Center for Urban Agriculture II
The second phase of this Pittsburgh-based project seeks to revitalize the neighborhood of Larimer into a hub of urban agriculture, this design draws from the traditional barn architecture through the manipulation of circulation and shed roofs to maximize sustainable practices and create a place that is welcoming and inviting to the community.
This model was built both by hand and CNC technology | BASSWOOD 1/4" scale
Larimer | Pittsburgh, PA
The project is situated on the corner of a major roadway and a small street used for local commercial use. The site's immediate surroundings are very mixed; it borders an elementary school to the north, three-story residence to the east, small business to the west, and industrial park to the south, which has led to many complex contextual design implications.
A view of the site and front of the building from the street, revealing a 2-story atrium, outdoor farmers' market, and storage garage.
This image was modeled and rendered using Rhinoceros and Adobe Suite software to create an experiential composition of the project's main entrance.
This image was modeled and rendered using Rhinoceros and Adobe Suite software to convey the layout and functions of the building.
A view of the interior spaces of the building as sections to convey the layering and composition of the building's volumes.
This image was modeled and rendered using Rhinoceros and Adobe Suite software.
Left | Handcrafted basswood model
Center | This model was crafted to reflect the presence of a greenhouse set among a landscape of seasonally changing conditions and scenery. The greenhouse will always yield a vibrantly green enclosure of life against its backdrop.
Right | Sketched diagrams of the programmatic intentions for the project.