After our first visit to Twisp, the class was thrilled to finally start developing strategies for the site.
We dedicated a full day to reflect on what we saw and the opportunities that we found. One of the most important things we talked about was the need for a design that could transform with the seasons and ongoing events, as the site developed. Overall, many ideas sprouted from this discussion and we were excited to explore them further.
Afterwards, we broke up into smaller teams to further explore these ideas. The rest of the week was quite intensive, with the goal of presenting to Ray and Mary Johnston by next Monday afternoon.
At the end of the week, we shared our designs, and gave each other comments and encouragement as we prepared for Monday. Overall, the designs were all very creative. They were a definite departure from your standard catalog greenhouse, and addressed the site in creative ways. Some of these included ideas for mobility, modularity, and water collection. With that said, we were now prepared to push these ideas further and looked forward to seeing the Johnston’s on Monday.