Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase

Archive for the ‘Atrium’ Category

ATRIUM – JUSSIEU UNIVERSITY in Paris, France by Périphériques Architectes

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Périphériques Architectes

The 16m building on the Jussieu university campus, near the historic center of Paris, extends and completes the grid plan that architect Edouard Albert designed in the 60s to serve 45 000 students and researchers. The response formulated by Périphériques Architects for the extension is based on the existing system, where buildings are laid out in a crown configuration; but at the same time, it deforms it: where Albert laid out a single patio, Périphériques Architects have planned two. One of them is covered by the bridge-buildings raised on pilotis to make short-cuts in the ring like circulation itinerary, and forms a “vertical place” that groups all the movements of the buildings. This concrete space opposes its heaviness and hardness to the light-weight metal cladding of its outer skin.

Image Courtesy © LUC BOEGLY

Image Courtesy © LUC BOEGLY

  • Architects: Périphériques Architectes
  • Project: ATRIUM – JUSSIEU UNIVERSITY
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: LUC BOEGLY
  • Software used: AutoCAD

(more…)

Atrium Studio in Dartmoor, England by Satellite Architects

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Article source: Satellite Architects

Atrium Studio is part of the Ashburton Studio School, a new school set within the campus of South Dartmoor Community College. The vision for Atrium Studio aligns itself with the national drive for the improvement and focus on preparing a future workforce with ‘real world’ skills.

Image Courtesy © Satellite Architects

Image Courtesy © Satellite Architects

(more…)

Gibraltar University in Europa Point by AYALTOINTEGRAL S.L

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Article source: AYALTOINTEGRAL S.L

Since the first time we visited the barracks located at Europa point we take account of the great possibilities of this project, or his location (N-S orientation and impressive sea views) as well as for the buildingsintrinsic value as cultural heritage (antiquity, materials, and interior brick vaults).

Image Courtesy © David Frutos Ruiz

Image Courtesy © David Frutos Ruiz

  • Architects: AYALTOINTEGRAL S.L
  • Project: Gibraltar University
  • Location: Europa Point, Gibraltar
  • Photography: David Frutos Ruiz
  • Developer: Gibraltar Government
  • Principal Architect: Xavier Ozores Pardo
  • Collaborates: Pedro Carcelén Fernández
  • Quantity Surveyor: Jorge Carcelén Fernández
  • Building Company: Casaisl.T.D
  • Awards: Gibraltar Heritage Award 2015
  • Budget: 10.000.000pounds (Ten Millón Pounds)

(more…)

Modern Atrium House in Belmont, California by Klopf Architecture

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Article source: Klopf Architecture

The owners, inspired by mid-century modern architecture, hired Klopf Architecture to help them decide: remodel and add to a 1940s modern house or start fresh with an Eichler-inspired 21st-Century, energy efficient, all new home that would work for their family of three. With the decision made to start over, Klopf and the owners planned a home that follows the gentle slope of the hillside while the overarching post-and-beam roof above provides an unchanging datum line. Every square foot of the house remains close to the ground creating a sense of connection with nature. The resulting increase in ceiling height with each step-down helps create the hierarchy of the public spaces (living room is tallest, then dining, then kitchen, then entry). A rational layout based on four-foot-wide beam bays brings a calm composure to the space while the central stacked stone fireplace chimney shooting up through a skylight contrasts that with some fanfare.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Modern Atrium House
  • Location: Belmont, California, US
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Geoff Campen, Angela Todorova, and Jeff Prose
  • Structural Engineer: Alex Rood, SE, Fulcrum Engineering (now Pivot Engineering)
  • Landscape Designer (atrium): Yoshi Chiba, Chiba’s Gardening
  • Landscape Designer (rear lawn): Aldo Sepulveda, Sepulveda Landscaping
  • Contractor: Augie Peccei, Coast to Coast Construction
  • Year completed: 2015

(more…)

The Atrium in Victoria, B.C. by D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Article source: D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism

The Atrium, a high-density mid-rise office building set in a transitional area of downtown Victoria, challenged its architects: how can a speculatively-built office building revitalize a moribund area and enrich the community at large? How can the economics of high-density, downtown office buildings work in a mid-rise, green-building form?

Photo © silentSama

  •  Architects: D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism
  • Project: The Atrium -Victoria, B.C.
  • Location: Victoria, B.C.
  • Client : Jawl Investment Corp.
  • Software used: Vectorworks CAD predominantly, as well as Sketch-up professional and photoshop. The architects built many physical models of wood and paper board.The wood trusses and the concrete superstructure of the building were both computer modeled (dynamic models to test behavior during seismic events) by the fabricators ‘Structurecraft’ and ‘Stantec’ respectively.
  • Project Manager:  Jawl Properties Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: Stantec Consulting
  • Civil Engineer: Genivar Consultants Ltd
  • Landscape Architect: Murdoch DeGreeff Inc.
  • Photos: silentSama, D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism

Occupying the length of a city block, the Atrium actively engages its civic context. To complement Victoria’s historical downtown, and reintegrate the block into its urban fabric, the building takes a mid-rise form, built to the street walls to give definition to the public realm. The building’s palette of natural, durable materials invests the district with a welcome sense of commitment.

Photo © silentSama

A transparent ground floor houses cafes and restaurants, inviting people to approach, look in, and stay a while. Rain gardens edge the site, a first for a private development in Victoria, catching and cleaning polluted street run-off, and softening the cityscape.

Photo © silentSama

A seven-storey atrium introduces daylight into the heart of the structure, and maximizes the use of wood in non-combustible construction. The wood, visible from the street through a seven-storey glass wall, distinguishes the atrium from the surrounding offices, and invites the public to animate this urban room. Community groups have taken up the invitation, using the atrium to host such events as an opera performance and a film festival reception.

Photo © silentSama

To create a more animated urban space, the project team commissioned an artist to design an installation for the atrium.  This installation treats the atrium floor as a canvas for an abstract mosaic. The work is derived from the building’s lines and uses local marble tiles. Wood sculptures complement the mosaic’s lines, and provide places to sit.

Photo © silentSama

Overhead, innovative wood trusses support a 7,200 square-foot skylight.  Panelized hemlock slats follow the sweep of the atrium’s curving walls, and tongue and groove cedar soffits bring warmth and definition to the building’s street level. The family-owned company that commissioned the building ran one of the first lumber companies on Vancouver Island, a history that enriches the meaning of using wood in the atrium.

Photo © silentSama

The atrium not only serves as a public room, but it acts as a return air plenum in the building’s highly efficient displacement ventilation system. Conditioned air is delivered near the floor, so the air requires less cooling. Convection draws the air to heat-generating occupants and equipment, where it’s needed. As the air warms, it rises naturally to exhaust through the ceiling. Displacement ventilation uses less energy to deliver higher quality air more quietly, and is a key component in the building’s LEED Gold-targeted environmental strategies.

Photo © silentSama

A primary ambition for the Atrium was to create a building that will endure, and that will earn the regard of people who will help it to endure. In doing so, the Atrium gives weight to urban fit, sustainability, and occupant well-being as well as to profitability. While an institutional or owner-occupied office building might achieve a similar balance of priorities, as a speculative office building the Atrium raises the standard for its type.

 

Photo © silentSama

Images Courtesy D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism

Images Courtesy D’Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism

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