Ruth Slavid talks architecture

Plastic fantastic

Posted in office, plastic by ruthslavid on September 17, 2010

Somebody was showing images yesterday of James Stirling’s plastic building for Olivetti in Haslemere.

Apparently the stripes were imposed by the planners, who wanted it to look a bit like a marquee, and a bit less scarily futuristic. Stirling’s intention was that it should be like a continuous extrusion, all in bright yellow, like the interior. Wow!

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