Project Information: Re-Use of Decommissioned Cogeneration Plant
Architect of Record: Studio 200 Architecture
Landscape Architect: Melillo and Bauer Associates
Client: Montclair State University, University Facilities
About the Project:
Design collaboration with Landscape Architects, Melillo and Bauer Associates, for an adaptive reuse of a current building on campus overlooking the football stadium to be converted into an Alumni Center with stadium amenities and a Co-generation facility.
There are currently no plans to further develop this conceptual design.
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Spanish Architects Arranguren & Gallegos have converted a brewery in Madrid into a museum with an underground gallery and triangular windows.
The Colección ABC gathers the works of more than 1,500 artists of all styles, techniques and tendencies, with nearly 200,000 pieces. Following the collection’s development throughout its history will enable substantiating the consolidation of the most important illustrators, the role played by certain artists of the highest relevance, the diverse changes of taste and the different historical and social events narrated through these media.
This is a stunning project. I love the simplicity of the “plain” base below superimposed by the magnificence of the triangulation forms above. It definitely defines it’s self, like a billboard sign (Read Venturi’s: Learning from Las Vegas)
The juxtaposition of the modern forms placed in the old worn down historical context really turns me on. Very sexy indeed.
I would love to come around the corner and see this spectacle.
These details are well thought out and planned for a strong unifying design concept.
Great way to make a big impact on a tight urban site. The bright white modern forms really pop within its context.
The simple section is a bit deceiving. The latice structure empowers the design and informs the overall look of the project.
Love, love, love taking the forms from the facade and applying them to the plaza in a new way.
Roof Plan: The overall uniform design concept comes through in the skylights above. Very sharp.
This is a great space for chance encounters.
At night, the modern white lattice glows in soft blue, in bitter contrast to the bright red and white lights from the automobiles driving past as if to mark time.
Again, the strength of this design is in it’s simplicity – an application of the facade, similar to the Italian plazas from long ago. There is something timeless about how the spaces and forms speak to one another – The facde, the bridge, the plaza.
Architects: Aranguren & Gallegos Architects
Location: Madrid, Spain
Client: Grupo Vocento
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Completed in 2009, Frank Gehry’s Fabrikstrasse 15 is an icon on the growing Novartis Basel campus. In the evening its brilliant sculptural form is underscored by layers of light — all on the interior — that gently wash the facade, illuminate the workstations, and glow from within its core.
Basel, Switzerland Breaking the bounds of of Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani’s master plan, Fabrikstrasse 15 by Frank Gehry stands in a surprising juxtaposition to the serene array of rectilinear buildings that dominate the Novartis campus. It is located at the geographic heart of the campus, in full view of the company’s renovated 1939 Forum 1 International Headquarters building, and across the street from a refined stretch of porticoed offices and labs by Adolf Krischanitz, Rafael Moneo, Lampugnani, and Yoshio Taniguchi. The highly visible, independent site gave the architect freedom to exploit his expansive, free-spirited style.
Novartis Pharma AG
Gehry Partners, LLP
12541 Beatrice Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Program: A six-story, 115,000-square-foot home for the Houston Ballet and its academy, located in the city’s theater district. The project includes nine dance studios, a dance laboratory, dressing rooms, a common room, and offices. An open-air pedestrian sky bridge connects the new steel-structure building to the ballet’s performance space next door, the Wortham Theater Center.
Design Concept and Solution: Imagining the center as a living billboard for dance, Gensler wanted to create a building that would showcase the activity of the dancers within. The architects drew inspiration from the proscenium stage, stacking double-height rehearsal studios atop each other so that passersby below see the studios framed by the center’s black granite facade. The architects continued this framing effect on the inside by surrounding the studios’ interior-facing windows with walnut planking. They kept the fixtures and finishes minimal and neutral-toned to further emphasize the activity of the dancers: long, lean lighting strips and clear glass railings (along with the lines of the walnut planking) provide a static backdrop for the movements of the dancers.
Total construction cost: $46 million
711 Louisiana, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77002