145 is an adaptive reuse project of an existing, stand-alone building in Wynwood Miami. It is an area with a lot of Art Galleries and therefore it needs to fit the community with a contemporary but budget conscious update.
This design was created to meet the needs of a creative audience while still integrating each element into a unified environment. 145’s grounds will feature a combination of semi-private courtyards accented with bright contemporary pottery. The design features an eclectic range of architectural styles all centered on a purely industrial motif featuring corrugated metal to steel frames and the more refined painted stucco. Your color palate is a steel grey, corrugated metal and orange accents.
Keeping budget in mind, unsightly utilities are camouflaged with giant bamboo trees. The existing planter in front of the property is raised to height equivalent to ¼ the height of the existing building, and filled with a mid-height grass plant to balance the new trees. I relocated you dumpster away from the immediate front of the building for both aesthetic reasons and odor control. It is camouflaged from the street with a slightly elevated fence that matches the new privacy fence that surrounds the project. Depending on your budget you can enclose it with a gate, or not. The right front of you building now has a corrugated metal façade. This is simple to construct (metal stud frame with corrugated metal attached to the front, top and sides, then attached to you building) and budget friendly. Additionally, as the metal ages it takes on an even more industrial patina that will grow even more attractive with age.
In the rear yard, a laundry shed was designed with as a simple lean-to with 4x4 posts and 2x4 framing. The roof and back section are clad with the same corrugated metal as on the front of the building to unify the structure, but this time I suggest that you place a sealant on it to keep it from developing a patina. The side of the shed is clad with a clear plastic corrugated sheeting sandwiched with natural wood lattice to provide protection for your washer and dryer. In addition I placed a concrete pad beneath your washer and dryer.
This design celebrates the historic character of this site and community, while contributing to the area’s aesthetic image and economic position.
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