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post #166 of 3571
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I am not referring to visual construction details such as you posted; I am aware of how obsessive contemporary architects are about subtle detailing. I am referring to things like door handles and toilet-paper dispensers. Everything is painfully generic.

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Paul Rudolph's parking garage.


Is this considered a good thing?
post #167 of 3571
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I am not referring to visual construction details such as you posted; I am aware of how obsessive contemporary architects are about subtle detailing. I am referring to things like door handles and toilet-paper dispensers.

Hmm, I guess unimaginative details are the fault of the specifier/developer

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post #168 of 3571
Paul Rudolph's Green Residence:

post #169 of 3571
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Is this considered a good thing?

You're not a fan of Paul Rudolph and Brutalism? He's had quite a spectacular fall from grace, from dean of architecture at Yale to a kind of professional exile in the Orient to neglect.
post #170 of 3571
I love what you've posted LK.
post #171 of 3571
Here's another incredible project. This is from Nicholas Grimshaw. It's an old blast furnace in Monterrey, Mexico renovated into a museum.









post #172 of 3571
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Hmm, I guess unimaginative details are the fault of the specifier/developer


The new De Young Museum is quite guilty of this. It seems to me that aside from buildings/interiors designed by specialists--like Andree Putman--the architects/developers/whomever just haul in some standard bathroom rig and install it.
post #173 of 3571
Wow, that Nicholas Grimshaw museum is amazing!
post #174 of 3571
Brutalism is beyond dead. No self respecting architect is getting anywhere near it these days unless by accident and for good measure.
post #175 of 3571
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Brutalism is beyond dead. No self respecting architect is getting anywhere near it these days unless by accident and for good measure.
It is out of fashion, which is something that does not necessarily reflect on its merit. The design world is disgustingly and notoriously rife with trends. These days, the trend appears to be some kind of ambient architecture. -------
post #176 of 3571
I think one must understand that architecture is about light, materials, and space. Good architecture knows no interior design. The design should already be there.
post #177 of 3571
Kahn is not a Brutalist. He's a modernist.
post #178 of 3571
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I think one must understand that architecture is about light, materials, and space. Good architecture knows no interior design. The design should already be there.
Architecture as an idea may be about light, materials and space, but an important component of a building is its interior space and that is where interior design--or interior architecture--comes in. It is not by chance that some of the most renowned architects also designed their own furniture/fixtures/decorative elements.
post #179 of 3571
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Brutalism is beyond dead. No self respecting architect is getting anywhere near it these days unless by accident and for good measure.


Hmm, what about Tadao Ando? Peter Zunthor? ...even Zaha Hadid sometimes comes close.
post #180 of 3571
The visual abortion that is the new Columbus Circle, originally designed by Edward Durell Stone. It is offensive in its nonoffensiveness:



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