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mcc_2

_this blog will definetely destroy me:
for those who did not have time to play around with the website i suggested to my previous post... dont worry i keep playing with it:


_dealing with triangles this one year + half, i find it interesting the way the 2 facades are meeting by creating this slot.
also, i love this out of rythme piece of concrete...
one more thing... if you are in the L-platform you really have this feeling of flatness between the facade of mcc and the building behind
[unfortunately i lost my personal photo...]

15 Comments:

Blogger Calamity Jane said...

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4/27/2006 01:36:00 AM  
Blogger Calamity Jane said...

keep playing with it...It gets more and more interesting and inspiring for my thesis. Just a question: How did they come with the idea to embelish a prison for the public eye? It would be interesting to get some photos from the inside...It is always a wonder how architects resolve triangular forms in the interior. But I guess, since this is a prison, it will remain a mystery...

Please surprise us...

kisses,

calamity

4/27/2006 01:54:00 AM  
Blogger Calamity Jane said...

Oh!!! Find the Krantonellis building...Amazing and triangular...It would be a great juxtaposition

4/27/2006 01:55:00 AM  
Blogger zenovia said...

thank you calamity jane for your interest in my post. it starts a challenging dialogue where i am hoping to reply with new posts in the near future.
let me think for a moment though:

definetely there is a contradiction between the asphyxiation of its function and the "beauty" of its form.
i dont think the "beauty" derives from embellishment.
probably part of its "beauty" exists in this asphyxiation.

the triangle shape is a limitative shape.
or for example i know from the harry weese associates website that "the prison's triangular shape minimizes the length of corridors to be patrolled".
i would like to avoid arguing that the trapping light windows are more appropriate for a jail than an office building.

... i am looking forward to inquire more the architectural decisions of harry weese and my professor john hartray as well as the context they had to engage to create mcc...
meanwhile surprise us with your prison building!

* "beauty":
beyond the aesthetics, something that make us stop and observe, fall in love, explore, try to explain etc...

4/27/2006 12:27:00 PM  
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