american gothic

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american gothic

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:59 am

New college in gothic collegiate

The site lies at the downslope end of a line of dormitory blocks from the first half of the last century, a collegiate gothic fringe extending along the campus’s western boundary. Having decided that the new building should read as a continuation of this condition, the university invited

16 architects experienced in working with traditional architectural vocabularies to enter a design competition. It was won by Demetri Porphyrios, whose neogothic Grove Quadrangle at Magdalen College in Oxford suggested his particular suitability for the job.

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