Yann Weymouth has collaborated with colleagues in HOK’s Toronto office on the design of 77 Charles West, Aspen Ridge Home’s high-end condominium development near the University of Toronto. Check out this UrbanToronto photo essay of the construction going in the 16-story tower. From the story:
“The building has garnered much attention on UrbanToronto for its high quality curtain wall glazing. Green glass, usually a result of high iron oxide content, is not normally appreciated around here, but the deliberate colouration of the glass and related spandrel strips here has received nothing but rave reviews: this is green done right.”
“I love to design complex buildings with a public role, and try to make them look simple,” says Yann Weymouth, design director for HOK Florida.
Yann Weymouth (center) touring the Salvador Dalí Museum
Achieving this goal in the St. Petersburg, Fla., Salvador Dalí Museum was no small task. In this truly unique project, Yann and his team created a masterpiece that, while structurally complex, honored the intrigue and elegance of Dalí’s work.
This month, Structural Engineer took an in-depth look at the engineering that makes this structure work. From the iconic glass “Enigma” on the exterior to the 58-foot concrete helix inside to the attention paid to protecting Dalí’s masterworks in a …
Check out the Flickr slideshow with exterior and interior images of the new Dali Museum designed by HOK in St. Petersburg, Florida:
Exterior photography: HOK/Moris Moreno
Gallery photography: Beck Group/Michael Rixon
Construction photography: Beck Group/Eric Kreher
The new Dalí Museum opens on 1/11/11 at 11:11 a.m. in St. Petersburg, Florida. Check out early reviews on ArchRecord.com, in the St. Petersburg Times, in the Tampa Tribune and in many more publications.
Here, Yann Weymouth, design director for HOK in Florida, describes how he hopes visitors will experience the new Dalí Museum, which has been carefully conceived for simplicity, efficiency, security and pleasure of experience:
“We constantly consider the visitor experience when we design a museum. A large number of people visiting a museum will be there for the first time. The architecture must be extremely easy to understand. It can …
More: Yann Weymouth on the visitor experience at the new Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Today I have the honor to bring to you some lesser known facts about one of HOK’s most world renowned architects. A senior vice president in HOK’s Tampa office, Yann Weymouth is capable of supernova design – he worked with I.M. Pei on the famous Louvre glass pyramid in Paris, among other high-profile museum projects, including the entirely new, waterfront building for the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Chances are, you have experienced one of the places that he designed and now, once you read this interview, you …
Lately, on the drive to preschool, I’ve been subjecting the Coolest Girl in the World to the Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense on the car stereo. I still remember being blown away by Jonathan Demme’s concert film of the same name. She tells me to turn it up and I think, 25 years later, it sounds better than ever. But I still wonder: Why the big suit?
I recently learned that Talking Heads co-founder and bassist Tina Weymouth (watch her shine here) is the sister of Yann Weymouth, a design director in HOK in Florida who worked on …
When a debilitating spine disease forced Andrew Reach to retire from the architectural career he loved in 2005, he feared his contributions to the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum in Miami might be his final creation ever.
Thankfully, he was wrong.
The fruits of Andrew’s new artistic journey are showcased in an exhibition as part of the museum’s grand opening. Titled “Full Circle,” the exhibition features intricate digital paintings Andrew creates using a mouse as his paintbrush and Photoshop as his palette.
To call it a dream come true would be an understatement.
“I’m so humbled and so honored to be featured in the building I helped create,” he …