Archive for March, 2011

Unites States Institute of Peace

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

This brand new building designed by architect Moshe Safdie was just completed at the far west end of the National Mall. The bold design features a swooping translucent roof form that covers an interior atrium connecting stone office masses. Safdie walks a fine line between a pure modern minimalism and a post-modern iconic formalism. The roof structure is technologically elegant, but if viewed in plan it purposely evokes the image of the dove of peace.

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World Health Organization

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The interplay between these two volumes….so satisfying.

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