Robie House and The Graduate School of Business, Chicago, IL
Image by Grufnik
A panoramic shot of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and its neighbor, the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects and completed in 2004.
Viñoly was particularly concerned with the context of the new school, bordered on one side by one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s master works, and on the other by the gothic-style Rockefeller Chapel, with its tall carillon.
Viñoly’s design is centered around a quad enclosed in a greenhouse, the Winter Garden, who’s vertical thrust follows the proportions of the lancet windows of the chapel. The roof structure is a quadripartite, pointed vault, built with tubular steel members that also reflects gothic style.
To bring the building down in scale and to let Frank Lloyd Wright’s work breathe, Viñoly set back each floor, reducing the perceived mass of the building from street–level, and reflecting the residential building across the street.
More about Viñoly’s building can be found here: www.rvapc.com/ht/HTProject.aspx?Base=Projects&projID=379
The original size allows viewers to see in clearer detail.
doteduguru.com/id1999-is-your-school-unique-different.html (Where it has been cropped, grmbl)
Stitched with ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4 and corrected using Adobe Photoshop CS2. DSC_0744, 0747, 0749, 0752 stitch mod crop 85