Month: September 2016

The Washington DC Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Designed by architect Keith W. Wilcox (1921-2011)Morman.jpg,who was active in the church, it was dedicated in 1974.  Prior to dedication, fellow National Register of  Historic Places historian W. Ray Luce got tickets for his interested colleagues, as non-believers can not enter the Temple after it is sanctified.  The tour was illuminating.

The Temple sits in Kensington,MD, near the beltway around Washington,DC and is highly visible to people driving that highway.

Marcel Breuer’s American Press Institute Building (1974-2016)

A rather modest project, in terms of size, for Breuer, it had his characteristic textured concrete walls and windows recessed in  concrete frames, evoking as always the three dimensional quality of concrete and his designsIMG_4052.jpgIMG_4072.jpgMarcel Breuer's American Press Institute (Corrected)_DxOVP.jpgCCI24082016_2 (1).jpg.  It had a nice sense of movement as it undulated along the crest of the land and a quiet dignity.  And it has a pleasing tautness.   Reston,VA.