Urban Infill, Gainesville, FL

URBAN INFILL, Gainesville, FL

This project was a charrette assignment to working into an urban environment. The program was to develop a cooking school and restaurant within the urban fabric of Downtown Gainesville. The site was placed on an important corner of the downtown fabric on an unoccupied (demolished) site.

The thesis of the project was maintaining the wall of the adjacent building as a feature to make the circulation of the building. It works with the alley culture of downtown Gainesville and preserves the provocative feature of the wall with structure exposed and a form of art with the graffiti.