Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This Building Has Fins

I walked past this building today.  Its the CUNY School of Social Work building on the corner of 79th Street and 3rd Avenue.  It caught my eye because, as you can see in this photo, it has metal fins on the ground level facade.  I really like the fins, because they change as you move around them, and also because I have vertical louvers and fin-like building objects on my brain right now as I am currently designing some for my studio project in school.   (photo from here)

Another building I like with vertical louvers is this one pictured below, which is the Archaeology Museum of Vitoria, Spain, designed by Francisco Jose Mangado Beloqui. (photo from here)  These are made of cast bronze and I think they are beautiful. This image really demonstrates how different they look depending on the angle at which you look at them.

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