Fitzwater St

Fitzwater Street Studio


Geometric qualities from parametric studies are developed into a workshop and gallery space. Inner and outer shells of the building are created using a process of conscious subtraction from a mass within a set of parameters. The studio is designed for a bespoke furniture maker who specializes in curvilinear, outdoor furniture intended to weather so much of the lot is devoted to exterior gallery space. The pre-patina copper outer shell of the building weathers alongside the furniture.

Located on 1118 Fitzwater Street in South Philadelphia.


site plan

site looking toward 11th and Fitzwater


generation of form


level one plan: lobby + outdoor landing


level two plan: workshop + outdoor gallery


level three plan: bathroom + kitchenette + storage


section looking west


section looking south