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The Architecture Thread

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

  1. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

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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.
    Absolutely wonderful -- I sometimes feel that the genius of some of the Art Nouveau architects is often overlooked in the history of Modern architecture -- there is so much emphasis placed on the Bauhaus, Le Corbusier, and the like, that we often fail to appreciate the extraordinarily innovative and complex marriage of form/art and structure of some of this Art Nouveau architecture.
     


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  3. spertia

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    Concrete house in Portugal:

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  4. LabelKing

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    This is quite nice.
     


  5. unpainted huffheinz

    unpainted huffheinz Senior member

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

    It is a garage and storage space with an office on the second floor. I worked in another Gluck designed building near that one that is a poolhouse built into the side of a hill.
     


  6. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    To contribute, how about some art nouveau:

    victor horta
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    I am a huge fan of Horta (and Gaudi). Mrs. 808 and I went to Belgium in the fall and spent a great deal of time looking at his architecture. We even got to see the inside of the Van Eetvelde house which is privately owned. And we toured Horta's house and studio. Both are just amazing examples of Horta's work. Stunning. To replicate them now would just cost a fortune. Tiffany stained glass, intricate iron work.

    And we spent our Honeymoon in Barcelona seeing all the Gaudi architecture.

    The Maison Cauchie (sp?)in Brussels is a great example of the Vienna Successionist movement with its sgraffiti. Vienna is next on our list of architecture cities.

    Let me get some photos posted.

    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.

    I'm not sure he was poor, but he was a recluse I think. He was hit by some construction materials at the Sagrada Familia site and stumbled into the street and was hit by a passing cart or something. No one recognized him and left him there thinking he was a begger (nice) and he died later at a hospital. I think that's how the story goes.

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  7. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Most of you guys like really ugly architecture.
     


  8. robin

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    Most of you guys like really ugly architecture.
    At least no one has linked to the Seattle Public Library.
     


  9. aragon765

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    Most of you guys may actually know something about architecture.

    FTFY... [​IMG]
     


  10. poppies

    poppies Well-Known Member

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    At least no one has linked to the Seattle Public Library.

    I'm not much of a koolhaas fan but I like what I've seen and read about it

    guessing you were probably pretty happy to hear that the tvcc in beijing burned down
     


  11. robin

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    guessing you were probably pretty happy to hear that the tvcc in beijing burned down
    The fire made it much better, yes.
     


  12. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Who thought this was a good idea?
     


  13. poppies

    poppies Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Who thought this was a good idea?


    I do. There's a lot more thought behind it than you might think. There's alot of programmatic innovations and interesting use of signage. Granted this is all based on what I've read and seen online:

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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/new.../architecture/ (another diagram of layout)
    http://www.spl.org/lfa/central/oma/O...1299/page2.htm (OMA's original proposal; might seem a bit pretentious, depends on how you feel about architectural writing)

    And regardless of what you think of the exterior, I think most people will enjoy seeing the interior

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    just look at that escalator!

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  14. robin

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    Bullshit, go actually try and work in there. It's a complete failure of a library. You'll need those architecture drawings to use as a map to find your way inside, btw.
     


  15. poppies

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    I thought the signage was supposed to be a big help to navigation so that you didn't need the map? Anyway like I said all I've never actually been there, so if you have first hand experience I can't argue with that.
     


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