Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New World vs. Old World:

'Working as architects in a new world grid city, we have a perspective that is unconstrained by old world limitations. this free view has prompted explorations that test the envelope of construct-ability in architecture. Often confused with male phallic aggression, the primary visual manifestation of these explorations is the skyscraper–how tall can we build?–and the cantilever–how far can we project? (While recognizing that the skyscraper is in fact also a cantilever.) These have been part of our architectural explorations for a number of years. Another aspect of our explorative language has also been the use of color, particularly yellow, to define and provide contrast and clarity against a neutral metallic background.'

–Enton Corker Marshal