City Hall, Architecture, Boston, corner, space
The corner is a unique architectural condition that serves as a rhetorical device through its role in the configuration of space. How architects "turn the corner" or the "problem" of the corner has long been rooted in architectural discourse however as Eisenman notes, "corners are elusive and thus rarely thematized in architecture. For example, when Rosalind Krauss said that architecture will always have four walls-that is, an enclosure-she never said that architecture has corners, either external or internal." The corner specifically can produce multiple layers of meaning since the corner can define form either as a series of edges, surfaces or as a mass.
Barlow, Hillary, "The Tectonics of Turning the Corner: A New City Hall for Boston, Massachusetts" (2013). Architecture Senior Theses. Paper 159.
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