Fragmentation of traditional industrial vernacular; allowing nature in
Climbing with the tree; Falling with the apple.
Natural light diminishes as natural resource becomes a man made product
The form was based on a traditional industrial vernacular that breaks down and fragments to create a new, lighter, more permeable architecture that allows nature in. The juxtaposition between natural and man made processes is obvious in the architecture and shows industries reliance on raw materials to function. Communicating the journey of cider production from seed to cider was key. I achieved this through the architecture; starting with a journey through the more organic random and fragmented forms of the labs into the heavy, structured and rhythmic cider press. I used light wells on each side to allow natural light to filter down through the building from the saw-tooth roof above. The natural light diminished as the apple gradually turned into cider...as nature became a man made product.