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I have never really thought about architecture. What I don't like about it is when you drive through a new housing estate and every house looks the same. No imagination, and I suppose some people would argue no real "architecture" because all the houses were done from the same plan and there is no individuality.
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amysophamish wrote:


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walt disney music hall in LA.. my favorite building in LA.. designed by frank gehry

wen u walk thru the building, its like the walls are engulfing u.. and from every angle.. goin up n down the stairs and walking thru the pathways, it looks amazing.. i was constantly being amazed the whole time i was there.


oh, wow, that's in LA?!? i should go check it out after i go home from my vaca.
Suprisingly, you know what that reminds me of?!?
It reminds me of one of the ep from "The Simpsons" when Marge wrote a letter and asked an architecture to build a concert hall for their town. and he crumbled the paper and made the building like it. but uh yeah ^_^



lol u kno i bet they were doing a parody of frank gehry... if u look at his sketches... they look like someone just took a pen and started scribbing on the paper. for instance, the guggenheim museum of bilbao, spain... began from this...



to this....



the walt disney concert hall was actually based on this design... also... if i can remember correctly, i believe the BMW z4 automobile design was inspired by the guggenheim museum bilbao as well.
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Posted 6/13/07

junglemummy wrote:

I have never really thought about architecture. What I don't like about it is when you drive through a new housing estate and every house looks the same. No imagination, and I suppose some people would argue no real "architecture" because all the houses were done from the same plan and there is no individuality.


oh yes,i remember when i visited friends in california,
i always got lost,because to me everything
in those suburbs looks the same.

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Posted 6/13/07

arano wrote:


junglemummy wrote:

I have never really thought about architecture. What I don't like about it is when you drive through a new housing estate and every house looks the same. No imagination, and I suppose some people would argue no real "architecture" because all the houses were done from the same plan and there is no individuality.


oh yes,i remember when i visited friends in california,
i always got lost,because to me everything
in those suburbs looks the same.




Unfortunately, that is a growing trend in America and it irks me wildly. If you are going to go through the expense of purchasing a house, you should have say in how it looks and is built. However, HOA (home owner associations) are largly popular in those suburbs and so everything is coordinated with rules and fines.

If you are lucky enough to find a great plot of land here in Arizona, your best off getting it while you can...just to avoid the damn HOA's. I designed my dream house, paint swatches and all....no one is getting in the way of my mad hatter dream home.
Posted 6/13/07
i like classic greek and roman archetecture and none of this contemporary bullshit that we have nowadays
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Colonial, Victorian and Roman
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Posted 6/13/07
Dubai is on fire in terms of construction and design.
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WOOOOW!! im from Dubai and never knew about these buildings... they're probably workin on it XD
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i think i heard somewhere dubai is planning to build the tallest building in the world.. anybody kno anything bout that?
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Alvar Aalto
Frank Lloyd Wright
Herzog & DeMeuron




Santiago Calatrava



Shin Takamatsu


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Posted 12/30/07

wushukid wrote:


amysophamish wrote:


wushukid wrote:



walt disney music hall in LA.. my favorite building in LA.. designed by frank gehry

wen u walk thru the building, its like the walls are engulfing u.. and from every angle.. goin up n down the stairs and walking thru the pathways, it looks amazing.. i was constantly being amazed the whole time i was there.


oh, wow, that's in LA?!? i should go check it out after i go home from my vaca.
Suprisingly, you know what that reminds me of?!?
It reminds me of one of the ep from "The Simpsons" when Marge wrote a letter and asked an architecture to build a concert hall for their town. and he crumbled the paper and made the building like it. but uh yeah ^_^



lol u kno i bet they were doing a parody of frank gehry... if u look at his sketches... they look like someone just took a pen and started scribbing on the paper. for instance, the guggenheim museum of bilbao, spain... began from this...



to this....



the walt disney concert hall was actually based on this design... also... if i can remember correctly, i believe the BMW z4 automobile design was inspired by the guggenheim museum bilbao as well.


Deconstructivism. Although from the sketch it's probably another one of those Frank Gehry's intuitive works which was only rationalized after the design was conceptualized Only the masters can get away with that kind of stuffs
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w0w are these designs for real? I mean doesn't it collapse when there's an earthquake or something?
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w0w are these designs for real? I mean doesn't it collapse when there's an earthquake or something?


Nah. They're pretty much built and existing. And numerous civil engineers + building scientists make sure the structure can withstand earthquakes and other expected forces of nature.

With exceptions of some of the photos of buildings supposedly to be built in dubai like the Foster projects.. those havent been completed yet. The pictures are just perspective renderings.
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and the 30 St Mary Axe in London by Sir Norman Foster:


This design is not completely original of Foster. The diagrid structure was first used by Bruno Taut in Glass Pavilion:


Its likely that it was a pre case study for Foster's building or he was inspired by it.
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oh I see, so meaning the dubai towers aren't finished yet? it looks like twisted snake ladders... but yeah its cool though
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