“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” - Albert Camus
The project is a shelter space located away from an apartment entry to allow a protected location for residents to smoke. The shelter was imagined as a yard sculpture and its purpose was not to be readily apparent. The space was required to "hide" smokers during the day, but allow persons to be seen after dark and by security cameras for safety.
It is a simple assemblage of concrete, composite wood and metal. Metal screening on the south side was used to be opaque from the street during the day and transparent for safety at night.
The project had a very modest budget, as a result, project design and much of project construction was done pro-bono, with architects and contractors donating time and material resources to get the project built. Members of ASK Studio were out on site to help build parts of the project.
Location: Des Moines, IA
Area: 120 SF
Client: Corinthian Gardens Apartments
Photo Credits: Cameron Campbell, Integrated Studio