The project transforms a humble, under-loved building into a inverted country store. The products housed in the structural skin change with the seasons.
Here we are borrowing from the logic of scenography, questioning polish and completion. The result is a cobbled-together environment that merges the vernacular, the collective, and the economical. Even if those elements are dissonant, layered, awkward, unfinished. The result may still be transformative. The store is situated in Milan, Michigan.
FACE LIFT is a quasi-vernacular expression of our ongoing research project, Iso-skeleton, which is focused on the atmospheric transformation of sub-functionalist architecture through the strategic layering of formally expressive vegetal support networks.