Friday, April 6, 2018

Another Nondescript Building

Except as a consumer, I make no claims on architecture, but I have read that the essence of a building is the quality of space it encloses. One sleepy morning on the bus, I overheard a new arrival to Seattle remark confidently that on our right was "another nondescript building", presumably of the countless nondescript buildings that have gone up in the region over the last few years.

A volunteer at the museum that is destined to occupy said building got an advance tour recently and came home awestricken by the volumes of the interior space. When the high steel framing was going into place, one of the crew hustled past me on a break, equally excited about how wonderful the building was.  

In my own structure, I find that the emptier it is, the more useful and rewarding it is to occupy -30-

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