The Architecture Thread

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

  1. GlenCoe

    GlenCoe Senior member

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    Nice. Where did you find that pic of the last place you posted? The haunted looking place.

    I don't have any info for that building, sorry. I am very curious about it too.
     


  2. StephenHero

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    awesome! that's a new building or a renovation?

    It's a renovation of a vacant wine cellar in Bilbao.
     


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    sipang Senior member

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    Sorry to ask this again, but does anybody have any info on this place? I tried checking the picture properties to no avail.


    That's the church Notre Dame of Royan in France (completed in 1958). The original church and much of Royan were destroyed by bombings during WW2, allowing for an almost complete rebuilding of the town with a pretty heavy modernist bent.
     


  4. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    ^ OMG well, churches built by atheists will look like that- triste, ugly, depressing...noone would want to celebrate mass in such a structure and that is exactly what its architects seemed to have in mind when designing it (if they had anything in mind at all).
     


  5. guitarpkr76

    guitarpkr76 Senior member

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    That's the church Notre Dame of Royan in France (completed in 1958). The original church and much of Royan were destroyed by bombings during WW2, allowing for an almost complete rebuilding of the town with a pretty heavy modernist bent.

    Thanks for the info. I'm guessing there's a little photoshop action in this pic.
     


  6. jellywerker

    jellywerker Well-Known Member

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    Here's more Pawson. [...]
    Chelsea House

    [​IMG]


    I know this post is fairly old, but I wanted to chime in and say that I absolutely love this. I think it is absolutely, utterly fantastic.

    I don't know much about architecture (yet) but I just love how it echoes older designs yet remains steadfastly modern, without looking tacky like so many other architectural reproductions and homages.
     


  7. StephenHero

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    Speaking of John Pawson, I think he is the only architect who has written a cookbook for the people eating meals in his architecture.

    [​IMG]
     


  8. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    didn't Frank Lloyd Wright design the clothing for people to wear in one of his buildings?
     


  9. StephenHero

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    I've heard he did some dress designs, but I've never seen them.
     


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    I know that he designed furniture for his buildings and forced the occupants to use them.
     


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  12. jellywerker

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    @Pinhas: probably here

    That he forced people to use his furniture is interesting, and fairly ballsy I'd say.
     


  13. GlenCoe

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  14. runner-guy

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    Just a few of Detroit's beautiful architecture masterpieces.

    Michigan Central Depot (beautiful building but abandoned for decades)
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    Wayne County Courthouse
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    Fisher Building
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  15. StephenHero

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    Six competition proposals for the Victoria & Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland. #1 Sutherland Hussey from Scotland [​IMG] #2 REX Architects from the U.S. [​IMG] #3 Snohetta from Denmark [​IMG] #4 Kengo Kuma of Japan [​IMG] #5 Delugan Meissl Associated Architects from Germany [​IMG] #6 Steven Holl of the U.S. [​IMG]
     


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