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I was wondering if they might be mechanical, but I couldn't discern any of the typical venting.

It has a nice purity about it. And those windows... nod[1].gif
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NY Municipal Art Society solicited firms to imagine a new future for Penn Station/MSG


SHoP





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.
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vomit

+1MM. God damn it.
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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.



Beijing Airport
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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
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I find your avatar picture Ironic sugarbutch as I'd put Damien Hirst into the same league of superstar artists where the skill of the marketing dwarfs the skill of the artist.

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Independent of his skill/talent, that's an amazing object.
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Independent of his skill/talent, that's an amazing object.

 

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
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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.

 

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?

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No.
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The sarcasm was not lost, I nearly fell out of my chair with that post.
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I see, not having read any of yours or Stephen's posts before the last few it was lost on me.

 

The cynic in me thinks that Stephen has slipped some of his work in there, maybe some of the houses in Brazil he defends so fiercely?

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Mario Kogan? I'm certainly not him, but I certainly like his houses. I actually hate showing people my [terrible] work, so you'll never find me doing that unless you're in a very small group of people I would show things to. I'm far too young to build anything anyway, as are all designers under thirty I guess.
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The Green House
K2DL Architects
Singapore
2009



The interior is not fantastic, but I have a weakness for green/ oxidized copper facades





















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