influence of le corbusier
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Posted 04 July 2004 - 04:33 PM
Architect Asks Self How Le Corbusier Would Have Designed This Strip Mall
TOPEKA, KS—Architect Curtis Winter, designer of the planned Fox Plaza strip mall in downtown Topeka, found himself wondering Monday how influential 20th-century architect Le Corbusier would have approached the retail center. "I could imagine Le Corbusier using more sculptural roof-lines on the Play It Again Sports," Winter said. "And I could see the FuncoLand making a stronger impression from afar and evoking a modernized classicism if it were raised up on stilts." Winter previously made headlines for a laundromat that echoed the abstract geometric designs of IM Pei.
hehe. from http://theonion.com/
Posted 14 July 2004 - 04:55 PM
Could I humbly recommend the mssrs, Project on the City/Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping?
I actually mistook the joke for a possible quote from the book