Trahan Architects

Trahan Architects

source: highlike

Work: The Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana merges two contrasting collections formerly housed in a universitycoliseum and a nineteenth century courthouse, elevating the visitor experience for both. Set in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase on the banks of the Cane River Lake, the design mediates the dialogue between sports and history, past and future, container and contained. Our exploration focuses on three questions. How does our design explore the client brief to exhibit sports and history simultaneously? How does it respond to the historic building fabric? How does it make a connection to context? Our resolution is, first, to interpret athletics as a component of cultural history rather than as independent themes. While sports and regional history may appeal to different audiences, the exhibits and configuration explore interconnections between the two. The spaces flow visually and physically together, configured to accommodate state-of-the-art exhibits, education and support functions. Visitors however can experience both narratives either separately or simultaneously. Second, historical pastiche is set aside in favor of a design language in response to the site. The internal organization is an extension of the existing meandering urban circulation, while the design mediates the scale and character of the historic commercial core and adjacent residential neighborhood. The “simple” exterior, clad with pleated copper panels, alluding to the shutters and clapboards of nearby plantations, contrasts with and complements the curvaceous interior within. The louvered skin controls light, views and ventilation, animates the facade, and employs surface articulation previously achieved by architectural ornamentation. The flowing interior emerges at the entrance, enticing visitors to leave the walking tour and into the evocative exhibit spaces within. Third the design reflects the carving of the ancient river whose fluvial geomorphology inspired the dynamic interior form. The dynamic foyer is sculpted out of 1,100 cast stone panels, seamlessly integrating all systems and washed with natural light from above. The cool white stone references bousillage, the historic horse hair, earth and Spanish moss utilized by 17th Century settlers.The flowing surfaces reach into the galleries, serving as “screens” for film and display. At the climax of the upper level, the path arrives at a veranda overlooking the city square, sheltered by copper louvers, further connecting the interior to the public realm.
Photographer: Tim Hursley
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source: ideamsg

为纪念海湾周(gulf state)丰富的历史积淀trahan architects建筑工作室设计的路易斯安那州立博物馆与体育名人堂建筑将历史与田径体育结合在一起,内容覆盖了区域伟大的文化财富。博物馆位于路易斯安那州纳基托什(Natchitoches)红河谷地边缘(red river valley),场地俯瞰 甘蔗河(the cane river lake)。建筑的形态希望模仿周边的自然形态。 入口处的中庭是整个设计的重点之一,它的作用是聚集人群产生人们之间的交流。从这里开始弯曲的走廊蜿蜒着盘绕着整个建筑,引导参观者在250个当地体育明星竞技纪念物与2600多平米的历史文物展厅间参观游览。建筑的外表皮采用横向的一条条木板,作为当地发达的木材加工业的象征。木板间有韵律地开设了一些缝隙,让阳光和空气可以自由穿梭于建筑,同时在立面上产生动感的韵律。
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source: athenna

Trahan Architects a imaginé à Natchitoches en Louisiane ce bâtiment surprenant Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame. Permettant de combiner 2 univers différents entre l’aspect interne et externe, cette structure impressionnante relie le passé au futur, et ainsi rendre hommage à cet État des USA.