Changing Skyline: A floor plan open to anything

Posted on Friday, Nov 23, 2012
Forty years ago Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown coined the term "decorated shed" to describe a generic building that treated its facade like a billboard. Big-box stores are an example. In their own way, so are more ornate Italian palazzos. The advantage of such open-plan buildings, the pair have always argued, is that they can be easily repurposed for new occupants.