Photo: Built into window bay
, cozy couch faces cabin's Danish woodstove.
A two-story window bay
links the two middle floors with a single light-filled space; a balcony in the master bedroom overlooks part of the studio below.
The other residences are designed with corner window bays
, Juliet balconies, kitchen islands and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs.
Tightly coiled at its ostensible head--the shape is clearly meant to evoke a beached leviathan--the form opens up at its tail end, empty window bays
and dividing I-beam mullions (a bit of nonfunctional decoration that Mies defended as a means to "preserve and extend the rhythm" of the exterior) rolled up into a kind of thoracic expanse that snakes away from the viewer as it narrows.
Liz Carter, a Eugene-based preservation consultant, recently visited the post office and admired its architecture and adornments, including glazed blue terra cotta around doors and the seven large window bays
on the front, cream and peach colored terra cotta elsewhere on the exterior, plus decorative columns topped by floral capitals.
Composed of brick and concrete, the building features ornamental parapet wall reliefs, vertical brick ribs that separate the window bays
and a protruding central bay that forms a pronounced entrance to the building.
The second fire, which quickly escalated to a two-alarm fire once firefighters returned, may have started as the result of a spark falling through the window bays
into the insulation in the walls.
Window seats - Build seats into window bays
or alcoves and gain extra seating;
To bring in more light, and make it a family-friendly eating space, Coker designed a symmetrical pair of deep window bays
. One houses a table and chairs, the other encloses an intimate seating area.
Inside the three-story structures there was room for such creative design solutions as split levels, overlooks, corner window bays
, and offices tucked into stair landings.
Look closely, and you'll also see that the window bays
, arcades and sills bear a likeness to the sand found at Ewa beach.