* Work within the existing space, an inflexible Brutalist concrete waffle slab
with neighbors above and below
"The most dominant part of the space, the waffle slab
ceiling, was left exposed to highlight the structural clarity.
In addition to maintaining the building's LEED Platinum certification, CNY Interiors installed exposed concrete waffle slab
, custom flooring and sophisticated glass and lighting finishes.
The project called for a complete gut and renovation of cast-in-place concrete, waffle slab
structure, the demolition of an approx.
Due to its wide floor plate and low concrete waffle slab
ceilings, the institutional, 2-story concrete building lacked natural light, felt cramped, and simply needed to be updated to streamline and shorten the time spent on campus by students.
Although the community was built using the latest construction methods featuring a waffle slab
and post-tension foundation and floor systems, there were signs of foundation distress.
Pre-empting London's dockland renaissance by almost a decade, this dramatic warehouse conversion, with distinctive concrete waffle slab
and glazed mansard roof, was well ahead of its time, and led the way.
Galbraith Hall's original construction, circa 1965, featured a mid-century waffle slab
design on its ceiling, which was covered up during a renovation in the 1980s.
Instead of expending fit-out dollars towards temporary interventions, they accepted the strong vocabulary of the existing waffle slab
as the ceiling.
Putting in a drop ceiling was out of the question, Edwards says, because the GSA requires an 8-foot clearance between the floor and the ceiling, and that was the exact distance between the floor and the waffle slab
To play up the good bones of the gutted space, Arcturis designers Ron Johnson and Brian Waite had the unique waffle slab
ceiling painted white to maximize height and reflectance and had the open office arranged around floor-to-ceiling perimeter windows that look out onto the city.