Barnard Takes Diana Center Stage

East, East Coast
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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Since last year, esteemed architecture photo agency ESTO has been shooting video as well. Here is the latest effort, a look at the Diana Center at Barnard, narrated by the designers, Weiss/Manfredi. From the first frame, we couldn’t help but think of Curbed’s frequent Rendering vs. Reality feature. From that first frame on, at times it looks like exactly that, like we’re looking at a renderings. Were it not for the cars and buses and students passing by at times, we might actually believe so. We’re still not sure what Weiss/Manfredi was going for here in terms of appearance, but it certainly seems to be working for the firm.

One Response to “Barnard Takes Diana Center Stage”

  1. […] I spent two years at Columbia and would pass in front of the construction site for the Diana Center everyday, each time discovering something new about the building.  Its nice to see it all come together.  It turned out to be a beautifully designed building, functional as well as elegant.  Building designed by Weiss/Manfredi. To see a really interesting video on it visit the Architect’s Newspaper Blog. […]

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