Archive for the ‘Robert Venturi’ Category

Learning from a homepage


Have you visited lately the website of Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates? Its signage and fonts and billboards, etc is so them; and only them.

Full of signs and systems and competing symbols. Check it out here.

Wanna buy a Lou Kahn?


The Esherick house. 1961. Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. For Sale at Wright, May 18, 2008 in Chicago. Estimated at $2–3 million. That’s all? How much was that Jasper Johns you just bought?

By the way, the Esherick house is right across the street from Robert Venturi’s house for his mother, completed just three years later.