removing the risk of soil contamination. Ninety-five percent of the materials in the elevator are recyclable, including flooring made from a blend of recycled tires, post-industrial waste and coloured rubber granules.
1 1. View from east 2. The studio building mediating between the public view and private use of the campus 3. A high glass lantern as a beacon to the south, differentiating from the mass of the building
The architects reduced the amount of air-conditioned interior space by utilizing exterior circulation areas, installing sheet metal sunshades at the south façade exterior to impede direct sunlight and glare inside studio areas, and using a white cap sheet at the roof to further reduce heat from entering the building. By applying DuctSox – a fabric air dispersion system – in open studios, sixtyfive percent of sheet metal ducts traditionally used were not required. This is considered a green product, because it improves air quality with more effective air distribution, protects against mold, allows for easy duct cleaning, and reduces shipping and jobsite waste.
Awards: CMACN/AIACC Concrete Masonry Design Merit Award from the Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada and the American Institute of Architects California Council, 2008
Published on Mar 17, 2011
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