For my first semester, 3rd year final presentation Studio class we had to create an intervention into The Wapping Project in Wapping, London. The Wapping Project is an old hydraulic power station which is now being used as a gallery, restaurant and bookstore. By recognizing the disconnection of the bar space and Bookstore in The Wapping Project, I proposed to build a series of curved, intimate structures that incorporate the programs into the unused area, the courtyard, between both spaces. This encouraged me to push the boundaries of the inside space, to allow others to interact in the garden, not only the confines of the interior.
There will be three structures in the garden, each functions in a very distinct way. Whilst one acts as an extended reading precinct, others act as a continued event space with short and long tables for casual entertaining or formal dining. This gives viewers the opportunity to chose what they wish to do in the space.