Monday, July 16, 2012

Today in Pictures - Francis A. Gregory Library


The Francis A. Gregory Library opened on June 30th at 3660 Alabama Avenue. Like the Bellevue library, which opened in early June, DC's newest library was designed by a partnership of Adjaye Associates and Wiencek & Associates, with Jair Lynch as the development manager.













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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

next time they should spend more than 50 bucks on the landscape. geesh...

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Anonymous said...

Building with that much "style" are the first ones to look old/aged/dated. Builders who try to relate suck.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope the next iteration of a starchitect-led DCPL project (Bing Thom at Woodridge), will reap better design results. Thanks Ginnie!....(sarcasm, of course).

Anonymous said...

Finally a building with balls! Having lived in dc for over 30 years I'm just glad to see an end to brutalist / beige / timid crap which has plagued the cities aesthetic for so long.

As for 1:29 "Builders who try to relate suck." you are hilarious. Fortunately you are in the right city for bland unrelateable architecture.

Anonymous said...

Beause Brutalism was synonymous with being timid back in the day! Balls don't make a building beautiful, it only makes it flashy, which this one definatly is. Unfortunatly, ballsy is Not synonymous with beautiful, and that's fine in art which one can move on from. This building will be with us for a while.

Anonymous said...

4:24

Brutalism was fear, just like bland design is fear. But what would you have built?

Anonymous said...

"Brutalism was fear, just like bland design is fear" Does that mean Brutalism (the style) is bland? Maybe we shold call it blandism, or better yet, fearism. Wait, isn't fearism what we're fighting in the middle east? I'm so confused!!!

Anonymous said...

Of course, blandism and fearism would both be good synonyms for brutalism. Is this even up for debate?

monkeyrotica on Jul 18, 2012, 2:11:00 PM said...

It will look dated in 18 months.

I used to go to the original 1958 library when I was growing up on Alabama Avenue. It looked like a nice brick library. This looks like Logan's Run meet Scotchtoberfest. Where's the line to get blown up at Carousel?

Anonymous said...

"It will look dated in 18 months."

your timeline aside, can you point out a building that does not look "dated" i.e. having been from a certain time period?

 

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