Loop Synagogue Case Study

882 Words4 Pages

In 1957, the Loop Synagogue, designed by architectural firms, Loebl and Schlossman & Bennett, became a religious landmark amidst a typically urban setting. Additionally, the building became one of the first to be completed within Richard J. Daley’s 21-year office as Mayor of Chicago. One of the most noticeable properties of the building’s exterior and interior is its lack of symmetry and unity. While the layout doesn’t draw attention towards the center or towards a specific type of material used, its lack of a symmetry and consistency instead draws attention towards the finer, more ornamental details. As a symmetrical layout might draw focus to one aspect of the building, the architects’ layout of the Synagogue emphasizes the smaller details that might be otherwise overlooked if replicated in other settings. …show more content…

1). While the statute is not placed at the center of the building’s facade, it is still the focus of the exterior of the building. This is due to statue’s relatively large size, which covers around nine of the windows that lie behind it. Additionally, since it is displayed on the face of the upper level windows, and distends out of the building, and towards the street, it is in the line of vision of most passerbys. The focus is not the entrance of the building, as the ceiling of the entrance is pushed under the floor of the upper

More about Loop Synagogue Case Study

Open Document