attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of zoning laws and building codes, we successfully facilitated the submission of the application to the city authorities. Our comprehensive understanding of the process streamlined the approval journey, alleviating stress for the client while expediting the timeline to achieve their objectives.

Beyond legal compliance, our involvement went beyond the mere technicalities. We recognized the broader social impact of creating a legal secondary suite, as it not only generated a source of passive income for the client but also contributed to addressing the pressing need for affordable housing in the community. By unlocking the potential of the property to accommodate eligible renters, we played a role in fostering a more inclusive and sustainable living environment.

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