Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects restore the essence of an aging icon of 20th-century industrial architecture for a viable future
The Ford Assembly Plant in Richmond, California, was the largest of its ilk on the West Coast: a 517,000-square-foot factory on the edge of San Francisco Bay supplied by water and conceived as a single linear space beneath a sawtooth roof that flooded the work spaces with indirect daylight. Designed by Albert Kahn in 1931 with minimal ornamentation except for the streamlined deco detailing at either end, the 1⁄4-mile-long behemoth languished after Ford moved to suburban pastures in the 1950s.
Posted by Rob Nachtwey at 12:13 PM