Architecture Monday

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I love the cavelike space evoked within this building, its hard and massive exterior forms rendered texturally interesting and inviting within, a feeling of solidity and stability and peace, illuminated and brought to life by the wonderfully detailed and carefully positioned glazing that interconnects the split stone-like chunks that make up the building. It’s as though a descent into the earth, into our earliest of shelters, a return.

A simple exterior form that is both sculptural and primal. An interior of rich interconnecting volumes that belies that planar exterior. The use of different forming techniques both inside and outside to give a different texture and feel to the same concrete mass. It is a building that has mass and who’s massing gives it a strong presence, but not one that crushes within. Weighty comfort.

A bold and vibrant space, full of life and vitality.

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