This project is not meant to entirely re-design the art building, but to re-face the facade and create more of a sense of entry. When re-designing the facade it is important to take into account its function. The spaces serve as classrooms, art galleries, etc. Daylighting without glare, while retaining wall space, is accomplished by creating a facade that disentigrates at the corners and uses light shelves and louvers to bounce light into the spaces without creating glare. The best kind of light for art galleries is northern light. No light shelves or louvers are used on the northern facing facades so that maximum northern light can be used in the galleries.
Status: School Project
Location: Kent, OH, US