Home Depot Studio | RISD | Advanced Architecture Studio

Home Depot Studio | RISD | Advanced Architecture Studio

A proposal for a new Home Depot format which would focus around the  American DIY team spirit, the” power of making”, as a regenerating force  to the US economy. The bottom floors will remain Home Depot retail,  reformatted to fit the character and dimensions of the mill building.  The top floors however will become a workshop, a building lab, expanding  the  “figuring out” part that in a small way exists in Home Depot.  Customers will be provided communal space to test and make their project   within the Home Depot, with items purchased below. They will work in  proximity to their neighbors, perhaps working on similar projects,  sharing ideas and assisting in construction. Skilled Home Depot  associates will be available to work one on one with customers, and also   providing weekend workshops and lessons. The space will be grand and  open, with visibility to all the different types of making taking place.   When new material is needed, the customer need only revisit the retails  floors below, rather then commuting back and forth from store to home.

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Longitudinal Section

Longitudinal Section

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Site Plan

Site Plan

Project I

Project I

Project I was about re-purposing the mundane materials found in Home Depot into a piece of furniture. I used construction site material to build a lounge chair.

Project I

Project I

Project I was about re-purposing the mundane materials found in Home Depot into a piece of furniture. I used construction site material to build a lounge chair.