This week, archtober got me to the Riverside Health Center, designed by 1100 architect.
Here is a front view. The huge renovated terra cotta "column", housing the existing staircase, is a strong feature of the building.
The main façade, from top to bottom: new anodised aluminium windows, new "buttoned" white terra cotta cladding, original multi-colored brick (replacements aren't that obvious here), original grey brick (matching colors for brick replacement was more difficult here).
See the elegant transition from vertical to horizontal railing.
One of the LEED efforts was to encourage the use of stairs: more visible, first accessible (compared to elevators), and healthy notified.
The original terra cotta outdoor column is replicated inside.
Visibility, transparency, simplicity are master-words for the different spaces organization.
The windows are "european style". You can open it sideways (easy to clean the outdoor side) but also top-ways to use it as natural ventilation without opening it completely (security matter).
The green terrasse is not accessible and serves as a nice water garden.
Find an other report on this building tour on archtober's blog.