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Mosquito friendly
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this is badass http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...destinations#1
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Wow, awesome. This is what my house will look like after the Big One.

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Well played. Nice to have a whimsical but uncontrived touch in a picturesque context. I also like how they handled the extensions - distinct additions, in a demarcated style, and which don't compromise the form and fabric of original structure. Wonderful.
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Anyone has access to bigger pictures of these?
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Anyone has access to bigger pictures of these?

http://www.cracktwo.com/2011/04/25-a...that-look.html
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^ thanks
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I was looking for photos of Aalto's Villa Mairea fireplace, and came across this wonderful documentation of the project, with many of his drawings. Check it out if you're a fan. It's run by his foundation. http://www.alvaraalto.fi/net/villa_mairea/en/index.htm
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http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/fea...eum5-12-11.asp Article by Jerry Saltz blaming architecture of the Folk Art Museum for contributing to its downfall.
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Dominated by showy staircases of many scales going in different directions, and ill-conceived nooks and niches, the galleries were long narrow corridors or landings, sometimes only a few feet wide, making it impossible to see the art. The largest exhibition spaces had the look of a gloomy cloakroom. The architects responsible for this utter lack of imagination and hubristic mess of starchitectural vanity, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, were praised for their intelligent use of materials. The building was called astonishing, a shrine, a temple, a Zen masterpiece. In reality, every one of their decisions reflected a total lack of feeling for art, even a disdain for it.
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I agree with Jerry although the opposing argument was stronger. The level of opaqueness on such a thin building just sucks the life out of the interior. It's about as exciting as some temporary exhibit you would expect find in some airport terminal.
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SH, can I get deets or a link for this place?


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Mountain Residence by Shin Ohori of General Design Co. http://inhabitat.com/japanese-mounta...vested-timber/ Their website: http://www.general-design.net/
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awesome. where do these people get the deeds to build in forests lol
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