spertus institute of jewish studies, krueck + sexton architects
Week 2 of the Intro to Architecture Series class had us visiting the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies. A great location both inside and out. Fantastic geometry, and on nice sunny days you get the blue of the sky reflecting in the facade.
Given we were lucky with a clear, crisp day, I decided to emphasis the reflected blue. I also wanted to focus on triangles as a compositional theme. I also choose to use my 70-300mm lens to further focus my attention.
Starting on the exterior, here’s the first of three shots for this week’s series.
spertus institute of jewish studies, krueck + sexton architects
We then headed inside, still focusing my attention on triangles, I made this abstract of the sculptural wall in the lobby. Originally, the wall is white, but because I wanted the images from the day to have a similar look and feel, I played with the white balance to give it a blue tone similar to the exterior shot.
spertus institute of jewish studies, krueck + sexton architects
The last image from the series is also inside the lobby. This is a geometric glass wall. Absolutely love the follow through on all the geometry by the architects Krueck + Sexton.
I composed the shot by angling the camera and zeroing in on only the space where the glass meets the floor and the reflective patterns that also create more triangles to keep within the theme of the day. Again, in post-processing I emphasized these triangles and cooled down the white balance to stay in line with the other two images.
spertus institute of jewish studies, krueck + sexton architects
I made more images from the day and past visits, but wanted to stick with a concise theme for the class. If you’d like to see more, head over here!

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