NAME: ASAAD ALMADANI ID NUM: 1010215
DR: FAROOQ MOFTI
HUMAN ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
Guild House by Robert Venturi
Robert Charles Venturi, Jr. (born June 25, 1925) is an American architect, founding principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, and one of the major architectural figures in the twentieth century.
Guild House is a residential building in Philadelphia, Pennsylv ania, which is an important and influential work of 20th century architecture and was the first major work by Robert Venturi
Exterior The building's architecture combines historical forms with "banal" 20th-century commercialism, hiding a "slyly intellectual agenda" behind its "apparent ordinariness". As Venturi wrote, "Economy dictated not 'advanced' architectural elements, but 'conventional' ones. We did not resist this.
Interior The building contains 91 apartment units. The stepped organization of the facade allowed most of the units to have south-, east-, or westfacing windows, giving the inhabitants sunlight and a view of the street below. Winding interior corridors were intended to create a more intimate and informal space
References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Vent uri#Bibliography
Published on Feb 22, 2013