Mix some cross stitch, some ikat, some ancient calligraphy and Aztec architecture on a wall and you have this stunning artwork façade!
This unusual crafted exterior look belongs to Shatto Recreation Center designed by Steven Ehrlich Architects in collaboration with artist Ed Moses.
Shatto Center’s architecture in itself is interesting enough but what holds my interest more is its designer façade!
Center’s north and south elevations are animated with abstract patterns of split-faced, sandstone coloured red bricks and glazed black concrete blocks.
The 12,000 square foot Center is in plan a simple rectangle! But it’s curved form with a galvanized steel continuous roof and crafted fin like steel canopy gives it look of a marine mammal.
Shatto Recreation Center is a community facility housing a gymnasium, a performance stage, an equipment room, a director’s office and 3 meeting rooms.
Designer facade continues inside!
What an idea to avoid aggressive graffiti!
This is another image of a great crafty exterior of a Child Care Center by the same architects – Steven Ehrlich Architects.