The campus-side triumphal entranceLike many post-modern architects, Graves thinks in terms of the context so the stone columns and cipollinno marble accents echo motifs in the Jones College buildings nearby. See photographs below.
|Like many of Graves' buildings, this entrance has a clear sense of a base and top, as well as a monumental portal. See Graves Index.|
The outer side of the quadrangle
Distant view of Martel College monumental entrance with Jones College to the rightThe residential hall is called a college because Rice University students enjoy the "college" system with "Masters" of the college located in nearby houses. The four-story Martel College is built around a central quadrangle, with various entrance points in addition to the monumental entrance, and with a gap by the adjacent Jones Colleges.
Martel College quadrangle
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