Project 3 - Facade:
The brief given asked of us to address the issue of designing a new building on an empty plot of land in Bristol by the Arnolfini (Harbourside), whilst keeping the facade of the Architecture Centre on the site 'untouched'.
To address this issue I placed the new building behind the Architecture Centre tying the original facade back to the concrete structure of the new build with anchor ties. New openings were formed on the south elevation of the original structure. This along with the U-Channel Glass cladding system with varied translucencies of the panels frames the views outside. The form of the building was depicted by its location - the courtyard allows for light and air to flow freely into the lower levels.
A block work wall sits on top of concrete slabs which creates the external envelope while the glazing system is either hung/or supported by steel angles which are tied back to the concrete frame through thermal breaks.