The Brain is a 14,280 cubic-foot cinematic workshop where the client, a filmmaker, can work through ideas. Located in Seattle, Washington, the inspiration for the design comes from the neighborhood birthplace of invention, the garage.
The building, by Olson Kundig Architects, is essentially a cast-in-place concrete box, meant to be a strong yet neutral background allowing for the space to be completely flexible. A steel mezzanine was constructed inside the concrete wall on the north side of the box. All internal structures were made with raw, hot-rolled steel sheets.