a renovation and imaging for a start up non-profit organization. using the bones of a late 1800′s schoolhouse, we created new program elements that function within the old elements. new elements include: for public use- art gallery, cultural center and language lab, kitchen, and artist stay. for private use- apartment/abb, kitchen addition, and new stair connection and living-room renovation on 2nd floor.
Kwah-li members designed a trade show booth concept for Travelzoo.com. The concept centers around lounge and bar style seating groups accentuated by a key feature wall, information kiosk and a large, ceiling-hung sign. Together they create an inviting environment for the trade show attendee.
In collaboration with Daniel Ruzicka, PhD, Research Scientist at Monsanto, kwah-li has submitted a proposal for the revitalization of the former Pruitt Igoe site in St. Louis, MO. Competition details @: http://www.pruittigoenow.org/.
The problem: a 5′x20′ shed with a 3′ man door on the long side; tough to get in and out of with a car parked under the car port; impossible to get anything in and out with a car parked under the car port. An extremely poor design.
The solution: blow a hole in the side and cover it up with a sliding barn door. This allows for easier access with an adjacent car, eliminates door dings, and creates the opportunity to set up a work space in the shed.
A huge thanks goes out to kwah-li friends Bryan Jacob and John Barton for help on the project. Here is a final night shot after finally adding the 1×2′s to the door.