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The Architecture Thread

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

  1. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    yes it's a wonderfully powerful metaphor. Cloven hearts, cloven nature. Simplicity + depth + timelessness- in a thousand years, looking back, people will wonder.
     
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    Here's an interesting (well, to me, at least) example of residential architecture for sale near where I live - a three-story house made of 31 shipping containers, plus some additional materials.

    It's a suburban block of about 7500 square feet (700 sq m) in size, and the house is for sale for $1.5 million.

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    Definitely interesting, wonder how the architect solves the problem of heat insulation.
     
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    That house could be a PTSD trigger for a lot of vets.
     
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    Richard Robinson? Are you fucking kidding me Hayward?
     
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    House Maza / CHK arquitectura
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    Richard Rogers. My Bad.

    Personally I felt the most interesting aspect of the building is how it was built, which is why I included the link to the video. Unfortunately the video would not embed.

    Here's another one. Given that the building was just finished, more renders, I'm afraid.

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    The HSBC building in Hong Kong, designed by Sir Norman Foster back in the 1980s, was built in prefab stages. From memory, the prefab components were constructed in Britain and then shipped out to HK, where the building was assembled. It was designed to allow extra components to be attached if HSBC wanted to enlarge the building, too.
     
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    ^Now it looks like some sad dated relic from an 80's Nintendo game. There are very few skyscrapers I can think of where the architect was intelligent enough to give the building an age-less modern look; most having glaring features of whatever stupid trends were around at the time. Obviously it's also the owners' fault, but it really is one of the reasons that American and Canadian downtowns look so dated and tired.
     
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    I like the interiors; the exterior finish makes it look like it's made of lead.

    Is there a torpedo tube leading into the lap pool?
     
  14. Pliny

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    when the inevitable happens get Yayoi Kusama to redo the lap pool
     
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    I like many concrete-box interiors, but I think they need to be larger than a prison cell to come off nicely. Also, if your apartment is that size, you need to have less stuff.
     
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    I have a friend who lived there for a year or so.

    Awful location. Can't see who would want to live there.

    His place was bigger and less concrete... but I wasn't a fan of some of the overly trendy design elements and some cheapness to the interiors but it was a cool building and his north eastern corner had some sweet views
     
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    Seems like it should be cool, because they checked off the box next to 'exposed concrete', but still misses the mark. The stud walls seem so out of place to me in that space, but it could also be the way that they are done. The interior, being most exposed concrete, I would expect a little more height to the walls.
     
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    I would so live here. I have to spread my legs out, whilst shitting, than what the breadth of the walls allow, but it's a small sacrifice to pay. Overall, this place somehow makes some pleasing connection between the primitive and cortical part of my brain.
     

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