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7:33pm on April 30th, 2014

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    1. laviefictive reblogged this from nickkahler and added:
      beauty and also windows that spell out pei
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      I actually live like five minutes from here.
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    Eliel Saarinen vs. I.M. Pei vs. Richard Meier, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, 1948 / 1965 / 1984 (via miller)

    Comprised of three interconnected buildings, each by a signature architect of the era, this art center represents the styles of each major architect at the same time that it represents a unique collaboration. Each section is clad differently: the Eliel Saarinen building, completed in 1945, of Lannon stone, was followed by the Pei addition in 1968 of bushhammered concrete. The Meier addition, of almost 30,000 square feet, is characterized by sweeping sculptural forms and clad in his usual material: porcelain-coated metal panels.’