Fire Station Six - William Rawn

91 – Fire Station Six

Description of Fire Station 6 from William Rawn’s website :

For fast-moving traffic, the east and west facades boast distinct glass grids that face up and down the highway. The south facade, parallel to Indiana Highway 450 South, is a solid skin of concrete masonry resembling stone with a continuous 4- foot-high horizontal strip window. In the daytime, the glass block takes in the same coloration as the stone elevation. At night, the building is a beacon, as its glass facades and horizontal strip window glow from within.

The project received the 2000 Honor Award in Architecture from The New England Chapter of AIA and the 2001 Honor Award for Design from The Boston Society of Architects.

Walesboro plant, Cummins

92 – Cummins Midrange Plant

To preserve the surrounding wooded site, this 13-acre building is depressed into a clearing and features parking on the roof with three rooftop glass entries. The main floor of the building is actually two levels, with the manufacturing floor three feet lower than the office areas.

The layout of the plant provides everyone with a view of the outside –  the middle of the manufacturing area has a landscaped courtyard completely surrounded by glass.

One of the main goals in the building design was the preservation and enhancement of the environment for those using the facility. As a result, special attention was given to creating an environmentally-controlled system of air, noise, and water pollution control devices which surpassed industry standards at the time.

This factory was proclaimed a prototype of future factory buildings in the early 1970s.

The landscaping at this plant is by Dan Kiley.

Clifty Creek school - Richard Meier

93 – Clifty Creek School

Architect Richard Meier is known for his solid white porcelain panel buildings, yet for this project, he selected white glazed and gray concrete block for a durable and low maintenance exterior, as well as white framed windows and glass block.

Located on a sloping 22-acre site, the double-height, north-lit library features Meier’s signature glass curtain wall and open ramps, as well as a piano-curved story-telling balcony.

The interiors were originally all white, since Meier believed “color comes from the way light comes into the building…and serves as a canvas for the children’s paintings…kids add color and make each classroom different.”

Meier attended the dedication and modestly remarked that he hoped his young children would be able to attend a school as fine as this one.

Otter Creek clubhouse - Harry Weese

94 – Otter Creek Clubhouse

Clubhouse Architect, Harry Weese
Landscape Architect, Dan Kiley
Golf Course Architect, Robert Trent Jones
Golf Course Expansion Architect, Rees Jones
Scoreboard Architect, Kevin Roche

The Clubhouse, by architect Harry Weese, includes spacious lounge and dining areas that overlook the golf course. The floor-to-ceiling perimeter windows are protected by thin shed roofs that create surrounding porches.

The golf course landscape extensively uses native trees. A double row of littleleaf linden trees line the entry drive. Robert Trent Jones returned to Otter Creek in 1982 to update his design so that the course would remain a challenging test of golf that is able to match new club and ball technology.

The original golf course and clubhouse were developed and given to the city by Cummins Engine Company, Inc. in June 1964.

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