The Architecture Thread

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

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    You may get a laugh out of this if you have not seen it already.

    http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Le_Corbusier

    In a very broad stroke of an opinion, many of the early modernists seemed to do their most useable work prior to the work that most accurately represented their ideals. The modern architects that followed seemed to take this into their work applying a more human approach.

    For instance in the case of Mies Van Der Rohe, I very much enjoy Haus Esters and Haus Lange. While Farnsworth house is a purer example of his ideals, it seems just a bit too distilled for my taste. I also like Tagendhat but find it difficult to compare a large villa with a weekend home like Farnsworth.
     
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  2. meister

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    Thanks Stephen QED!
     
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    This discussion over Le Corbusier reminded me of this:
     
  4. StephenHero

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    A single photo of Peter Zumthor's LACMA design has been released.

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  5. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Hmmm...
     
  6. SkinnyGoomba

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    I'm sure it will be awesome, his previous work is amazing.
     
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    i'm a big fan of the buildings he does that aren't intended to be populated by many people at a given time. I couldn't tell you about buildings that are intended to be occupied by a lot of people.
     
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    Hmm, somehow I've overlooked this thread, or being steeped in architecture on a daily never thought to search for it (here).

    There's some pretty strong opinions on some pretty accomplished architects; I'm assuming that the weight of these opinions is born on the shoulders of their holders own accomplishments so I'll ask a general question; are you all (in the industry) largely anonymous on here or do you divulge your identify and work to give context to our naturally biased opinions?
     
  9. StephenHero

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    Peter and Allison Smithson
    Robin Hood Gardens
    London, UK
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  10. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I'm sure there's a diss in there somewhere, but I can't quite tease it out.
     
  11. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Robin Hood gardens is a failure of brutalist architecture.

    Evilwagon, one can look at these sort of things objectively. What do you disagree with?
     
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    Can you?




    Looks like a good option for the next 70's tower block to be demolished in London.
     
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    Cluny House
    Guz Architects
    Singapore
    2011


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    Would love to see that house abandoned and beautifully overgrown.

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    I don't necessarily agree or disagree with anything that's been said. Just curious if the people dogmatically espousing their viewpoint work in the industry and if so, do so behind a veil of anonymity or overtly in the context of their own work.
     

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