Modern building architecture design is completed designed by the buildingstudio architects. They have completed designed the Strip-Garden building which is based in Memphis, Tennessee. The building design is almost glass facade in entire building, it makes this building classified in modern building.
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buildingstudio architects have completed designed a modern glass facaded building called the Strip-Garden building architecture design which is based in Memphis, Tennessee. The site of its building which are fronts on a new feeder road connected to a nearby expressway. It sits between two other professional buildings of matching the colonial facades which is complete with the artificial dormers and mass-produced Georgian columns.
Upon reflection this approach would have competed as just another “sign” like the traditional works, just another facade treatment which is facing the street while the first inclination is to make an expressive contemporary insertion. In designing the building, the architect alternative is to make a non-building as seen from the street. The scheme is developed with the heavy planting to help achieve this, making a kind of pocket park between the book-matched buildings.
By pushing its street side down to the earth, the building’s “disappearance” is accomplished. Further enhancing this, a jasmine-covered berm that sits against the eastern edge of the building. This berm continues up the low-sloping roof, turning into a garden roof planted out with sedum.
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On this building architecture, a small water-garden flanks the front entrance; it is visible while sitting in the main waiting room. This space was designed as a glass pavilion for views out to the surrounding landscape and a retention pond for storm water runoff from the parking area; marsh grasses surround this catch basin.
All spaces in the building rely on the natural light which comes from its clerestory windows above the foot datum. These clerestories occur at the building’s perimeter and as well along each side of the interior corridor. The clerestories, which are helped by the building’s narrowness- thirty-two feet, fill the interior with the sunlight and it is provide the transparency to the project while allowing the views to the sky from every room.
Five exam rooms line the hallway spine of the building. They open to a walled garden by full width glass on the exterior wall (eighteen inches above the floor, and again seven feet as part of the clerestory system).
The south and west clerestories have wide overhangs and a system of aluminum perforated planks above the seven foot datum that are sunscreens to reduce solar gain.
Another water pool in the courtyard is visible from the secondary waiting room adjacent to two doctor’s offices at the building’s east end. All HVAC ducting is below slab for energy efficiency while helping keep the roof structure as thin and light as possible.
Bamboo plank flooring is laid in the public spaces and a composite floor with recycled material covers the exam room floors. Green glass tile and white ceramic tile are laid on the floors and walls of the restrooms. Other walls and ceilings are gypsum board painted white.
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Photography by Timothy Hursley