It's been done with the Hespeler Library.a double facade, eh? this is both intriguing and bizarre. i don't think i've ever seen this executed on a heritage building before. i personally enjoy the original building very much. it's very handsome and traditional. but i can't wait to see more detailed renders of what's to come. this will certainly jazz up college street.
$40-million renovation would give Daniels Faculty of Architecture a gleaming new glass “skin”
By Scott Anderson
A proposed renovation to the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design calls for the century-old facility to be transformed into a model of sustainability.
The striking design, by Boston-based architects Office dA, would give the building a gleaming new glass “skin” and green roof. The creation of a double facade that can be sealed in winter to keep heat inside and opened at other times to increase airflow will help reduce the building’s energy use by 60 to 70 per cent, according to the architects’ proposal. More efficient plumbing fixtures and the use of rainwater will reduce tap water consumption by 40 per cent.
The renovation, which is contingent on fundraising, would make better use of existing space and allow the faculty to expand. Design studios, which haven’t changed since the 1960s, would be updated, and dedicated space would be created for undergraduate students.
Work on the $40-million project is expected to begin in late 2010 and proceed in phases while classes continue. The faculty was renamed in 2008 to recognize an historic gift by alumnus John Daniels (BArch 1950) and his wife, Myrna Daniels.
Give the article a read!the faculty of architecture and landscape design, anticipating growth in its programs and research operations, has iced recent makeover plans to its current digs at 230 College St.