This week I have a few architectural duos planned, hope you enjoy.
On your left: The Denver Public Library by Michael Graves, built in 1990. Located adjacent to the Denver Art Museum, this stands as one of the best examples of Post Modern architecture in America. Though it has arguably been surpassed in preeminence by libraries such as Koolhaas' Seattle Public Library, in its time it certainly was the epitome of cutting-edge architecture.
On your right: The Central Building of the Eishin Campus in Japan, designed by Christopher Alexander in 1985. Alexander, author of the book A Pattern Language in the 1970s, has overtly criticized modern construction techniques throughout his long and successful career as an architect and theorist. Arguing against standardized and mass-produced construction, he instead advocates architecture one can build themselves, inspired by traditional approaches and styles.