Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Harvard University. Cambridge. MA This fall I'm teaching at Harvard in the Carpenter Center, the only building in the US designed by Le Corbusier. Seen from an aerial view, the structure is surrounded by a bunch of squares. It's a concrete-and-glass intervention on the campus. Numerous columns create a punctuated rhythm. Curved walls with fins and a central swooping walkway give the building its organic shape. Tall, narrow panels on every floor pivot open, allowing light and air to filter in, while huge, plate glass windows enable sightlines that extend across entire floors and beyond. The edifice is a sculpture of space, contained and released.
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2014|
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