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Monteith Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1966 Project Not Built


  “Wayne State University’s proposed Humanities Building provides a sense of community for its commuting students by placing a series of relatively small spaces (seminar rooms, student and faculty offices, activity rooms, etc.) on a series of ramps. They encircle a skylighted central space which extends the entire height of the building. This method of circulation eliminates the usual endless halls and brings together all the occupants of the building into one great space “to see and be seen”. Lecture rooms, dining room and changing rooms are placed on the first level. The exterior of the building reveals the vertically staggered smaller spaces around the ramp.” Above quotation by the architect. Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, and Gerhard Schwab. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, 1970. P. 176.   Flickr



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