Rural Studio #2: Newbern fire hall

March 12, 2008 at 7:22 am 4 comments

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 Place:

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The Station:

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The Details:

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.

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-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.

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 + previous entry #1

+ flickr set

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. becky davis  |  March 15, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Great looking fire hall….I’d like to climb those interesting stairs. Two things have always fascinated me about FIre Halls…their kitchens and the fire pole. I wanted to slide down the fire pole and jump in the truck beside the dalmation.

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  • 2. Rural Studio: Newbern Volunteer Fire Station « 1133 House  |  November 6, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    […] we weren’t able to access the inside of the station during our visit (we shall return!), but we’ve been assured by Will and Matt that there is a […]

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  • 3. Rural Studio: Newbern Volunteer Fire Station « 1133 House  |  November 7, 2008 at 12:10 am

    […] we weren’t able to access the inside of the station during our visit (we shall return!), but we’ve been assured by Will and Matthew that […]

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  • 4. Perspective-Strasbourg  |  May 19, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    beautyful!

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