GOOD FOOD HALL

arch 100b: fundamentals of architectural design

 

I designed a multi-purpose market hall as a center for community activism, grassroots food production and distribution, and education. Located South of Mission street in San Francisco, the building includes a public market for local farmers and artisans to sell their wares, an auditorium, a gallery space, and classrooms complete with a learning garden on the roof. Each of these publicly oriented program are visible from the street to directly engage with and serve the community.

All ellipsoids are situated such that their geometric centers reside outside of the the site. The intersected volumes create visual access with the street. 

The building’s form emerges from the intersection of four ellipsoids with a simple box. Each ellipsoid houses one of the four public programs: market hall, auditorium, gallery or classrooms. The ellipsoids are oriented such that their centers are in the
street, therefore creating visual access to the activity inside the building. The interior spaces outside of the ellipsoids are dedicated to private program such as research labs and offices.

Example plan drawing.

Example plan drawing.

Example sectional drawing.

Example sectional drawing.

Interior view of the food hall.

Interior view of the food hall.

Contextual model at 1/16" = 1'. Interior structure is modeled with laminated basswood. Exterior louvers are hand-cut basswood sticks.

Contextual model at 1/16" = 1'. Interior structure is modeled with laminated basswood. Exterior louvers are hand-cut basswood sticks.

Sectional model at 3/16" = 1'. Ellipsoids are constructed from laminated plywood. Vertical walls and exterior louvers are constructed from basswood.

Sectional model at 3/16" = 1'. Ellipsoids are constructed from laminated plywood. Vertical walls and exterior louvers are constructed from basswood.