Welcome to the new student housing complex at Harvard's
Business School, designed by cutting edgers Rudolfo Machado and
Jorge Silvetti. Notice the attempt to make this despotic corporate
box sporty and playful with the arbitrary placement of windows.
Interestingly the home
page of the building's website, doesn't even show a picture
of the building. What they're really proud of is the "green
space and courtyard." Check it out:
Is that welcoming or what? Just take a seat under
a 300-ton slab of concrete and steel and relax. . . like a pill
bug under a hiking boot.
Oh, by the way, under these new and innovative
seats are the complex's heat, ventilation, and air conditioning
exhaust outlets. The human race's previous attempts to invent seats
have apparently all been failures. The cutting edge regards
all prior innovation as inadequate. However, it looks like they've
done a pretty good job of perfectly emulating a 1953 federal low
income housing project.
A big thank you Marcel Parnas
of Cambridge, Mass. for alerting me to this specimen.