November 26, 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright's Marin Civic Center

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photo by Donald Kinney

At the Marin Civic Center cars drive right through the building. No kidding. Stopping to look up--walkways turn into 4 levels of swoops. Straight angles are hard to find in this most far-out building.

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photo by Donald Kinney

It is almost as if the folded building gates could trumpet sounds of horns. Roof cut-outs challenge the imagination. Frank Lloyd Wright was definitely on a different level. He thought of this type of architecture as "organic", intending the building to become absorbed into the surrounding land.

I've done several blog posts on Marin Civic Center over the years. Click here or type "Marin Civic Center" into this blog's search block at top left:



Zoomie said...

Fun shots of one of my favorite buildings. Thanks!

AphotoAday said...

Hi ZOOMIE -- One of my favorite places too. And the people that work there are SO friendly and civilized. Maybe if I was paying a fine, tax bill, or sitting on ice in that very fine underground jail; I would feel differently about it.

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