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Re: Architecture

Postby Typhoon » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:07 am

Nonc Hilaire wrote: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.


Well, his Imperial Hotel in Tokyo was knocked down to make way . . .

Still, I'm partial to many of the concepts espoused by the Prairie School back in a time when most people of means were building faux castles,
the forerunners of today's McMansions.

I don't know if it has always been the case, but there now seems to a set of celebrity architects that can do no wrong:
Hadid, LIebskind, Gehry, Starck [creator of the infamous Golden Turd of Tokyo],

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and a few others.

Just as it was once true that "no one gets fired for buying IBM", it now seems that in architecture no selection committee is ever fired
for choosing one of the celebchitect submissions to a competition.

However, the committee who chose Hadid's design for the 2020 Olympic Stadium should be fired:



When I first saw the presentation, the first thought that came to mind was US$ 1 billion for Godzilla's bicycle helmet?
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Re: Architecture

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Re: Architecture

Postby Typhoon » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:57 pm

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Re: Architecture

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:32 pm

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Re: Architecture

Postby Typhoon » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:02 am

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I was going to post this remarkable house with swiveling rooms, but I seen that you have already done so.
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Re: Architecture

Postby Typhoon » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:18 pm

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Re: Architecture

Postby Hoosiernorm » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:51 am

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Re: Architecture

Postby Endovelico » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:34 am

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I keep dreaming of having cities built "underground", leaving the above ground for recreation and food production. Will the Chinese dig as fast as they build up?...
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Re: Architecture

Postby noddy » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:01 am

Typhoon wrote:
Heracleum Persicum wrote:.


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I was going to post this remarkable house with swiveling rooms, but I seen that you have already done so.


it doesnt make sense to me, why wouldnt you just build it permantly folded out ?

thats a whole bunch of expensive machinary to maintain for dubious benefit.
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Re: Architecture

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:03 pm

Amazing chapel. Follow the link to see the other views.

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http://gorillafeed.com/this-church-in-b ... -designed/
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China plans amethyst crystal hotel

Postby Nonc Hilaire » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:25 pm

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Re: Architecture

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Re: Architecture

Postby YMix » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:53 pm

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