Thursday, January 19, 2006

Fun architecture

At last night's public hearing we look at an interesting proposal, the Shortbread Lofts project proposed for West Rosemary St. Some interesting discussion about the architecture. Red brick and exposed steel beams and lots of glass. Irregular patterns. One whole corner of butted glass that the architect, Josh Gurlitz, linked conceptually to the way both Thomas Jefferson and Frank Lloyd Wright treated corners.

I thought it looked cool. It's modern and honest about what it is.

My colleague Cam Hill said the functional steel beams were fine but he'd like the entrance to be "a little more fun." I said, I don't know--"fun" sounds like turning modern to postmodern.

But here it is . . . modern fun! I love the ^^^^^^^^^ roofline.

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