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Angel Building – ALLFORD HALL MONAGHAN MORRIS

 

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris foto © Tim Soar Atrium and seating area in the lower floor level separated by a bench row, with the sculpture “Out of the strong Came Forth Sweetness” designed by Ian McChesney and upholstered by Bill Amberg

Transfigurarea clădirii “Angel” – un exemplu de excelenţă BREEAM¹

The transfiguration of the Angel Building – an example of BREEAM¹ excellence

Schimbările rapide ale mediului construit par să pro­voace o diversitate de răspunsuri arhitecturale, de la evazive explorări formale până la transformări active ale unei situaţii existente. Suntem încă tentaţi să considerăm practica arhitecturală ca fiind consecinţa directă a gândirii individuale, însă, devenind subiec­tul dezbaterilor internaţionale despre mediul încon­jurător, abordările personale sunt astăzi supuse unor criterii obiective stabilite pe scară naţională. În Marea Britanie procedura de evaluare a calităţii environmentale a clădirilor (BREEAM) a fost stabilită de Instituţia de cercetare a construcţiilor (BRE – Building Research Establishment).

The rapid changes in our built environment seem to provoke a diversity of architectural responses, from elusive formal explorations to a “hands-on” engagement with the existing situation. We might still consider architectural practice as the direct result of individual thinking, yet, as it becomes ever more subject to international environmental debates, the personal approach has increasingly been submitted to objective evaluation based on national criteria. In UK the BREEAM rating is the Environmental Assessment Method (EAM) initiated by the Building Research Establishment (BRE).
1. BRE, Instituția de cercetare a construcțiilor (Building Research Establishment), a stabilit metoda de evaluare envi­ronmentală (Environmental Assessment Method – EAM) ; o relație similară este stabilită în Franța între CSTB – Centrul științific și tehnic al clădirilor (Centre scientifique et technique du bâtiment) și evaluarea calității environmentale (Haute Qualité Environnementale) 1 The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has produced the Environmental Assessment Method (EAM); a similar relation has been established in France between to the CSTB (Centre scientifique et technique du bâtiment) and the evaluation HQE (Haute Qualité Environnementale).

 

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris foto © Tim Soar Façade – West Side, The bespoke design of the Angel Building’s curtain wall was the product of an intense collaboration over several months between AHMM and Scheldebouw.

Citiţi textul integral în ediţia tipărită a revistei Arhitectura, nr 1/2011

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  1. […] “The transfiguration of the Angel Building – an example of BREEAM excellence”, Arhitectura No. 1/2011, Bucharest, pp. 38-46;                                                                                           http://arhitectura-1906.ro/2011/05/angel-building-allford-hall-monaghan-morris/ […]



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