商业 / Industrial buildings
Portland (Linnton), Oregon, 美利坚合众国
Graduate Studio Project at Portland State University (Winter 2015). Working with the Linnton Community Center in NW Portland, students were given the brief to develop workshop space as a place for the community to come together and learn. The main goal was to have an outlet for the after school program to be able to have local craftspeople teach craft/making skills to teenagers.
In exploring this idea, I approached it from the view of the crafts person. I set the building up as a solid block, on its tiny lot, in the middle of its industrial warehouse surroundings. I then began to carve away from the industrial solid as the craftsman moved through the space. Everywhere the craftsman moved, he carved away at the metal, and the void became wooden at the human scale. Using this concept, a multi-level workshop emerged. Connected by a continuous ramp the upper floor, which houses the main wood shop and large tools area, meets the lower floor, with the teaching/hand tool area and metal shop. In the untouched solid, services are tucked away; in the walls are shelves and drawers, and in between the floors resides a 3/4 height mechanical room.