JAMES ROSE CENTER, NEW JERSEY
ON BEING THE RIGHT SIZE
This project exercise was assigned to research, analyze, and model the James Rose Center in Ridgewood as the third project of the Fall 2022 semester. The designer was then to use those materials as the foundation for an expansion, a room addition to the existing construction that would serve as a multipurpose room for the Center.
As previously mentioned, several open wood lattice constructions that extended the projection of the enclosed areas were included in the original house. This is the situation with the old carport, which is located on one of the building's sides and takes up space that should be set aside for the neighboring lot.
The center's current management was open to converting the old carport into a new room to increase its research capacity and activities. This extension was presented as a single-floor room with no footprint or height restrictions other than what the designer may deem reasonable to be accepted as contextual zoning. The proposal gave special consideration to the roof because it was the primary architectural component responsible for creating a memorable space.