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post #451 of 2974
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
Diller and Scofidio's latest project (Lincoln center) isn't exactly striking a wonderful chord with many, however. And I don't mean just the public.
Their museum in Boston is a big hit and they have been as or more involved in the art community than any other living architects. I'm not sure Lincoln Center is enough to damage that reputation no matter how underwhelming it is. I don't really have an opinion on it. It was still under construction when I last saw it, but they were working with really tough conditions on Avery Fisher Hall. There is only like 18" or so of space from the hall's structural shell to the inside veneer. Their only choice was what material they wanted to use for the interior. It's made from the wood of a single tree in Africa (I think) that was laser cut in a continuous sheet of "wallpaper." There's a good Charlie Rose segment on it. @1'00" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bLAnxlAUuY
post #452 of 2974
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Originally Posted by A Y View Post
It will be nice to see something other than Gehry (and I like what he's done for the most part) downtown.


--Andre

I just noticed the site will be right next door to the Disney Hall. I wouldn't expect the design attempt to one-up Gehry as the focal point of the block, so I'll predict a K+S winning entry.
post #453 of 2974
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Early this year the Los Angeles architect Thom Mayne began working on a design for the downtown site at Mr. Broad's request. Then in early April, after that plan was abandoned, Mr. Broad initiated a secret competition among six architecture teams, all of whom were asked to sign confidentiality agreements, for the same site. The teams "” from the offices of Rem Koolhaas; Diller Scofidio & Renfro; Christian de Portzamparc; Sanaa; Foreign Office Architects; and Herzog & de Meuron "” presented their designs to a competition jury last week.

According to two of the sources, the jury recommended the schemes by Diller Scofido & Renfro and Mr. Koolhaas, and Mr. Broad could make a final choice as early as this week.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/ar...tml?ref=design
post #454 of 2974
This is a remarkable structure. Are the rods Plexiglas of fiberglass?

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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
Thomas Heatherwick's UK paviliion at the Shanghai Expo '10. There are 60,000 fiberglass rods containing seeds from different plants.
post #455 of 2974
This may have been listed already, but Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright is still one of the coolest houses ever.

post #456 of 2974
Some architecturally interesting furniture...

Breathing Chair





Flexiblelove couch



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post #457 of 2974
Skyscrapers on hold:

post #458 of 2974
Simply breathtaking.

post #459 of 2974
^ do you have more of this?
post #460 of 2974
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Originally Posted by swaggerisaliability View Post
Simply breathtaking.


Architect: Richard Meyer
Douglas House, 1971-73
Harbor Springs Michigan


A few pics to be found on Google.
post #461 of 2974
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
Bigtimer list. I suspect it's in all likelihood a three horse race between H&dM, D&S+R, and K+S with an emphasis on the last two.
Pretty good guess:
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Eli Broad wants the New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design his art museum on Bunker Hill, according to several sources. The sources, all of whom asked to remain anonymous, citing the confidentiality of the private architectural competition Broad has been overseeing for the museum, said the billionaire philanthropist had indicated that he favored the firm after hearing pitches late last month from six of the leading architecture offices in the world. One of its founders, Elizabeth Diller, was reportedly due to arrive in Los Angeles on Monday evening for meetings with Broad.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...,2823882.story BTW, why do architects like "+" in their firms' names so much? It would be even more minimalistic if they left it out. --Andre
post #462 of 2974
I hope the all the schemes get published.
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De Stijl anyone?
post #465 of 2974
de Stijl is the most absurd artistic philosophy since the Snuff Porn Manifesto.
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