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New Student Quarters For Boston University / Silvester Fuller + Tony Owen Partners

  • 01:00 - 16 February, 2011
New Student Quarters For Boston University / Silvester Fuller + Tony Owen Partners
New Student Quarters For Boston University / Silvester Fuller + Tony Owen Partners

New Student Quarters For Boston University / Silvester Fuller + Tony Owen Partners New Student Quarters For Boston University / Silvester Fuller + Tony Owen Partners New Student Quarters For Boston University / Silvester Fuller + Tony Owen Partners New Student Quarters For Boston University / Silvester Fuller + Tony Owen Partners +13

From the architect. We recieved the new student quarters for Boston University by Tony Owen Partners and Silvester Fuller at 15-25 Regent Street, Chippendale. It is a unique design using fissures to provide maximum solar access to bedrooms as well as natural ventilation throughout the building.

The eight-level, environmentally-efficient building can accommodate up to 164 students in a style to which scholars are not usually accustomed. It also has three lecture halls, a library, an Internet lounge, a rooftop terrace with a timber deck and an adjoining fully-equipped communal kitchen, plus cafe.Three years ago Boston University saw the need to improve accommodation and facilities for its visiting students, who pay around $17,000 for the semester. The design concept was by Silvester Fuller and was development through to completion by Tony Owen Partners. Construction was by Ceerose Pty Ltd.

Arup Partners provided the environmental analysis. The design uses large canyon-like slots in the façade which allow sunlight and ventilation to penetrate deep into the building and into each room.The windows in these slots have a rhomboid shape to maximise efficiency, and deliver a bold architectural façade which is illuminated at night through an ever-changing light show.

The end walls of the slots are made from glass louvres that are seven stories high, and the building also contains a seven-storey glass louvred atrium. “Air is drawn through the voids and passes through the building like gills, allowing the building to breathe naturally,” said Owen.“East-facing operable louvres on each level further help to lower ambient temperatures by drawing in fresh breezes.“The design allows more light and ventilation into each bedroom, provides good views, and would be a sensible ‘blueprint’ for city planners to consider in their quest for ways to increase residential density in the CBD without compromising comfort.”

Tony Owen is at the forefront of three-dimensional digital architecture, and best known for Moebius House in Dover Heights as well as the futuristic eliza apartment building in Elizabeth Street under construction, also by Ceerose. Owen has a further 40 or so local projects in the pipeline, all of which explore complex shapes, fluid geometries and environmental initiatives.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "New Student Quarters For Boston University / Silvester Fuller + Tony Owen Partners" 16 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/110896/new-student-quarters-for-boston-university-tony-owen-partners-silvester-fuller-architects/>
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kevin chea · February 20, 2011

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Mia Gant · February 18, 2011

i lived in stuvi for 2 yrs, so i can&#39t complain, but if these rly are new BU dorm plans, i am mad jeal http://t.co/m1pghbI via @archdaily

JayM · February 17, 2011

“The design allows more light and ventilation into each bedroom, provides good views..."

More light and ventilation... compared to a building with no windows? That said, I think the basic idea of super high density is cool, as high density often means more ecological living (not always of course).

It'd be sweet to see more interior shots. The views from the bedrooms and stairways seem to be quite nice, judged by the photos on the architect's website. I hope the light show is aimed in a way that does not bother the residents.

brb001 · February 17, 2011

Actually, I stand corrected. There is a Boston University in Australia.

Gooks · February 17, 2011

Why is this posted?
I think I just made a vom-vom a bit in my mouth

Nicholas Patten · February 17, 2011

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michaelcollins · February 17, 2011

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Simon Droog · February 17, 2011

I'd like to see the inside! What are the student rooms like? Do those interesting light alcoves produces any actual light in those rooms? Is it possible to look outside? I'm just soo curious... What are the needs and wishes of the students living there? > Environmental Psychology and Architecture: http://experiencingarchitectur...

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Cole Kennedy · February 17, 2011

BU in Australia?

brb001 · February 17, 2011 07:10 PM

Ha Ha, yeah! The google map features on these posts are often wrong but this one has got to be the best yet. Literally placed it on the other side of the planet. Hilarious!

er · February 17, 2011

wtf?

jp · February 17, 2011

Most fascinating building in this year. awsome

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