Monday, July 12, 2010

Warren Obverse

Here's the south half of Warren Hall viewed from the east. It's not quite as massive on this side, making use of the slope. It has what architects call a layered facade, meant to create some visual interest across a long expanse of unbroken mass. I didn't look closely enough to see if the ground floor has a two-sided entry. It probably does. That gives the building a bit of porosity, as architects also say - meaning that you can pass through the building rather than having to walk around it. Of course, that passage will probably be reserved for the occupants much of the time. There's another building nearby, which I'll show in a separate post, that handles this in a more public-spirited way. Given the antipathy toward science of some activists, the ability to walk under a building, let alone through it, may now be regarded as out of bounds.

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