On this rainy Tuesday we sketched at Viks Chaat and Market in Berkeley. It was filled with great aromas, interesting market, Bollywood music and a lunch crowd.
The building is an example of an unusual building
system which consists of pre-cast concrete wall panels with translucent
glass blocks set into the concrete in a pattern that created a
lattice-work of diamond-shaped openings in a grid-pattern. They are
referred to as “concrete grid forms.” This building system
appears to have been developed around 1938 by George A. Scott at his
3075 Telegraph Avenue shop. There are many examples scattered around west Berkeley.
— Cathy McAuliffe