Tag Archives: architecture

Brut Force

Hulking structures, recessed windows, abrasive raw concrete. These are the hallmarks of some of New Haven’s most striking buildings—enormous, bare creations that inspire gut reactions, often of distaste…

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Household Name

Alice Washburn

You can find them in New Haven on Alden Avenue and Cleveland Road, on Chapel Street and Vista Terrace. There are dozens in Hamden, but you’ll find a handful as well in Cheshire and North Haven, Woodbridge and Orange. …

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Archery 101

Mason Laboratory at Yale University

At Yale, there are arched backs in Dance Studies classes and in Yogis at Yale sessions. Arched brows as curious, libidinous college students scope out classmates. Arch nemeses whenever Harvard comes to town. …

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Going Medieval

Sterling Memorial Library at Yale

A photo essay. To view all 12 shots, check out the email version.

Sterling Library is your ticket to the Middle Ages, without all the awful stuff that happened in the Middle Ages. …

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Creature Features

Yale has gaggles of gargoyles—on 34 buildings, in hundreds of styles, peering over doorways, crouched on windowsills, jumping out of unexpected places, whimsically yet macabrely giving earthly…

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Whale Water

David S. Ingalls Rink, a.k.a. The Whale

Last Sunday, The Whale got wet—not from ocean but from rain, blasted out of the great blowhole in the sky. …

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Shadowy Figures

A photo essay.

Negative space is the space you don’t naturally notice, even when you’re looking at it. …

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Sky Scrapers

All over the world, masses of stone, steel and glass thrust hundreds of feet into the atmosphere. …

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Creation Story

Duo Dickinson

“Religion and architecture are pretty similar,” Duo Dickinson says, wearing a herringbone sport coat and a smile that reaches its widest point with ease. “They can have bad outcomes with really wonderful intentions.” …

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Air Rights Garage, New Haven

New Haven’s parking garages don’t just have elevators; they are elevators. From their bases, they raise the city’s gaze. From their roofs, they lift its perspective. …

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