Posted by Peter on October 17, 2002 at 10:52:50:
In Reply to: Re: deconstruction and abnormality! Duh! posted by John DeFazio on October 17, 2002 at 10:14:21:
Skewed angles are as old as humans began building. Vertical skews have been designed into all major building types. Angles in plan would have meaning, usually cosmological instead of whimsey or art.
It's just that the box became famous in the mid-twentieth and these guys probably want people to know they are "thinking outside of the box".
Distortion? look at the baroque!
In one building near us, touted as deconstructionist, the entry roof fascia is skewed up in both directions for some effect. The result is a big downspout spillng water into the center of the main pedestrian area.
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