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The Architecture Thread

venessian

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Originally Posted by A Y
Gehry probably designed that pattern himself. He did it for WDCH to honor Lillian Disney who put up the initial $50M for the hall, and loved flowers. They used the pattern for the carpets as well:

--Andre

Ditto re: the Lillian Disney Memorial Fountain. She loved Delft porcelain, roses and gardening.

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Originally Posted by gomestar
better half is admiring a new John Pawson book we picked up. Apparently I'm supposed to work for one of the banks over in London so she can work at that firm.

I fully endorse this plan. You should also check out this book if you haven't. It's very similar to Plain Space. I've been giddy about it all morning.

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Originally Posted by StephenHero
I fully endorse this plan. You should also check out this book if you haven't. It's very similar to Plain Space. I've been giddy about it all morning.

noted, I'll see if I can find it locally for her (or if it's in her firm's library). Funny, on Amazon it's listed with the Pawson book for "commonly purchased together".

One of the people at her firm worked at whichever local architect Pawson used for his NYC stuff, and so I believe they got to explore the drawings for Calvin Klein's apartment (apparently he didn't want them published).
 

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Originally Posted by StephenHero
I fully endorse this plan. You should also check out this book if you haven't. It's very similar to Plain Space. I've been giddy about it all morning.
I second that emotion. To work with Pawson would be great.

Nice book!

I just picked up some Siza (Due Musei and the book by Testa), Eduardo Souto de Moura (huge monograph by Leoni and Esposito); and Gonçalo Byrne (Obras e Projectos and Carrilo de Graça) to add to my Porto/Lisbon School Holy Trinity library. Such nice work.

Why the hell are all the good Zumthor books so expensive???
 

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dammit you guys. She has the contacts and everything, it's just a matter of where be both are right now in our careers. London needs 5-6 years ... then maybe.
 

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Originally Posted by venessian

Why the hell are all the good Zumthor books so expensive???


Limited print. I think he has a philosophical aversion to publicity. I got his book on the Thermal Vals a few years ago for $150 or so and then sold it a year later for roughly the same price. It's now about $400-500, but it was a really nice book. All of the design scheming was done with colored pencils on trace paper. There is an endless catalog of all these really rough and rudimentary sketches.
 

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^^^^

damn it, she would love a book like that. Especially on the Thermal Vals, something she visited and then appropriately praised 2-3 years ago.
 

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Originally Posted by StephenHero
Limited print. I think he has a philosophical aversion to publicity. I got his book on the Thermal Vals a few years ago for $150 or so and then sold it a year later for roughly the same price. It's now about $400-500, but it was a really nice book. All of the design scheming was done with colored pencils on trace paper. There is an endless catalog of all these really rough and rudimentary sketches.

No kidding!

Peter Zumthor Works: Buildings and Projects, 1979-1997
by Peter Zumthor and Helene Binet (Hardcover - Nov 1999)
....................New from.....Used from
Hardcover....$1,804.00....$1,067.32

Peter Zumthor. Three Concepts by Peter Zumthor
(Paperback - Sep 23, 1997)
....................New from.....Used from
Paperback....$1,749.97....$1,749.96

Kunsthaus Bregenz (Werkdokumente / Kunsthaus Bregenz, Archiv Kunst Architektur)
by Peter Zumthor (Paperback - May 2, 1999)
....................New from.....Used from
Paperback....$200.00......$144.99

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I never even see the Vals book listed.

I love your Richter avatar, by the way.
 

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Originally Posted by gomestar
^^^^

damn it, she would love a book like that. Especially on the Thermal Vals, something she visited and then appropriately praised 2-3 years ago.


This book contains some very beautiful drawings and sketches.

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Damn thing has achieved cult-like status, I guess.

Architects will soon be talking in terms of having to sell or being able to buy Zumthors, when they discuss the economy....
 

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