Exposed space should expose ideas.

These concepts are then forged and refined. Transparency and flexibility allows for a multitude of conversations and overlap. This shifting dialogue will ultimately define the environment and achieve the resonance that is the goal of Code & Canvas.


Architectural Statement

Why go to lengths exposing space? We strip and sand old floors to expose hardwood from yesteryear and spend hours to sand blast brick. We have a need to search deeper than existing veneers, an archaeological dig for authenticity. We weld steel and embrace our intuitive desires to expose the raw joint. These uncovered layers remind us of the humanity of the built environment, the scars and dreams of the previous industrial revolution. It is a lineage we respect. The public domain often perceives the concept of ‘exposed’ as both vulnerable and unprotected. Our objective must be to reveal the true nature of things.

Exposed space should expose ideas which are then forged and refined. A collaborative workspace propagates this notion. The transparency and flexibility allows for a multitude of conversations and overlap. Thus, technology and art must truly expose each other. This shifting dialogue will ultimately define the environment and achieve the resonance that the program demands.

 Kevin Hackett, Principal Architect, Siol Studios


Craftsmanship

Thank you to Siol Integral Design Studios for their creative vision, and also to these folks without whom our warehouse space would still be a messy white box:

  • Contractors Chris Land (Under the Shelter construction) and Sarah Land (metalwork, welding)
  • Building owners Mike McGlennon of the McGlennon-Glanville Group, whose dedication to artists and the local community spans over 50 years
  • IT and AV consultant, Vince Ungaro