from industrial to domestic

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Today’s piece stems from an industrial building I passed by at Los Angeles’ wastewater treatment plant.  The original was a blue corrugated steel box on diagonally braced stilts, with triangular recesses and frames above second story doors.  I have no idea what this is used for.  None.  But The deliberateness of the design was evident, as the entire plant had been drawn up by Anthony Lumsden, a techno-postmodernist.  So I clad it in shingles, inspired by some triangular dormers by Ike Kligerman Barkley, and set it on a chunky Tuscan colonnade (a la Graves), and called it ‘house’.

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