"Origami in Architecture?" New York City Favorite Tip by yooperprof

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  Unfolding in space
by yooperprof

Favorite thing: The Architectonica firm is known for its bold use of unconventional architectural forms. There's a famous apartment tower in Miami that has a big hole right in the middle. Here in New York, the first's first commission was this Westin Hotel, intended to be a kind of razzle-dazzle introduction to the city for visitors, conventioners, and theatre-goers from New Jersey and other uncivilized places. This is the base of the tower - an interesting use of origami as a building concept. Call it what you will - but it's certainly not dull.

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  • Written May 3, 2003
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