SINBIN is a creative house balancing both natural and built environments. At it's core, the space inspires action and activity. It is purpose built for playing, making, and collaboration of all types. Inspired by Gordon Matta Clark's iconic "Building Cuts," two existing warehouses (totaling 9500sf), were cut into and modified. Peeling back the roof of one and slicing into the other, the warehouses are remixed, repurposed and fused with the new building's geometric pinwheel framework creating a space that seamlessly blends the old and new.
The studio environments at the ground floor are places to make art, record music, perform, and skate. The private owner and artist-in-residence units occupy the second and third floors with green roofs and outdoor yards reintroducing 1/3 of the site back to green space to manage stormwater. Circulation and flow throughout removes traditional barriers between activities to experience the influence of other spaces, actions and making. A geometric interplay of space plays out thru editing the existing buildings while creating new forms that emerge out of the existing framework.
From performance hall, to indoor skate park, to an outdoor fire pit, these unique zones all inspire meaningful communication and thoughtful sharing of ideas. This type of open creative process is why SINBIN was built.