Course: Architecture Foundations Studio
Danish Institute for Study Abroad | Copenhagen, 2014
Transformation of a parking lot into an art gallery, cafe and public space to cultivate local life. The lot was the intersection of two strong circulation axes. The referencing of a circle at this intersection was to soften the axes, allowing more flexibility in choosing direction. Sun exposure was a top priority due to the site being surrounded by buildings. The area of best sun exposure was determined and elevated as a public resting space. In respect of the surrounding historic architecture, the gallery space was placed underground. The building’s cylindrical forms acted as nodes around which the secondary public paths wrapped and looped themselves, integrating with the buildings and landscaping.