Saturday, February 14, 2009

Consistency of Form

Perspectives of the Modern Landscape: Blogging Claremont, New Hampshire

Like a blank canvas waiting for the complex industrial designs of Graffiti Artists, perhaps Claremont’s most recent architectural statement is a comment on the usefulness of social institutions themselves. Not many would suspect such bold commentary from merely a parking garage, yet the symbolic representation is stark – almost in your face. 

Just as the abandon shell of Religion once housed the vehicle for mankind’s attempts to understand and connect itself to the purposes of a larger, more divine and mysterious universe, so too is sanctuary necessary for vehicles of the vehicle of our bodies.

1 comment:

Matt Bucy said...

Parking lots are horizontal cathedrals.