Lam Labs at Lam Partners installed a site-specific light art installation “Light in Context ” at Buckingham Brown and Nichols Upper School Gallery in Cambridge, MA. Constructed of white screen, colored gels, and Color Kinetics RGBW 10×60 grazers, Lam transforms the BB&N Gallery space through light and material.
The project sees the construction of a new 36,000 square-foot facility for CMU’s College of Engineering. Funded by a gift from ANSYS, this project blurs the lines between interior and exterior spaces, and conference rooms provide views over the Oakland portion of the City.
Middlebury College Bostwick Family Squash CenterSports Facilities | Academic
|ARCHITECT:||ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge|
|PHOTOGRAPHER:||© Middlebury College|
|DESIGN TEAM:||Glenn Heinmiller|
The LEED Platinum Middlebury Squash Facility offers nine new squash courts with spectator seating, a fitness center, and a grand lobby. A dramatic skylight is the sole source of illumination for the spectator seating area; at night, the etched glass is illuminated by dimmed LED fixtures, seamlessly replacing the daylight after dark. The blade elements of the lobby ceiling function as light fixtures, indirectly lighting the entire space. At night this glowing ceiling turns the dramatic exterior of the building into an inviting portal.
From the beginning, the Edward S. Wolak Library was conceived as a daylighted space. The tall expanses of vertical glazing in the main reading room offers sweeping views out and ample daylight in. The glass walls are protected by a warm wooden lid serving as a portico and large-scale overhang to shield direct sun. On the west façade there is an additional layer of vertical wooden fins to help block low setting sun. In the center of the large two-story reading room, is a sculptured laylight that diffuses daylight and balances the brightness from the abundant vertical sidelighting. Most all of the electric lighting is integrated above the sculpted ceiling, tucked into coves, slots, and other architectural details to supplement daylight when needed, and to glow the building at night.
With a data driven architectural concept, this early childhood development and daycare center attempts to disrupt the norm of early education. The main space is designed to feel like a large exterior environment while dwellings for the children, divided by age, are situated within an implied exterior environment. Each of the dwellings feature a unique architectural design with gracefully integrated lighting details that sinuously express the novel architectural forms through coves and slots.