PEAK wrote:hmm ... no ... even in a way I think this architecture is boring.
But it gets it's life by proportions.
Furthermore the inside layout is much more interesting than the outside facade.
(I took only the 2nd floor for all)
The challenges: use details, decorate the interior.
I'm a fan of experience of space. So I like much more gothic and "fantastic" architecture.
I have always been intrigued by architecture of, what I call the "Ages of style", even this neo-renaissance.
Although have to admit, ironic that a "school of architecture" building would not have been more flamboyant in design than this during the time period it was designed and built.
But interior design is, as you state, just as important and the way it is used.
It is why when I see huge builds with a bunch of large buildings, I become generally unimpressed when I find the interiors are not done at all (maybe just one block in on each floor)
I will end my bit of off-topic for this section now :P