Judging Buildings – Glass and Stone

I thought this one was pretty interesting because I can’t remember seeing glass and stone ever being combined like this before. It’s located near 24th and L Streets, NW. Do you think the combination works? Overall – thumbs up or down?

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  • That poor building is being swallowed by the glass blob!

  • I live across the street from that building, and I think it’s the Spanish embassy. My understanding was that the glass part was a way to make the building larger while maintaining the historic stone part of it… but yeah… it’s a bit strange! You can see it from a different angle here: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/13037454

  • I know I shouldn’t but I can’t help myself from saying that my captcha is “stuffy Jimenez”
    I don’t particularly care for the building, I think JhonnyReb is right.

  • I agree with the previous posters but for some reason if I think of it as a wall of water, and seeing the reflection of the partially submerged stone…it’s not so bad.

    But I wonder if I’m forcing myself not to dislike it.

  • The glass portion looks plain and bunker like and the stone portion doesn’t match at all. Awful

  • I really like this building. It’s simultaneously modern and historic.

  • Yep, this is the Spanish Embassy. The fun part is that when you’re walking up to it you think it’s a normal, historical row house. Then you walk inside and it’s HUGE! The bad part is that it looks really weird from far away.

  • i’d be willing to wager a fair amount that that’s not stone, but precast concrete.

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