By the way. This is blog post #40. And you said I'd never make it this far! Shows you! What should I do for #50? Taking suggestions.......
OK. Modern Charleston.
My photo blogs have been very heavy on Traditional Charleston lately, so I thought I'd mix it up.
Of course Charleston is known for its historic architecture, but we also have some modern buildings. Here are a few of my favorites:
A new building that everyone keeps talking about.
The newspaper can't decide what it thinks about this project. I think it is a simple building with very nice proportions. Two thumbs up!...That sign is a little unfortunate though. Too big for the space.
Charleston's Miesian Building. Or was it Philip Johnson?
This building has been vacant for some time now. I fear that it will one day be demolished. It is definitely a record of a certain time period and I think it should be preserved.
Speaking of Mies, Apple proves that "Less is More"
Apple's tendency towards minimalism is also reflected in their retail store design. I really appreciate how the store engages with the streetscape. It's as if the facade extends into the building.
From Bauhaus to our House.
This building intrigues me. Not sure why.
Now that's a corner!
Fun with modernism.
I think school architecture can be fun and this building shows that.
The building where we got married......seriously.
This building has a special history with me. Back in 2005, I documented this building as a precedent for my thesis project. Then on April 14, 2012, D and I got married on the back terrace overlooking the Cooper River. It's safe to say.....I like this building!
Best modern building you'll never find.
Because it is hidden in a little courtyard off of the street. Definitely a hidden gem.
What the h*ll is that thing?
Now this is an intriguing building. Still under construction. Someone is having some fun up there. I demand a tour!
Best Modern Enclave
Great collection of modern houses with some Charleston spice.
Sasaki It To Me Baby!
A nifty little building that takes the single house parti and adds a nautical twist.
Wait.....that's not Modern?...Or is it?
Modern Palladian perhaps? Why does architecture need to be qualified? This house clearly has a traditional motif, but it's details are extremely sharp and polished. Not that different than the Apple Store.
So which one is your favorite?
Steve Ramos, AIA
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