Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Suburban Post-Modern

I found these fanciful decorative tower arches built onto a shopping center in McLean, Virginia, a very affluent suburb of Washington, DC. The design just calls out "2000s" to me. It is clever, sculptural, asymmetrical, and post-modern, as well as being completely useless. You'll find a recently built edifice in this style here and there as the suburbs get built up into big city. I shop here fairly often, since they have a two-story Starbucks Coffee with a coffee lounge and a gas fireplace on the second floor.

Black tech pen ink on sketchbook page, 5" x 7", March 21, 2016.

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