Artists for Humanity
artists for humanity
Program: studio spaces for a youth oriented non-profit arts organization, shared ‘makers’ fabrication facilities, event spaces, café, retail and administration offices.
Design Approach: Provide a facility that will be flexible, engage community, reduce operation/maintenance costs and rise as a symbol of the organization. The creative youth will be engaged throughout all stages of the expansion, learning from intimate exposure to architecture, engineering and construction.
Promoting a green-organization, not just a green-building.
Located in a Dense Urban Area Close to Public Transportation
250 BOSTON TEENS
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge
Our design proposal holds sustainability as the primary goal; which necessarily encompasses youth integration, community engagement, budget control, and reducing the timeline for design and construction.
DIFFUSED NATURAL LIGHT:
Much of the glazing is placed on the Northern facade and above the Atrium to deliver diffused light throughout the interior spaces.
Clerestory windows and light-trays provide the studios with natural illumination and expansive wall space for work production.
The roofscape is stepped to provide an upper level for a Solar Array to supplement the buildings electrical needs and a Water Recovery system to irrigate the Green Roof event space.
3D Models & Renderings: Kennard Architects