Friday, September 14, 2012

CCTV


Beijing's CCTV building lends an argyle je ne sais quoi.  However, the irregular web of rebar lattice poses an interesting dichotomy to Mies van der Rohe's rhythmic steel grid used at the Seagram Building.  In this case, the tighter gauge of the tartan at the entrances are fantastic as they instantly ground the occupier of the space against the magnitude of the structure.