Course Description This course examines an urban restoration project that fuses with the scale and fabric of the surrounding neighborhood. The new architecture fits effortlessly into its surrounds, becoming an integral part of the urban scene. The project by architecture practice Bolles+Wilson is an exemplar of how to plan and create new architecture that mingles with the existing fabric yet at the same time is a landmark for urban renewal.
The course comprises an introductory text, photographs, concept sketches giving a clear idea of the planning process, and technical and construction detail drawings with legends.
On completing the course, the reader will have a full understanding of how the new functions were included without disrupting the city fabric. The student will be able to describe the technologies and materials used in project execution.
Learning Objectives After reading this article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
Identify the architectural strategies adopted to create innovative architectural features in an urban context.
Assess how the architects played with form and materials to development a striking, high visual-impact public space.
Understand the extent to which spatial layout depends on careful investigation of where best to place the openings and lighting in order to guarantee maximum occupant wellbeing.
Analyze how the different components of the complex relate to one another, and how the whole complex has been designed to provide maximum user comfort with distribution circuits linking it to the surrounding urban systemhip between interiors and exteriors were designed to achieve maximum occupant comfort.