Richmond, VA, mid-century architect Haig Jamgochian was commissioned by the Markel Corporation in 1962 to construct the company’s Richmond headquarters. After gaining his architectural inspiration from a baked potato wrapped in tin foil on his dinner plate Jamgochian turned to Reynolds Metals to secure enough aluminum for his project and he began making history. Each floor of the three-level structure is sided with an individual piece of aluminum measuring 555 feet — the longest unbroken piece of aluminum siding in the world.


architecture, modern, richmond, virginia, aluminum, mid century, markel, haig jamgochain


  • SteffiCraig
    SteffiCraigalmost 4 years ago

    Very, very C O O L!

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