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The Architecture Thread

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

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    What does girls aloud have to do with anything?
     
  2. lefty

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    I did a fast search for hot women Copenhagen. Are they impostors?

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    No kidding? Fucking goggle...

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  5. Find Finn

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    Nope and I hate to break it to you, only one them is close to hot by Scandinavian standards..
     
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    Well then, help a brother out and post one insanely hot chick from Copenhagen so we can get back to mocking people's shitty taste.

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    What's Danish for cougar?

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    What/who the hell is that?
     
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    Prime minister of denmark.
     
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    less plastic looking here:

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    Cougar




    Pretty sure its part Helle Thorning (Danish Prime minister) and half pornstar.



    I'm the wrong person to ask, I rarely look at models, but the first that come to mind.

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    Couldn't find an insanely hot one, so here are a couple of average Danish next-door-type girls. And a little video.


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    * Nina can stay.
     
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    This is one of the issues I have with a lot of "high" architecture. My immediate objection was not the one you pointed out, but rather this one:


    This looks like a space in a public building like a library or cafe, not like any kind of cozy area for living or entertaining. Was the owner a musician or something who planned to use that area as a concert space?
     
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    Much of what I see posted here as exemplars remind me of public spaces or spaces no one lives in/could ever live in comfortably.
     
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    Hard to say what kind of great gatsby style parties the original owners planned on throwing when it was designed. It currently looks like a tchotchke shop. FLW is probably rolling over in his grave due to the fact that the decided to mimic his repetition with those ceramic balls. From the mind of a man who would barely accommodate a telephone line now being used as a display area for useless Knick-knacks.
     
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    I think the real underlying theme here is that neither you nor I have any taste.
     
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    To my mind, good architecture is very much about creating useful spaces. The problem with the traditional American home layout is that it's often less useful than one might imagine. I grew up with a family room and a formal living room, for example. The latter was far larger and more heavily invested in by my parents. However, we almost never used it. It was just an area in which to entertain guests. We also had a formal dining room and a casual, everyday dining room. Same problem.

    Orthodoxy might be more comfortable to our psyches, because it is what we're used to, but it is not necessarily better. The beauty of hiring a smart, talented architect is that he can design a space that suits your particular needs as opposed to traditional norms. Hence, I would not expect exemplars of good architecture to look "comfortable" to most people, just as a bespoke suit is unlikely to fit anyone particularly well other than the owner himself.
     
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    But if he had resorted to a column, the interior space would be negatively impacted. I hear what you are saying about the chosen solution being less than perfect, but it is not really a misstep, just a different calculation of priorities. With the technology of the time, you could have more light with a column, or less light without a column. It doesn't seem obvious which is better--it would depend on so many other considerations, including the owner's preference.

    Also, the concrete element can itself be considered an aesthetic virtue. The grid arrangement is quite striking, emphasizing the geometry of the space (lots of squared off areas) and celebrating the material quite confidently.
     
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