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Albert Chao

Albert Chao

New York, NY, US

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Elmwood Franklin School Extension

Dates: January 2011 - July 2011
Firm: Liminal Projects
Principals: Omar Khan, Laura Garafalo
Collaborators:
Kenneth Mackay, Mark Nowaczyk, Josh Graham
Role: Designer

The scope of the extension includes an addition of a gymnasium as well as the renovation of existing programs that include the computer lab, offices and reading rooms. The derived formal expression of the proposed roof playfully engages the existing conditions of the school house.

 

In addition, by raising and lowering particular points along the folded roof of the gymnasium, maximum lighting conditions enter the existing classrooms. Strategic openings in the proposed form bring natural light into the space.

I worked together with colleagues to iterate through a series of design schemes. I continued developing the project at every stage of the process including plans, sections, elevations, initial structural systems, lighting analysis, digital and physical models and presentation documents.

 
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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Buffalo, NY, US

 
Structural and material diagram.
Structural and material diagram.
Existing Plans
Existing Plans
Proposed extension and renovations
Proposed extension and renovations
Rendering of the gymnasium rear view.
Rendering of the gymnasium rear view.
Iterative studies
Iterative studies
Model
Model
Model with removable roof
Model with removable roof
Rendering of interior view
Rendering of interior view
Rendering of front entrance
Rendering of front entrance
Rendering of central gathering space
Rendering of central gathering space

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