Dixwell Fire Station

Venturi and Rauch

Front facade

The large letters on the front of the fire station and the "ordinary" look of the station announce Venturi's allegiance to post-modernism and illustrate the influence of popular culture.

Playful details

Architectural elements are asymmetrical, the windows don't seem to line up, and the wall seems to be coming loose--yet the curve continues around to the side.

The far side with the "loose" wall and the garage side

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