Diamond Ranch High School
 Great Buildings  Search  Advanced  Buildings  Architects  Types  Places  3D Models  Pix  Archiplanet   ArchitectureWeek  
Architect Thom Mayne - Morphosis
Subscribers - login to skip ads
Location Diamond Bar, near Pomona, California   map
Date 1999 to 2000   timeline
Building Type high school
 Construction System steel frame with metal cladding
Climate mild temperate
Context suburban hillside campus
Style Expressionist Modern
Notes Angular, jutting forms.
Images

 


Photo

Photo

Photo
Drawings

 

Discussion Diamond Ranch High School Commentary

"Ironically, Morphosis' search to make Diamond Ranch meaningful may be successful partly because of struggling with a relatively low budget ($28 million) for such a large project.

"There was no money for the rich materials and complex detailing that we have come to expect of the firm. At Diamond Ranch, the details are well thought out but not overly articulate. No expensive connections call attention to themselves; they do the job. The structure is a fairly simple steel frame, though not without evidence of invention. In the gymnasium, for instance, the ceiling structure impresses one as impossibly light.

"For Morphosis, the restrictions proved beneficial. They forced the architecture to constantly reexamine itself, to look to the immaterial for inspiration and solutions. In this and other recent projects, Mayne has moved to a new way to make architecture. For Diamond Ranch, his firm rose to the occasion, finding economy where before it might have sought the opposite, concentrating on large moves, a unifying formal language.

— Alice Kimm, "Morphosis Diamond in the Rough", ArchitectureWeek, 2000.0607

The Creator's Words

""The multiplicity of ideas is what I'm interested in. The hybrid in our society - where there is no singular idea of what is beautiful.""

— Robin Pogrebin, "American Maverick Wins Pritzker Prize", New York Times, 2005.0321

Details

150,000 square feet of buildings on a 72 acre hillside campus.

Resources
Sources on Diamond Ranch High School

"Morphosis Diamond in the Rough", by Alice Kimm, AIA, ArchitectureWeek No. 4, 2000.0607, pD1.1.

Amazon.com  Find books about Diamond Ranch High School


 

Loading...
Web Resources
Links on Diamond Ranch High School

Diamond Ranch High School at ArchiplanetFind, add, and edit info at the all-buildings collaboration

We appreciate your  suggestions  for links about Diamond Ranch High School.

Loading...
 Great Buildings  Search   Model Viewing Tips   DW   Discussion   Blogs   Books   Archiplanet   ArchitectureWeek  
Subscribe free to weekly design and building newsletters by ArchitectureWeek

Quick Search by name of Building, Architect, or Place:   
Examples:  "Fallingwater",  "Wright",  "Paris"       Advanced Search
Send this to a friend | Contribute | Subscribe | Link | Credits | Media Kit | Photo Licensing | Suggestions

Special thanks to our sustaining subscribers including
BuilderSpace.com, and Saniflo Upflush.
 

© 1994-2013 Artifice, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
http://www.GreatBuildings.com/buildings/Diamond_Ranch_High_School.html