the klee [architecture friday]

I'm late again. I know. I was sick yesterday. I didn't even go to work. But now I've got a burst of energy and I'm going to talk about the Klee.

Things I like about it:
  • It has it's own website.
  • The look of the big metal box on the low-rise side.

the klee (low-rise side)
big metal box

Other than that, it really looks rather stark and utilitarian. Their web page says the low-rise side has big windows, but it doesn't look like it to me. Maybe all that aluminum is messing with my perspective, but I can't help but think of those fortress schools that they build in the 90s. You know, the ones with one arrow slit window per floor.

The high-rise side is just generic.

the klee (high rise side)
holiday inn?

I kind of think I don't like it, overall, even though I really like certain elements. But, it could be that I just don't like the logo, and I'm appling that to the whole building. Seriously, it looks like some wannabe high end food product.

the klee logo
mmm, tuscan style soy mocca latte.
oops. I mean condos.

Maybe I'm shallow. I don't know. But I just can't get behind a logo like that.

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