Thursday, March 20, 2008

And it's not as if you can't put institutional buildings in residential areas. Here's the local fire station just down the road from the Cube. Amazing to consider, apparently this structure was actually built before the houses in the area, i.e. when the landscape was all fields. One can only assume that the architect - okay, he was probably a man too - took into account that houses were likely to be built here at some point. With that roof, the colour of the brick and so on, the station suits a residential area. Instead of architorture, this is architecture: functional, graceful, elegant.

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