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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post


Had you not said Chicago I would have guessed Soviet-era Russia.

 

Hmmm. 

 

http://blog.ounodesign.com/2009/11/17/soviet-architecture-from-the-60s-and-70s-by-frederic-chaubin/l

 

http://www.theawl.com/2012/12/the-sublime-sci-fi-buildings-that-communism-built

 

In any case, unlike the Soviet Union, folks seem to like living in Marina City.

 

http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/marina-city-ideals-concrete-108072

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R3jyeNB5OE

 

I would link to the recent Monocle article, but I'm afraid SH's head would explode. 

post #2282 of 3536
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Second one is spectacular. Large windows covered in wood slats seems very appealing to me.

I'd love to see more of the interior, the way this place blurs the line between 'inside' and 'outside' is fantastic.

+1
post #2283 of 3536
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Well, at least the second one doesn't look like a prison.

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I don't like concrete houses however I have to make an exception for this one:
http://www.dettorrearchitects.com.au/projects/solis.html

 

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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Wespi de Meuron Romeo
House
S.Abbondio, Switzerland
2013
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Is it just me or does the wood look off?

it would have looked better, if it was a bit more "rough" looking.
Edited by Find Finn - 9/17/13 at 9:23am
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StephenHero Does Not Speak Rustic.

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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Is it just me or does the wood look off?

it would have looked better, if it was a bit more "rough" looking.

I see what you're saying, but it might look better in person. The polished look does give it a very flat, almost laminate-ish feel. But I'm guessing/hoping that's at least in part because you lose some of the depth and feel of the wood through the photographic medium.
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No, thanks.
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All that chrome needs darker wall treatments and furnishings to go with it. And the fan and chimney are too much. The staircase and railings cry out for a 70's Deco revival vibe, but with the chimney and fan you're looking at all red vinyl bucket seats and tail fins. That's not a home, it's a kitsch diner.
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What Foo's apartment wants to be when it grows up.
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No--too "contemporary."
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Ugh. I haven't seen Foo's apartment so I have no opinion on the implied comparison. But there's way too much going on visually here, and too many attempts to check different boxes.
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

All that chrome needs darker wall treatments and furnishings to go with it. And the fan and chimney are too much. The staircase and railings cry out for a 70's Deco revival vibe, but with the chimney and fan you're looking at all red vinyl bucket seats and tail fins. That's not a home, it's a kitsch diner.

All that chrome needs to be burninated.
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Austin + Powers Design
Swing Pad
London
1969

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