The Bennett Apartments in Buffalo, NY exhibit a number of Art Deco features. Dark coloured bricks are used as a way to introduce a pattern of lines against the lighter bricks of the rest of the building. These darker bricks are also set-out from the wall providing texture to the apartment block.
The patterning is best seen on the exterior of the stairwells and around the entrances where the use of glass bricks is also apparent.
Each entrance also has a semi-circular ribbed porch to provide shelter for residents using the doorways.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.