It has a nice purity about it. And those windows...
The Architecture Thread - Page 118
Winner. In reality it will never, ever happen.
It was clearly the best proposal among the bunch. The other firms seem to have completely missed the boat on being able to combine design and development feasibility.
I can be build, but it will be expensive as ****, I truly hope it wont though, as it's so terrible.
I was reflecting today on how fitting it is for Daniel Libeskind to have designed the Holocaust Museum in Berlin as his first commission, likewise his involvement in the Freedom Tower project. I really can't think of a current Architect better suited for symbolizing atrocities comitted on innocent people by others , since he's been making a career out of doing it to us for the past 20 years. My city has the misfortune of being home to two of his projects.
Edited by evilWagon - 6/6/13 at 9:53am
The 'For the love of God' skull? Certainly eye catching, even breath taking if an archeological artifact. But as an
object of art, is an idea designed by someone else and made by a third person still a work of the original person simply based on the idea? It comes back to the subjective view of what 'art' is, for me though the main detractor is the similarity to his former friend LeKays crystal skulls, and the infamous pre-Columbian Crystal Skulls farce. That's not to say I dislike Hirst as a person, I'd welcome an invitation to have a few drinks with him. But I feel he's likely the most amused at the monetary success his secretly sarcastic works have been met with, and part of me wonders whether he's not started believing his own myths.
Edited by evilWagon - 6/7/13 at 7:44pm
Stephen, I happened to be looking at older posts where you were discussing value/sq ft and mentioned some observations when you worked overseas (in the industry). Sarcasm seems lost online, but that's what I'm assuming the dog grooming is.. have you posted any of your own work?