ruminations about architecture and design

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

a sketch about economists (up there)

The Economist also had a very good article on their own headquarters building-which they are in the process of vacating after many years. Towers of ilium can only comment on a few items:

-Peter and Allison Smithson are given credit for inventing the Brutalist style with these structures.

-The author of the article has experience working in the building and was generally pleased with the design--except for the Plaza--modernist plazas are usually shit.

-Office towers pose considerable challenges for communication between groups. This can be a boon for some companies, but not for journalists.

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