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post #1741 of 3634
Well I can't speak for others, but I'm a professional dog groomer. Regardless, it's hard to think of a profession with less validity in its critiques of contemporary architecture than that of a professional architect.
post #1742 of 3634
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sloppy finishing, panel gaps everywhere.

doesn't do it for me.

 

I could be mistaken, but I believe the 'panels' are from reclaimed wine barrels so the gaps would be necessary to account for the drastic expansion/contraction. After a year of a wine making the relative humidity is likely much higher than the dusty construction site and the boards would have swollen.

post #1743 of 3634
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Well I can't speak for others, but I'm a professional dog groomer. Regardless, it's hard to think of a profession with less validity in its critiques of contemporary architecture than that of a professional architect.

 

I would tend to agree with you. Much like any artists critiquing the art of their contemporaries.

 

I had mistakenly thought based on a very small sampling that you were posting your own work, or work of your colleagues.

 

To me Architecture is about the emotional and subconscious influence of a space on it's occupants or observers. So critiquing a building based solely on pictures would be akin to judging love based on a photo of a happy couple. Obviously there are some rather extreme examples that whatever redeeming subtle design elements and 'feel' could not save, such as the gulag you posted previously.

post #1744 of 3634
If you can find a way to make the internet three dimensional, our thread's discussion will surely take off.
post #1745 of 3634
NY Municipal Art Society solicited firms to imagine a new future for Penn Station/MSG

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672711/4-top-architecture-firms-reimagine-penn-station#1

Diller Scofidio + Renfro




H3 Hardy




SHoP






SOM




post #1746 of 3634
vomit
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vomit

Seriously.

Honestly, anything not using the Farley Post Office is a shame IMO... But that seems less and less likely.
post #1748 of 3634
It's depressing when you look at renderings from four proposals and can't even tell what any of the buildings are made of.
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It's depressing when you look at renderings from four proposals and can't even tell what any of the buildings are made of.

They're made of pixie dust of course.
post #1750 of 3634
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NY Municipal Art Society solicited firms to imagine a new future for Penn Station/MSG

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672711/4-top-architecture-firms-reimagine-penn-station#1

Diller Scofidio + Renfro


 

I think this looks fucking sweet!

post #1751 of 3634
Yeah. Why would anybody just want to catch a fucking train when they can take an escalator to heaven?
post #1752 of 3634
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It's depressing when you look at renderings from four proposals and can't even tell what any of the buildings are made of.

They're made of pixie dust of course.

ding ding ding!
post #1753 of 3634
Rafael Vinoly has been given flight clearance on Park Avenue.









post #1754 of 3634
Do you know what the two-story bands are about? They look in the renderings to be more transparent and maybe double-height spaces, but I can't tell.
post #1755 of 3634
They're almost certainly a combination of exterior spaces and ventilated utility areas. For a building that big it's common to devote entire floors to mechanical systems (often on the top floors), but for residential you reserve that for a penthouse, so I'm guessing they're breaking much of those systems into separate areas and then filling the edges around the core with pools/gardens/restaurants/observation/hedge fund suicide platforms, etc.
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