Bard College, NY

Production : Kingston, N.Y., USA

Design : Ashokan Architecture

Description :

Ashokan Architecture & Planning PLLC, located in Kingston, N.Y., designed the renovations and addition to the existing Blum Music and Film Complex building, and the renovations to the existing Avery Building in New York. The adjacent courtyard was also refurbished for use as an amphitheatre for film and music presentations, and an existing onsite parking lot was expanded. Completed over many years, along with the rest of the Avery & Blum Complex, the canopy boasts an innovative design. Its steel frame consists of a series of parallel “V” columns running the canopy’s length, horizontal struts and two helix beams, which are referred to as spaghetti beams. The two opposing curved pipes, supported by the V-shaped columns, are an efficient means for resisting upward and downward pressures on the fabric structure. Just the right size, the white PVC structure functions effectively as a covered circulation spine, linking the entrances of the two buildings that comprise the college’s Milton and Sally Avery Centre for the Arts.

Link : www.ashokanarchitecture.com