Originally Posted by gouge
you don't think it's important. as you say, studios suggest no windows.
It's really bad form to attribute things to people that they haven't said.... that's the second time in this thread you've done that - and the second time I have addressed you doing that.
If you have an instance of my taking that position then link to it - I would love to see it.
Attempting to put words in other peoples mouths to prove a point really doesn't help your argument - especially when they aren't true.... perhaps you would do well in politics.
Let's examine what I really did say.......
I gave Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, as one example - it's a space located on the first floor of a high rise building......
There is one wall on the street side of the building - the space is otherwise flanked by corridors and other building tenants.
The space contains studio "A" and studio "B"
In Studio "B", the control room (which takes up the entire outside face of wall facing the street) has natural light because this was physically possible....
The remainder of the spaces do not have natural light because this was physically impossible.....
You must have been so busy thinking of what you wanted to say me that you missed all of that........
I'll save you going back to read that post - here it is again (just the pertinent part of the post of course):
Bunker Studios (Brooklyn NY) has no windows in the "A" room (although it does have windows in the "B" control room) - but that is a matter of practicality. |
It's located on the first floor of building flanked by corridors and other tenants - and with the exception of the control room for Studio "B" it was physically impossible to put windows anywhere else....
The important part of that would be "it does have windows in the "B" control room"
Hmmmm....... what about this is inconsistent with your statement quoted above?
You know - One of the things I do is work directly for developers/owners heading up design teams for projects not related to recording studios, some of those project reasonably large in size (nothing larger that 750 million USD though so far) and have come in touch with the fact that there are plenty of great spaces designed that have no natural light.....
For example - high rise hotel - the pre-function spaces surrounding the grand ballroom on the 3rd floor are located at the perimeter of the building and thus provide natural light - while the ballroom itself does not (nor in this particular hotel do the meeting rooms on that floor - or the hotel office spaces) Of course this is only a 4 diamond hotel.
Why I am shocked that this architectural firm - who only have offices in NYC, Washington DC, LA, London and China would dare to make use of the space in such a manner as taking into consideration flow and function without making certain that the grand ballroom had natural lighting........
This from that hotel (Hartford Marriott Downtown , Hartford CT)
Pre-funtion" Pre-Function Space - Hartford Marriott Downtown
Grand Ballroom: Grand Ballroom - Hartford Marriott Downtown
OK - sarcasm aside - when conditions permit - any designer will make use of natural lighting if 2 things exist..... the first is that doing so fits within the physical constraints of the building - taking into consideration budget, flow and function - the second being that it fits within the specifications provided by their client.
Tony made absolutely the right call in NYC when he designed Power Station (not Avatar Studios) and this is true regardless of whether you like it or not........ it is a matter of function and flow...... clients and perspective clients are not interested in seeing a bunch of crap dragged through the lobby/lounge/reception area from the freight elevator when they are trying to relax or waiting for a meeting...... those same clients waiting there will certainly find it much more comfortable when they have the natural lighting they have in those areas.
I made the right call at Bunker Studios - we had roughly 18 feet of wall available with 2 tall windows in it - that was all of the light source that existed for roughly 3,500s.f. of studio build out that would eventually provide 3 studios for my client's use.
Now I suppose I could have told them to go find another place to build their studio - this regardless of the fact that their long term lease on that property was the most amazing deal they could have found - at roughly 1/3 of the cost for surrounding properties - but me - I'm the type of guy who actually works with his clients..... who gives them what they want - what they contracted for - what makes them successful - but then again..... who the heck am I?
Perhaps it's time for you to realize that not everything fits within your particular neat little box.
You want to see my work - feel free to go visit my clients sites... they're readily available.......