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Mar 23 2016

WW: Crooked

This photo was sent to me by Joanne Gretter of Herman Gibans Fodor, Inc., and I really have no words.

Photo: Theguygotguyed via imgur

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18 Responses to “WW: Crooked”

  1. John Payson says:

    Do you have any idea what exact direction is up in that photo, or what the angle of the floor is behind the door? I can imagine scenarios in which the doorway, though strange looking, might represent the a good solution for a difficult relationship between the contour of the ground and the floors of the building. It’s hard to tell without more context and a clear indication of whether the door sill is horizontal but the courses of stone are not, or whether the courses of stone are horizontal but the space behind the door is sloped for some reason. Any idea what’s going on?

  2. Tom Foote says:

    some people would say “that’s art”

  3. Angie says:

    Is it a fun house?

  4. Bob Monigle says:

    I feel like I’m in a scene from the old Batman show…

  5. Lee Francisco says:

    Bet this picture doesn’t make the storefront manufacturer’s projects list.

  6. Rober Dooley says:

    Have to wonder what it opens onto inside – the side of a ramp?

  7. Eric says:

    That’s so ugly it could be a modern art masterpiece.

  8. Jerry Richmond, AHC/CDC says:

    Did Tim Burton come up with this solution?

  9. Scott Foley says:

    Was this opening intended to be so twisted? [hope so] 🙂

  10. David Barbaree says:

    That’s got to be a photoshopped picture. Every mullion and glass would have been custom sized. The clearances around the doors are too precise. I call faaaake…..;-)

  11. Alan James says:

    It is a bit disorienting, but I do like it…just subtle enough to be wacky.
    But how did they sell that to the client?

  12. Sheldon says:

    Definitely a candidate for the Pritzker.

  13. Bill Liberty says:

    I love this, function over form, most likely for ADA concerns.

  14. Maia says:

    Hello San Francisco.

  15. Curtis Meskus says:

    the grades seem to exceed the maximum 2% cross slope for ADA and AAB.

  16. David says:

    Coolest opening ever. That’s thinking outside the box.

  17. John Payson says:

    Some buildings are designed to look as though they’re sitting crooked in the ground. I wonder if the door sill might in fact be perfectly horizontal, and the front face perfectly vertical, but the roof sloped parallel to the brick lines and the side walls sloped perpendicular to them?

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