riola parish church

chorochorocho  asked:

What are some buildings with a notable sawtooth roof? (preferably public buildings)

Saw-tooth roofs were first used in the 19th century to provide light (daylight in the absence of artificial light) to industrial building. Few of those early buildings could be qualified as “famous” except some like the Saltaire Weaving Shed (above) which has been adapted to retail uses.

Here are some of the few I could remember:

Riola Parish Church

Research and Technology Innovation Park

Cummins Engine Factory Extension

The Sackler Building

Museo Jumex

anonymous asked:

Ok so there's too many choices to pick a favorite building, but what about your favorite style of architecture??

That one is easy: Modernism.

Modernism is the single most important new style or philosophy of architecture and design of the 20th century, associated with an analytical approach to the function of buildings, a strictly rational use of (often new) materials, an openness to structural innovation and the elimination of ornament. VIA

Notre Dame du Haut LeCorbusier

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