Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a building that supports the production of young artists. Where the school excels in the academic preparation of its students, it aspires to forge rigorous, creative thinkers and makers in spaces that inspire ideas and provoke experimentation and production. The 200,000 sqf expansion to the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, designed by Allied Works Architecture, includes areas for the core programs of music, dance, theater, and visual arts, as well as spaces for assembly and traditional academic instruction. The expansion is organized as simple loft spaces of concrete, brick and glass that rotate around and extend outward from an open-air central amphitheater, known to students as the ‘Green Room’. The program clusters are contained in distinct volumes that provide individual identity yet overlap adjacent disciplines in plan and section. Project description, images and drawings following the break.
Architects: Allied Works Architecture
Location: 2501 Flora St, Dallas, Texas, USA
Project Team: Brad Cloepfil (Principal), Chris Bixby (Project Lead), David Suttle (Project Architect)
Project Area: 202,000 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Jeremy Bittermann and Vicky Sambunaris
Hailed as one of China’s top 10 new urban landmarks NBBJ‘s design of Yanlord Landmark sets a new standard for high-end retail, work, and residential space in Chengdu. Yanlord Landmark was selected by the China Index Academy and China Index Research Institute as one of China’s Top 10 New Urban Landmarks two years in a row (2008-2009 and 2009-2010).
Project description and images after the break.
Location: Chengdu, People’s Republic of China
Architect of Record: China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute
Interior Design: Lian Zhitian and CL3
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Landscape Architect: EDAW
Lighting Consultant: Panorama
Curtain Wall Consultant: Aurecon
Property Consultant: Jones Lang LaSalle
Signage: Dutton Bray
Project Area: 212,482 sqm
Project Area: 2010
Photography: Paul Dingman
26LAB, NFP is a new not-for-profit founded in the city Chicago, a life enrichment program and sustainable learning lab using architecture, engineering and construction education. While they complete the renovations of the lab, they are hosting a “26LAB iit pilot” program for high school students, in partnership with IIT Idea Shop on the famed campus designed by Mies Van der Rohe, and now with a building by Koolhaas.
Also, 26LAB is hosting a Pre-Opening Fundraiser event on Friday March 11th, at 7pm. More information after the break.
JGMA won the competition to design the Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy High School (IHSCA) in Chicago, Illinois for the Institutio del Progreso Latio. The program is for a charter school that will serve 600 youth from Chicago communities. It will be the first career academy in the state of Illinois dedicated to health sciences. The new facility will also provide serves to consolidate existing programs under the Instituto.
More on this project after the break.
University of Pennsylvania School of Design boasts one of the Top 10 Graduate Architecture Schools in the United States. This month their Spring Lecture Series, More and More, is hosting Qingyun Ma (M.Arch), dean of the USC School of Architecture. This event is free and open to the public and PennDesign is a registered provider of continuing education programming for the American Institute of Architects.
Qingyun Ma has been called one of “the 27 most influential designers making an impact on business today.” Ma is considered to be among the most exciting contemporary Chinese architects, first receiving international attention as coordinator of Rem Koolhaas’ first Harvard Project on Cities and subsequent book, The Great Leap Forward.
His work has been exhibited around the world, earning him honors including a Design Vanguard award from Architectural Record, Phaidon’s Emerging Design Talents designation and a New Trends of Architecture designation by the Euro-Asia Foundation.
Wednesday, March 16
MORE AND MORE – 2011 Spring Lecture Series
6:00pm – 7:30pm, Meyerson Hall, B3
Other events this month for the Architecture Department:
Tuesday, March 22
6pm, Meyerson Lower Gallery
Thursday, March 24
Armand Grüntuch & Almut Ernst, Grüntuch Ernst
6:30pm, Meyerson B3
Monday, March 28
IPD, sponsored by the IPD Lecture Fund and Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer
6pm, Meyerson B1
Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership, this 1,400 sqf main house and guest house/ garage is located on a heavily wooded cliff site with views out over the San Juan Islands of Washington State. The plan orients to major views south down the coast line and west out to the islands while being careful to stay outside of the drip line of the dominant Doug fir trees. Large overhangs protect glazing and provide shelter. This house was awarded an American Institute of Architects Housing Award.
Project description and images following the break.
Architects: e2a – Wim Eckert, Piet Eckert
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Project Team: Hans-Peter Kistler, Sebastian Holzhausen
Construction Management: Oppliger von Gunten, Zürich
Structure: Walt + Galmarini, Zürich
HVAC: Rechberger Huustechnik, Zürich
Electric engineering: Thomas Lüem Partner AG, Zürich
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Radek Brunecky, Dominique Marc Wehrli
As a finalist for the Torres De Cotillas Competition, STL Architects shared with us their proposal for the new Auditorium and Arts Center within the future office park. The design is projected to become the key element of connection between the new urban space and the consolidated old town grid. The new building will become a symbolic reference of public activity that will be established around the future office park of Torres de Cotillas, Spain. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The new Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church, designed by Teeple Architects, has been conceived as a direct reflection of the liturgical vision of its Baptist congregation. This liturgical vision has a dual focus – fellowship, which the church characterizes as horizontal relationships between people, and spirituality, which is seen as a vertical relationship between people and God.
Project description, images, and drawings following the break.
Architect: Teeple Architects
Location: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Principal in Charge: Stephen Teeple (OAA, FRAIC)
Project Team: Cheryl Atkinson, Bernard Jin, David Jensen, William Elsworthy, Graham Baxter
Structural Engineer: CPE
Mechanical Engineer: LKM
Electrical Engineer: LKM
Landscape Architect: Dutoit Allsopp Hillier
General Contractor: Derbtile Construction Inc.
Project Area: 80,000 sqf
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Shai Gil Photography
The INCS Zero Factory and showroom is a building focused on merging landscape with architecture and art with technology. Designed by KPF, it is located within the Japanese Alps in Nagano. The new factory also needed to include offices and a demonstration facility, as well as provide areas of focused experimentation for research and development.
Situated in Vienna, Austria, PPAG Architects shared with us their winning competition entry for the campus project consisting of a kindergarten, primary and junior high school. Their design is based on the new and ambitious education guidelines of the city of Vienna. The project promotes a typological paradigm shift regarding the spatial articulation of classroom and interior-exterior activities across the entire campus. More images and architects’ description after the break.