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post #2776 of 3692
Trading SH for Hayward is like trading foie gras and truffles for the runny shit that comes out of my asshole the next day.
post #2777 of 3692
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Edited by idfnl - 2/23/14 at 5:35am
post #2778 of 3692
FFS.
post #2779 of 3692
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

FFS.

Meh. Blame it on the Port.
post #2780 of 3692
I've been working in this industry for more than 15 years and this argument takes me back to the first year of school where all of the passionate amateurs dogmatically pissed on everyone else's perspectives.
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I find little chopped up spaces to be difficult to deal with and it doesn't make for the interior I would want. The interior is what anyone who has actually committed to living in the building is going to be dealing with, so sacrificing it for the exterior design seems superficial. Simple, well proportioned and crafted of quality material is something much more enjoyable to me than 'unique'.

I agree with the general sentiment that this discussion has improved without the constant derailment. I didn't appreciate stephen's constant need to regularly insult people and hang onto a point in order to make them feel stupid, but he brought some great insight to the discussion when he was actually interested in providing it.

Most contemporary architecture has too little focus on the interior spaces, which leads to almost unlivable spaces, BIG is especially bad at this, I'm yet to see an apartment design by them I would be able to live in / enjoy.



I know a couple projects (not big), where you can't place a sofa.
Edited by Find Finn - 2/23/14 at 6:55am
post #2782 of 3692
I've noticed a bit of awkwardness even in large houses to do a normal layout of furniture.
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I had a good laugh tonight looking at project apartments, the 250sqm apartment was essentially a 110 and 140sqm combined, so according to the plan it has 2 dining areas. laugh.gif
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I had a good laugh tonight looking at project apartments, the 250sqm apartment was essentially a 110 and 140sqm combined, so according to the plan it has 2 dining areas. laugh.gif

I've always wondered why small houses, condos and apartments are often designed with two dining areas. I understand the obvious purpose in houses which can accommodate a large formal dining space and an eat in kitchen, but it seems so redundant in small places.
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Without taking sides, I would like to note that the meta discussion of SH is just as derailing as the behavior being discussed.

Further more the back slapping without merit by sanctimonious small minds is sickening.


I always thought the cube appartments in Rotterdam looked unlivable, or rather less than ideal with no real upside.

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post #2786 of 3692
^ I've seen those in real life... they're pretty ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

I've always wondered why small houses, condos and apartments are often designed with two dining areas. I understand the obvious purpose in houses which can accommodate a large formal dining space and an eat in kitchen, but it seems so redundant in small places.


It wasn't a dining nook type thing, it was to fully fledge seat 10 dining areas, which is just retarded.
post #2788 of 3692
The house in which I grew up had three dining rooms: one for daily use, the second for special occasions, and the third, which was never once used, was more like a set for a period drama. I still can't comprehend why half of the entire ground floor was made up of dining rooms.
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For an art gallery or concert hall, I can accept, even embrace, Gehry's style -- sculpture as architecture works in that context. But for a residential tower it just doesn't work: everything is compromised by the radical form.

I think 8 Spruce shows that his treatment for the squat institutional buildings and the tall tower is very different. I think he can do both, and I'm hoping he can, as the Mirvish project looks like 3 different 80+ story towers of an 8 Spruce style, rising from a large Fondation Louis Vuitton style podium.
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

I've always wondered why small houses, condos and apartments are often designed with two dining areas. I understand the obvious purpose in houses which can accommodate a large formal dining space and an eat in kitchen, but it seems so redundant in small places.

Sqm not sqf, 250 isn't small by any means.
Apart from that, an apartment with a family and a formal dining room is ridiculous.
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