Funky Architecture...

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  1. Joll

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    New group for anyone who likes a bit of cool architecture...
     
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    Pick me, pick me, pick me :biggrin:
     
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    Only if you don't design any hot dog shaped buildings! :D :D
     
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    Here’s one house the Goth in me has got to see (one day) — Horace Walpole's 'Strawberry Hill.' (Check the ‘Long Gallery.’)

    Unfortunately, it’s going to miss its previously scheduled, spring 2010 reopening…

    www.friendsofstrawberryhill.org
     
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    Cool! Kinda reminds me of Pugin's house, the Grange... (but older, lol).
     
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    Cool group, I had no idea there were others here who were interested in architecture! I wonder if any members here are architects?
     
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    Not sure, some are studying architecture tho...

    I'm just a fan meself. :)
     
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    Oh, I love stuff like this.
     
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    I fucking love buildings and shit! Like, fuck yeah!:biggrin1::rolleyes:

    No, but really, I do enjoy architecture. Count me in, Joli.:smile:
     
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    Becomming one... Does that count? :rolleyes:
     
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    Is there a connection between the English word ‘gaudy’ — meaning ‘ostentatiously ornamented’ — and architect Antonî Gaudî?

    I was afraid to ask that question last summer in Barcelona…
     
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    Cheeky l'il bugger. :tongue:
    Join away, sunshine. ;)
     
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    Not sure, but he seems to be working under that assumption... :p
     
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    I love the Guggenheim Museum In Bilbao :smile:

    http://www.mariabuszek.com/kcai/Design History/Design Images/Final Exam/GehryGugg1.jpg

    i also love tthe Getty in Los Angeles

    http://cache.virtualtourist.com/267..._and_Gardens_in_full_splendor-Los_Angeles.jpg

    http://usamuseum.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/getty_museum.jpg


    i loved this one the first time i saw it

    casa.jpg (image)



    i love architecture...but even more so when part of a grand landscaping design as well....i find buildings interesting to look at, but i find homes with real estate/land/gardens and that type of incorporation most of all.
     
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    No. Gaudy is from the Latin word "gaudium", meaning "enjoyment". It far predates Mr Gaudi.

    Looks like you have a hankering for Deconstructivism, with big irregular forms and an attention to materials. Gehry designed a DeCon skyscraper in NYC...
     
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    yes to a large degree...i enjoy looking and admiring that particular style...though i don't know if i'd like to live in it. :wink::biggrin1:

    but of course i enjoy almost all styles, for the aesthetic pleasure, for example, a massive Georgian Mansion is to me rather boring...but it still is worth looking at to admire the craftsmanship, design and simplicity. :smile:
     
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    Wow! I love it - modern buildings that cleverly fit in with unusual surroundings are amazing.

    I like the Hajj terminal at Jeddah Airport (made from canvas, etc), but there are no really good pics of it.

    Me too. :)
     
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