SURRY SCHLABS STUDIO • SPRING 2019
1:1 SCALE MODEL • BASSWOOD, WALNUT WOOD
The Room accommodates the preparation and sharing of a meal between 4-6 people. It reflects the socially intensive character of dining, and facilitates a range of activities associated with a family dinner (gaming, napping, visiting, reading, arguing, singing, etc.).
Designing The Room was an exercise in thinking creatively for small spaces. The Room occupies a small volume of approximately 9 ft³ (2.75 m³), but it must incorporate vertical circulation to an undefined space located above. Any space dedicated to circulation must serve another function as well. To accommodate the lack of space and the need for circulation, The Room is punctured with cubbies for the storage of various items such as cooking utensils, books, board games, or shoes.
Exploded axonometric drawing of cubbies