This thesis was an attempt to extend the dwelling-as-clothing metaphor of architects and theorists like Glenn Murcutt, Adolf Loos, and Gottfried Semper to develop a seasonal design vocabulary that is well suited to weather the variable climate of the Similkameen Valley in the interior of British Columbia. The design methodology for this project was driven by a process of iterative testing, model making, and experimenting with representation.
As my final proposal I elected to design a trio of cloth-dressed pavilions that would provide flexible spaces for both wine tasting visitors and seasonal farmworkers to occupy and enjoy. The final design proposal for the three tasting room spaces were designed to be paired with three wines that I have fermented as part of my design process.
PINOT GRIS TASTING TRELLIS CONCEPT MODEL
ROSÉ TASTING TOWER MODEL
MERLOT TASTING TUNNEL MODEL
EARLY CONCEPT MODEL
2022 PINOT GRIS (11.3% ABV) SMOKED APRICOT
2022 ROSÉ (11.6% ABV)CANTALOUPE + CHAMOMILE + SARSAPARILLA
2022 MERLOT (12% ABV) BLACKBERRY + FRENCH OAK