This project we’re working on is large enough to break into two articles, the first dealing with the parking facilities. When designing for a large multi-story apartment building, one must provide for parking. There is an option of using off-site parking but essentially one needs to own the property and that property must be within a reasonable distance to your building. That said, like on this project, the parking must be incorporated into the basement space.
This is where good architects stand out in my opinion, in that if the structure is right, and aligns with the apartment units above, there is a substantial savings in the avoidance of transfer beams. This is our approach to help lessen the financial burden of providing a parking garage yet do so in a way that doesn’t negatively impact the apartment units on the upper floors, or the retail space.
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A followup on the Apartment Themes is our Bathroom Themes, together and combined in different ways creates an apartment building, condo or co-op that provides each tenant with a special and unique place they can call home.
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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.
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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…
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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.
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The Library is positioned on the highest point of the exterior circular Atrium space and it’s public areas are facing this atrium and of course the views of the valley and cliffs beyond…
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Multi-purpose Auditorium, Acoustics: It is important to note that special care was taken acoustically to design a space that would have world class acoustic qualities, including echo traps…
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Construction Method Auditorium: While the walls may be built of either reinforced concrete or a steel skeleton, the roof will consist… Continue reading “[architecture] Afghan Cultural Centre 14/24”
A cultural center has a unique opportunity to bring people of diverse backgrounds together to appreciate a culture. For this proposal we bring together the rich culture of the Bamiyan people of Afghanistan in one complete composition that embraces the culture, the landscape and the core beliefs all humans share, in physical form.
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Just finished creating a new WordPress blog for the New York Society of Renderers, Inc. with the help of a theme which features a Mingle Forum module that should be useful to members over the coming years. Continue reading “[web] New Blog & Forum for the New York Society of Renderers”