建筑师受印第安纳波利斯艺术博物馆委托,在博物馆内的Virginia B. Fairbanks艺术与自然公园设计一座小商亭。

Commission for the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an innovative concession stand for the 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park.

▼小商亭成为了孩子们的乐园,the concession stand has been the kids fairyland

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设计基于一个众所周知的道理,那就是你必须有所牺牲才能创造。每一个产品都是自然的不同部分所组成,无论是手机、汽车、石板地面还是一块木板;他们都以不同的方式来自大自然。本项目试图以尽可能天然的方式来建造,并以纯粹、真实而尊重的方式向前来参观的公众展现原材料本来的面貌。

建筑师选择了一棵一百英尺长(约合30米)的北美鹅掌楸。北美鹅掌楸是印第安纳州的象征,也是著名的硬木之一:它身形美丽,树干宽阔,木质优良。我们在印第安纳州安德森的郊外发现了这棵大树,希望将它发挥出最大价值,为美国最精致的艺术公园带来一个实用的建筑。随着项目的进行,我们不断发现一棵树在变成一栋建筑的过程中所显现的令人惊奇的细节,这不仅表现在木匠、树艺家精湛的工艺和知识,更来自于大树本身。

The design is based on the universal notion that you need to sacrifice something in order to make something new. Every product is a compound of different pieces of nature, whether it is a cell phone, a car, a stone floor or a wood board; they have all been harvested in one way or another. This project is about trying to harvest something as gently as possible so that the source of what we harvest is displayed in a pure, pedagogic and respectful way—respectful to both the source itself and to everyone visiting the building.

The raw material we selected is a 100-foot yellow poplar tree, the state tree of Indiana, known for its beauty, respectable size, and good properties as hardwood. We found a great specimen standing in a patch of forest outside of Anderson, Indiana. The goal was to make the best out of this specific poplar tree, from taking it down and through the whole process of transforming it into a useful building that is now part of one of the finest art parks in the United States. As the project proceeded, we continued to be surprised by all of the marvelous features that where revealed in refining a tree into a building; both in the level of craftsmanship and knowledge of woodworkers and arborists, and also of the tree itself.

▼大树化身为商亭,其本来的面貌得到了纯粹而真实的保留,the tree is transformed in a pure, pedagogic and respectful way

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▼树干的截面被纹上了博物馆的标志,the tree is marked with the emblem of the museum

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▼这棵北美鹅掌楸来自印第安纳州的森林,yellow poplar tree comes from the forest outside of Anderson, Indiana

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▼夜景,night view

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