The opportunity arose to rebuild the outdoor structure at the Eagledale Park pottery studio on Bainbridge Island after the original kiln-covering roof was destroyed in a fire. The concept that drove the development of this shape is a juxtaposition of order and unbalanced elements. Because the pottery studio was built sometime in the 1940’s, it did not appear that the CMU structure was properly reinforced, which made a connection to the new roof impossible. Therefore, we had to project the new roof over the existing one far enough so that rain wouldn’t come between the two structures, lending an unusual ‘tilt’ to the new kiln covering. Nick Rohrbach of Island Built Construction and Kelly Conrad of ADI Structural Engineering volunteered some of their own time to accomplish the replacement of this Bainbridge Island Park District structure.
photography: Ko Hata