Teeple Architects - Langara College Library and Classroom Building in Vancouver, British Columbia PDF Print Email
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Monday, 19 January 2009 08:39

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The building was conceived as an environmental form, inflected by the natural forces acting on it. Wind and rain warp its roof. Wind towers are displaced vertically from the roof’s surface. The warped surface lifts the wind into the towers, pulling air through the building. Gardens push into its form, bringing greenery and daylight to its interior. The public spaces of the campus push into the mass of the building, registering in its form.


These environmental forces create the sentient form of the building. One circulates through the same openings that air moves through as it travels vertically up toward the wind towers. Public stairs are placed under the wind towers such that the towers themselves form the principle public interiors of the building.

Photographs courtesy of Shai Gil

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 17:43
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Teeple Architects - Pachter Hall in Toronto, Ontario PDF Print Email
Mixed Use
Monday, 17 November 2008 06:00

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Canadian Pop artist Charles Pachter, made famous by his imagery of Canadian moose, decided to live, work, and sell his art in one location, on the site of his Toronto studio, a narrow 6 x 30 metre infill, in a Victorian residential neighbourhood, of Toronto’s Chinatown.

Moose Factory, the original studio, a lane shed at the rear of the site, was left in tact. For Pachter Hall, the contemporary addition, Teeple Architects designed a set of three transparent, horizontal, stacked and stepped extruded tubes, shifted for maximum light penetration; programmed as the ground floor studio, second storey gallery and Pachter’s loft, on top.





Photographs courtesy of Tom Arban.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 17:45
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