Mack Scogin Merrill Elam: Knowlton Hall by Todd Gannon

By Todd Gannon

Книга Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Knowlton corridor Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Knowlton HallКниги Строительство Год издания: 2005 Формат: pdf Издат.:Princeton Страниц: one hundred sixty Размер: 28 ISBN: 1568985215 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Some structures are well-known. Others need to be, yet of their modesty stay chuffed to face easily as first-class works of structure. Such is the case with Ohio country collage tuition or Architecture's lately accomplished Knowlton college of structure. Designed through the across the world revered company Mack Scogin Merrill Elam, Knowlton manages to undertaking either a enormous physicality and a feeling of subdued beauty.

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Though a a result, the building never falls back to typical strange and perhaps even ugly plan shape, we were planning principles. confident that this very simple site perimeter extrusion would result in something unexpected. MS: Rob is absolutely right. The fundamental reason to do those lines is to justify a departure from MS: The regulating lines are generated from the the grid of the campus. This site had so many dif- shape of the site. We are not concerned with the ferent organizing systems—the roads, paths, and specific meaning of each of the lines.

It was a very small program— only 50,000 square feet—with only six or seven studios. Scheme B, a complete replacement of the building, was something of a hail Mary pass that Rob Livesey asked us to study. At the beginning, sufficient funds were available only for the addition. PRELIMINARY DESIGN 47 TOP ROW: Early sketch and model studies, massing CENTER ROW: Early sketch and model studies, voids BOTTOM ROW: Early sketch and model studies, enclosure opposite: Early model study 48 PRELIMINARY DESIGN TG: What were the budgets for these schemes?

This is an incredible condition generated by Mack or Merrill or David and opportunity to observe and learn how various day- imposed on the site. Instead, they made explicit the to-day activities can relate to a building. latent organizational possibilities of the site. To clarify and study these forces, we did analyses. These began in a very traditional, straightfor- TG: I am curious about the lack of hierarchy in ward manner, the kind all of you have done in vari- these drawings. On the site certain lines are much ous studios.

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