circles, courtyards, colonnades: a coda

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A study in pure form, this project is a derivative of a previous post, with a curved pediment sits coplanar with the colonnade-cum-pergola that surrounds a circular pool, and some admittedly quirky curved glass-block walls mediating between the three bays of the facade with the smaller volume behind.

asymmetry in the country

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Today’s installment is something a little idiosyncratic – this one didn’t begin with a square, but rather a triangle.  From that, came a rotunda, and two arms, one of which I furnished with a square.  This project takes more precedence from the picturesque traditions, but is still rather rigorous in module and geometry.  References stem from Robert A M Stern to Samuel Vosper’s work with the Army Corps of Engineers and a touch of Lutyens.

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from industrial to domestic

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Today’s piece stems from an industrial building I passed by at Los Angeles’ wastewater treatment plant.  The original was a blue corrugated steel box on diagonally braced stilts, with triangular recesses and frames above second story doors.  I have no idea what this is used for.  None.  But The deliberateness of the design was evident, as the entire plant had been drawn up by Anthony Lumsden, a techno-postmodernist.  So I clad it in shingles, inspired by some triangular dormers by Ike Kligerman Barkley, and set it on a chunky Tuscan colonnade (a la Graves), and called it ‘house’.

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