Buildings with Zig-zag Stairs

Funny how one finds relevant precedent. I discovered the fully-rendered example below while looking for examples of the use of color on building facades. The graphic pattern and the architectural language are not my taste, but the project bears an uncanny resemblance to the Portaluppi project in my last post. Importantly, the depiction of the zig-zag stair concept in this rendering is much more accessible and appealing to a lay audience than the proposal from the 1930s below. I don’t think I would have convinced the team and client that it was a good idea by showing them a Fascist Party headquarters building (alone).

Glowing Lantern for ‘Little India’ in Singapore by Robert Greg Shand Architects

Fascist Party Headquarters in Milan by Portaluppi, 1939-40