One Main

DesignerdECOi: Mark Goulthorpe (Principal), Raphael Crespin (Project Architect), Gabriel Blue Cira, Matt Trimble, Priyanka Shah - MIT: Kaustuv de Biswas - Oxford University: Prof Alex Scott, Gensler: Helen Heitman, Pablo Garcia - Tricore: Paul Jacobson (General Contractor)- CWKeller: Shawn Keller (Millwork Contractor)
Prize1st Place in Architecture Categories / Renovation
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One Main is an office refurbishment that relentlessly deploys numeric command machining of sustainable plywood to evidence the versatility and efficiency available via CAD-CAM design-build processes. The project displaces the combinatorial logic of ready-made components typical of late-industrial process for a seamless and non-standard protocol of customized fabrication. A formal aesthetic emerges from these processes , imbuing the design with a curvilinear continuity at a detail and spatial level. The intention was to offer a reduced carbon footprint whilst celebrating both a new formal virtuosity and a radical level of detail finesse.