Lessons From an Expert Abroad

Lessons From an Expert Abroad
Aug 09, 2012
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Lessons From an Expert Abroad_01 IntlFeature_01 In the Chongqing Library by Perkins Eastman, a forest of tree-like, Y-shaped columns extend toward the ceiling of the lofty reading room. 

Photography Zhihui
Lessons From an Expert Abroad_02 IntlFeature_02 On the library's exterior, the glass faced is inscribed with text that serves as a reminder of the profound life-long impact that learning has on individuals and society. Selected quotes from scholars and leaders throughout history on the glass reinforce the concepts of empowerment, knowledge, and freedom gained through learning. 

Photography Tim Griffiths
Lessons From an Expert Abroad_03 IntlFeature_03 The band rehearsal room in the Concordia International School Shanghai is also designed to be a small-scale recital hall. 

Photography Tim Griffiths

Lessons From an Expert Abroad_04 IntlFeature_04 Perkins Eastman's rendering of Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Chennai, India depicts the international VIP healthcare center that is now nearing completion.

Rendering courtesy Perkins Eastman
Lessons From an Expert Abroad_05 IntlFeature_05 On the exterior of the Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, a 10-story facade juxtaposes the openness of a glass curtain wall with the solidity of red terracotta paneled walls. The panels create a high-performance wall able to shed water more effectively without the use of mortart.

Photography Tim Griffiths
Lessons From an Expert Abroad_06 IntlFeature_06 At the Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China, glass expanses allow daylight to infiltrate the building wile also allowing visibility to the active circulation areas.

Photography Tim Griffiths