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not bad

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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Looks like a Russian mobster's orgy room.

=)) yeah

post #2343 of 3510
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 The Thorncrown Chapel, located near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is a beautiful and unexpected sanctuary found among tall trees. 

Designed by architect E. Fay Jones, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, this non-denominational wooden chapel is open to anyone who wants to use it, whether for weddings, Sunday services or just a quiet spot to think.

Raising majestically into the forest canopy, it stands at a soaring 48 feet—it also features 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass in its construction. 

That reminds me of Wayfarer's Chapel in Palos Verdes minus the ocean view.

post #2344 of 3510
The Thorncrown chapel is pretty awesome looking.
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Bonet Arquitectos
Painter's Studio
Barcelona, Spain
2013






















post #2346 of 3510
I was in NYC, and I got to see the "Freedom Tower" both up close and from a distance. What a wasted opportunity. And that spire/antenna thing is just goofy.
post #2347 of 3510
did people really expect anything interesting from SOM?
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There are so many financial, security, and logistical obligations involved, I'm almost shocked they even found a way to crease the facade. There's honestly zero opportunity for creative or whimsical architecture down there. It's fine for what it needs to be, which is an anchor building for downtown economic development. Unfortunately for us, it's neither Larry Silverstein's job or fancy to use his property and his billions of dollars to create a spiritual tome of freedom that satisfies bloggers. He's got a business to run, and thankfully the building is pretty clean and modest. A couple of the other WTC towers are really damn classy, which in totality makes the stuff down there perfectly acceptable.
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Reyes Rios + Larrain Studio
Baboc House + Renovation (Agave Fiber Factory)
Yucatan, Mexico
2013






























Before Restoration:





post #2350 of 3510
That and the painters studio are both awesome. Really into the painters studio, would love to use a space like that as a studio.
post #2351 of 3510
My personal preference is for more windows, although I know for serious painting direct sunlight is normally eschewed.

The second building is fantastic though.

As for the new WTC, I actually think that if you removed the spire, it would have been one of the greatest modern skyscrapers in the world:

post #2352 of 3510
I love the studio.
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

There are so many financial, security, and logistical obligations involved, I'm almost shocked they even found a way to crease the facade. There's honestly zero opportunity for creative or whimsical architecture down there. It's fine for what it needs to be, which is an anchor building for downtown economic development. Unfortunately for us, it's neither Larry Silverstein's job or fancy to use his property and his billions of dollars to create a spiritual tome of freedom that satisfies bloggers. He's got a business to run, and thankfully the building is pretty clean and modest. A couple of the other WTC towers are really damn classy, which in totality makes the stuff down there perfectly acceptable.

I wasn't looking for a spiritual tome of freedom (not sure what that would look like...). My understanding is that most of the security constraints are around the base of the building which implies that there was probably freedom to be more adventurous above that. It's not an ugly building (except for the spire), but it doesn't anchor the skyline like the twin towers did, IMO. A wasted opportunity, but perhaps the stakeholders made it impossible to do much more.
post #2354 of 3510
What sort of adventure were you looking for ?
post #2355 of 3510
That's a fair question, but I'm not sure I can answer it.
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