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Author Anne Marie Lutz

My Week in Buildings

This week turned out to be unexpectedly rich in the variety of architecture I saw. From buildings at the University of Chicago, to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robie House, to some little ecotourism cabins in Maryland, I saw beautiful buildings at every turn.

The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, University of Chicago

The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, University of Chicago. Materials are stored underground and retrieved by an automated system when they are requested.

Windows at the Robie House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Windows at the Robie House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago. The tallest building on the campus.

Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago. The tallest building on the campus.

Equally intriguing, if not as imposing, are these little ecotourism cabins I happened across when visiting the Deep Creek, MD area. The development is called Blue Moon Rising.  The “tiny houses” look down from a height onto Deep Creek Lake below. I didn’t have the opportunity to see inside any of them this time.

The rear of the main building at Blue Moon. The living roof has grass growing on it.

The rear of the main building at Blue Moon. The living roof has grass growing on it.

moonshadow

The Moonshadow Cabin

The Moonshine Cabin

The Moonshine Cabin

These little cabins are arranged up a hillside, set a little distance apart, and very charming.  I had no idea this development existed, so enjoyed it that much more on the damp Monday morning we visited.

Links to information:

Mansueto Library

Robie House

Rockefeller Chapel

Blue Moon Rising (Tripadvisor site)

living roofs 

tiny houses 

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