The Architecture Thread

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  1. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    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
    Where'd you hear this? I always though Gehry's office didn't appreciate that kind of thing. Only time I visited the office it was at the end of the day, and was still told if the right (or wrong, i suppose) person walked in we'd have to shut up quickly and move to a different part of the office.

    Also, regardless of the tools used for making it, I'm glad they even bothered to make a model in the first place, over a glossy rendering.
     


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    Where'd you hear this? I always though Gehry's office didn't appreciate that kind of thing. Only time I visited the office it was at the end of the day, and was still told if the right (or wrong, i suppose) person walked in we'd have to shut up quickly and move to a different part of the office. Also, regardless of the tools used for making it, I'm glad they even bothered to make a model in the first place, over a glossy rendering.
    From people who work at Gehry Partners. What firms consider renderings a substitute for models? [​IMG]
     


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    Ha, a lot I think. I think a lot of places make, or contract out, presentation models, and forget working models altogether.

    I remember someone asking morphosis if they made models, they said yeah, all the time, then handed over a 3D printed model.
     


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    Working models are the important ones, as the information they convey can actually be used and responded to. And I'm guessing the majority of all architecture firms don't use them, which is terrifying.
     


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    Working models are the important ones, as the information they convey can actually be used and responded to. And I'm guessing the majority of all architecture firms don't use them, which is terrifying.
    This post made me think of an interview with Jeffrey Inaba in which he suggested that architects create uninviting and uncomfortable homes in part because so few architects could actually afford a custom home. The projects to them are just experiments in conceptual and deconstructed aesthetics. And then your hatred of Fuuma suddenly started to make sense to me....
     


  7. gomestar

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    when my +1 and I were undergrads, I would help her make models when financial modeling became too much of a chore for my brain. It was fun to watch the lazers and spray the sand blasty thing.

    This is the extent of my contribution to this discussion.
     


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    when my +1 and I were undergrads, I would help her make models when financial modeling became too much of a chore for my brain. It was fun to watch the lazers and spray the sand blasty thing. This is the extent of my contribution to this discussion.
    what's the best wine to pair with model-making (architectural, not financial)?
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    vodka was always around.
     


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    Is there wine with caffeine in it...if so, then that.
     


  11. StephenHero

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    A few months ago Labelking tipped me off to William Stout Bookstore in San Francisco. They have a weekly email newsletter with all the new design books that are released. It's a really good resource for getting some interesting and obscure titles. I've since bought about ten books from them.

    http://www.stoutbooks.com/cgi-bin/st...cgi/index.html

    [​IMG]
     


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    pruppert Senior member

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    +1 for William Stout. Great selection of stuff you've never known existed + some stuff you just can't find anywhere else. I always write books down, hoping I can get them on Amazon, only to realize it just doesn't work like that. Beware of the Scientologists soliciting you a block down.
     


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    I have a rule with specialty bookstores like WS. If I wouldn't have known about the existence of a title without the store itself, I'll only buy it from there. If I knew about the title before I saw it at their store, but wasn't sure if I wanted until then, I'll buy it off Amazon where it's cheaper. It's worth the extra cost in de facto "finder's fees" on obscure titles to keep them in business.
     


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    i've been wanting to get this one for a while

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    I noticed that one and agree. I tried to check it out from the interlibrary loan but it was not available. I've been reading quite a bit lately. Here are some of the more interesting ones. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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