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Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar is part of the Interiors Academy
This webinar will showcase several projects which highlight approaches to interiors that speak to the occupants and users of each of these spaces. From using color as a wayfinding tool to the use of natural tones and textures to promote connectivity, these projects demonstrate the value received from a focus on building occupants and interior spaces.
Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA, Principal, SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership will present the Jackie and Harold Spielman Children’s Library at Port Washington Public Library. He will go behind the scenes to share his studio’s experience with and process for re-envisioning and renovating the library, which serves children from birth to ‘tweens. With a “Tree of Knowledge'' theme based on developmental principles in learning behavior, the upgrade was designed to better serve the youngest Port Washington residents and their families. The focal point of the design incorporates this overarching tree motif and a vibrantly colored, leaf-inspired wayfinding system that uses environmental graphics to assist young visitors in self-guided discovery. The redesigned space also incorporates multimedia elements, the latest in interactive technology, a new Information Desk, and comfortable seating for children, parents, and caregivers to leisurely read and discover the magic of books. The Children’s Library received the 2018 AIA Long Island Archi Award for Non-Residential Interiors and the 2018 Benjamin Moore & Company Color Award.
Angie Lee, AIA, IIDA, Partner & Design Director-Interiors at FXCollaborative will present the 1 Willoughby Square project, whose interior is organized to promote social and natural connectivity; a strategically-located side core and column-free, exposed structure allows for wide-open work environments without obstruction and surrounded by daylight. Connectedness is further enhanced by interior atria, exterior terraces and three "super-floors" incorporating higher ceiling heights, amenity spaces and exterior loggias. Rejecting the conventional all-glass formulation, the design is a contemporary take on the famed New York industrial loft with gridded, oversized windows, distinctive glazed brick spandrels and exposed concrete structure.
Wid Chapman, AIA Color should be thought of as another dimension in architecture—a companion to form, space, light, and surface considered early on in a project. It does more than demark, accent, or highlight a space—it dynamically changes the visual, emotional, and experiential nature of a design. During the Covid-19 pandemic, as our homes became ersatz offices, schools, restaurants, spas, theaters, and more, we became more sensitized to the role that the differentiation of spaces can have on our psyches and that color plays in this experience.
In this webinar, Wid will present color through the eye of several of his firm’s projects, showing how it interacts with light, works with surface to change the material experience, melds with form to create sculpture, and relates to space to create distinct functional environments that actively affect our daily lives.
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion focused on how these innovative custom home projects address several key issues.
- List two strategies for the use of color, tones, and textures in the presented projects.
- List two ways color defined the interior design of the Spielman Children’s Library.
- Explain how both natural and artificial lighting were used in the 1 Willoughby Square project.
- Discuss the importance of color when making design decisions in relation to building occupancy and use.