Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Three Fountains

Over a year ago, I featured a photo of the Executive Tower, a high-rise condominium building in central Phoenix. The architect, Al Beadle who designed the building had no formal architectural training but designed and built not only the tower you can see on the above link, he also built a few homes and other multi-housing buildings. The Three Fountains is one of those multi-housing structures. The building is all single level and all of the units open to this central area featuring fountains and plants. You can see one of Beadle’s signature light fixtures in the foreground. He used this type of light fixture at all of his buildings and they became affectionately known as “Beadle Balls”.

4 comments:

JM said...

Very nice place!

Hilda said...

Looks and sounds like a very nice place to live! He probably designs them for people to live in and not just ooh-and-ahh at. Cute nickname for the lights too ;)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very interesting about Beadle and Beadle Balls.

Jacob said...

No formal training? Wonder how he got the job...

I like this structure, though. And the light balls!