The project's success is a result of an integrated design effort. International-type icons are employed on the directional signage to designate building functions such as restrooms, conference rooms, and cafes. Color-coding is used in conjunction with the icons, which corresponds to walls painted the same color in each conference or service area. A naming system is developed for the conference rooms with the entire building plan keyed to a world map; city names are assigned to rooms based on their coordinates on the globe.
Dynamap reveals three layers of imagery - street grid, neighborhood delineations, and subway map - depending on how the map is viewed. By changing the angle of viewing, three different thematic layers can be seen. It is lightweight, flexible, durable, and contains no electronics. Maps of urban areas are continually referenced and generally contain an overwhelming amount of data, rendering them difficult to use. This map supports wayfinding in areas where complicated spatial relationships exist.
This system of environmental graphics serves not only as wayfinding devices but also communicates the library's visual identity. A combination of dynamic and controlled elements was designed and placed to identify, direct, punctuate, and complement the architectural statement. Identification of the library's various sections, open spaces, and rooms was achieved through the use of large fabricated numerals juxtaposed in various architectural elements.
Batman's Hill was the starting point from which Melbourne was mapped. The Hill was removed to make way for the extension of the railway system to Spencer Street in the mid 19th century. This marker, of monumental scale, identifies the location and height of the original Batman's Hill, which is now located in the Docklands redevelopment area. Interpretive panels on the nearby pedestrian bridge illustrate the significance of Batman's Hill and the development of the Docklands area.
In late 2002, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth opened its new building designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Ando's design is comprised of five long, flat-roofed pavilions situated on a reflecting pool. Built of planed concrete and forty-foot-high walls of glass, the architectural forms embody the pure, unadorned elements of a modern work of art.
Located on the edge of a dense, heavily used shopping center, the North Market building was built to accommodate community services and retail businesses in ground level storefronts, and high-end office tenants on the second and third floors.
Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway Communications. A recently designated heritage area, the Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway was practically unknown by local residents and even less known outside the region.
In 2004, the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service moved from a vintage Georgian building on Washington Square Park to a loft in the Puck Building in Soho. Collaborating with project architects Suben/Dougherty Partnership, Pentagram created environmental graphics that integrate the school's mission with its unique building. The interior circulation is grid-like and reminiscent of city streets. The designers created an identity and visual language for the school's printed promotions, and extended this to the environmental graphics for the school.
Schuylkill River Land and Water Emergency Response Location System. The goal was to establish an emergency management information system that would allow land and water-based travelers to accurately communicate their location to emergency service personnel in the five-county Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area.