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^^^ thanks for that one SG. Also, thanks everyone who posts and adds to this thread. Though i have nothing of substance to contribute, I am a constant checker/reader here and appreciate everyones contris.
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Isn't the completion of "the tallest building in the world" a sure tell sign of a looming crisis?

Empire State Building = the great depression

Petronas Twin Towers = asians crisis

Burj al Arab = crash of Dubai property market

So will the extreme real estate bubble of China burst with this? And will it send us into a even deeper recession?

(I know this isn't a fool proof theory with taipei 101 beeing one of the exeptions that comes to mind)
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Burj al Arab = crash of Dubai property market
So will the extreme real estate bubble of China burst with this? And will it send us into a even deeper recession?
(I know this isn't a fool proof theory with taipei 101 beeing one of the exeptions that comes to mind)

China is going to implode at some point my money is on sooner than later, but I doubt it will drag the rest of the world down, as the companies will just run like the wind out of china back to the US and Europe and then we have a buch of "new jobs".

Qatar is planing a 1000m tower, it's going to be interesting to see if they are going to follow the "curse".
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I'm more concerned about the utter hideousness of that building...
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I'm more concerned about the utter hideousness of that building...

It blends in with the skyline quite well. Nice to see the architect(s) consulting with the city on creating a flowing aesthetic.
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Not sure if serious... patch[1].gif
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It blends in with the skyline quite well. Nice to see the architect(s) consulting with the city on creating a flowing aesthetic.

Did you read the article?

They plan to build it in 90 days and it's all prefab. I think it looks like it should be in Gothham city or something.
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It would be quite fitting for a greedy villain, at what level are they installing the shark infested swimming pools?
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I haven' been following it very closely but Oscar Niemeyer's condition suddenly worsened over the last few weeks. The 104-year old must be one of the greatest and recognizable architects of the past century.

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One of his most recognizable works, the cathedral in Brasilia:

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A year or so ago his last big creation was unveiled:The Niemeyer Centre in Spain.

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Not sure if serious... patch[1].gif

i kid. i kid.

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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Did you read the article?
They plan to build it in 90 days and it's all prefab. I think it looks like it should be in Gothham city or something.

I did, it will be interesting to watch the progress, though i can't say i would be in a rush to occupy an upper floor.
Edited by hrb - 12/2/12 at 8:02pm
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Tezuka Architects
House To Catch The Mountain
Kamakura, Japan
2012












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The disappointing thing of these kind of houses is that they can't seem to incorporate living there with them looking good. If this one had some furniture in it it would look only half as 'thight'.
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The disappointing thing of these kind of houses is that they can't seem to incorporate living there with them looking good. If this one had some furniture in it it would look only half as 'thight'.

Dunno, man. I can imagine it with furniture and I still like it. Dat cantilever...
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All things Bauhaus, Modern, or blended craftsman/modern would look great in that house without subtracting from the feel. I would argue that it would be improved with the right taste in furniture. Unfortunately it seems, at least in my area, that great taste in real estate and great taste in furniture are rarely overlapping.
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Have any of you reupholstered an LC2 Chair in the past? Experience on cost for a decent aniline leather? Feel free to PM so as not to take the thread off topic.
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