Sunday, December 24, 2006

Architecture of the Imagination

"Green Moon Mall stands along Green Moon Road, between old-town Pico Mundo and its modern western neighborhoods.  The huge structure, with walls the color of sand, had been designed to suggest humble adobe construction, as though it were a home built by a family of gigantic Native Americans averaging forty feet in height.

...this curious attempt at environmentally harmonious but deeply illogical architecture, ...

In a corner of the vast parking lot, ... stands Tire World.  Here the architecture is more playful.

The single-story building supports a tower crowned by a giant globe.  This model of Earth, rotating lazily, seems to represent a world of peace and innocence...

Like Saturn, this planet sports a ring, not of ice crystals and rocks and dust but of rubber.  Encircling the globe is a tire that both rotates and oscillates."

From Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

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