Architecture Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Fall 2015

Journal or Book Title

Iowa Architect

First Page

34

Last Page

37

Abstract

For the countless travelers who hum along Interstate 80 through Iowa each day, the newly constructed Brownells Inc. building, designed by Substance Architecture, marks a distinct glimmer in the expanse at the southern edge of Grinnell. The prominent building at mile marker 182 is easily seen from both directions along I-80 due to its generous size as the company’s primary distribution center, headquarters, and new retail shop along one of the busiest national commercial corridors. The building rests on low-lying fields of prairie, extending along the interstate and anchored by a striking dark façade. At high speeds, the spacious deep-set windows shimmer and a white-striped plenum pulsates from behind the airy office windows, recalling the ever-repeating passing lanes.

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This article was originally published in the Iowa Architect magazine, the official magazine of the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter. For more information contact AIA Iowa at 515.244.7502.

Copyright Owner

American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter

Language

en

File Format

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