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Re: Architecture

Postby Azrael » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:11 pm

The same idea

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Royal Museums Greenwich -- Cutty Sark

Postby Antipatros » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:50 am

In the abstract, I hate the very idea of plucking a clipper ship from the water in order for it to plough through an ocean of glass whilst museum patrons banquet beneath its keel. I think the actual execution is brilliant.

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Cutty Sark / Grimshaw

http://www.archdaily.com/232948/cutty-sark-grimshaw-2/

9 May 2012

Architects: Grimshaw
Location: London, England
Client: The Cutty Sark Trust
Partner: Chris Nash
Associate Director: Diane Metcalfe
Project Architects: Jorrin Ten-Have, Den Farnworth
Architect: Joe Laslett
Principal: Steve Brown
Photographs: Jim Stephenson

Cutty Sark epitomises the great age of sail; she is the last surviving tea clipper. Her remarkable story is tangible evidence of the centuries long importance of sea-trade to this country and to the growth of London as the world’s pre-eminent port and trading centre. Built as a tea clipper, where speed to market was critical, it is the combination of sail and hull form which gave Cutty Sarkher edge. The hull shape is defined by the revolutionary 19th century composite iron and timber ship building technique.

A comprehensive programme of conservation began on Cutty Sark in 2004, which saw the biggest overhaul of the Grade I listed landmark for 50 years with the ship’s reopening planned to take place in 2009. The project was brought to a dramatic halt when a fire in 2007 swept through the wooden structure, causing extensive damage to the centre of the ship. The disaster caught the public’s interest and initiated a major fund raising campaign, enabling the project not only to be resumed at the end of 2009 but to an enhanced design brief.

The new design proposed raising the 963 tonnes Cutty Sark three metres within the dry berth. The dry berth was created in the 1950s, and purpose built in mass concrete on a former bomb site to house Cutty Sark when she was brought to Greenwich from Shadwell Basin. The ship was floated down the Thames, and manoeuvred into the berth before the end was sealed and the water drained to allow her to rest on the berth’s floor. In order to deliver this new conservation solution, within the constraints of the dryberth, it demanded that the new interventions had to respect, repair and adapt to the original fabric of the ship.

The Cutty Sark conservation project

London, UK

http://grimshaw-architects.com/project/the-cutty-sark-conservation-project/

Cutty Sark epitomises the great age of sail and is the last surviving Tea Clipper. Her remarkable history is tangible evidence of the long-term importance of the sea trade to England, and to London’s growth as the world’s pre-eminent port and trading centre. Cutty Sark’s iconic hull shape is defined by the revolutionary 19th century composite iron and timber shipbuilding technique. Specialist conservation work addresses the critical physical condition of the ship through a combination of electrolysis, mechanical cleaning and preventative coatings.

The fully accessible interior will be presented in its original, cargo carrying form, allowing visitors to explore the restored decks and crew accommodation. Grimshaw’s innovative design proposes the raising of Cutty Sark within the dry berth - providing a new and captivating area for visitors under her revolutionary hull. A new supporting structure cradles the lifted ship’s hull. In addition to this, an enveloping glass canopy, attached along the ship's waterline, will give year-round protection to visitors in the dry berth. The resulting air-conditioned, accessible space will become a place for catered events and will be used to articulate the Cutty Sark’s unique story. All works will be complete for HM’s Jubilee 2012 as a gift from the Duke of Edinburgh.

Louisa Emery, Cutty Sark director defends ship's design

http://www.wharf.co.uk/2012/09/cutty-sark-director-defends-sh.html

The Cutty Sark Trust's director Richard Doughty has spoken out against claims by The Victorian Society that the ship's eye catching makeover did not have the historic clipper's best interests at its heart.

The six year, £50 million restoration project which raised the vessel almost three metres into the air and encased the lower portion in glass, was awarded Building Design Online's Carbuncle Cup for "tragically defiling the thing it set out to save," coinciding with a damning reaction from The Victorian Society's director Chris Costelloe.

Mr Costelloe stated that the Cutty Sark trust had made the lucrative hospitality market a priority.

He said: "It's a pity that commercial motives were placed above heritage interests.

"The new design has obscured the Cutty Sark's distinctive shape at the quay side. Even the part of the ship we can still see includes an obtrusive lift tower looming over the deck."

Defending the unique architectural design, Mr Doughty said it was the only way to save the ship.

"Without raising her we would have lost the most significant thing about the Cutty Sark, what made it a legend and what allowed it to set work records and capture the publics imagination - the unique hull. We've been able to achieve our vision, raise the ship and give her a future."

He said the Victorian Society had been consulted during the design process and proved supportive, further rubbishing the director's argument.

"The Victorian Society's director is new and I doubt he has even been to see it," said Mr Doughty. "It has got a wow factor and all our exit surveys with visitors show the vast majority of the public has been mesmerised and would recommend it to friends and family."
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Re: Architecture

Postby Typhoon » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:08 pm

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Re: Architecture

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Re: Architecture

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Re: Architecture

Postby Typhoon » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:18 pm

Like.

From my perspective, modernism often works very well on a small scale: houses

However, it seems to be more at risk of missing the mark when it comes to large public buildings.
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Re: Architecture

Postby Hoosiernorm » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:31 pm

Typhoon wrote:Like.

From my perspective, modernism often works very well on a small scale: houses

However, it seems to be more at risk of missing the mark when it comes to large public buildings.


It works very well when it can contrast something or expand something into a modern style.
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Re: Architecture

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:23 am

I would never buy a house that demanded I keep it neat and tidy all the time.

This is a corollary of the rule that says a bar should never be so posh you would be embarrassed to be seen drunk in it.
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Re: Architecture

Postby Hoosiernorm » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:27 am

http://www.constructionweekonline.com/a ... Kw7i2dCOSp

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Broad Sustainable Building (BSB), a subsidiary of the Broad Group based in Changsha in Hunan province, China, insists that it will deliver its 220-storey Sky City within the targeted 90 days, rather than in 210 days as rumoured by the media
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Re: Architecture

Postby Hoosiernorm » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:09 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/shipping-containe ... ories.html

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The first U.S. multi-family condo built of used shipping containers is slated to break ground in Detroit early next year.

Strong, durable and portable, shipping containers stack easily and link together like Legos. About 25 million of these 20-by-40 feet multicolored boxes move through U.S. container ports a year, hauling children's toys, flat-screen TVs, computers, car parts, sneakers and sweaters.

But so much travel takes its toll, and eventually the containers wear out and are retired. That's when architects and designers, especially those with a "green" bent, step in to turn these cast-off boxes into student housing in Amsterdam, artists' studios, emergency shelters, health clinics, office buildings.
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New Modern Architecture

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:24 pm

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Zaha Hadid has become one of the most admired architects in the world and her work is particularly prized in China


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Re: New Modern Architecture

Postby Azrael » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:07 am

Heracleum Persicum wrote:.


Zaha Hadid has become one of the most admired architects in the world and her work is particularly prized in China


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Her work also seems to be the most pirated in China. They must really like her, since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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Re: New Modern Architecture

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:27 am

Azrael wrote:.

Heracleum Persicum wrote:.


Zaha Hadid has become one of the most admired architects in the world and her work is particularly prized in China


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Her work also seems to be the most pirated in China. They must really like her, since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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true

but, Azrael,

art can not be imitated

in Paris (or Mexico) you can commission to paint same painting as Renoir for less than 500 Euro, but it neither art nor Renoir

Art is something with a soul



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Re: New Modern Architecture

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:17 am

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Chinese architects accused of plagiarizing Zaha Hadid's Soho project in Beijing


While Hadid's design features three towers, the copycat version reportedly has two, also constructed in an asymmetrical and futuristic style.

The developer of the Chongqing project, Meiquan 22nd Century, has denied accusations of plagiarism.




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Re: Architecture

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Re: Architecture

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:22 pm

Cool Japanese demolition. Sort of like using chopsticks.
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Re: Architecture

Postby Typhoon » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:19 pm

Hoosiernorm wrote:http://gizmodo.com/5857475/without-trucks-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-would-become-the-tallest-mountain-of-poop

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I'm wondering if the truck hauling of human waste is done due to a scarcity of water.

One could argue that they should use sea water to flush, but that might greatly reduce the lifetime of the plumbing.
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Re: Architecture

Postby Azrael » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:22 pm

Nonc Hilaire wrote:Cool Japanese demolition. Sort of like using chopsticks.

Incredible. Is it for real? [I watched with sound off -- at work] If so, whoever came up with the technique is a genius.
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Re: Architecture

Postby Typhoon » Sat May 11, 2013 5:16 pm

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Re: Architecture

Postby noddy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:00 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Alexander

awfully interesting fellow - didnt realise so much of the language and structure of how i program came from his thoughts on patterns and he also apparently had some good ideas on city design and grass roots involvement.
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Re: Architecture

Postby Parodite » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:57 pm

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Re: Architecture

Postby Typhoon » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:57 am

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Re: Architecture

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Re: Architecture

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:55 pm

Wright was a famous early F*head. Fallingwater was so loud the owner couldn't live in it. Wright's stool designed for the receptionist at the Johnson Wax building was so stylish the receptionist kept falling over. People still must stand at a weird angle to view works in the screwy part of the Guggenheim.
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Re: Architecture

Postby Typhoon » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:43 am

Hoosiernorm wrote:


What a bunch of F*heads


One of the few times in history that an architect, Oscar Niemeyer, was able to implement the design for an entire city was
in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brasilia |Brasília, the then new capital of Brasil:



As a work of abstract sculpture, it's quite impressive.

However, the general view seems to be it looks better then it lives:

Faraco reply to ricky seabra

Give me a break. I'm Brazilian. You are a theoretical nonsense. Brasilia is a land designed not to have people. It is designed for the rest of the country watch it from TV. It is impossible to walk there. It is impossible even to carry a demonstration there. It is truly a fascist city. Before saying bullshit, try visiting Brasilia's neighbourhoods by bus: Taquatinga and Candangolandia. So we can start talking about that.


I'd like to visit it one day out of curiousity.

I have visited the other planned city, Canberra, the capital of Australia, and had a favourable impression of it.
It was designed by Walter Burley Griffin, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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