Buckminster Knows 043

The Temple Street Parking Garage (1963) by Paul Rudolph (1918-1997) in New Haven, Connecticut. This multistory parking garage is perhaps the perfect brutalist building thanks to its ramps, columns and structural decks in suggestive concrete forms. The prominent architectural historian Elizabeth Mills Brown (1916-2008)once wrote about this structure: "[...]at the top a wonderful airy world of roof-buildings and concrete lights suggesting fantastic flora", I couldn't agree more. Even though the materials, scale and repetition are brutal, there's something about the detailing that makes it human and even delicate. 


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