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Architecture Design and Building in Connecticut, USA - 01
Architecture Design and Building in Connecticut, USA

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TUNING A BUILDING AT KIERANTIMBERLAKE

At KieranTimberlake, we frequently conduct postoccupancy building monitoring to verify the performance of our buildings. Preproject monitoring services are used to diagnose and treat existing buildings.

A monitoring program preceded renovation work at Yale University's Sage Bowers Hall, a 1920s-era classroom and office building. The study compared existing uninsulated construction with mock-ups that added new insulation and energy-efficient window assemblies. — Published 2011.0928

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EERO'S RINK REBORN, OR... ADDING TO THE YALE WHALE

It's not often that an architect gets to add to a building that he or she worked on years before, especially after a span of 50 years. But that's the case for the new expansion of Yale's David S. Ingalls Rink, originally designed by Eero Saarinen in the early 1950s. — Published 2010.0825

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YALE'S GREEN ARK

Every so often, an exceptional work of architecture emerges from an opportune convergence of just the right client working with just the right team of architects, engineers, and consultants on a building that is just right for the times. Kroon Hall at Yale University is one of these. — Published 2010.0106

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CONNECTICUT SCIENCE CENTER BY PELLI

The Connecticut Science Center is a new architectural showpiece in the city of Hartford, Connecticut, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. The design expresses themes that have been part of Cesar Pelli's oeuvre for many years: the importance of public space and its role in the city. — Published 2009.1028

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YALE ART AND ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

The Yale Art and Architecture building in New Haven, Connecticut, designed by legendary architect Paul Rudolph and completed in 1963, is now close to how its architect intended it to be, after a 45-year journey through celebration, fire, indifference, and abuse.

One of the most iconic architecture school buildings in the world, the object of a love-hate relationship with those who have known it, has found new repose amid a complex mixture of adoration, restoration, and exhilaration. — Published 2009.0204

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BREUER AND NOYES IN NEW CANAAN

Over fifty years ago, the "Harvard Five" architects, Marcel Breuer and his students Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, and Eliot Noyes, built houses for themselves and their clients in New Canaan, Connecticut. — Published 2007.1010

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MUSIC WITH A VIEW

Sometimes an architect's most creative act is to persuade a client to change the program, to reconsider what they think they want. The result can be a fresh approach to the problem, an invitation to see it in a new light. That's what happened at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, a private boarding school that wanted to "tune up and amplify" its music program, which was housed in a rather modest space in the basement of a chapel. — Published 2006.0920

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YALE MOD

When you hear "modular classroom building," what do you think of? Cheap gray boxes on cinderblocks? Tacky trailers covered with vinyl "brick" siding? Such makeshift classrooms can be seen next to schools and colleges all across the United States temporary solutions to space shortages that seem to hang around for years. — Published 2006.0524

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YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART

The Yale Center for British Art, in New Haven, Connecticut, is considered to be among the finest structures of noted architect Louis I. Kahn. Begun in 1973, one year before his death, and opened to the public in 1977, the museum was built to house the most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. — Published 2005.0302

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YALE'S SOUND RENOVATION

In renovating a historic concert hall, it can be a tricky balancing act to improve both thermal comfort and hall acoustics while respecting the traditional character of the original building. At Yale University's School of Music, Canadian architects Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, teaming with acoustical consultants Kirkegaard Associates, have succeeded in achieving this balance. — Published 2003.1029

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