Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Cluj National Library Extension in Romania by Manadelucru

 
August 23rd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Manadelucru

The CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY “Lucian Blaga” Cluj-Napoca launched an architectural contest for a new storage building with open shelf access. The competition aimed at selecting and awarding the best solutions of architecture for a new building that should contain a deposit area with open shelf access, public hosting and technical spaces. The site is on the SW side of the existing building and has a total area of 1230 mp.

Exterior View

  • Architects: Manadelucru
  • Project: Cluj National Library Extension
  • Location: Cluj Romania
  • Authors: Dorin Stefan ADAM – architect, Madalina IFTIMI – architect, Artenian SOLDEA – architect
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3DS Max, SketchUp and Photoshop.

Street View

The project proposes to achieve a perfect cube pattern (6m x 6m x 6m). Thus the entire proposed area will be “filled” with space divided extremely rational. The proportion required between spaces with free access to shelves and those with restricted access, is solved in this logic matrix. The volumetric grid of 6m (cubes) is also expressed in the facades.

Interior View

The interior is spatially build also according the matrix and is subdivided by intermediate platforms for increasing the surface. But the need for density does not lead to a complete interior occupancy because in this 3D matrix, at different levels, cube volumes disappear.  Enclosed spaces in the OSB panels painted in black are reserved places for reading.

 

Interior View

Similar to attic chambers of Transylvanian houses, that have a very large interior volume and are very impressive spaces, the function proposed for the last floor of the building, relaxation space, comes in the sense of reinterpretation of this architectural elements, and the “funnels” bring light inside and also broadcast this light to the lower floors, this are reinterpretations of traditional houses chimneys.

Interior View

Exterior View

Interior View

Wall

Model

Model

Model

Model

Section

Plan 1

Related posts:

Contact Manadelucru

Tags: ,

Categories: 3dS Max, Autocad, Library, Photoshop, SketchUp

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy