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Can you go post some more gaudy shit in one of the numerous threads you post gaudy shit?
post #1562 of 3438
Post something you have done stephen. The more you post rambling critiques, the more you strike me as being a witness to architecture, rather than a participant.

Unlike everything you poop out in this thread and the others relative to this, this is not a nasty attack. I actually think your insight is worthwhile but the shroud of nastiness you hide behind is getting tired.
post #1563 of 3438
I spent eighty-five grand on accent furniture at B&B Italia yesterday. My cred is beyond reproach.
post #1564 of 3438
Exactly what I expected. The day you stop taking time to sling shit on someone else's work is the day I think i'll fall over and die.
post #1565 of 3438
I got enough Design Within Reach tear sheets to burn down Chicago again.
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lol.
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Post something you have done stephen. The more you post rambling critiques, the more you strike me as being a witness to architecture, rather than a participant.
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Yeah Stephen, you probably have never even designed a building from top to bottom and carried it through all construction phases. Fucking poser.
post #1568 of 3438
Yeah. Never done that, but I did learn to speak Italian just so I could order Alessi napkin holders over the phone.
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Can you turn that mess of words into something readable. I feel like I need a chisel and hammer just to get it down to something I can look at without risking blindness.

Here you go with a picture with numbers, arrows, and circles:



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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Look at corner of the lower windows on the left and notice how the lines of the cement facade panels extend below the window line. That sort of cluttered geometry is a result of not allowing the components of the building's construction to take precedent in the schematic design stage.

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What the architect most likely did was choose the actual panel product AFTER the initial schematic design stage when the rough sketch of the building is offered to the clients, which they then went shopping for later when creating construction documents. That construction type should have been integrated earlier.The staggered arrangement of those just doesn't correspond to curves or irregularities of form and they should have understood that.

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But notice how the window on the far right is "round" (it's actually square, because it's generic) which they foolishly felt obliged to cover with a rounded cement panel to make the building look streamlined.

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Moving on, the plinth or (brick?) facing on the lower left extends up quite high and then sinks low to the ground, which isn't necessitated by any particular structural condition or ground slope that might warrant different levels of the foundation, so ultimately their structure is wandering into a no-man's-land of superfluous formalism. Is the other side of the building the same material?

5 (1st thing I noticed: it gives the impression of a generic office building trying to dress up to look fancy):
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Then those chunky-as-shit door frames which contradict the intention for the entire building to look fluid and "organic".....

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and then those two windows don't jut out from the side of the building like pimples (why not? the others do)

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and that fucking stupid pattern of "dissolving" voids at the top right that corresponds to absolutely nothing but the desire for the building to suspend itself in a state of psychedelic, digital liquidity...............
post #1570 of 3438
I liked the phrase "digital liquidity"...
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I liked the phrase "digital liquidity"...

This is why I hate all of Karim Rashid's work.
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post

This is why I hate all of Karim Rashid's work.

I wouldn't say that's the only reason, all pink everything doesn't help either.
post #1573 of 3438
I enjoyed dining at Morimoto Philadelphia in spite of the gimmicky interior design. It was comfortable and I liked the layout, just could pass on the colorful lighting.

He comes from the fashion world, so it is not unexpected. If the interiors of any top fashion brand's flagship stays the same for over 10 years I would be shocked.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 3/5/13 at 6:19am
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post #1575 of 3438
For some reason I was just thinking about a department store we had around here years ago that I used to go to growing up that had a pretty interesting façade. I remember it being really weird as a kid but in hindsight I think it was pretty clever/witty. I also thought I remembered it being part of a chain that had odd architectural elements in all their buildings. A little google searching later and I found a few photos, as well as someone's blog post about it:



And the blog post, with photos of some of their other buildings.

http://www.baltimoreorless.com/2012/05/tilt-showroom-1978-1997/

The blog post is pretty negative and sneering, but I have to say I rather liked it. Considering that what stands in its place now is a megacomplex of about 10 big-box-style warehouses (Marshall's, Michael's, Toys R Us, Sports Authority, DSW, Target, Wally World, Bed Bath and Beyond, plus a few others, plus a Jared on a pad site) it's hard to argue it was razed in the service of progress.

Anyways, perhaps a bit gimmicky considering it was all the same trick, but I admire the balls of the exercise.
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