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The Architecture Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Connemara, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I like the Coleraine house, but I thought it was worth looking at. The mesh could have worked, but it seems like they lost their nerve halfway through.
     
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    Not sure is they still allow it, but we used to hang out at the breakwall of the RC Harris plant at night. It was a good place to take a chick.

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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.
     
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    I spent about 9 years in TO and lived in the Beaches for a few of those.

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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.
     
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    you're probably not taking into consideration things like topography of the site and maximizing building space, light, views, etc.
     
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  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  11. Hayward

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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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  12. UnnamedPlayer

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    looks like shit.
     
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    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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    You're doing the lord's work. Keep out the Heros.
     
  15. sugarbutch

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    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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    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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  18. Hayward

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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/

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    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 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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