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Modus Studio | Carroll County Airport Terminal

Architecture Modus Studio | Carroll County Airport Terminal

Modus Studio | Carroll County Airport TerminalProject Blurb.

The Carroll County Airport Terminal is an architectural machine inspiring the adventure of flight while lightly landing as a proud artifact that eagerly engages a growing population of pilots and visitors at this rural Arkansas airport. Conceptually derived from the memory of a World War 2 F4U Corsair airplane, the terminal building is a lens, capturing and projecting pilots to the landing area of the runway. The building seeks to take flight while sheltering exterior spaces under its provocative wing-like forms.

Modus Studio | Carroll County Airport Terminal

© Rett Peek

Modus Studio | Carroll County Airport Terminal

© Rett Peek

Project Summary.

The Carroll County Airport Terminal is an architectural machine inspiring the adventure of flight while lightly landing as a proud artifact that eagerly engages a growing population of pilots and visitors at this rural Arkansas airport. Conceptually derived from the memory of a World War 2 F4U Corsair airplane, the terminal building is a lens, capturing and projecting pilots to the landing area of the runway. The building seeks to take flight while sheltering exterior spaces under its provocative wing-like forms.

Modus Studio | Carroll County Airport Terminal

© Rett Peek

Modus Studio | Carroll County Airport Terminal

© Rett Peek

Simple materials of metal panel, glass, and cement fiberboard are carefully articulated as lightweight skins that capture form and flood spaces with natural light. The wedge form provides compression at the public entry on the north, and release towards the runway to the south, welcoming planes as they land. From the sky, the building is a beacon, a parked artifact, and a form familiar to visiting pilots. The observation deck, or vulture’s row, is a unique loft providing prime views to the approach end of the runway…a vantage from which pilots critique the skills of others as they make their landing on the windy hilltop.

 

Location: Berryville, Arkansas, USA
Architect: Modus Studio
Project: Carroll County Airport Terminal
Completed: February, 2011
Thermal Area: Terminal: 2,050 SF
Non-Thermal Area: Wing Terrace: 800 SF*
*half of this total used for effective cost per square foot calculation
Effective Area: 2,450 SF
Construction Costs:
Building: $291,748 | $119 per SF
Site Infrastructure: $43,000
Owner: Carroll County Airport Commission
Dave Teigen, Commission Chair
Architectural Team: Chris M. Baribeau, AIA [principal architect]
Josh Siebert, Assoc. AIA
Chris M. Lankford
Austin L. Chatelain, Assoc. AIA
Structural Engineer: Myers-Beatty Engineering
MEP Engineer: HP Engineering INC.
Civil Engineer: Bates & Associates
Contractor: Strough Commercial Construction
Photography: Rett Peek, modus studio 
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