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post #106 of 374
What kind of windows go into office towers that are basically all windows? Can such windows be used in houses?
post #107 of 374
The newest technology is fritted glass that uses small ceramic dots that are bonded to the glass that reflect heat and varying degrees of sunlight away from the building. It's better looking, more environmentally friendly, and easier to see through than tinted glass. On a high rise it's not even noticeable. On a house the better option is triple pane glass which can have pockets of gases between them to provide insulation.
post #108 of 374
Thanks, SH! Do you happen to know a good book on passive construction?
post #109 of 374
This book is a very good overview of all green building principles, passive solar included. It's written for architects but very accessible. Most of this information is really easy to understand anyway.

post #110 of 374
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Yeah - da Vinci and Mozart sucked too

Well, neither none of us will be around 200 years from now to see if van der Rohe is compared to those two. Not a big fan of classical music, anyway.

Personally, I just happen to dislike austere architecture - growing up in a very rural environment, I feel more comfortable (happier, even?) surrounded by more organic materials and aesthetics.
post #111 of 374
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eyesore of Toronto's financial district.

What the hell?
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What the hell?

+1. They look like two massive, alien spaceships that suddenly landed there - totally at odds with everything around them and divorced from the landscape.
post #113 of 374
I like them, they feel ominous, oppressive, and like something IBM would make all at the same time
post #114 of 374
^^I think they look OK too. Again, look at the surrounding buildings. Much, much uglier I think.
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That looks like my balls on a Thursday morning!
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That looks like my balls on a Thursday morning!

Covered in bumps?
post #117 of 374
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That looks like my balls on a Thursday morning!

Un-used and un-loved?
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While I'll not go so far as to call it an eyesore, I do find the similarity to this striking...

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That looks like my balls on a Thursday morning!

surrounded by green growth?
post #120 of 374
I have mixed feelings about this thread. Context, originality, unapologetic creativity should all be considered. There are very few buildings I truly hate, and I am definitely more open-minded about architects I used to dislike before.
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Again, what people choose to post here gives a good indication of their own level of taste.
LEVEL of taste? How exactly? You make it sound hierarchical, as if those with excellent taste (by your definition) would appreciate and dislike the same things (well, buildings in this case) Seriously? Oh wait, this is SF. Carry on. I'm the guy with Lady Gaga in his avatar.
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