This publication presents Office dA, Witte Arts Center, an unbuilt project in Green Bay, Wisconsin, that explores the expressive and structural potential of a continuous composite brick facade.
Mónica Ponce de León and Nader Tehrani of Office dA designed the Witte Arts Center in 2000 in response to a real estate brief calling for artists’ studios supported by street-level retail in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The site is exposed on three sides to historic buildings, parking, and a busy pedestrian street, and the project explores the potential of a continuous composite brick facade to sustain and connect different characters while remaining coherent and structurally expressive. Developed while the office was experimenting with computer-aided fabrication and photorealistic rendering, the project deploys digital tools alongside hand drafting and physical modelling.
As part of a multiyear project that includes three exhibitions on twenty-five seminal projects, the CCA and Greg Lynn are publishing a series of digital publications recording conversations with key architects. The epubs are heavily illustrated with photos, drawings, renderings, videos, PDFs, and interactive 3D models.
Edited by Greg Lynn
Graphic design and development by Linked by Air
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Published with the generous support of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts