vertical farming | seattle, wa. | fall 2015
The goal of this project was to explore the relationship between the urban farm and the neighborhood in which it resides. Programmatic elements for the multi-use building include farming, a museum, a market, and residences. The character and sensation of the site is best exemplified as a point of inflection. Light, space, form, and order are defined by inflection all the while addressing innovative building systems, tectonics, context and program. The site is representative of various elements, marking the transition between Historic Pioneer Square and the revival of Seattle’s waterfront. In addition to this, the site marks a physical change in the direction of the context and where the horizontal waterfront meets its vertical infrastructure. All in all, the building aims to celebrate the context’s transition among the past, present, future, and the extremes within them.