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Friday, November 10, 2006

The Second Life of Buildings

Some buildings have two very distinct appearances, some do not. The Irwin National Bank, in Columbus, IN, is one such example of a building that has a striking second life. Although most people would not see the night side, I think it is a great thing to do. And I appreciate that the client was willing to pursue an inventive way to bring light down into the bank.

The bank was designed by Deborah Berke and Partners in NYC. The perpendicular light volume has a strange mix of Miesian geometries and Dutch weirdness. Either way, I think it's great.

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