Steven Holl Architects and Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture (HLKB) designed a building which was a hybrid instrument for teaching based on the idea of "open edges and center." Their design explores "formless" geometries in its disposition of spaces and combination of routes. A working and flexible teaching instrument, the building connects interior functions in spatial overlap at its center, which acts as a "social condenser" where ongoing work can be observed. Around the perimeter, spaces overlook, overlap, and engage the surrounding natural landscape. (Information from http://www.stevenholl.com)
The project was selected for the Institute Honor Awards in architecture of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
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