Program drives architecture. While architects continue to look for inventive methods of generating formal, material, and spatial novelty, the in-depth and time based analysis of program offers the potential of pairing spatial complexity with the pragmatics of function. An empty distribution warehouse in Ontario, California is the site of an investigation of the role of program in architecture. The programs of food truck manufacturing, train washing, and the festival are overlaid. Their interactions, transitions, and disconnects are explored through a drawing process which melds together logistical geometry, time, and experience. Issues of form are relegated to the periphery as the technical and spatial requirements of program create an interior troposphere of rich and hybrid spatial complexity. Architecture infiltrates the pragmatic landscape of Ontario through a rigorous exploration of the logistics of movement.
Status: School Project
Location: Ontario, CA, US