Discussion in 'Art & Architecture' started by argentine soccer fan, Feb 24, 2013.
It's a brise soleil and not a balcony.
I don't think you know how the architecture business works, especially for major public projects.
i just want to say publicly that i'm happy to see mr. w here. i thought he'd been rid plumb outta town on a rail.
though he's often (ok, almost always ) quite unpleasant i personally don't think the treatment he received for some brouhaha or series of brouhahas (to which i weren't no party) was overharsh.
Welcome back, but for someone with Don Rickles as his avatar, your sense of humor is terribly lacking.
I was never gone, I'm just banned from the fun forums for not being nice to certain groups.
What do you expect when no one blames the owners for driving (and getting) what they want and contractors (especially subs) for the increasing inability to follow a set of drawings or just going off on their own without any concerns for how it affects other work.
England's got a new cup! The Carbuncle Cup, for the worst new architecture of the year.
Shortlisted this year:
You can see all of the shortlisted entries here: http://www.bdonline.co.uk/buildings...-cup-2014-shortlist-announced/5070550.article
Though, I do have to say, I don't think that the QN7 Flats were that bad...
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When I visited Florida last year, I saw several outlets with the same style facade as the one @guignol posted. Honestly, I like this style a lot. Especially more than concrete panel commercial buildings like this, which have been popping up where I live, and frankly I find them an eyesore.
Miromar Outlet in Naples, Florida:
Condos also in Naples:
without saying I like the the miramar outlet you show, it is far superior to the picture I had shown; it's colorful, has decent proportions, and is designed for people, not cars. it's coherent, and it's whimsical. it doesn't make me throw up by any means. the condos however are just dreck. I admit they could be worse. just like when you have the flu, you can be happy it's not typhus.
Guys, All of you have shared really nice images.
i must say keep sharing such amazing material.
everyone thinks they could've been an architect. Architecture school proves this to be false...but dolts still graduate...and if Yale is on your resume....look out world.
Coincidentally, I graduated from university (bachelor of architecture) just this week
Not Yale, but still
The ARE is the next safety net. Lots of graduates get their dreams derailed here...
Woe be to those that call themselves Architects and practice but aren't licensed...
Good luck...the money sucks, so do the hours, but just remind yourself: architecture is the most admired profession in America.
Haha so I’ve heard; it’s a lot of work but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the clout that comes with having studied architecture.
PS. I’m Australian, not American
I'm sure Australians admire their architects as well I like Harry Seidler's work quite a bit. Perhaps his American Connection makes me biased?
I quit the architecture profession in 2010. These days I pretend to be an artist...though I still enter architecture competitions which are open to non-architects. cheers!https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JamesParsonsDunckervon
Cumbernauld City Centre!
Kincorth Medical Practice