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humanscaled:

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

(Source: humanscaled)

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    No, not really. ;-)
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    Interesting point, but according to Professor Eisenman’s series of rants on this very topic, it is a distinction without...
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    How have I never noticed this before?
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    I bike through here all the time!
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    reflagging just for the description. lawlzzz
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    Hahahahah I’ve walked that pathway and had no idea.