The Line

Lockeford, California, US
Tim Griffith

The Line is a temporary structure designed by REgroup architecture in rural, Northern California. The structure, which was designed for small events, from musical performances to weddings, offers a new type of rural event space for the area. The minimal design is a direct result from working with a micro-budget of less than $5,000. The architects explain:

The design offered an interesting challenge to design something that had a strong presence while removing all unnecessary components. It creates a kind of spectacular ‘generic’ quality.

The overall footprint of the structure is only ~91 square metres, and is ~23 metres in length. The structure is made entirely of wood and is essentially a 23m long piece of precision woodworking. A waterproof coating was used to protect the structure from weather. Because The Line floats on pier footings, it has an ultra low footprint on the land it sits on; and when the projects life runs its course, it will return the landscape with little impact. All of the materials for the project were sourced from within 400 miles of the site that help to further reduce its environmental impact.

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