the way we live

photo friday: bp3


the sun sets on this precast concrete construction site.  located in bolingbrook, illinois (west of chicago), this building, aptly named bolingbrook point 3, was a large industrial spec building with some incredible forms at the office/entry bays.  the form of the building and the photo’s composition make this shot so wonderful.  the rich colors of the sky and the sunlight-warmed unfinished concrete walls compliment each other quite nicely.  the building seems to stretch on forever though and it makes me wonder about the appropriateness of such structures.  while they are certainly indispensable in the transportation and storage of goods through and into cities, i wonder if we shouldn’t be thinking about overhauling the entire way we think about manufacture and distribution. a larger network of smaller, localized buildings and patchworks of infrastructure may more appropriately serve the way we live.  as always you can find more photos here.

29 February 2008 - Posted by | architecture, photo

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