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Simply awesome. I would imagine the view of the city is excellent.
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Just a patron for awhile, and I unfortunately live close to it.

Besides that I hate Koolhaas's style, here are my main complaints with this building in particular:
* It's difficult to get around in and find materials. They forgot to add in escalators going down on the upper floors and it feels like they could have used a layout from a dungeon in a Legend of Zelda video game. Good luck finding the stairs for the meeting floor (which is entirely all red).
* It's mostly empty space and is very cavernous. You can hear noise from many of the different floors at once. For a very big building there are a surprisingly low number of books inside.
* The stacks where most of the books are kept are just dumb. They threw out like a hundred years of good library practices for sake of their design.

On a lesser note, there is an art installation of videos of eyeballs and mouths projected on some spheres that you have to pass by when you go up the floors which creeps me out.

-the stacks are organized continuously by dui decimal......

also, i really like this building too
post #123 of 3694
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That kitchen work area!



The maintenance on the house would be a b(tch and a half though.

Any more deets on the house?
post #124 of 3694
I can only tell you that it was built for the billionaire owners of YTL: a huge construction and property-development company.
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Simply awesome. I would imagine the view of the city is excellent.

I don't think it would be simply awesome if you had to live next to it.

That thing is a monstrosity.
post #126 of 3694
This house in the North Carolina woods is pretty incredible:



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I don't think it would be simply awesome if you had to live next to it.

That thing is a monstrosity.

+1
post #129 of 3694
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I don't think it would be simply awesome if you had to live next to it.

That thing is a monstrosity.

No, probably not nice to live next to, but it would be neat set off on it's own somewhere.
post #130 of 3694
That house releases its own aura.
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The Malaysian house feels like its purpose is to be a very cool design tour de force rather than a home, and I think it succeeds quite well at that. I would also feel very much like I'm living in a "compound". I think it's very cool, but it seems to be missing something.
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And to think that these were the costs:



Think about all the crap people would build for $2.3 million today. None of it is going to look that good 70 years from now.

I'm planning a trip to go see that as well as Kentuck Knob in the spring.

Hey I know you.

Definitely wait til the foliage is in full bloom for Fallingwater.
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Insane house in La Jolla...currently listed for $32 million!!













Check out the garage:

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Originally Posted by hypersonic View Post
House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia










































imagine the parties one could have.
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Hey I know you.

Definitely wait til the foliage is in full bloom for Fallingwater.

You found me

I was going to go already but I started dating a girl from DC so I've spent most of my time there. Her law school finals are soon so we're going to take a drive out to fallingwater and kentuck next month depending on what type of blooming they have going on. It's probably a good thing because late winter/early spring can be pretty ugly sometimes.
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