A Slight Exaggeration

by Don Friedman on January 20, 2018

Those are the columns at the first floor of a seven-story concrete-frame industrial. building from the 1920s. They are roughly three feet in diameter and spaced at twenty feet on center.

When that percentage of floor area is occupied by columns, they are intrusive and affect everything that might be done with the space. If you play up the column size and play down the spacing, it becomes truly claustrophobic, as was used to great effect in Brazil:

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