The Renovation of The Art and Architecture Building at Yale

Saturday, July 08, 2006

"Inspired both by Wright's Larkin Building and Le Corbusier's La Tourette, this sculptural building has been criticized for "style at the expense of content" (Susan Sontag). The asymmetrical building, on an asymmetrical site (a corner), dominates the setting with its bold towers, housing mechanical services, and huge slabs bridging the towers. The building has also been criticized for its lack of functionality and "mysterious" plan--39 different levels on seven stories."to find out more...
"Charles Gwathmey faces a delicate task in the renovation of Paul Rudolph's famed brutalist masterpiece--The Art and Architecture Building at Yale University. NYT" sourced from archinect...
Image from http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/rudolph/rudolph.html

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