On the Boards

Earlier today I stumbled across a project by local firm Valerio Dewalt Train, an office building in Madison, Wisconsin for developer Urban Land Interests, where my friend Brandon works, after a stint in Chicago.

33 East Main Street (pdf link) is part of Block 89, a multi-phase development near the Capitol, Lake Monona and Monona Terrace, a relatively cutting-edge development with architectural designs by VDT.

Rendering of 33 East Main

33 East Main is a cube of cubes, sitting within a regular frame that is randomly expressed with exterior masonry, in a manner similar to the smaller glass cubes. It makes for a design that will definitely rely on good detailing and materials, especially the glass skin and masonry frame. It should also make for an exciting addition to the area when it is completed next year.