a basilica

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These drawings attempt to synthesize how a linear basilica form might stem from a square volume.  The first drawing is intentionally church-like, but I find the two derivations below to be more interesting – the first with apses at either end, and accessed from the short axis; the second with the stair tower volumes repeated, more of a town-hall.

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an urban villa

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Since it’s opening day here at frame, I’ll leave you with something on the other end of the stylistic spectrum.  Shallow bay windows normally found on turn of the last century skyscrapers are set next to a tall rural gable to make up the front facade.  The bucolic villa type meets urban detail.