“When in Victoria”: Item two - Habit
Municipal Theatre, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1964-68
(Claude Paillard, Atelier CJP)
artist’s house | entry ~ guilherme torres
Beinecke Library Construction Photographs, 1961-1963
New Haven, by SOM.
The building, made of Vermont marble, granite, bronze and glass, was designed by Gordon Bunshaft, of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. White marble panels, gray veined outside, are part light gray Vermont granite. These marble panels filter the sunlight to rare books so that they can be displayed without being damaged by ultraviolet light. From the outside, however, the stone building geometry serves to dominate the space it occupies in the University.
“The parti reflects the program through a composition of three diaphanous pavilions around a central, unifying courtyard…A series of overlapping reflecting ponds contained within the central courtyard instill a sense of meditation and retreat where one can contemplate the ocean and sky.” Click here to read more!