The Architecture Thread

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    It's in Santa Barbara. He'll live.

    being born and raised on the east coast, we become jaded by the presence of insects in conjunction with the presence of trees and nature.
     
  2. StephenHero

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    Oh know!

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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    this wouldn't be the first H&dM building where the cost to build turns outrageous
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    Disney Hall went from $50M to $250M over its design lifetime but a 10x factor sounds ridiculous.

    --Andre
     
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    [​IMG] would occupy
     
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    [​IMG]

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    considering the 25M pricetag they could have put in floor to ceiling windows
     
  7. StephenHero

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    The world's newest unnecessarily stupid and obnoxious building.

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    Beehive building FTL
     
  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    somebody was thinking ahead when they placed the trash can directly next to the bench that faces the front of the building
     
  10. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/cult...10/07/sfm.html

    They designed this remarkable concert hall in Oslo:

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    --Andre
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    teh GF speaks quite highly of Snohetta, it's good to see more projects come from their office
     
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    Reggs Senior member

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    considering the 25M pricetag they could have put in floor to ceiling windows

    Not everyone wants to get a sunburn sitting in their living room.
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    According to TFA, this is Snohetta's 1st west coast project. They're doing something for the WTC memorial already, as well as a few other things on the east coast.

    --Andre
     
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    I can't see how this is anything but dumb. Most of these major young firms are struggling to remain fully staffed after ballooning their offices in the pre-recession starchitecture bubble. If you have a competition for a half billion dollar project @5-10% commission, you're going to get everyone's best proposal and you give each firm's project team at least two-three months of wages and work. Unless you specifically have an A+ list architect in mind (H&deM, Gehry, OMA, Zumthor, Renzo, Hadid, or Holl) why wouldn't you just let all five or six go at it in a competition to give yourself some options? You can still rig it anyway. Snohetta is a quality firm, but they're definitely not immune from an underwhelming scheme, and most of their portfolio is circulation-intensive infrastructure or high rises, something an art museum is definitely not.
     
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    Copenhagen Opera House was really neat. Getting there you have to drive through this old industrial-ish neighborhood which is cool as well. At night it has this really warm and inviting glow to it which makes you excited to spend a few hours there. Considering the nighttime temps and wind coming off the water, this is very important.

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