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The Architecture Thread

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

  1. ramuman

    ramuman Distinguished Member

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    So Norman Foster is rumored to be the designer of Apple's new corporate HQ: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...ew_campus.html --Andre
    I'm surprised they're not using Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. BCJ has done most of the Apple flagship stores and Steve Jobs' new home. BCJ also designed the office and lab I work in about half the time: [​IMG] The interior of which is an eyesore in many places (the yellow interior lighting is because that portion of the building is a cleanroom with UV sensitive chemicals): [​IMG] ...in an otherwise very pleasant group of five buildings: [​IMG]
     


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    Go Jackets! Is that the new(ish) nanotechnology building? I'm a Tech alum and worked in a lab in the IBB for a couple of years, back when all of those new buildings (other than the Ford bldg) were under construction. I've always wondered how those turned out.
     


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    Go Jackets! Is that the new(ish) nanotechnology building? I'm a Tech alum and worked in a lab in the IBB for a couple of years, back when all of those new buildings (other than the Ford bldg) were under construction. I've always wondered how those turned out.
    Good eye. The Marcus building opened up in October of 2008 but has really ramped up over just the last year. My other lab is actually in IBB/Parker Pettit (the Joan Crawford Robinson lab on the third floor of Pettit). It's cool that in about the last 10 years, Klauss for comp sci, M for biochem, Marcus for nanotech, and Pettit for bio have all really come along.
     


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    Frank left his newest building in the microwave a bit too long. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I think that's kind of cool, and I hate modern architecture. Better than a glass tower.
     


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    The gift shop in Disney Hall sells these paperweights that look like crumpled pieces of paper:

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    They're called "Architect Paperweights".

    --Andre
     


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    Those model-making skills are truly respectable, regardless of your thoughts on the design.

    Personally, I like the reverse side of the building more than the brick.

    [​IMG]
     


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    They're made by a computerized router and laser cutting laminator. The only part done by hand is gluing it together.
     


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    They're made by a computerized router and laser cutting laminator. The only part done by hand is gluing it together.
    lame. at the firm i used to work at they improv'd everything with some really beautiful and creative results. also lame: brad pitt apparently hangs out at gehry's studio and asks everybody irritating simpleton questions while stroking his chin because he fancies himself an armchair senior architect
     


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    I want this house.

    Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Designed by Todd Saunders.

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    ^ Looks like something Bose would try to patent.
     


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