Adjustable Forms, Inc., a cast-in-place concrete contractor, wanted the expansion and renovation of an existing office and warehouse facility to showcase the company’s work while expanding their own knowledge of concrete and its potential. DLR Group's design is a reflection of concrete as both a material and a process. Several methods of concrete construction are used to showcase the owner's technical ability: post-tension roof and floor slabs; full-height thermally broken and insulated sandwich walls; integrally colored, stamped, and polished concrete flooring; and traditional reinforced concrete.A restrained material palette provides a pure, minimalist aesthetic.
This project encompassed design of an 8,000-SF, one-story office building, and 12,145-SF warehouse. The building includes offices for contractors, an employee lounge, collaboration areas, a specialized BIM room, a courtyard, and storage to house large concrete equipment. The office is designed to accommodate 16 full time employees. A high-performance rain screen system with dark zinc panels was used to bring a sophisticated contrast to exposed concrete massing.
On the interior, daylighting is optimized with skylights and continuous perimeterglazing. LED lighting and radiant flooring are used throughout to maximize energyefficiency. Thesestrategies helped the project earn LEED certification. DLR Group provided architectural design.
Material Used :
1. VMZinc – Facade Cladding – Corrugated panel and Dri-Design Rainscreen Panel
2. 3Form – Laminate – Varia Ecoresin
3. DuKane Precast – Facade Cladding - Precast Concrete Panels
4. Eco by Cosentino – Solid Surface – Polar Cap and Crystal Ash