M.Y.lab is a commercial organisation of carpentry training. We hoped to create a church-like space in this 10-metre-high factory space, providing spiritual experience for visitors, reforming wood crafting into a ceremonial and commemorative activity.
Two streamlines are setup in response to the space sequence. One is a route for professionally trained members, providing access to potentially dangerous mechanical equipment. The other route is for non-members’ visit, while working as a partition to separate the operation zone and public areas on open days.
The space, as a result, was divided into three sections. The top section retained the original second floor slab, and was converted into a white water bar/rental space, and a black enclosed arcade underneath as a guide to the entrance.
While the 10-metre-high main section was maintained as its scale, we inserted a double-sloping roof of film faced birch plywood levitating above the first floor, and configured lighting and air-conditioning services in accordance with the plywood modules.
In the lower section, the integration of exposed red brick walls and carpentry scenarios along with the slopping roof brought about a church-like space, wherein a sense of ritual is endowed to the art of crafting, and interactions constantly occurring between trainees and the visitors.
Name M.Y.Lab Wood Workshop
Area Approx. 400㎡
Genre Education and Training