This modern complex AKA ‘Playpin’ or ‘SINBIN’ designed by Skylab Architecture hosts an artist residency program. It has two studios including a skate park, creative spaces, and a recording studio. We handled part of the exterior shell which is robustly defined by angled awnings and steel cladding with cedar rainscreens and large format window arrays. On the interior, we installed plywood cladding on walls and ceilings which has a warm industrious aesthetic.
The program for the space is developed out of a highly-iterative design process allowing rooms to be shaped while informing the program. Geometric forms, fitted as if they were a puzzle, are carved with angular skylights and combined into flexible space. Circulation throughout results in a collapsing of barriers to making. From performance hall, to indoor skate park, to a camp fire on the yard, gathering spaces afford unique ways to collaborate and share ideas, something at the core of making of art and music.