Coming upon the Coop Himmelb(l)au-architected Akron Art Museum from behind on S. Broadway, viewing the loading dock under the trees.
A truck and an overhang. Nice cladding on the bldg, an interesting triangular goiter sticking out and also reflected, high quality fencing. Pretty cool so far.
Post-it or tab style ground signage rather than monument style. Very internet feeling.
More nice aluminum cladding, a little sky.
The previous shot featured uplights, connection details and a large sprinkler head (?)
Ooh. Intentional or not, this blasted heath look in the front sculpture garden is nice.
Planes and perspectives shift as the 1899 Post Office bldg comes into view. You can begin to see how the angle of the new overhang just misses the angle of the original roof line. Pretty sweet how they kiss.
Other things in the neighborhood.
This I imagine to be the original art museum bldg, or perhaps a library. My surmise due to the invitation above the door "Open To All" a common Midwestern mandate for museums and public bldgs. Aah, to have a civic-minded culture here in our own city.
All above: a side court along Market Street, sculpture garden, good roofline shots.
A series of details documenting a lack of concern (almost) for hiding necessaries. Straightforward rather than fussy, while still exhibiting care for the visual and physical experience. This inside the S. High Street entrance.
This is in the Market Street side court. "You need doors? Okay." btw - see farther above, the handles glint nicely on this darker side of the site.
Above, all: the perimeter - turning the corner from Market to S. High Street and coming upon the entrance. The double-hung entrance.
Coop Himmelb(l)au link