DWIGHT ARTS CENTER
                      4   New Haven, Connecticut




Critic: Brian Healy




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DWIGHT ARTS
PLANS + SECTIONS + PERSPECTIVES
DWIGHT ARTS
SECTIONS + MODEL




Sections show how the            affording the studio users
spacing between the wall     ...
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Dwight Arts Studio

  1. 1. DWIGHT ARTS CENTER 4 New Haven, Connecticut Critic: Brian Healy Program occupy the second floor, and activity of the school as they painting studios span the top walk through while affording The proposed Dwight Arts floor. the classroom users varying Center is located on the corner amounts of privacy. The goal of Orchard Avenue and Chapel Inside, the prefabricated of these 'porous' screens is to Street in a residential screens (photos right) have create a sense of community neighborhood of New Haven. many functions within the by tying in the actiivities of the The Dwight Arts Center was school. Made out of wood and classrooms to the circulation designed to function both as a glass, these screens allow of the building. Arts center and a community people to see into the facility for the Dwight classrooms as they walk to In putting the activities and neighborhood. their destination, afford the products of the art school in working artists/students various modes of display, The building is organized privacy, and allow light to filter cross pollination between around a central exhibition into the communal central departments is fostered; the space. From this space, one display space. production and presentation can view the artistic efforts of of art are fused to generate the Arts Center students. The On the first floor, which an active dynamic space. program is distributed receives the most traffic, and according to the light thus demands privacy, the requirements of each artistic screens are tightly spaced. endeavor: photograhy studios On the upper floors, the are located in the basement, panels gradually become more ceramics is situated on the loosely spaced. This ground floor, sculpture studios allows the users to feel the
  2. 2. DWIGHT ARTS PLANS + SECTIONS + PERSPECTIVES
  3. 3. DWIGHT ARTS SECTIONS + MODEL Sections show how the affording the studio users spacing between the wall privacy. The circulation and the panels facing the exhibit activity of the building are space open up as the visitor interlocked. The top section moves up in the building. The shows how people getting out at panels were designed to allow the elevator stops have a light from the perimeter to primary view into the activity of stream into the exhibit space, the studio. The bottom section is and to allow the public cut through the exhibition space. glimpses of the ongoing activity in the studios while 8

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