“Habit blinding us to splendor”

image: Stephen Vincent Kobasa

Stephen Kobasa invokes such architectural associations as the Pantheon in Rome, Lewis Carroll’s playing cards and the lost city of Atlantis in his glowing review of Paul Rudolph’s Temple Street Garage.

Classical Garage: Rediscovering a work of art behind the wreckage Stephen Kobasa New Haven Advocate 11/29/07

“Reimagining the vaults of the Emperor Trajan’s markets or the Coliseum cellars, the architect gives the building monumentality without dehumanizing scale. The low walls at each level, punched out with broken pediments, make motion seem imminent. It is as if this were some great breathing machine, with its slabs on hinges where we expect them to expand and contract.”

Posted by Chris


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