I revisited a project from my time abroad. Set in the artisan district, the project was to create a building that enabled work space, store frontage, and dwellings to co-exist in one building. I started by researching the area's local amenities available for artisans. My primary focus was to create a seperate circulation entry to each component of the project. The store fronts are accessed at the front of the building while the studios are accessed at the rear. A second level court yard allows the residences to be accessed from the side of the building. This project took a vacant parking lot adjacent to one of the great under appreciated churches of Florence, and turned it into a landmark of the artisan district celebrating the grandeur of the San Frediano in Cestello.
Status: School Project
Location: Florence, Italy
My Role: Designer, Presentation Drawings
Additional Credits: Professor Bruce Coleman - Teacher and Site Selection