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Internally, doors and window frames, simply designed, are wooden; externally openings are framed in painted metal or wood with door and window cills in marble.
Moreover, the building is so substantial in its low maintenance materials (brick, sandblasted concrete, lead roofs and stainless steel windows and cills wrapped in lead) and their immaculate construction that it feels certain to always remain there.
And the static, heavily earthbound stretches of almost monolithic buff brick capped by beige concrete forms yet another complementary contrast with the more dynamic arrangement of the windows, especially the broad cills and gutters that slice out at the sky.