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“The building committee for Fire Station No. 4 requested an ordinary building that was easy to maintain. The plan is simple: almost equal space is given to the apparatus room on the right and storage-living quarters on the left with a hose-drying tower in the center of the front. Because the dormitory is lower than the apparatus room, a parapet is applied to the facade on its side in order to simplify the front and enhance the scale.
亚洲免费无码中文在线-在线看黄av免费-亚洲欧美AV中文日韩二区-2019最新国产不卡a“The facade is predominantly white-glazed brick that interlocks in a pattern with the plain red brick of the sides where they are allowed to wrap around the corner. The white brick, the gold lettering at the top of the tower identifying Fire Station No. 4, the tower itself, and the big flagpole in the middle of the front lawn convey the civic importance of the building.
“This crisp, functional building creates an appropriate, ordinary yet distinctive image for the activities, social as well as rescue, associated with a community fire station. As well as strengthening the civic presence of the building, the handling of the proportions of the Fire Station gives the little building big scale in its setting—a vast, flat field along a straight highway.— from Stephen Prokopoff. Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown: A Generation of Architecture. p28.
“The architect who would accept his role as combiner of significant old clichés—valid banalities—in new contexts as his condition within a society that directs its best efforts, its big money, and its elegant technologies elsewhere, can ironically express in this indirect way a true concern for society’s inverted scale of values.”— Robert Venturi. from Stanislaus von Moos. Venturi, Rauch & Scott Brown: Buildings and Projects. p57.
Sources on Fire Station Number 4
Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. ISBN 0-442-21668-8. LC 84-3543. NA2750.C55 1984. drawings and diagrams, p122-123. section, p122. elevation, p122. site plan, p122. Updated edition available at Amazon.com
Stanislaus von Moos. Venturi, Rauch & Scott Brown: Buildings and Projects. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1987. photo of exterior, p159.
Peter G歴sel and Gabriele Leuth妘ser. Architecture in the Twentieth Century. Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1991. ISBN 3-8228-0550-5. color exterior photo, p276.
Stanislaus von Moos. Venturi, Rauch & Scott Brown: Buildings and Projects. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1987. ISBN 0-8478-0743-6. LC 86-42713. NA737.V45M6 1987. discussion p57.
Stephen Prokopoff. Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown: A Generation of Architecture. Urbana-Champaign: Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, 1984. NA737.V46K724 1984. discussion p28.
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