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Frank Cunha III
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The Phillips Exeter Academy Library in Exeter, New Hampshire, U.S., with 160,000 volumes on nine levels and a shelf capacity of 250,000 volumes, is the largest secondary school library in the world. It is part of the Phillips Exeter Academy, an independent boarding school.
When it became clear in the 1950s that the library had outgrown its existing building, the school initially hired an architect who proposed a traditional design for the new building. Deciding instead to construct a library with a contemporary design, the school gave the commission to Louis Kahn in 1965. In 1997 the library received the Twenty-five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects, an award that recognizes architecture of enduring significance that is given to no more than one building per year.
Kahn structured the library in three concentric square rings. The outer ring, which is built of load-bearing brick, includes all four exterior walls and the library carrel spaces immediately inside them. The middle ring, which is built of reinforced concrete, holds the heavy book stacks. The inner ring is a dramatic atrium with enormous circular openings in its walls that reveal several floors of book stacks.
Footage from “The Third & The Seventh” project for illustrating Mundos Digitales 2009 conference using 3dsmax, Vray, AE and Premiere.
Main theme soundtrack it’s The Divine Comedy’s “Laika’s Theme” from “Absent Friends” album.
This “Career Day” slide show was presented to various 4th and 5th grade classes by Mr. Cunha. The presentation gave a brief overview of the new seven wonders of the world. He also touches on how Architecture is all around us (like when we go on vacation or when we go to the movies). Architecture plays an important role in everyday life. Finally, he informs the students about what it takes to be an Architect. The brief presentation is made fun by inserting farm animals and sound effects to keep the students engaged. Check out Frank’s website by clicking here and subscribe to Frank’s YouTube by clicking here.
This presentation was made to K-12 teachers looking to instruct their students about how the world of Architecture and Engineering is all around them. Mr. Cunha offered the teachers practical knowledge about how they could turn their classroom, school, and community into an environment for students to learn about practical applications of mathematics and science (i.e., post and beams, how the body’s lungs acts like the HVAC of a building, the science or “magic” of turning on a light switch, etc). Check out Frank’s website by clicking here and subscribe to Frank’s YouTube by clicking here.