I created a list a few years ago of architecture that inspires me. I did not want to strictly rely on buildings and this sign is striking #105architecturalinspiration. I will repost as I update these blogs to share what works around the world inspire me the most. And since I never got to 105 in the last effort, perhaps I can find some new inspiration to finish out the list!!
The Chicago Theater is an icon known around the world. Unfortunately, on my only visit to Chicago I did not have the opportunity to tour the building. However, I did get the chance to see the nearly six story high sign / marquee hanging on the front of the building.
There are a handful of buildings that I have seen with a refurbished marquee. None of them stand in comparison with the one in Chicago making an overwhelming architectural statement. To be able to create such a structure just to mark an entrance to a building is such a powerful tool in design.
#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy.