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The Architecture Thread

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

  1. sugarbutch

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    Personally, I wouldn't want to live in an apartment that has what appears to be translucent cladding over most of the windows. I'd like to you, you know, actually have a view if the building's position allows it.
     
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    I like this house from the perspective of a weekend get away. I do like the fact that it is wide open inside and the material and layout choices appear clean to me. So you can add your own preferences with the furniture. Stair design does not bother me either and I do not find it gimmicky. As is (Without the current furniture),it has a certain serene quality to me. Understated.

    Not sure if I agree with the comment of it only having small windows but the window configuration can be improved (Unless there is a reason for the way they are and are placed).
     
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    Reminds me of how I hate when people say 'Asian food'. (No one says 'European food, they say Italian or French, or Spanish')
     
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    Arabic then and yes.
     
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    Are you seriously trying to compare an actual 3000 year old language spoken by 300 million people, to people to who call Korean food, asian food, you can't be that ignorant can you.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language
     
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    It's actually kind of similar. Levantine, Egyptian, and Maghrebi are about as different as French, Spanish, and Italian.
     
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    I have a feeling you haven't read the articles that I linked to, as there's talk about 1 countries sovereign wealth fund (Qatar) buying up 3% of all London real estate totaling around $100 billion plus a couple of UAE investment funds investing in the city as well, so it doesn't really matter, which dialect they speak in Egypt. Let's have a talk about dialects because thats what's really intersting in the Architecture thread, the influence these investments will have on british architecture and the London cityscape.
     
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    There's no peace in me only rain and fireworks fueled rage.
     
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    Have a walk down Edgware Road then, and revel in the sight of hookah smokers shivering in the cold sidewalk seats due to the indoor smoking laws.

    i think the real question is how soon do the Chinese and Russians catch up...
     
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    The Russian's and Chinese already have a strong presence in London, but their investments are spread out over single individuals/businesses and smaller portfolios and not as a single portfolio like the Qatari, who own the Olympic Village, The Shard and Harrods.
     
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    Tetris house
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    Nice, very cool house.
     
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    Is it a new thing to photograph buildings with the blurry, in-motion, addition of a person walking?
     
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    That has been a thing for years and you need the long exposure time for night shots.
     
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    Very impressive! Although the lack of railings makes me wonder what kind of building laws they have.
     

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