Our group took a field trip to the Park Avenue Armory in New York on Saturday, September 23, where we explored the “Gilded Age” interiors and the Drill Hall of this remarkable structure. In 2007, the Park Avenue Armory Conservancy was formed to support the preservation and restoration of the building, working with Swiss architects … Continue reading Field Trip to Park Avenue Armory
Students from New Haven Academy and the Yale School of Architecture met on September 20, 2017, for our first exchange of ideas. We met at the NHA, at the corner of Orange and Bradley Streets, where this picture was taken, and walked back to the Yale School of Architecture together where YSOA students made short … Continue reading NHA + YSOA
First class meeting on Wednesday and we visited the New Haven Armory on Goffe Street. Thanks to Peter Sparks from ArtSpace and Bill MacMullen, the Capital Projects Coordinator for the City of New Haven, for showing us around, from the boilers to the roof!
One of the interesting architectural features of the Goffe Street Armory that gives it a mildly medieval or castle-like feeling are the courses of brick corbelling. Brick corbels carry small arches, giving texture and visual interest.
Interior buttresses stabilize the connection between the drill shed (to the left in this picture) and the Headhouse. There are two of these buttresses, which appear as tall arches with port-hole windows above. Here’s a view of the second, looking in the other direction:
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