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In other news, it's time to move to Detroit. 

 

http://www.residentialarchitect.com/architecture/another-mies-van-der-rohe-detroit-townhouse-hits-the-market_o.aspx?dfpzone=home

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I get that a bunch of architecture is about the conversation, what has gone before and a bunch of other constraints (like cost), but I can't help but think glorified trailer home every time I see a rectangle shaped house.

The one hanging out over the ledge with the swing underneath being a perfect example.

So few of these homes seem to take advantage of the places where they are built.

you're probably not taking into consideration things like topography of the site and maximizing building space, light, views, etc.
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I'm starting a petition to bring back @StephenHero
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What? You don't like my posts? Not esoteric enough for you? I should be offended, but you're probably right.
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I like your posts, but I sure as hell don't like Hayward's.
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Well, it just so happens that the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at LSE, images of which I contributed to this thread a while back to little notice or outright scorn, was just named Building of the Year by RIBA London. Here's a walk through:
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Well, it just so happens that the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at LSE, images of which I contributed to this thread a while back to little notice or outright scorn, was just named Building of the Year by RIBA London. Here's a walk through:

looks like shit.

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Well, it just so happens that the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at LSE, images of which I contributed to this thread a while back to little notice or outright scorn, was just named Building of the Year by RIBA London. Here's a walk through:

You need to work on the internal consistency of your butthurt whining. Being overlooked and being outright scorned are very different things.
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What? You don't like my posts? Not esoteric enough for you? I should be offended, but you're probably right.

You're doing the lord's work. Keep out the Heros.
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Well, it just so happens that the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at LSE, images of which I contributed to this thread a while back to little notice or outright scorn, was just named Building of the Year by RIBA London. Here's a walk through:

Thoughts:

  • I wish I could fly/hover
  • I wish I could dematerialize and go through walls and stuff
  • Those ghosts stand in some uncomfortable looking positions
  • That one ghost doing crunches in the fitness center is clearly doing meth
  • Ghost dance parties are strange
  • I don't like lyrical walls
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yeah the ghost dancers gave me the creeps
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What? You don't like my posts? Not esoteric enough for you? I should be offended, but you're probably right.

You're keeping this thread alive.

I was talking about Hayward since it seems to be a choice between him and SH.
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And who is making that choice necessary?

Here is an interesting project in Tokyo. An income property for a retired couple with a companion rental apartment as well as rental parking. Nondescript on the outside, but inside:

http://www.ilikearchitecture.net/2014/04/asakusa-apartment-panda/










The goal of architecture should be to provide a free choice of living formats, not forced ones. There's more to it than a singular vision of vanity houses.
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You grew up locally lefty?

It was a favorite spot for high school conquests of all types, wether it was women, booze or I found a bunch of .22 casing a few times out on that pier. They locked down the security during desert storm and again during the Iraq/Afghanistan invasions, I was told they canceled public tours as of. 2001 which is a shame as those photos don't do it justice.

 

You can sometimes get in during 'Doors Open Toronto' events, which happen every summer; the RCH just isn't always on the slate.  Lovely spot to visit, but much less congenial to late-night drop-ins now.

 

The filtration rooms were always my favourite spots: absolutely placid.

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