Design/Build: Lynne Reynolds, Assoc. AIA
Sponsor: Renee L. Deljon
Fabrication: Mike Reynolds
Construction Team: Mark Alyea, Michael Dachs, Peter Gagnot, Tom Holscomb, Joe Huey, Dan Steube, Sam Toporek, Jeff Zischke
The Lean2 structure is an exploration in small scale incremental iterative manipulation. Each one of four (twice repeating) module types is the result of slicing into a rectangular form that, in a series of calibrated small moves, are pushed (slightly) out of absolute vertical (and horizontal at the roofline), shuffled, and then rejoined to form a subtly-altered version of the original box. The angles of the newly shifted walls create several discrete moments offering enhanced light intrusion into the interior space while adding another dimension to the harder surfaces. The various elements used in its construction were chosen to differentiate module types, set up juxtapositions between opacity and translucence, and underscore my abiding interest in the pairing of reclaimed and new materials. The resulting structure is intended to be used as more of a work/meditation/exhibition area than a living space but ingenuity knowing no bounds means that its potential purpose is entirely user-defined.