These artwork and style studios, featuring steeply pitched roofs and cement-panel cladding, have been extra by New York studio MOS Architects to a college campus in Skive, Denmark .
Situated on the edge of the town that faces the Skive fjord, Krabbesholm Højskole is one particular of Denmark’s oldest and biggest colleges, focusing especially on preparing college students for applying to art school.
MOS Architects – who won this year’s Cooper Hewitt award for architecture – was asked to add new studios for the art, architecture, graphic design and style and photography programs, but to develop the sense of a campus rather than a assortment of separate buildings.
The studios are arranged about a triangular courtyard and feature large window walls, making it possible for students to see what is going on in the other buildings.
“The arrangement aims to densify the previously sparse campus,” architects Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith informed Dezeen, “and create moments of intensity by way of the proximity of the a variety of buildings and exterior spaces to every single other.”
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Elongated, open-prepare layouts make certain uninterrupted views from one particular end of the site to the other, and glazed end walls extend the sight lines in direction of the rest of the campus.
Communal porches are created at the factors where the numerous structures meet, sheltered beneath overhanging sections of the roof. Casual seating in these spaces can be used for informal study or socialising.
“Instances of social interaction and experimentation are critical to the school’s educational ethos,” the architects added. “It just signifies that all college students are closer collectively, seeking at each other’s perform and suggestions.”
The exaggerated pitched roofs were influenced by the region’s traditional architecture and evoke some of the historic buildings on the campus, like 1 from 1565.
In sensible terms, the sloping profiles support prevent snow piling up in winter.
Internally, the steep roofs end result in large ceilings that enhance the sense of room and light inside the studios.
Mezzanine floors had been added to accommodate services and preserve the floor as clear as possible, but are occasionally utilised by the students in the course of events and installations.
Cement panels utilized across the walls and roofs give the structures a homogenous aesthetic that references the industrial concrete-walled buildings found elsewhere on the campus.
Sample and Meredith founded MOS Architects in 2005. They are greatest identified for the thatched, conical towers they produced in the MoMA PS1 courtyard in 2009, but have also designed a series of uncommon house types.
Photography by Florian Holzherr and Per Anderson
Architect: MOS Architects
Layout group: Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, Nicola Laursen- Schmidt, Jerico Prater, Meredith McDaniel, Marti Gottsch, Alexandra Karlsson, Zach Siebold, Mathew Staudt
Structural engineer: Adams Kara Taylor – Hanif Kara
Diagram Floor plan Section Dezeen