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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Connemara, Jan 31, 2009.
The house was demolished a couple years ago BTW.
I don't know. I haven't been able to find out. It wouldn't surprise me if the wood had been rotting from poor detailing. There are very few pictures of it so maybe it no longer looked as good. It was in West Vancouver. But it was a masterpiece. The architect, Arthur Erickson, died shortly after it was torn down.
Ah... that's a shame, on both the architects death and the building. I have no way of describing my taste in architecture, but basically the open air/view elements, and the water incorporation are just amazing to me.
Money does not equal taste version 100,000,000.
A hundred million dollar house in the South Bay looks like a strip mall with landscaping in the style of McDonalds meets Best Western:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object...0503248469.jpg
In pictures: RIBA awards 2011.
This is great. The horizontal lines of the external stone work nicely with the timber soffit. I love the feeling of soffit continuity. Very neat.
The McManus Galleries (within RIBA post) is quite good. I usually hate it when there's that much detail in a relatively smaller building, but it works without being over-wrought. http://www.details.com/style-advice/...photos#slide=1 Details.com has a slideshow featuring some new hotels. Some trash, but interesting none the less.
Would it be obnoxious of me to add photos of my own house? I've posted it in SF Cribs before, but I'll stick to exterior photos here. The house was built in 1972 and won an AIA award in '76; I think it's a good example of '70s "rustic modern" architecture (which admittedly is not universally loved). My wife and I bought the place several years ago from the original owners who had commissioned the design.
That's great. Love the interior too (just looked in the Cribs thread), though the 70s stuff is mostly not to my taste. Are those Albers' on your wall?
damn some fuckin quality posts
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