ruminations about architecture and design

Thursday, December 22, 2016


Until we get funding for more research, we'll blame it on Renzo Piano. The phenomenon can loosely be called "stripitecture" and it involves wrapping buildings in an expressive fretwork of materials in dominant linear patterns. The method lends a richness to the facade of the structure and creates ambiguity about where walls start. A clever architect can make a series of arguments about how the cladding mediates sun/wind/rain, etc..

It looks expensive, and it is. But so what?

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