I had never imagined that this dome could weigh 1,200 tons and clad with copper. In fact, the building could easily be used by more than 1,000 individuals, simultaneously. If you look at the building with the naked eye, what I am saying does not seem correct / accurate, or an exaggeration, but it is. This week’s sketch is of MIT, again, the Kresge Auditorium, by Eero Saarinen. He was a Finnish-American architect and industrial designer. Unfortunately, he left us in his early 50s -at a time when architects normally come into their own. He has a great deal of works around the U.S. Moreover, the MIT chapel, to the rear of the building, was designed by him. I would not say that their design or lines are the best, but I would argue that it is better to consider what there are around buildings in order to better match their surroundings.
Monday, November 7, 2016
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