Friday, March 15, 2013

The Loggia

A loggia refers to a gallery or a corridor in which serves as a region for open air to pass through. Loggias were ostensible throughout the Renaissance within Florence. I was always amazed by the beauty and elegance that loggias seemed to radiate. For a while, I believed that interpretations of ancient architectural styles came off as misemployed; however, I recently discovered a building designed by Jean Nouvel in which loggias were correctly and effectively applied. The loggias within Jean Nouvel's building, "The Loggia," mirror the billowing quality of the Hudson River on 12th Avenue in New York City. The soft green twisted mirrors seem to emulate an ocean sail. It is miraculous how a city typically noted for its grime can be so refreshing.

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