Retaining defining elements such as the canopies and monolithic concrete walls celebrates the character of the industrial space.
Indoor-outdoor relationships become a pervasive component to tenant space. Loading docks and canopy overhangs become continuous back porches - opportunities for refection, fitness, and collaboration.
Landscape ties together the site and structure – as trees and plants unexpectedly pierce through canopy openings or the roofs of former mechanical rooms, suggesting a ruin recaptured by nature, signaling new life.
Space for machines becomes space for humans - leviathan volumes for printing presses become cathedral-like workplaces.