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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Today's archidose #22

Railway Exchange
Railway Exchange by The Irish Samurai
The Railway Exchange Building in Chicago, by Daniel Burnham.

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4 comments:

  1. I luv stone facades; they add so much character and beauty to a street!

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  2. This is a good example of what I was ranting about earlier. Unlike the OMA Seattle library this building has a texture and richness that can be experienced on many levels. From a distance one might perceive the rhythm of fenestration and shade and shadow of overhangs and cornices. As you approach the building, further levels of detail and richness are experienced, right up to the point where touching the stone work contributes to the experience of the building. In Seattle, the experience doesn't change. The view from a mile away, or a block away or a foot away is the same. There is no richness of detail. One can understand the building from a distance and no further information or enjoyment is gained by standing next to it. From the sidewalk it bores the crap out of me.

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  3. I am looking for a design to fit a triangular build site. I have the one from 50 straw bale houses.

    The build site is nearly a 345 right triangle facing on the hypotenous tothe SE.

    Please send me your suggestions:
    jcassidy@prudentialmanor.com

    Jonathan Cassidy, associate broker

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