entranceHandicap Access Attitude: We believe that every space should be accessible by everyone, and that an architectural concept should not be
Every winter, at least those with a lot of snow, we pull out our shovels and get to it. But there are things you can do to make the snow go away faster, and make the job easier…
It goes without saying that removing snow from sidewalks is imperative to keep people safe from falls and make life easier for those pushing strollers, or for old people to get around. One winter while shoveling my own sidewalk I looked across a street and saw an elderly woman literally stuck at a crosswalk. There was no way for her to cross as the snow was just too deep. Upon approaching her with my shovel she quickly apologized saying she had to get to the pharmacy. So I shoveled a path for her to get to the other sidewalk. It’s just too bad those who lived on those corner lots didn’t take care of this themselves.
So lets get to the tips:
We here at SimpleTwig wish everyone the warmest of holidays and a wonderful new year!
Leveraging accessibility to create a flowing composition. This is how we did it…
The Climb: This proposal embraces the idea that one needs to ‘make the climb in order to accomplish anything in life’ and as such this is an experiential composition.
Summer/Winter: The main exterior circular form surrounding the auditorium, called the exterior atrium, has hanging banners during the summer to provide shade which can be removed during the winter months, or changed depending on the venue…
New York Times: Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic announced the final details yesterday of their collaborative plan to renovate the stage of Avery Fisher Hall. The renovation is to take place from Aug. 23 to Sept. 12. It is to cost $3 million, and will involve no alterations to the hall itself.
The announcement was made at a news conference by Nathan Leventhal, the president of Lincoln Center, and Deborah Borda, the general manager of the Philharmonic. Also present were Kurt Masur, the orchestra’s music director; Russell Johnson, the chairman of Artec Consultants and the project’s acoustician, and John Burgee, the Architect who oversaw the hall’s last renovation, in 1976, and who is overseeing the visual aspects of the current renovation.
In the classrooms, there are two ‘floor to ceiling’ windows to allow students to take in the views, but positioned to both not be a distraction during class and to allow natural light to graze the two end walls, maximizing the interior illumination… Read more
Exhibition: With a variety of entry points, our proposal lends itself to a variety of venues, both permanent in the Main Exhibition Hall or temporary in it’s sister Exhibition space.
Regarding the small business owner, entrepreneur or building owner, there are things that seem simple to do but often I witness them not being implemented by people. What many don’t realize is if you make a mistake in the design of your space you will loose money.