Thursday, May 10, 2007

There Are No Rules Of Architecture.....

....for a castle in the clouds. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton Posted by Picasa
"Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul." ~ Louis Kahn
In the new dorm complex, Jamestown North and South, colonial architecture comes face to face with that of the modern era. It sounds incompatible, but it works. Sleek rounded walls mix with arches and large off angled windows pair up with rows of small classical dormer windows. Inside, each dorm room is different, some have floor to ceiling windows in their outer concave wall and interesting angles are are everywhere. Jamestown dorms are unique and modern, yet reflect the colonial spirit, right down to the cane back rocking chairs that line the long arched and columned porch. I wonder if there should be a new name for this blending?

Submission for Thursday Challenge topic "architecture". (end of post)

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