Tower on the Rotsee

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Designed by architects Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler, this sporting tower oversees the Rotsee Delta in in Lucerne, Switzerland. Held above the water by concrete pillars, the three-story construction is the first phase of the Naturarena Rotsee development and will be followed up by a rowing center in 2016. The tower itself was made as a place to view seasonal rowing competitions on the lake. Even as the building’s shutters are closed for most of the year, the structure is nonetheless appealing to the eye. Inspired by sculpture, the tower is irregularly stacked for visual interest, bringing drama to its otherwise spartan pinewood and concrete form.

Photographs courtesy of Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler © Valentin Jeck

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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