Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Tacked On Look

In Portland we see a lot of contemporary or cubist architecture where boxes seem to be attached to the sides, I suspect, to provide balconies:

Designed by Holst Architecture
Now, Architectural Record has an example of a 12 story square building with local architecture (s)tacked on.

WAM Architecten's hotel in Zaandam, the Netherlands's revitalized center incorporates the iconic wooden houses of the region. Photo: © Roel Backaert
What do you think?

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