What's Finnish for 'hot sacks'?*

This project is all about reinventing the abandoned and deteriorating wood processing plant designed by Alvar Aalto in order for it to become a critique of its current environment.

*It's 'kuuma säkit'

Inter 9 - On the road again

The Aalto Sanctuary

Final design proposal

Site plan

Section I

Understanding the contraction and expansion of the internal mechanism through different temperature zones.

Exploded Axonometric

3D iteration

Laser cut watercolour paper and perspex
800 x 450

Flexibility manipulation

The expanding and contracting extremes of the internal volumes derived from the manipulation of the material's flexibility.

Worm's eye view

Experiments on site