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post #2446 of 3438
I know, right? Just let those little fuckers plummet to their deaths!
post #2447 of 3438
Or don't have kids, its cheaper and you don't have to wake up in middle of the night.
post #2448 of 3438
Lulz @ the architect ever allowing a child to inhabit that dwelling. I'm sure there's a deed restriction stating no child, geezer, fattie, or poorly dressed person ever be allowed to live there.
post #2449 of 3438
Alfa perfection (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

As a kid, we had - besides the Bertone 2000 - an Alfasud, one or two Alfettas and an Alfa Giulia that looked something like this, but was also red:

 

 

 

What?:facepalm: When did this threat become more interesting than "Cars We Drive"? :) 

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

As a kid, we had - besides the Bertone 2000 - an Alfasud, one or two Alfettas and an Alfa Giulia that looked something like this, but was also red:


Hmmmm, a shitbox that actually looks like a box.
post #2451 of 3438
Kere Architecture
Gando Library,
Gando, Burkina Faso
2013






















post #2452 of 3438
Will the books be honest (on the floor) or will they dishonestly employ the Dewey Decimal system?
post #2453 of 3438
I don't think the library's going to have any books, for fear of getting them damaged while being read. The preliminary plan is to photoshop them in whenever they wish to publish the project.
post #2454 of 3438
Very sensible.
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João Luís Carrilho da Graça
St. Antonio's Church
Portalegre, Portugal
2008


























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MA- Style Architects
Green Edge House
Shizuoka, Japan
2013




Stepping on pointy rocks to get at my clothes for work at 5:30 am doesn't appeal.
post #2457 of 3438
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Do not get the love for houses that look like cell blocks in a medium security prison.

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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

I think it would be very conductive to a good collection of art. It seems to me that most structures that very subtle in material choice, wind up with dramatic artwork. Leads me to believe that they are most often commissioned with that in mind, and I judge them with this consideration.

If it were to continue to exist like the above, I would find fault with the owner, rather than the architect.

Art collections might look nice, but I can't understand what makes living in that cement box something people would desire. I'm with Fang.


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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

It's hard for me to say how much I like it because it's hard to perceive how much light gets in there. The top floor's patio design seems overly private. I don't need that wall blocking the street. But I find the interior detailing refreshing. It's one of the few houses that's bare and austere enough to sensibly accommodate a bunch of crap inside it if a person wished. The precise board-forming of the walls creates a really great texture when light travels through from the back windows; far better than a flat plaster render. The stairs have a great proportion, and it's one of the least "plywoody" applications of plywood millwork I've seen recently.


That Lisbon house seems completely unlivable. I don't relate to people finding that sterility appealing. I just can't imagine coming home to that gray house after a long day of work to unwind. That goes for much of the recent features from SH. Those spaces make for striking photos but I don't see a way to be comfortable in them.
post #2458 of 3438
These projects also drive toward a goal, they accomplish something for the architect and the client that includes using the material in this fashion. They may be a vacation home, they may be in a very often hot environment, ect.

For instance, it felt great to be in marble buildings in Rome in the heat, but the same is not true in NJ in the winter.

When you are commissioning something that is a 2nd or 3rd home you can get a little more creative with the choices, because it may be a juxtaposition to your current situation.
post #2459 of 3438
Ugh. The infection is here.
post #2460 of 3438
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

These projects also drive toward a goal, they accomplish something for the architect and the client that includes using the material in this fashion. They may be a vacation home, they may be in a very often hot environment, ect.

For instance, it felt great to be in marble buildings in Rome in the heat, but the same is not true in NJ in the winter.

When you are commissioning something that is a 2nd or 3rd home you can get a little more creative with the choices, because it may be a juxtaposition to your current situation.

I understand, its the same with most things... you stretch out a bit once you establish a baseline. That said, I wouldn't envision that for myself as even a 4th or 5th home. I like a few of the design elements, etc, but its not a livable space for my taste.
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