Rural Studio #2: Newbern fire hall
In my continuing report after visiting Rural Studio, I focus on Newbern Fire Hall. For more about Rural Studio, see the first post.
Auburn’s thesis students gave Newbern, Alabama their first new public building in 110 years, a fire station/ meeting hall. That statement alone speaks to the impact that the rural studio has in these rural towns. The students attend town meetings, meet with officials, and learn to love and respect the client. Keep in mind that the following projects are student derived and controlled.
The structure is supported by metal trusses and the skin is made of polycarbonate panels protected from the sun by cedar slats. The roof is galvanized aluminum.
-entry & wall detail
The wall at times has a phenomenal transparency while sometimes it is only translucent. This project has so many great details that it is hard to believe that it is student work. This project was the longest spanning project of the studio so several years had a hand in it. Maybe that is where the multitude of connections and details comes from. Overall I would say that the details are pretty well synthesized to make one great space.
+ previous entry #1
+ flickr set
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