Saturday, May 16, 2009

Forward-Looking Architecture

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This building tends to look like a pile of boxes, but maybe that's what the future looks like. It's angular, geometric, and the upper floors overhang the lower as if they are a box balanced atop smaller boxes below. It's dynamically clever, and will doubtless command the view from the lowest corner of Flinders University, south of Adelaide, for generations to come. This is the brand new Medical Sciences building, not yet open, and when I took this photograph, in April 2009, work was just commencing on the companion lecture theatre which will stand below it on the slope. The composition begged to be captured, especially as the completed building was framed against that hot Australian sky, and the vehicle in the foreground gave a strong perspective effect. Sharpness, colour and contrast were adjusted for publication. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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