ruminations about architecture and design

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

a facade too far

Whether this is a rendering or a photograph has ceased to have any meaning in the modern age.
What is important about this building is that it cost an astonishing amount of money to build. That money will be passed onto consumers in the form of high drug prices for the next few decades.
But hey, that's good architecture for you.

It's impressive from the outside, but neither a rendering or photograph can do the facade detailing justice. The solar shading system attempts to answer the same question posed by the cathedral builders: Can we make stone float?

Sometimes, yes.

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