Architecture: In Pursuit of Diversity

Modern industry in recent years has housed itself in structures that look as assembly-line produced as the products it makes. But for a growing number of young architects, the art of architecture is more than mere packaging.

One such designer is Yale's retiring chairman of the architecture department, Paul Rudolph, 46, who has declared "war on the all-glass wall." With his recent pharmaceutical factory for the Endo Laboratories, Rudolph has built a small Carcassonne, a bastion of corduroy-textured concrete, a fortress of suspended turrets and slender windowed embrasures (see opposite). "The building...

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