Schematic Design Statement
Our design solution meets all the stated design requirements while celebrating the original structure and creating a beacon and an architectural landmark that celebrates its surroundings. We designed an architectural element composed of White Kynar coated aluminum. The Architectural element unifies the existing disparate elements and the accentuates the linearity of the architectural elements celebrating the height of the existing building. The individual elements are internally lit and the exterior is washed with light as well. The architectural elements lighting can be colored with inexpensive colored gells to color the light for special occasions or a more advanced solid state lighting system can be used to animate the light with special effects. The architectural elements are manufactured off site and simply lifted into place in order to keep costs down and shorten any disruptions. The architectural elements are standardized, modular and easily assembled. This minimizes the support points (to be finalized once structural drawings are available). The architectural elements are simply supported and easily installed to minimize disruption of tenants and speed installation with minimal cost.