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post #1726 of 3634
You may get a laugh out of this if you have not seen it already.

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Le_Corbusier

In a very broad stroke of an opinion, many of the early modernists seemed to do their most useable work prior to the work that most accurately represented their ideals. The modern architects that followed seemed to take this into their work applying a more human approach.

For instance in the case of Mies Van Der Rohe, I very much enjoy Haus Esters and Haus Lange. While Farnsworth house is a purer example of his ideals, it seems just a bit too distilled for my taste. I also like Tagendhat but find it difficult to compare a large villa with a weekend home like Farnsworth.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 5/21/13 at 6:21am
post #1727 of 3634
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Le Corbusier is almost universally rejected for his prescriptive ideas of urbanism. His list of enemies begins with all the people who opposed his idea to tear down Paris and replace it with this, and it continues with the people who find many of his buildings to be inhumane, cold, aggresively utopian, plasticized, etc. In the postwar years, his housing prototypes were the default concept for most public housing in the U.S. and Europe, and they've been utter failures. His influence has also helped to destroy the skilled carpentry profession. He was undeniably a great genius and built some outstanding buildings, but he was also an aesthetic tyrant and a monster of unparalleled scale. The line of demarcation between his heralded work and his rejected work is almost perfectly placed between his single use buildings (good to great) and his master-planned and mixed-use schemes (awful to criminal).


Thanks Stephen QED!
post #1728 of 3634
This discussion over Le Corbusier reminded me of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJQTc-TqpU
post #1729 of 3634
A single photo of Peter Zumthor's LACMA design has been released.

post #1730 of 3634
Hmmm...
post #1731 of 3634
I'm sure it will be awesome, his previous work is amazing.
post #1732 of 3634
i'm a big fan of the buildings he does that aren't intended to be populated by many people at a given time. I couldn't tell you about buildings that are intended to be occupied by a lot of people.
post #1733 of 3634

Hmm, somehow I've overlooked this thread, or being steeped in architecture on a daily never thought to search for it (here).

 

There's some pretty strong opinions on some pretty accomplished architects; I'm assuming that the weight of these opinions is born on the shoulders of their holders own accomplishments so I'll ask a general question; are you all (in the industry) largely anonymous on here or do you divulge your identify and work to give context to our naturally biased opinions?

post #1734 of 3634
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Originally Posted by evilWagon View Post

I'm assuming that the weight of these opinions is born on the shoulders of their holders own accomplishments


Peter and Allison Smithson
Robin Hood Gardens
London, UK
1972











post #1735 of 3634
I'm sure there's a diss in there somewhere, but I can't quite tease it out.
post #1736 of 3634
Robin Hood gardens is a failure of brutalist architecture.

Evilwagon, one can look at these sort of things objectively. What do you disagree with?
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 5/30/13 at 5:44am
post #1737 of 3634
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Evilwagon, one can look at these sort of things objectively. What do you disagree with?

Can you?


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Peter and Allison Smithson
Robin Hood Gardens
London, UK
1972


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Looks like a good option for the next 70's tower block to be demolished in London.
post #1738 of 3634
Cluny House
Guz Architects
Singapore
2011


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post #1739 of 3634

Would love to see that house abandoned and beautifully overgrown.

 

lefty

post #1740 of 3634
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Robin Hood gardens is a failure of brutalist architecture.

Evilwagon, one can look at these sort of things objectively. What do you disagree with?

 

I don't necessarily agree or disagree with anything that's been said. Just curious if the people dogmatically espousing their viewpoint work in the industry and if so, do so behind a veil of anonymity or overtly in the context of their own work.

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