I’ve heard it said (by Robert Stern, by Peter Eisenman, by Michael Graves and others) that “no one wants to enter a building in a crotch.” I had always thought they were arguing for a defined entry point, as opposed to a hidden slot or recess, but after seeing this I finally understand what they really meant.
(Obviously, this installation is the precursor to OMA’s CCTV. The similarity is stunningly disturbing.)
San Diego Convention Center
Eyder Peralta would like to point out that you are not actually entering the building in a crotch, but rather, under. Important distinction, no? —Sarah