Robie House

Some cool thin brick images:

Robie House

Image by reallyboring
Robie House, at 58th Street and Woodlawn, Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Prairie School masterpiece. Sadly, interior photography is not allowed on tours. The house will close to the public in November 2008 for intensive restoration work, and is not likely to reopen before 2010.

This shot of the front shows the strong horizontal emphasis of the design, extending from the broad eves all the way to the long, thin bricks.

Council House

Image by Joe Dunckley
Photoblog: 16 Jul 2007

“The Council House has been the seat of local government in Bristol, England since 1956. It is situated on College Green, opposite the Cathedral and at the foot of Park Street in Bristol city centre. Throughout its history it has been home to Bristol city council. It was designed in the 1930s but built after World War II. The architect was Vincent Harris.

It is a grade II* listed building. The concrete frame is clad with very wide, thin bricks, with Portland stone dressings and a leaded hipped roof in a Neo-Georgian style. The steep and high roof with gilded unicorns to the corners of the end blocks.

The foundation stone for The Council House was laid in 1938 and the building was opened by the Queen in 1956. The ceremonial entrance overlooks the moat and leads into the reception hall which is lined with local Doulting stone and paved with black and white Italian marble. It also features a blue and gold wall clock, encircled by the signs of the zodiac and equipped with its own wind indicator. The Conference Hall is the largest room in the building. The names of all Majors and Lord Mayors of Bristol since 1216 are cut into the stone walls. The walls of the Lord Mayor’s Reception Room are panelled in English Walnut and there is a colourful frieze displaying the heraldry of the Bristol trade guilds, and, in gold leaf, the names of famous Bristolians.” – Wikipedia