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new architecture school at university of new mexico

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:17 pm

Albuquerque — The adobe-like walls of Antoine Predock’s new building for the University of New Mexico’s architecture school loom serenely over the gaudy 1960s streetscape of old Route 66 here in Albuquerque. In fact, the building fits the New Mexico landscape so well that at first I almost missed it. Unlike the neighborhood’s tarted-up restaurants and motels, it does nothing to call attention to itself. It’s as big, as timeless, and as self-assured as a geological feature, like the impressive La Bajada escarpment between here and Santa Fe.
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