December 19, 2014

 
B+L on ArchDaily's "Guggenheim Proposals You Should Know About"
 

Brininstool + Lynch’s submission made ArchDaily’s list of “Guggenheim Proposals You Should Know About”! Now that the news is out, we thought we would tell you a bit more about our design for the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition. Check out the ArchDaily article here.

A port of call, a chapel for art, and a place imbued with the tactile influence of Finnish design and culture.

Within the operational complexities of the site, this design is a clear and identifiable object that marks the space between water and land. It is an implied berth for ships, a connector of vehicular transportation, and a clear public pathway, drawing pedestrians from both the city center and park. As a ship’s hull, it symbolizes an important civic presence with an inviting nature for public use; as a cathedral, it houses Finnish culture within an envelope of traditional materials that are articulated within a contemporary framework.

Long clay bricks in a pronounced pattern are embedded into an array of precast panels to create both a unique geometry for the building skin, as well as an undulating material surface that evokes a strong Nordic masonry influence. The pattern is frequently broken to create an opportunity for light to enter the interior, where this masonry pattern is mirrored with a configuration of stacked wood. This object is offset from a plinth of concrete, landscape, and stone that organizes and cloaks the existing transportation networks, allowing for an array of public uses.

The approach, circulation, and public spaces create a spatial experience on the site and guide movement toward the galleries. Transparency, translucency, and screening are deployed with intent of creating of an optimal environment for experiencing art.  From the direct daylight outdoors to the atmosphere surrounding the galleries, light is controlled to provide movement and anticipation through the building.

The galleries are flexible and functional in their ability to display any size and type of medium—they have a visual relationship to the form of the building, but have basic gallery proportions that allow for curatorial flexibility. The building and site are designed with a holistic approach toward sustainability, focused on energy performance and overall environmental responsiveness. To complement this, regionally obtained materials such as brick masonry, stone, concrete, steel and copper, and wood from renewable sources are considered for both exterior and interior use.

 

 

November 18, 2014

 
B+L | 'City and the World' Traveling Exhibition
 

B+L's 2014 American Architecture Award for Wood House is part of the 'City and the World' traveling exhibition. The exhibition opened last week in Istanbul, Turkey as part of the Istanbul Design Biennial and will next travel to various other destinations within Europe. Next year, we will welcome Wood House home to Chicago when the exhibition arrives for its final stop at the Chicago Architecture Biennial in September of 2015.

 

October 27, 2014

 
Brininstool + Lynch Receives 2014 American Architecture Award
 
Wood House was one of sixty-four new projects selected for the American Architecture Award this month by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
 

Recognizing the most significant new contemporary architecture and urbanism in the United States, the American Architecture Award “pays tribute to new developments in design and underscores the directions and understanding of current cutting-edge processes consistent with today’s design thinking”. This highly acclaimed award honors a broad range of architectural works, including skyscrapers, commercial buildings, urban plans, private residences, and real estate projects. Common among these various types and scales, all awarded projects demonstrate a high standard of excellence in design, construction, planning, and sustainability.

“The American Architecture Awards program showcases the best of new American building design and urban design–oriented research by the nation’s foremost visionary designers” states Christian Narkiewiscz-Laine, Museum President of The Chicago Athenaeum.

“The American projects selected by the jury exhibit conceptual strengths that solve critical aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns, as well as the requisite functional, environmental, and sustainability concerns.”

“The selected projects for 2014 demonstrate the highest regard for vision and aesthetic image-making, which has traditionally defined the United States a leading design nation in this decade, the 21st Century, and in the history of Modern Architecture.”

This is Brininstool + Lynch’s third American Architecture Award.

 

 

October 8, 2014

 
Old Cook County Hospital Charrette | "Unlocking the Value"
 

Six Chicago civic organizations were asked to form teams to participate in the Old Cook County Hospital Charrette, called “Unlocking the Value.” Brininstool + Lynch, along with UrbanWorks, provided architectural designs as part of the Metropolitan Planning Council team. B + L’s scheme was called Innovate Interact Reside. To learn more about the charrette and see all the team submissions, click here.

 

September 25, 2014

 
Wood House on ArchDaily
 

ArchDaily features Wood House—see the full article here for pictures, diagrams, and more!

 

September 5, 2014

 
Brininstool + Lynch | The Architect's Newspaper
 

Our design on West Haddon Ave helps revive the streetscape in Chicago's new transit-oriented development ordinance. Read the full article here

July 28, 2014

 
Brininstool + Lynch | Entrepreneur Magazine
 

Entrepreneur talks to Brad Lynch about the shifting focus of workplace design and takes a look at Enova and Sterling Partners as examples of innovative offices. Read the full article here.

July 7, 2014

 
Wood House On The Cover of Luxe
 
 

Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine features Wood house in its Summer 2014 issue describing it as "both a celebration of the city and tranquil escape."

July 1, 2014

 

Architect Magazine: Brininstool + Lynch Portfolio

The June 2014 issue of Architect Magazine features the work of Brininstool + Lynch.

Page 55 in print or digital.

May 19, 2014

 

Green Building & Design (gb&d) Features Brininstool + Lynch

Brininstool + Lynch’s Pablo Diaz is interviewed by gb&d about Brininstool + Lynch's design of Enova, a technology office completed in 2012. The article focuses on the sustainability features of the design such as the recycled fiberboard fins that make up the 150-foot feature wall. Read the article here.

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