AB design studio | Funk Zone Project Under Construction in Santa Barbara | Adaptive Re-Use ArchitectureMay 15, 2013
AB design studio is currently working with the property owner and Young Construction to complete the latest addition to Santa Barbara's Funk Zone.
The new project features an extensive renovation to a collection of old commercial warehouse and utility buildings. The old site, once owned by the Castagnola Family, operated as seafood processing and fish market dating back as far as 1912. Read on to see some recent construction photos of the revitalized and re-used buildings. The new adaptations will feature signature architectural elements and a stunning new landscape design. Adaptive re-use and authentic preservation of the existing character are a prime design theme here…
Newly added corrugated metal shrouded housings provide a new architectural feature for the existing concrete masonry block building that fronts Yananali Street. These new metal housings provided a location for recently installed mechanical equipment that provides for the new multi tenant occupancies below.
New adaptations are installed into the existing buildings. The primary pallet of the adaptive re-use "upgrades" are fashioned from fabricated steel, CMU block work and exposed rebar. As time and weather persist...rusted metal will also join the finish pallet.
The original warehouse and light industrial environment has been preserved and celebrated. The new and old elements of the upcoming spaces provide users with a delightful and stimulating environment. The contrast between new and old bring forth the character and history of the property and the region while allowing for the new uses and productive spaces.