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On the Foundation of Necessity

I M Pei designed this lovely portico in a fabulous complex of international style buildings for one of his first residential projects. Pei believes architecture should be “a pragmatic art… built on a foundation of necessity,” and as such he has often incorporated very dramatic porticoes that run the length of his buildings. They create a wonderful exaggerated perspective, add interest to a facade, and, beyond the purely aesthetic qualities, they provide a very practical naturally illuminated (during the day) walkway that protects one from the occasional extremes of weather – Thank you Mr. Pei!

Enjoying this brilliant masterpiece, I am wearing a Mackintosh Scotland brown cotton corduroy down vest with an orange lining, a Gucci brown wool heavy knit sweater with button front, a Michael Kors cashmere thermal undershirt, Gucci plum silk paisley scarf, Diesel plum skinny jeans, Gucci brown suede cap toe shoes, and Sermoneta brown suede gloves.

5 Comments

  1. all the best says:

    We need a few I M Pei walkways here in Scotland! Love the Mackintosh Scotland vest. Their head office is right here in Glasgow.

  2. I LOVE the architecture lesson, I adore I M Pei -who I had the opportunity to meet a few years ago while still in architecture school. You look fab as always, handsome.

  3. James Andrew says:

    Thanks thanks thanks – a pleasure to share an homage to a great architect!

  4. Sascha says:

    Very nice outfitt.

  5. Juan says:

    GUAPO! xx

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