York Street Maker Spaces

Lexington, Kentucky
Architect
Interior Design
Builder
Photographer
  • Matt Mediaworks
Location
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2016
  • Square Feet
  • 725
  • Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Full Baths
  • 1
  • The York Street Challenge, a design competition in Lexington, KY was organized by the North Limestone Community Development Corporation (NoLi CDC) as part of the LuigART Maker Spaces initiative which received an implementation grant in 2013 from ArtPlace America. The competition invited designers to generate a design that would allow NoLi CDC to repurpose nearly forty contiguous ‘shotgun’ styled homes from the turn of the 20th century into affordable and highly flexible live-work spaces for makers and their families.

    Our winning entry for this competition sought to preserve the memory of the original homes while creating a design based on what we call an ‘open source format’ – a single plan that can be customized for each maker while fostering social and creative collaboration within the LuigART community.

    The Maker Spaces were completed in 2016 using Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) fabrication methods. The wood structure for both homes is an assembly of pieces milled entirely on our CNC machine that fit together like a puzzle. The pre-cut parts were delivered on pallets and assembled on site using only rubber mallets, screw guns and a little elbow grease.

    The York Street Maker Spaces are a continuation into our research and development mission to challenge the boundaries of conventional architecture through making.

    Final photos by Matt Huber of Matt Mediaworks

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    Front Porch with Roll-up Door Photo  of York Street Maker Spaces modern home

    Front Porch with Roll-up Door

    Living Area with Maker Space Below Photo 2 of York Street Maker Spaces modern home

    Living Area with Maker Space Below

    Maker Space with Roll-up Door Photo 3 of York Street Maker Spaces modern home

    Maker Space with Roll-up Door

    CNC-fabricated Structural Pieces Awaiting Delivery in Nomi's Shop Photo 4 of York Street Maker Spaces modern home

    CNC-fabricated Structural Pieces Awaiting Delivery in Nomi's Shop

    On-site assembly. The structural frame was installed using only rubber mallets and screw guns. Photo 5 of York Street Maker Spaces modern home

    On-site assembly. The structural frame was installed using only rubber mallets and screw guns.

    Maker Space Ceiling with Exposed CNC Framing Photo 6 of York Street Maker Spaces modern home

    Maker Space Ceiling with Exposed CNC Framing

    Rear Facade with Roll-up Door  Photo 7 of York Street Maker Spaces modern home

    Rear Facade with Roll-up Door