David Oleson on Art Condos Facade Design



For our previous two chats with Art Condos architect David Oleson, we discussed a few basic design issues pertaining to the new building. Topics covered include overall design decisions, the building’s use of glass, ideas about the look and meaning of balconies and so on.  We met a few days ago for our third talk, this time covering Oleson’s quite original design scheme for the building’s facades and in particular, his use of repeated but continually varied ceramic tile inserts in the masonry walls.