it started with a frame

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Rather, they started with a frame.  Shelves, that is.  I was scouring the internet and architecture books for shelves, first to house my inordinately large (and growing) library, and then just for the interest of how shelving could be used/designed in an architectural setting.  So I started with a frame, three cubes stacked, but quickly found myself drawn to a two-by-four stack, with it’s squares within squares.  Squares led me to think of Ungers, but placing a base and a top on it made me think Rossi.  The detail below assumes a hollow metal frame with sheet metal pediment and base, prefabricated coves cut and welded to form rudimentary mouldings.  A wormseye axon explores how an entire wall may be covered with these.  And a final alternate places two large half-round cabinets to either side of the shelving proper, taken from a large wardrobe Lutyens designed for Viceroy’s House, Delhi.

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