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Roberts Ventury

Learning from Las Vegas

Ro b e rt Ve n t u ri


The Strip


The Strip


The SIMBOL

When we drive on a street, it is necessary

that we can see a symbol or sign,

which provides us a message, from far

away.

During the Day....


The SIMBOL

.... and in the night....

When we drive trough Las Vegas, the

symbols are leading us.


The SIMBOL

Most of the theorists of modern architecture

are speaking about space. It

is space which lets architecture clearly

be distinct from painting, sculpture and

literature.

But the architectural language in Las

Vegas does not talk about space, it talks

about symbols.

Symbols which are used to communicate

over space, the space as an architectural

element becomes dominated

by the communication.


The SIMBOL

The sign at the street is important, the

building becomes a modest necessity.

Sometimes, even the building it self

becomes a sign, like the duck store in

the shape of a duck.

So we have big sign and small buildings,

or building as a sign.


The SIMBOL

What was Rome to the pilgrim, Las

Vegas is now for the gambler.

In Rome they could walk from church

to church, the Obelisks and Piazzas

were guiding them.

In Las Vegas we can go from casino to

casino, guided by the signs and symbols.


The SIMBOL

What was Rome to the pilgrim, Las

Vegas is now for the gambler.

In Rome they could walk from church

to church, the Obelisks and Piazzas

were guiding them.

In Las Vegas we can go from casino to

casino, guided by the signs and symbols.


The SIMBOL


hotel-

casino complex


hotel-

casino complex


The interior

The interior of the hotel-casino complex

is mainly focused on the gambling

rooms.


The interior

When we are entering in a hotel, the

registration desk will be behind us, and

the gambling machines in front of us.

So for all other facilities, like restaurants,

entertaining, shopping

and hotel, we have first to cross the

gambling room.


The interior

When we are entering in a hotel, the

registration desk will be behind us, and

the gambling machines in front of us.

So for all other facilities, like restaurants,

entertaining, shopping

and hotel, we have first to cross the

gambling room.


The interior

When we are entering in a hotel, the

registration desk will be behind us, and

the gambling machines in front of us.

So for all other facilities, like restaurants,

entertaining, shopping

and hotel, we have first to cross the

gambling room.


The interior

When we are entering in a hotel, the

registration desk will be behind us, and

the gambling machines in front of us.

So for all other facilities, like restaurants,

entertaining, shopping

and hotel, we have first to cross the

gambling room.


The interior

When we are entering in a hotel, the

registration desk will be behind us, and

the gambling machines in front of us.

So for all other facilities, like restaurants,

entertaining, shopping

and hotel, we have first to cross the

gambling room.


T h e ga m b li n g

rooms

The gambling rooms do not have any

window, even no natural light.

The walls are absorbent and dark, so

that you can not see the corners of the

room.


T h e ga m b li n g

rooms

The gambling rooms do not have any

window, even no natural light.

The walls are absorbent and dark, so

that you can not see the corners of the

room.

We loos every feeling of time and

space.

The only light, which does not come

from the gambling machines, is hover

them, which keeps us to not moving

away from the gambling machines.

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