The Architecture Thread

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

  1. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    There are actually two separate houses that are joined by that single, continuous counter, hence the two faucets.
     
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  2. sugarbutch

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    I noticed that after I commented, and I think that would be a great way to handle a multi-generational household. Especially given that meals are a point of intersection in the lives of the people in such a family, this layout acknowledges that but still leaves the possibility of more separation during other times of the day. Good stuff.
     
  3. Reborn

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    Also and easy way to borrow some sugar from the neighbor.
     
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    Wow.

    How fantastic these houses are.

    It's great if I could have a chace to go there.
     
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    @Scott Disick

    Damn that third picture, that would be an absolutely stunning view.

    Now for something different:

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    Architects: Pedra Silva Arquitectos
    Location: Brighton, England
    Coordinator: Luis Pedra Silva
    Team: Nuno Baptista, Jette Fyhn, Hugo Ramos, André Góis
    Photographs: Joao Morgado

    Behind the seemingly inconspicuous facade hides an incredibly futuristic dental clinic:

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  7. StephenHero

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    I've seen enough white boxes lately, so I'm gonna start posting older buildings for a while. I've been more interested in Pre-Renaissance Christian, Orthodox, Byzantine, Far Eastern and Islamic architecture recently, as well as early modernist projects with an emphasis on oddities, ornament, and intricate details (Arts & Craft, Prairie Style, etc.), so I'd gonna spam this thread with that stuff instead.


    Siena Cathedral
    Siena, Italy
    13th Century


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    Shell House by Kotaro Ide


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    LOVE this kind of new meets old stuff. One of my favorite examples is the mall in old town Munich. Most of the buildings were destroyed, but they rebuilt the facades as they used to be, and behind them built a modern shopping mall with lots of cool modern architectural touches.
     
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    I like the direction this is taking.
     
  11. StephenHero

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    If anybody needs a coffee table book for Christmas, this was my favorite architecture book from the last year. It wasn't a great year for architecture books, but this one didn't disappoint. Great photos and incisive text.

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    I'll try and pick this up.

    I spent a good month in Japan this year, much of it in Kyoto where I almost ODed on temples, castles, and classic housing. I was most struck by the amazing variety of the architecture, even though Japanese architecture if often presented as a seemingly uniform thing in the west. In particular, the seamless transition from outdoor to indoor in many homes and temples was very impressive, especially concerning how old many of these structures are (though a fair amount of them have been rebuilt).
     
  13. Dragon

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    Yes there is quite a variety in Japanese architecture, but I think Katsura is famous in the west because of the modernist architects that visited and were inspired to create their early designs. Also, designs from Louis Vuitton are said to be inspired from the sliding doors in the tea house opposite of the main villa, and so on. I guess what makes Katsura so amazing is that although it is over 400 years old, it has so much influence on the modern architecture and designs of today.

    The inside/outside flow, minimal space, understated luxury, lines, all of the major points in modern design are all clearly heavily influenced by Japanese architecture. Even modern furniture design like floating shelves probably were influenced by the old floating shelves you see in the temples and places like Katsura (chigaidana).

    When you visit Kyoto, try to make a reservation with the Imperial Household agency so you can tour the Katsura Villa (and other Imperial villas).
     
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    The Pritzker Prize has just been awarded to an architect who at least 75% of architects have never heard of. Actually, I'm gonna 90% haven't heard of him.




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    The History Museum at Ningbo

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