Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Looking round the Corner

Focusing on the hexagonal corner being constructed (between two future arches of the structure, yet to be built) it is clear the contrast of not just the materials, but how they’re used, achieves a very pleasing visual. The formal granite quoins are stately, somewhat impersonal and have a kind of monumental poise. The basalt column with its unusual length and apparent natural geometry is the hexagonal antithesis of the granite cubes. The rhythm and the rugged horizontal pattern of the mica schist softens and humanizes the two. 
I’m just hoping the balance can be maintained as we get higher and likely have to add a fourth material to the mix

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