Pottery Makerspace on Lisbon
By: Evan Kind
By: Evan Kind
My design looks at incorporating dedicated artisanal work space within the current Washington Park neighborhood. Washington Park is host to a variety of artist work space that makes use of the current Milwaukee bungalow or mixed use storefront designs. However, this design type does not thoroughly support artisanal work spaces that require reinforced structure and amenities for woodworking, pottery, steel making etc. By designing with an artisanal makerspace in mind, we can provide space for both the artisan community and greater Washington Park neighborhood.
Elevations and Sections
Plans by Phase
Phase I: Pottery Studio and Green Space
Having a makerspace that can positively channel both local and prospective residents will create a more equitable market for growth. The initial makerspace and studio will allow residents who are interested in the pottery trade to experiment and learn within a dedicated environment. It also establishes two distinct green spaces: the large play space and smaller patio park. The playfield can switch between a devoted play space as well as, the farmers market during the summer months. The patio park creates a semi private greenspace for the makerspace users.
Phase II: Pottery Storefront and Amaranth Farmers Market Expansion
As the makerspace grows, there will be new opportunities for users and local residents to engage with the site. The addition of a storefront and physical farmers market will tie into the existing retail elements, while yielding new opportunities for the neighborhood. The storefront will allow customers to buy materials for future pottery creations or unique pottery crafts created in the studio. The farmer’s market addition will create infrastructure for 10x10 market stall which double as urban agriculture raised garden beds.
Phase III: Group Housing
The final stage of this design creates an integrated housing opportunity for the growing community. By allowing new artisanal residents the opportunity to live in a mixed use maker’s space, there will be more substantial opportunities for community growth and connections with the pottery work and larger community. This design allows for the community to have both a public and semi-private development in which they can determine the scope and scale of a new artisanal class, without simply creating new cookie cutter housing.