M.Arch. Structurally Determinant Project, Gallery 3
Tim Bacheller, "Cranbrook Performing Arts Center." The arts center employs a strategy of framing to transform an empty, unused space into a place of gathering and activity that reinforces the formal courtyard typology present throughout Cranbrook Academy. 1 of 2.
Tim Bacheller, "Cranbrook Performing Arts Center." The site is set along an axis surrounded by traditional campus buildings, but is also adjacent to a dense, sloping pine forest. This juxtaposition of formal and informal is addressed through the framing of public spaces and view corridors. 2 of 2.
Serene Kanaan, "Cranbrook Performing Arts Center." An experience transitioning between spaces from the main transparent entrance to the opaque auditorium and out to the cantilevered exterior performance space.
Ling Liu, "Cranbrook Performing Arts Center," Adjunct Professor Stephen Brubaker. The arts center includes an 800-seat auditorium for Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Jennifer McKenzie, "Cranbrook Performing Arts Center." The main intent of the project is to reinvent the theater typology. The Performing Arts Center is conceived as a unifying collaboration of distinct elements that are experienced by a sequence of visual, physical and acoustical stimulations. Thus, the goal is to activate and enhance the theatrical experience by engaging participants in the space before and after the main event. Other design priorities include the design of a building envelope that reflects the character of the highly contextual Cranbrook Educational Community, the integration structural and mechanical systems into a sustainable-driven architecture, and the resolution of the specific performance program requirements. 1 of 2.
Jennifer McKenzie, "Cranbrook Performing Arts Center." The multifaceted surface accomplishes many of the design objectives and is appropriate for theater design in that the corrugations generate sound reverberations within the space: a desired effect for performers. The folds of the continuous shear wall structural system allow for natural daylight to enter the main foyer space surrounding the theater, and the sub level artist space. The manipulation of surface creates opportunities for visual interaction between gathering patrons and actors rehearsing below. The light shafts house the mechanical ducts and Cranbrook student artwork can be displayed here. Overall, the cohesive design inspires a new way of experiencing a performing arts center. The architectural elements work together to achieve the projectís goals. The site planning and connection to the landscape harmonize with Saarinenís campus plan through thoughtful integration with the land. 2 of 2.
Hyungju Kang, "Festival Ground," Studio Professor John Durbrow. This university community center is designed to meet the needs of residents, visitors, and commuters. The building has a lightweight tension structure. 1 of 2.
Hyungju Kang, "Festival Ground," Studio Professor John Durbrow. This university community center is designed to meet the needs of residents, visitors, and commuters. The building has a lightweight tension structure. 2 of 2.