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1 infinite loop. Great homage to apple history.

i'm thinking 1 starfleet academy ... he did bring us tricorders after all ...
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wtf ... can't believe penn station used to look like that ... now it's a total POS
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This is one of my favourite buildings in Cuba... the Russian Embassy...

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This is great, not only because it has that monolithic Soviet look, but because you know there is nothing else even remotely resembling that on the entire island.

Is that Apple HQ concept going to be built? I wonder how large it is compared to the Pentagon.
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It will be built as shown.  It will have 64 acres of floor space.  The Pentagon is more than twice as big with 149 acres of floor space

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Anyone go to the WTC memorial yesterday?
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Client: "I want a house that's just like....fucking sick, man. Just like......the pimpest fucking place in India. I want like, beams and shit coming out of nowhere. Twisted and fucking crazy, like modern life, man. Chaos. Abstract. "

Architect: "Definitely. I feel you. I still have this design from third year undergrad studio that I designed when I was ripping shit off of 1994 Progressive Architecture magazine spreads without any regard for fundamental skills. I could re-work it, and make it even shittier than it already is. Maybe add more completely unnecessary bullshit."

Client: "Really? You can make even shittier?111?!! Nice. Can you add some diagonal windows in useless places like Daniel Libeskind did 15 years ago and pretend it's still inventive?"

Architect: "Yeah. Definitely. I'll even put diagonal shit on the walls for no reason. Watch this."

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It was done more than 15 years ago, dawg.

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Client: "I want a house that's just like....fucking sick, man. Just like......the pimpest fucking place in India. I want like, beams and shit coming out of nowhere. Twisted and fucking crazy, like modern life, man. Chaos. Abstract. "

Architect: "Definitely. I feel you. I still have this design from third year undergrad studio that I designed when I was ripping shit off of 1994 Progressive Architecture magazine spreads without any regard for fundamental skills. I could re-work it, and make it even shittier than it already is. Maybe add more completely unnecessary bullshit."

Client: "Really? You can make even shittier?111?!! Nice. Can you add some diagonal windows in useless places like Daniel Libeskind did 15 years ago and pretend it's still inventive?"

Architect: "Yeah. Definitely. I'll even put diagonal shit on the walls for no reason. Watch this."
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I took some shots of OMA's latest projects. It's like 98% complete here, just a few more things need to be done.

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I like the exterior/interior thing. We left the exterior cladding in our house when we enclosed the upstairs patio, which is now our dinner room.

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Do you like it, gomestar? It does nothing for me in pictures.

-unnecessarily cold and sterile

-a couple "clever" details like the ceiling and wall panel textures that do nothing to really make the building better; they're just cosmetic.

-elevating the studios off the ground creates a bit of a hierarchy with the street/surrounding context that is too hermetic and unwelcoming.

-rationale to a debilitating degree.


I wouldn't want to spend much time inside. Very few of the photos give a sense that you're on one of the really beautiful campuses in the U.S. The hippie in me weeps. Am I wrong?
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Do you like it, gomestar? It does nothing for me in pictures.
I've seen it from the initial design presentation with Rem (which was brutal) to professor critique to now construction and completion. In the end, I like it. It's interesting. It's exciting. I don't love it by any stretch, but I think one should really visit it in person to make a decision. My pictures suck, too. I hated it all at first because I thought it really ruined one of the most beautiful academic quads on the nation (I posted about it here on SF in fact), one that I've spent hours upon hours of time and one that I will cross with purpose very soon. But on campus, it's not really there. From the arts quad, you cannot see it because it's blocked by trees. Crossing from North you see it, but it's not like there was much worth seeing to begin with. My initial vitriol was because it was imposing on the arts quad, but in reality it is not. Far from it. Part of me is confused since it's a contribution from a "look at me!!!!" architect, but it doesn't really do that from the outside.

My better half is an architect from that very school, and she is very tepid on it. She likes the cantilever. And the amount of space that students now have. But she hates the way it fits in with the space. These were her same criticisms from 2005 when it was introduced, and nothing has changed.
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-unnecessarily cold and sterile
the pictures suggest this, yes. But I didn't feel it. It's connected to the Fine Arts Library, which I've spent a whole lot of time in, and it is very large and smells like old books. I suppose it's a dumb thing in the end, but it adds a distinct bit of warmth to the area that pictures cannot capture. The same thing applies to every building in the immediate area. They are what Milstein is not, and vice versa.
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-a couple "clever" details like the ceiling and wall panel textures that do nothing to really make the building better; they're just cosmetic.
agreed.
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-elevating the studios off the ground creates a bit of a hierarchy with the street/surrounding context that is too hermetic and unwelcoming.
I see this point, but I can't imagine studios at the ground level being a good idea. The building connects to two other buildings (Sibley and Rand Hall). In Rand, it would have been connected to the wood shop and/or the women's bathroom instead of other key student studio spots on the second floor. In Sibley it would have been connected to professor and administrative spots which is 'not cool', instead it's connected to the library.
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-rationale to a debilitating degree.
in my current post-dinner-out state, I don't know what this means.
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I wouldn't want to spend much time inside. Very few of the photos give a sense that you're on one of the really beautiful campuses in the U.S. The hippie in me weeps. Am I wrong?
you're right, you wouldn't know that you're on one of the really beautiful campuses in the US. Then again, nobody really knows any of the architects at Cornell. Maybe that is the point. And the hippie in you has dozens of other ways to vent in Ithaca, no worries at all.
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