Posts Tagged ‘Connecticut’
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Article source: Hopkins Architects
Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Kroon Hall
The Kroon Building unifies the dispersed faculty buildings across Science Hill by becoming a new focus for this ‘micro’ campus. It establishes a strong architectural identity for the faculty, forming a new centre for the study of sustainability and has been awarded LEED™ ‘Platinum’ certification by the US Green Building Council.
- Architect: Hopkins Architects
- Name of Project: Kroon Hall at Yale University
- Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
- Size: 6,208m2
- Client: Yale University
- Completed: 2009
- Awards: AJ100 (Architect’s Journal) Building of the Year Award
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Article source: SDL
The living space of this Connecticut residence is formed by a spiraling ribbon of 18 planes, defined by 36 points connected by 54 lines. This pure and dynamic architectural form generates distinctive interior spaces while dramatically framing both near and distant landscape scenes. Large glass planes virtually disappear within the ribbon, allowing unimpeded picturesque views of 18th century hay meadows and giant oaks. Circulation through kitchen, living, dining, and sleeping areas is seamless and free-flowing, as is the distinction between interior and exterior space. Challenging both traditional and modern notions of “the house in the landscape,” this design gives nothing of itself up to its natural setting, but selectively incorporates the elements therein for the enhancement of both house and landscape.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy SDL)
- Architect: SDL – Studio Daniel Libeskind
- Name of Project: Connecticut residence
- Location: Connecticut, New York, USA
- Commission: January 2007
- Completion: 2010
- Photo Credits: ©SDL
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
This project is conceived as a series of concrete retaining walls and escarpments that traverse and cascade down a steeply sloped site approximately 700 feet deep and 300 feet wide. In response to the steep + diagonal slope of the existing topography, the site / building strategy is to deploy a series of straight walls that act as “jetties” into the landscape and respond as a counter-force to. As these walls begin to interact with the landscape they modulate and redistribute the sloping terrain into a series of terraces and gardens that spill and slide past one another.
PL 44 House - (c) David Sundberg / Esto Photographics
Friday, February 25th, 2011
With the BRIO54_H4 product line we set out to design a modern green home type that is well-suited to typical small and narrow shoreline lots and offers a clean functional layout, bright open spaces while adhering to a very tight budget.
Rear view overlooking backyard
- Architect: BRIO54 Architects
- Completed: 2010
- Engineering: Hayman Engineering
- CAD: Microstation Triforma
- Photos: BRIO54 Architects
- Location: 162 Hillside Ave, Milford, CT_06460 USA (more…)
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Through an open ideas competition, Gray Organschi was awarded the commission to design a threshold between a restored riverbank and an urban edge in Stamford, Connecticut. Their urban porch proposal is composed of a shaded lattice formed from simple framing propped by gangs of timber pilings driven at slight angles to emulate the trunks of the trees in the meadow to the north. Deep slender joists of standard dimensional lumber, bolted into pre-tensioned units, are aggregated and pulled taut to create an expanded grid of wood, the upward pressure of the timber tripods forcing the trellis to undulate slightly, a torsion fostered by the longitudinal geometries and connection system of the continuous timber frame. Beneath it, a simple banding of concrete planks, interrupted selectively by broad joints of reinforced thyme and grass, provides a steady surface for strolling, seating and a chess game.
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
The combination of the three buildings on the block, Rose Center / University Police, Yale University Health Services Center and structured parking, along with site structures and landscape elements create a reinterpretation of the traditional, interiorized Yale campus block. This configuration allows not only pedestrian but also automobile passage easily into and through the site, a thoroughly contemporary campus block condition. As with the traditional block, building entries are located internal to the block.
Yale University Health Building