THEME: Art with engineering; development with conservation; building with environment.
DESIGN DESCRIPTION: A simple and comfortable building that provides an environment for creativity and enjoyment while maintaining the flexibility needed to accommodate a wide variety of artists and art mediums. Providing an affordable yet permanent place to test and express different impressions and avenues of thought.
VISION: To design and develop a building that would freely accept its artists and allow them creativity without restriction.
To blend the building with its surroundings and harmonize it with the nature around it while minimizing its environmental footprint on the planet to such a degree so as to make almost no impact at all.
Each one of the designs offers a sense of person. There are three very different design personalities using three different approaches and three different sites. The Team A "person" seems to be an engineer with a passion for energy performance.
This was the only team to properly dimension the building close to size requirements.
They did a very thorough job on the technical approach and provided a very strong written submission.
Rammed earth floor is interesting. The Studio would work well as an open studio.
The submission demonstrated a dedicated effort to address the challenge, follow the guidelines, learn from the experience and present a viable green building.
The submission needs to pay stronger attention to form.
Inside space excited me more than the outside. It seemed to provide a conducive atmosphere to create artwork.
The Integrated Design Process description is thorough and honest as it moved from stage to stage--moving apart and back together.
(Excerpt from the jury's comments)
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