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The Architecture Thread

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

  1. Girardian

    Girardian Senior member

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    What is the purpose of this building? Looks almost like a hangar for small aircraft.

    (For those following this discussion, you have to click on the "inverted building" link of photos.)

    The text below the photos suggests it started as a "barn project," which may be why the extended garage features a tractor at one end.

    Very interesting set up and interesting house. I'd like to see more photos of the interior in addition to the mandatory (given the hosting website) photos of the copper (which I like).
     


  2. michaeljkrell

    michaeljkrell Senior member

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    I was lucky enough to visit Case Study #22 when my wife was in grad school for architecture at UCLA. Loved it.

    That's awesome. I really loved reading about this life and interaction with all those great architects.
     


  3. George

    George Senior member

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  4. George

    George Senior member

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    Dulwich Art gallery, whilst not residential, well, not unless you're a painting that is. Designed by Sir John Soane RA. This building set the example for all future art gallaries. Simple interlocking rooms, overhead skylights to bathe the art in natural light. Soane also turned his home in London into a architectural laboratory. It's now a museum dedicated too his foresight and genius, well worth a visit for any budding architect or architectural groupie. Highly recommended.

    http://www.soane.org/
     


  5. George

    George Senior member

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  6. JetBlast

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    Of course I have to post the obligatory airport porn [​IMG] however it is truly my favorite building on earth. Unfortunately Photobucket is acting up so I can't use some of my own shots that I believe capture the life of the building. It may be more because of the memories of good times I've had here but I find the physical structure to be architecturally notable.

    Saarinen's terminal at Dulles Airport, Virginia:
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    Also of note just up the airport access road is the interesting Gannett/USA Today headquarters:
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  7. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    I don't think we really have this anywhere. There's a "Favorite homes/estates" thread but that's more for showing off big palatial abodes.

    I'd like for people to post some of their favorite residential architecture. Doesn't matter what school, what style, where, etc.


    In no particular order:

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    Personally, I would love to live in a pale yellow or purple house.
     


  8. poppies

    poppies Well-Known Member

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    This gem was recently featured in the NYT. A cinder-block home in the southern Idaho mountains.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/garden/08idaho.html


    While I do like this house, you could put almost any kind of modernist box and it would look pretty damn good just because the setting is so beautiful.

    To contribute, how about some art nouveau:

    victor horta
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    hector guimard
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    and of course gaudi (though some would say he's so unique he shouldn't even be lumped in with art nouveau)
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  9. George

    George Senior member

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  10. George

    George Senior member

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    While I do like this house, you could put almost any kind of modernist box and it would look pretty damn good just because the setting is so beautiful.

    To contribute, how about some art nouveau:

    victor horta
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    hector guimard
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    and of course gaudi (though some would say he's so unique he shouldn't even be lumped in with art nouveau)
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    I very much like Horta's work, thanks for posting. Gaudi's work not so much, but nethertheless, he was interesting. Gaudi also died in poverty if I remember correctly.
     


  11. George

    George Senior member

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    Doge's palace in Venice...

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  12. spertia

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    I like this house in Malibu by Steve Kent:

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  13. spertia

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    This place is killer -- located in Austria:

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  14. hypersonic

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    ^ I like that very much [​IMG]
     


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    Brutalist house:

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