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post #46 of 78
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One more time and I'm not bringing the "for her pleasure" rubbers for our next encounter.
Mon dieu! THow am I supposed to get to feelin' good papi?
post #47 of 78
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Some Canadian Brutalism:








Some more Canadian brutalism. All over campus.



http://farm1.static.flickr.com/146/4...c652d5.jpg?v=0
post #48 of 78
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There a bunch of new condo buildings going up in Austin. This, The Crescent, is the ugliest.
post #49 of 78
That's disgraceful.
post #50 of 78
Was The Crescent based off set design in some dystopic future movie, about the need to live in a prison bunker in urban settings?
post #51 of 78
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There a bunch of new condo buildings going up in Austin. This, The Crescent, is the ugliest.

I was just in Austin... there is a ton of shit around like that. Architecturally I wasn't overly impressed with the city besides the Driskill and the capitol.
post #52 of 78
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You don't like the Frost Tower?
post #53 of 78
austin's catching up. i move into the spring this month. point tower FTW. http://springaustin.com/ all that shit on the east side and those new buildings on 5th can suck my ass, though.
post #54 of 78
oh, i also went to check out the nine-sixty-nine linked in the OP.

what a fucking piece of garbage. it's the cheesiest, most contrived crap i've ever seen. it's like a cult of prius owners hired their kindergarten waldorf kids to design and build houses. the funny thing is how it's RIGHT next to a normal, old-ass, run-down neighborhood and nothing like the isolated and ideal location the site makes it out to be.
post #55 of 78
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That "house" is absolutely hideous, not to mention the entire concept is retarded. When did creating an idiotic idea become a necessity to classify something as "contemporary art/architecture"?

I have a better idea for a modern looking home. It's just 4 sticks in the ground, each at the corner points of an invisible square, then you just stand in the center.

Just shut up.
post #56 of 78
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The Spring is not bad. The AMLI is the worst: The ugly green lights ruin our skyline:
post #57 of 78
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I have noticed this trend, starting from about 5-10 years ago, of modern-looking homes that utilize heterogeneous materials and unusual shapes that I find very unattractive and overwrought. A good example is this entire development in Austin that is built in this style.

Is there a name for this type of style? Is it over-taking faux-Tuscan, or are they co-existing peacefully?

If I were to live in a modern-looking house, I would go with a more simplistic and stark design like the Philip Johnson Glass House:


I always wanted to live in a bus stop



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Originally Posted by hypersonic View Post
It is very driven by magazines like Wallpaper* -- and the whole 'lifestyle' thing.
Mid-century Modern has become the new taste of the bourgeoisie -- boxes filled with Florence knoll, Arne Jacobsen, George Nelson, and Charles and Ray Eames.


shh maffoolfan might hear you
post #58 of 78
The Glass House uses modern technology (large scale glass panes and minimal steel structure) to limit the visual obstruction between a home owner and nature. What you don't get is a suffocating faux historical revival home that is outdated in both construction technique and function (unused dining rooms, small living room etc.). Instead you get abundant sunlight that varies in tone and angles 365 days of the year with no need for artificial daylighting, a serene view of the outdoors, and a quiet machine for functional and healthy living. Or a bus stop as you comprehend. I'd take it any day over the assumed lifeless piece of shit you're probably living in.
post #59 of 78
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
The Glass House uses modern technology (large scale glass panes and minimal steel structure) to limit the visual obstruction between a home owner and nature. What you don't get is a suffocating faux historical revival home that is outdated in both construction technique and function (unused dining rooms, small living room etc.). Instead you get abundant sunlight that varies in tone and angles 365 days of the year with no need for artificial daylighting, a serene view of the outdoors, and a quiet machine for functional and healthy living. Or a bus stop as you comprehend. I'd take it any day over the assumed lifeless piece of shit you're probably living in.

lulz why so touchy, did your dad design that bus stop? You sound like you could use some serenity, take a deep breath, it will be ok

I live under a tarp, blows the bus stop out of the water in terms of visual obstruction, abundant sunlight, serene view of the outdoors, and healthy living

post #60 of 78
Your stupidity calls for derision.
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