Buckminster Knows 047

The Denver Art Museum (1971) is the only North-American building by Gio Ponti (1891-1979). It is wrongly dubbed The Castle on the assumption that it's modeled after a medieval fortress. Actually, the building takes its cue from Italian churches such as the thirteenth-century basilica of San Francesco in Assisi. The tiles on the façade, also designed by Ponti, give the odd but charming building a semiliquid glaze effect. 
Of course, this intriguing structure was later ruined by its expansion. Thank

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