الاثنين، 9 يناير، 2012

College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, UMINN / Steven Holl Architects

 

College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, UMINN / Steven Holl Architects

 
© Paul Warchol
An inspiration to all, the   at the University of   stands as an intriguing building that glows during the late-night working hours of its inhabitants. Completed by Steven Holl Architects  in 2002, the building has received much recognition for it's enlightening and unifying qualities, an example being the Progressive Architecture Award in 1990.

 
© Paul Warchol
As is the case when designing an educational facility for an institution, the ideas of unification and continuity were greatly considered in the design of the CALA (College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture) expansion.  With other main intentions of articulating interior and exterior spaces, Steven Holl Architects created a form that fits in with it's environment by day and transforms into a glowing box at night.
 
© Paul Warchol
The architects hoped to increase pedestrian circulation while also encouraging campus activity. The program of this addition includes a library, auditorium, office, seminar space and studio space, acting as a complementary building alongside one built previously by Thorshov and Cerny.
 
© Paul Warchol
A basic form of two L-shaped masses which are overlaid on each other, using mostly obtuse angles. This is a major contrast between the existing building and the addition, as the existing building uses right angles to frame views onto the courtyard while the angles of the addition extend towards exterior landscapes.
 
© Paul Warchol
Another characteristic of the new building are the arms, which end in vertical elevations that open the building to the surroundings, "bracketing "shafts of space" and activating the campus."
The cost of the building ended at $7,800,000.
Architect: Steven Holl Architects Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Project Year: 1990-2002References: Steven Holl Architects 
Photographs:  Paul Warchol , Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects 

Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL
                 Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Cultural Heritage .
                 Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of ArchitectureE-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com

                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul 
                 Mosul - Iraq .

                   emadhanee@gmail.com
                   http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74
 

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