A building can and should exercise its ability to communicate its internal program, and this proposal for the new Collaborative Innovation Center on the Carnegie Mellon University campus does a thoughtful job of reflecting its function. Incorporating a diverse range of spaces from offices and studios to classrooms and exhibition halls, this building embodies a sense of interconnectedness inside and out.
Looking at the exterior of the institution, it's visibly assembled of a handful of different masses. Broad block-like edifices abut expansive transparent trelliswork and inflated quilt cladding meets translucent mesh facades. Although each of these structural elements is remarkably mismatched against the others, Giacomo Tinari has composed the Collaborative Innovation Center in a way that evokes an unexpected harmony to match the cooperative work within.
This Collaborative Innovation Center Fosters Creativity Within
1. Eclectic Architecture - Create innovative buildings that combine diverse design elements to communicate the internal program.
2. Collaborative Spaces - Design spaces that foster interconnectedness and promote creativity through a variety of settings.
3. Unexpected Harmony - Explore unconventional combinations of architecture elements to create a sense of unity and coherence.
1. Architecture - Architecture firms can adopt eclectic design approaches to create unique and visually engaging buildings.
2. Education - Educational institutions can incorporate collaborative spaces in their facilities to facilitate innovative thinking and teamwork.
3. Construction - Construction companies can explore new materials and techniques to achieve unexpected harmony in architectural projects.