Orange County Government Center is built into the structure of interesting architecture and government offices in New York Orange County, which contains everything from records to the Department of Motor Vehicles for the state.
The style is clear brutalist was impregnated with Rudolph interest in “working” with the concept of Mies Van Der Rohe’s space between the lines. Figure reveals the complexity of spatial internally, but the picture and exterior rendering shows a simpler structure and framework for mechanical. Column regularly spaced, and the module structural they channel air conditioning and lights hidden from view. To clean, shorter span of less than clutter their structural, concrete frames are used as cantilevers for added support. Reinforced concrete beams parallel to five feet wide and two feet deep, 18 feet apart and include between 40 and 50 feet on the column or walls.
Natural light is equally important in this design as in the previously conducted by Paul Rudolph, and so clerestories carefully placed on the north and south sides of buildings to increase the flow of natural light in the interior. The extrusion of the box as seen from the outside reveals the fundamental ideas of form found in the wall, because they emphasize what will be a large exterior wall to another scale.
A central courtyard is designed to divide the parts of the building relating to the County Court and the other half dedicated to the executive and legislative branches, because there is no interest in mixing of adults, juveniles, officials and administrative law. However, in the late 1990s, the courthouse is not feasible to use and expensive new addition was built to the north after much delay. Each building has a central court, with seating from 24-125 people per room. It is a natural light with a high ceiling that allows light from the corrugated roof.
- Project: The Orange County Government Center Building
- Location: Goshen, New York
- Architect: Paul Rudolph
- Project Year: 1963-1971
Picture credit and copyright: NY Times , jschumacher, Eloise Moorehead, Wikipedia, U Mass Dartmouth, Tony Monk, Paul Rudolph
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