ENS_projects: the periscope project

19 Jul

 

'the periscope project' by ENS_projects, san diego, california image courtesy karen morrison


 

american practice ENS_projects has recently completed ‘the periscope project‘, a mixed-use cooperative for
young creatives in san diego, california. originally conceived by petar perisic in 2006, the initiative seeks to create
viable amenities for students, artists, designers, scholars and activists working with and in response to their
urban environment.

front courtyard image courtesy karen morrison

self-sustaining in nature, the project works to visualize alternative land-use within the city, establishing a productive
counterpoint to the traditional – and often unattainable – development model. the complex, which is now operating
with its first cooperative in place, is maintained by the tenants who are additionally responsible for developing curatorial,
educational and outreach programming.

entrance image courtesy karen morrison

 

committed to the trans-disciplinary union of art, architecture, and regional urban issues, the facility features a split
and adaptable program of gallery, event and work space.

 

gallery space with access to courtyard image courtesy the periscope project

 

five intermodal shipping containers compose the overall unit, which hosts a rotating cooperative of young creatives.
located on a narrow plot of land in the city’s east village, the structure looks to provide a permeable and interconnected
work environment where creation and exhibition coalesce.

 

interior image courtesy the periscope project

 

the linear and parallel arrangement of containers on the site defines an outdoor courtyard and second-level deck.
primarily used as auxiliary event space, the exposed areas integrate the internal volume with the outdoors,
allowing natural light and ventilation to permeate the building.

 

gallery image courtesy the periscope project

 
be sure to check out the periscope project on kickstarter to learn more.

overall view at night image courtesy the periscope project

 

night shot image courtesy karen morrison

 

exploded axo image courtesy the periscope project

 

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theperiscopeproject/the-periscope-project-urban-education-initiative

 

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