The important question to ask is not “what” but “how.” – Mies van der Rohe
A cooperative washi paper mill and workshop in Ballard.
Rules of the game:
1 – construct geo-narratives of site forces at four scales from neighborhood to region
2 – construct a deck of cards based on site analysis and synthesis; deal 8 cards and discard 2
3 – construe the site and program forces as gesture via the cards dealt and touchstone image
4 – construe the poetic logic of structure; add 4 cards from tectonic case studies to complete the hand
5 – join site, program, structure and material in the building, keeping all the forces in play