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Yes.

The most clear, accessible, and concise statement about the meaning of architecture and quality design:

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The layman's guide to architectural solutions, both large and small:

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You can read Thinking Architecture in PDF at this link below. It's around 50 pages. It takes about an hour.


http://www.peruimage.com/001_carlos/001_Library/arquitectura/Thinking_Architecture.pdf
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Thanks! I'm skimming through the first few pages of that Thinking Architecture piece and it is really interesting.
post #1294 of 3694
Thanks! I'm skimming through the first few pages of that Thinking Architecture piece and it is really interesting.
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

As for the exterior, corrugated aluminum siding is about the most soulless thing a building can be clad in.

Someone here was building up one of those pre-fab modern houses, and I saw them use some spray-on rust on their metal sidings. I hope those were souls of dead McMansion architects they were spraying from those metal canisters.

--Andre
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Bofill House
Ricardo Bofill
Montràs, Spain
1975



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Adler & Sullivan
Wainwright Building
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Edited by StephenHero - 9/27/11 at 3:00pm
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http://conradhotels.hilton.co.jp/HiWayWeb/appmanager/portals/hotel?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=hotel_image_gallery&ctyhocn=TYOCICI

Less idiosyncratic, but a remarkable set of public spaces considering how boring it might have been.
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Adler & Sullivan
Guaranty-Prudential Building
Buffalo, New York
1894


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You wonder whether the Adler Sullivan stuff reflects FLW's later work or his work is reflected in the Adler Sullivan stuff.
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Adler & Sullivan
National Farmer's Bank
Owatonna, Minnesota
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I have a thing for coloured pools, Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo has a red one as well.
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For some reason a black glass mosaic pool sounds awesome in my head.smile.gif
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Thank God. Somebody gets it. Really good affordable housing prototype in Paris. Natural materials + Simplicity + Smaller, Heterogeneous Development + Contextual sensitivity = Good recipe.

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Compare it to this ubiquitous type of concrete shit that France, Germany, and Britian made after the war. Huge improvement.

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And the "futuristic" shit some architects are still making, which feels obligated to assert how advanced it is.

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Tatiano Bilboa
Universe House
Mexico
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Fearon Hay Architects
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Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
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