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The Architecture Thread

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

  1. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    I think it's a general rule for everyone that you'll never want to live someplace where you can't shit comfortably.
     
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  2. Hayward

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    If I were to live in one of these units I'd plaster the exposed concrete entirely and do grasscloth on at least one wall.
     
  3. HORNS

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    I'd whittle out some knee notches.
     
  4. otc

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    My recollection of the unit I have been in is that none of the walls were concrete, only the ceiling.

    I know that some other 2BR units in the building didn't have full-height walls on both bedrooms, so it may have been that the owner covered the concrete at the same time that they were building the walls up to full height (nobody wants to rent a 2BR where one BR isn't isolated from the noise in the living space).

    edit: no, looks like their unit always was low-concrete. This is the stock living space from their floorplan website:
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    Really just in a poor location though. Kind of a backwards corner of the loop, down the street from the prison, no food nearby except lunch places that close at night, etc.
     
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  5. Hayward

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    I wonder if the zoning around the plot would allow for redevelopment; incentivize a market, some sundries stores, restaurants etc. you'd think that would've started by now.
     
  6. sugarbutch

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  7. otc

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    I think it was already zoned for it, there just isn't the population to support anything staying open after 6. The Loop pretty much dies at night, and that is the least populated corner of the loop (butting up into the intersection of major highways and rail lines, and unlike the hancock, the sears tower isn't part residential). It is a more interesting building than the crap they have been building over by the lake in the south loop...but those buildings at least benefit from a better location (though it is still a pretty bland neighborhood).

    Lot of talk lately of them restarting construction on the Calatrava Spire though...
     
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  8. Hayward

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    Hope the insurance pays out.

    I was actually discussing with a colleague today the whole housing debacle situation San Francisco. Like of course everyone else's. A thought that came to both of our minds was why isn't anyone talking about putting high density housing where Candlestick Park and the Cow Palace are right now? You could make 6000 highly livable units, create incentive to redevelop the streets around the two spaces, and not displace anybody currently in the neighborhood.

    I have my own theories as to why this is, which make my blood boil.
     
  9. sugarbutch

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    Both sites would be great for high-density development, but I wonder how long it would take for the retail to find takers. They'd definitely need to get a supermarket to anchor each development.
     
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    No to particle board walls.
     
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    I agree, this is very impressive. There was a Ted talk about doing a skyscraper in wood.
     
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    Or chinese immigrants.
     
  13. mbaum

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    Still no SH? Come on, man, don't be a sour puss, come back. You are funny and got taste. A good bulletin board needs 1) strong opinions an 2) folks that can credibly back it up.

    Good job, Sugarbutch, for digging out some nice stuff.

    Mike
     
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  14. lawyerdad

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    Nice view, though.
     
  15. Journeyman

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    A house in Wales, in the UK, built on the site of a disused quarry:

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    I am an architect that has made my living in the land of shiny things (the Middle East) but love things that are touch by someone with a love of history and material.

    A couple of years ago we rented a house in Girona, Spain it was a renovation done by an architect from Barcelona and it is one of the most spectacular homes I've ever been in.

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  17. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    MOAR BIGGER PICTURES. kthnxbai
     
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    The past two houses are very cool, IMO.
     
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