The Architecture Thread

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  1. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    People with expensive lives don't read books.
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    I guess this is sort of like the top 100 restaurants thread, but here goes. Vanity Fair poaled 52 architects and critics to name their top buildings, and Gehry's Guggenheim in Bilbao came out on top:

    http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/fe...-survey-201008

    Interesting too are Gehry's own votes:

    Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium, Beijing (Herzog & de Meuron)
    CCTV Building, Beijing (Rem Koolhaas/O.M.A.)
    Church of Santa Maria, Marco de Canavezes, Portugal (Alvaro Siza Vieira)
    Cartier Foundation, Paris (Jean Nouvel)
    MAXXI Museum, Rome (Zaha Hadid)

    --Andre
     
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    Besides all the architects nominating themselves, killer article. [​IMG] I'd go with this: Frank Gehry -Bilbao Guggenheim Peter Zumthor- Thermal Vals Tadao Ando- Church of the Light Zaha Hadid- Phaeno Science Center Rem Koolhaas- CCTV building 21st Herzog & de Meuron- Bird's Nest James Stirling's Neue Staatsgalerie is undoubtedly up there as one of the most important buildings, but I couldn't list it out of principle even though it's in every single textbook on post-war architecture. I like the ISS nomination. I'm surprised Fay Jones' Thorncrown Chapel didn't get more nominations.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I nominate the structural engineers behind the CCTV building. They did arguably far more work than REM. Them, and perhaps Ole.
     
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    Besides all the architects nominating themselves, killer article. [​IMG] I'd go with this:


    Did you major in something art related? Or is it just an interest of yours?
     
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    On my better days I'm an architect. Otherwise, I work in an architecture office.
     
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    The thermal baths are fucking amazing.
     
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    The thermal baths are fucking amazing.

    I saw pics from teh GF's trip there ... and I can concur that they are indeed amazing in pictures. I imagine real life would be incredible.
     
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    On my better days I'm an architect. Otherwise, I work in an architecture office.

    Awesome, you always seem to know your shit. I enjoy reading your posts about art.
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    Besides all the architects nominating themselves, killer article. [​IMG]

    This is a funny quote from the article:

    I didn't know his peers were such asses.

    --Andre
     
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    thanks for that SH! to my untrained eye i like that koolhaas fellow.
     
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    The guy that put this together was on Charlie Rose on Thursday. He does a really good job of connecting the dots and tying the loose ends together. http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11098
    Can anyone explain to the ignorant (me) what this guy means (at about 9 minute mark) when he says that Gerhy solved the problem of the 20th century, that modernism failed. Post-modernism was supposed to solve the problem, and it failed too. Apparently it looked cheap. Please remember that I prefer the Beaux-Arts, which seems unpopular on the forum. He throw out getting a particular type of building was "like going to London and getting an Anderson & Sheppard bespoke suit" line.
     

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