The RISD Making Center was a collaborative project that focused on schematic design and the beginnings of mock construction documents for a new shop and studio space. This project was designed to focus on details in not only sustainability but also in structure and programmatic organization. The following are my drawings and research that I have contributed to the team.
-Daniel Kim, Rebecca Commissaris, Jino Kim, Mina Onar
The concept behind the building was to create a structure that encompassed the entire campus. The horizontally projected bar bridges the two different studios. This bar is the common gathering space that houses the shop and machinery. The hierarchy of the two towers are based on accessibility and a transition from public to private spaces. Being sited at the edge of the RISD campus, the form of the building is not only an extension of the campus but also forms a private green park.
The park remediates runoff and also contextualizes the building, being so close to India Point Park and the canal across the street. There is also potential for a roof garden that lies on the roof the shops, also bridging the two towers programmatically and physically.
Ecotect Analysis: Solar, Wind, Energy Usage