Architectural Moments in America
Touring 20th and 21st Century Sites
* New Mexico
* Frank Gehry at Bard College
* "Modern" architecture in the U.S.
July 12, 2004
Akron Boys and Girls Club, above
The nice lady at the Magnolia Grove Mansion in Greensboro told us where we could get a map. After seeing what Greensboro had, (to come) we made it down to Newbern to pick one up and see where the Auburn architecture undergrads live and work, in their own creations. Above is one of the dorms the boys stay in out back underneath the Supershed, designed and built by previous years' students. They also have a brilliant outdoor shower and lavatory. The girls stay in the big grey victorian mansion that houses the administrative offices and kitchen.
The Hero Knowledge Cafe is a job clearing house where people can do their own research. The inside is here: View image. Behind the cafe is the Childrens center also designed and built by Rural Studio students.
Masons Bend Community Center
Masons Bend is a community that has a cluster of houses built by Rural studio. The closest town is Sawyerville. While we were there, a guy drove up and said he grew up nearby, went to college at Brown, saw our Rhode Island plates and had to say something. He was home and checking out this Rural Studio phenomenon. We told him to get a map and pointed him around. Above is the community center.
Perry Lakes Park Pavilion and Restrooms, Perry County
This pavilion in a rural park is built using cedar accents as are the restrooms, something that becomes very helpful with pit toilets. The toilets were individually designed and brilliant, cleverly integrating the open space of the park while affording differing degrees of privacy. Outside view View image and inside view from the sitting position: View image
Posted by Lauraleigh on July 12, 2004 02:36 AM
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