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41. United Therapeutics Field House by Frank Harmon #105architecturalinspirations

41. United Therapeutics Field House by Frank Harmon #105architecturalinspirations

This 5,136 field house serves a pharmaceutical companies employee soccer field. Designed by Frank Harmon Architect, the clean lines, pure form, and aesthetic beauty for a utilitarian purpose shows the power of design. 

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The use of natural materials, stone, cypress siding, and bluestone tie this project to the site and the region. The large overhangs floating above clerestory glass supporting a low slope roof give the appearance of a structure floating at the end of the green space.  The large covered area with an exterior fireplace encourages gatherings and shows the companies values to those visiting the site and those employees using the structure.

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#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy.  Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House25.Bjarke Ingels 26. WG Clark 27. John F. Kennedy Space Center 28.Akademie Mont-Cenis 29. Sustainability Treehouse 30. Porch Rail 31.Martin Lurther King Jr. Memorial 32. Warehouse Renvoation33.Architectural Salvage Warehouse 34. Thorncrown Chapel 35. Gabion Wall 36.Rectorat de Guyane Library  37. North Bay House 38. Old Ranch Road Barn 39.Eagle Rock Residence 40. Pratt Street Power Plant