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brooklyneast05
post Jan 15 2009, 09:32 PM
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i don't even know if anyone here is interested in architecture. if you are, or if you just happen to run across some you like, post it here (unless you feel like making a whole topic for it). buildings, houses, whatever you like.




 
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post Jan 15 2009, 09:44 PM
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Not so much my favourite architecture, but definitely something I find interesting:
I heard that the architecture of my university was inspired by prisons and that the architects even tried to imitate the bars on the windows. And then I heard the design was considered very modern and 'before their time'... _unsure.gif


 
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post Jan 15 2009, 09:45 PM
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QUOTE(Joannnnnne @ Jan 15 2009, 10:44 PM) *
I heard that the architecture of my university was inspired by prisons and that the architects even tried to imitate the bars on the windows. And then I heard the design was considered very modern and 'before their time'... _unsure.gif

loool.gif

architects with a sense of humor perhaps
 
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post Jan 15 2009, 09:53 PM
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Yeah, people make fun of the school saying there's a high rate of suicides because it's so grey there. But there's... some green too.

 
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post Jan 15 2009, 09:56 PM
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i actually like the layout, though i can't say i'm in love with the outside appearance. i like the whole courtyard thing.
 
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post Jan 15 2009, 09:59 PM
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Yeah, the courtyard with the pool is the prettiest part of campus. It's difficult to get a general view of the university though because it's mostly underground.
 
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post Jan 17 2009, 05:13 AM
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The Rose Garden at UBC is the perfect place to watch the sunset. Not really architecture in the most interesting sense but pretty nonetheless:


Our two big libraries are pretty too.
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (front):


Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (back):


The back is actually the old 1925 Main Library, and the new more modern-looking part was added recently.

Walter C Koerner Library


Lol. A couple took their wedding photos in front of the library as well. What dorks..."we met and fell in love at the library".


Museum of Anthropology:
 
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post Jan 17 2009, 06:40 AM
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bank of china tower


louvre and the glass pyramid.
 
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post Jan 17 2009, 03:37 PM
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I'm surprised no one's mentioned Falling Water:



Falling Water is about two and a half hours from where I grew up, and I got to go see it a few years ago. It's a pretty impressive house. Wright's careful attention to detail really impressed me. For example, some parts of the house have glass running up almost the entire wall (both floors!); the edges of the floor (on the second floor) actually angle inwards, so you can't see the floor from the outside very well. Wright thought that this helped increase the elegance of the glasswork. He also had custom desks built so that they could fit neatly into the walls in some of the rooms. It's that attention to detail that I find even more impressive than the fact that the house is built over a waterfall. _smile.gif

When I was a kid, I really wanted to be an architect. It seemed like the best way to combine math, engineering, and art.
 
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post Jan 17 2009, 08:25 PM
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QUOTE(mipadi @ Jan 17 2009, 04:37 PM) *
When I was a kid, I really wanted to be an architect. It seemed like the best way to combine math, engineering, and art.


i know exactly what you mean. i started out as an architecture major before i switched to art. part of me still wants to be one, but i suppose not enough to keep me from changing majors.


i like falling water too. it was one of the first ones that got me more interested in houses and away from just buildings.
 
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post Jan 23 2009, 08:31 AM
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Project: BV House
Typology: Residential
Architect: Biselli + Katchborian architects
Location: São Paulo – SP - Brazil
Project: 2006/ 2007
Construction: 2007/ 2008



 
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post Jan 24 2009, 01:05 AM
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well, I am not knowledgeable at all, but this is my friend's website (who is younger than me, wtf): http://www.allaboutskyscrapers.com
 
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post Jan 24 2009, 10:43 AM
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^hey i have been to that website before!
 
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post Jan 24 2009, 03:02 PM
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^ The guy who started it is a strange strange person.
 
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post Jan 24 2009, 03:35 PM
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There is also a house on Lake Geneva that was inspired by Falling Water. I'll post the picture when I find it. Lake Geneva has some really cool houses/mansions.

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You can't see it that well because of the trees, but I thought it was pretty cool.
 
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post Feb 23 2009, 05:21 PM
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Architects: Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Location: Oaxtepec, Mexico
Design team: Carlos Rubio Martinez
Project Year: 2007

 
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post Feb 25 2009, 03:15 PM
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Santiago Calatrava has some pretty interesting work.





 
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post Feb 25 2009, 04:15 PM
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Tim Hawkinson's Überorgan.



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post Feb 25 2009, 05:01 PM
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I don't think is really architecture but more like "carving" lol:









^ That's in Petra, Jordan

I love this (in Dubai):
Donald Trump's future hotel:



 
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post Feb 26 2009, 02:46 PM
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the ROM by Daniel Libeskind.








 
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post Feb 26 2009, 08:08 PM
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I would be both excited and slightly nervous to work in an office like this:


Lots more here.
The Temple of a Million Bottles is a trip!
 
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post Feb 26 2009, 11:19 PM
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Architect: Paul de Ruiter
Location: Veenendaal, Netherlands
 
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post Feb 27 2009, 02:32 AM
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I pass by this one a lot on the freeway. It used to be white.




white
 
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post Mar 5 2009, 09:00 AM
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Arquitectos: Tezuka Architects
Building site: Okayama, Japón
 
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post Mar 5 2009, 10:18 PM
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I love architecture. I actually wanted to be architect when I was a kid but then I took a lot of drafting classes and got bored. I think it was the teacher..

I can't find a picture but I remember seeing this house that each floor was a room for someone and the actual living part of the house was completely seperate and it was all in the woods. Really neat.
 

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