A Celebration of Iowa City!
This week the Daily Palette is featuring art & writing that celebrates Iowa's fifth largest city (and the State's first capital)--Iowa City!
Iowa is home to a remarkably diverse array of architectural styles from colonial to postmodern. Architects as well known as Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry have left their mark in the state alongside prairie homesteaders. As we enter into a new decade, a greater emphasis is being placed on eco-friendly architecture, as evidenced by the upswing in LEED-certified buildings. The Daily Palette is proud to present a wide variety of Iowa architecture from many eras and movements.
Find more information at aiaiowa.org.
FRANK O. GEHRY & ASSOCIATES AND HERBERT LEWIS KRUSE BLUNCK ARCHITECTURE
Iowa Advanced Technologies Laboratory, steel, copper, stone, on the banks of the Iowa River in the University of Iowa campus, Iowa City, 1992
The design of the laboratory on the University of Iowa campus reflects its purpose. It's dynamic, sculptural elements still maintain a streamlined feeling that evokes a sense of futuristic development.
The Daily Palette Vintage: This page was originally published on January 12, 2010.
photo credit from iowaarchitecture.org