This speculative commercial building sits along the busier street of a triangular lot with parking behind, connected via an entrance lobby. We maximized street presence by stretching the footprint to the ‘point’ of the triangle, punctuating the street intersection in an area of ‘loose fabric.’ Requirements included column-free, sub-dividable space at a restrictive budget.
The siding, a screen of wood slats flush on the north, rises gradually above the roofline to the glass ‘prow’, then peels off as it wraps to the south, providing progressive sun shading. It continues over the roof, obscuring HVAC, and returns to the ground as an inverted triangular plane marking the building’s main entrance, its shape reflecting the site configuration. The generous glass gives access to the landscape, and the exterior explores the textures and patterns of the natural environment and the relationships of indigenous structures to the landscape of the w