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mr.G
08-06-2005, 09:46:14
saw my pictures of FLW's Guggenheim New York and said withouw tincans or blushes, hmmmmmm just look like a garage.
:shoot: :shoot: :shoot: :shoot:
:bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash:

Funko
08-06-2005, 09:50:10
Did she mean like a multi-storey car park? It does a bit.

http://www.new-york-hotels-usa.com/foto/Guggenheim_museum.jpg

It's the thick concrete bands with the thin stripes to look out of.

mr.G
08-06-2005, 09:51:05
damn you maaijk

Funko
08-06-2005, 09:51:51
It's a very pretty car park.

Drekkus
08-06-2005, 09:52:06
Guggenheim New York:
http://www.naaramsterdam.nl/afb/garages/icoon/euro01.gif

Europarking Amsterdam:
http://faculty.evansville.edu/rl29/art105/img/wright_guggenheim.jpg

Funko
08-06-2005, 09:55:11
:lol:

Spartak
08-06-2005, 09:58:44
Nice...

mr.G
08-06-2005, 10:20:30
Originally posted by Drekkus
Guggenheim New York:
http://www.naaramsterdam.nl/afb/garages/icoon/euro01.gif

Europarking Amsterdam:
http://faculty.evansville.edu/rl29/art105/img/wright_guggenheim.jpg

burn in hell you......
and amsterdam is poop on the stoop

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-06-2005, 10:35:51
That thing is so shit-ugly, only an architect would love it.

Cruddy
08-06-2005, 10:37:20
Looks better than the rectangular eyesores all over the UK.

mr.G
08-06-2005, 10:39:03
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
That thing is so shit-ugly, only an architect would love it.

jep, we are UBERMENSCHJEN.
now go read a boring lawbook you

Drekkus
08-06-2005, 10:46:18
Originally posted by mr.G
jep, we are UBERMENSCHJEN.
Especially that fascist autist in the fountainhead.

mr.G
08-06-2005, 10:58:34
the fountainhead is based on the life of FLW

Drekkus
08-06-2005, 11:01:18
Then he was an autistic Ubermensch. Sort of a Rainman meets Nietzsche.

mr.G
08-06-2005, 11:03:58
meeeetzzz mrDjie

Drekkus
08-06-2005, 11:10:35
He wish. All you need is a lucky stroke with a rich guy asking you to design something huge for him. That's how it works apparantly.

zmama
08-06-2005, 11:28:14
Stop picking on the guy with good taste!!! :mad:

The Guggenheim is stunning...even more so on the inside

mr.G
08-06-2005, 11:28:41
The Fountain Head: Individualism
Individualism, the only element which makes a person's character unique

Funko
08-06-2005, 11:29:13
Why does that mean we can't pick on him?

mr.G
08-06-2005, 11:30:08
yaaaay pick on me, me likey

zmama
08-06-2005, 11:30:31
Well sure you can about everything else! :D
but he's right this time

Funko
08-06-2005, 11:31:10
Why does him being right change whether or not we tease him?

And Drekkus has supplied the proof that it looks like a car park so...

:confused:

Oerdin
08-06-2005, 11:31:34
I've always thought it looked like a parking garage too.

Funko
08-06-2005, 11:32:18
:lol:

How old is it? Maybe FLW inspired the parking garage architects of the world.

zmama
08-06-2005, 11:33:56
jep

mr.G
08-06-2005, 11:37:41
Originally posted by Funko
:lol:

How old is it? Maybe FLW inspired the parking garage architects of the world. architects fartchitects

Drekkus
08-06-2005, 11:46:45
Originally posted by mr.G
The Fountain Head: Individualism
Individualism, the only element which makes a person's character unique You communicate with people on how the design should look, right. How does that infringe on your individuality? Not communicating being a sign indivuality sounds a bit like a CATCH 22!!!

Rodgers
08-06-2005, 11:50:17
Originally posted by Funko
:lol:

How old is it? Maybe FLW inspired the parking garage architects of the world.


Yeah, got to be a frustrated Dutch architect wishing he'd done the original. Wish UK car parks looked as good as that though.

mr.G
08-06-2005, 14:05:12
Originally posted by Drekkus
You communicate with people on how the design should look, right. How does that infringe on your individuality? Not communicating being a sign indivuality sounds a bit like a CATCH 22!!!
you jokejacket. nice gift tho

zmama
08-06-2005, 14:08:43
Good book, one of my all time favs

Drekkus
08-06-2005, 14:11:18
Originally posted by mr.G
you jokejacket. nice gift tho Yeah, handy support for heavy stuff. :(

mr.G
08-06-2005, 15:18:15
that is

Japher
08-06-2005, 15:45:21
maybe architects should still from parking lot designers?

Oerdin
09-06-2005, 07:12:12
I must confess I've always thought Frank Llyod Wright was a crap architect. There's a ton of hype about his work but most of it is plan ugly and impractical. FLW designed an all glass (single pain glass!) home in upstate New York. Yeah, you know the cold part near Canada which gets shit loads of snow each year? Imagine trying to heat that house in the winter time; just total crap which doesn't take into account where the house was built.

Some of his other designs are equally crappy and we're supposed to get excited because he put a fake looking waterfall on the property? PLEEAASSE! The Guggenheim is just another example of ugly, drab, crap architecture. It's just tons of unpainted concrete shaped so that it resembles a car park.

mr.G
09-06-2005, 07:35:26
sorry Oerdin that was Philip Johnson, google Glass house philip johnson, and for undermining your commentary the design was a statement.

In architectural history you have a few fountainhats, FLW was one of them.

notyoueither
09-06-2005, 07:35:47
I'm sure gargoyles serve a purpose.

notyoueither
09-06-2005, 07:36:40
Is a fountainhat superior to an asshat?

mr.G
09-06-2005, 07:37:32
he comes up with completely new shit so yaaaaay

mr.G
09-06-2005, 07:38:41
http://www.pritzkerprize.com/johnson/IMG0020.jpg

mr.G
09-06-2005, 07:55:21
if you can't see the beauty , never mind.............

Oerdin
09-06-2005, 08:26:35
I can see the owner freezxing his nuts off in winter and his neighbors calling the cops on him every time he walks around in his boxers.

Drekkus
09-06-2005, 08:47:10
:lol:

mr.G
09-06-2005, 08:54:51
lach nie gij


and yaaay oerdin that's in your mind hah.

Funko
09-06-2005, 09:10:55
Well I know what Mr G is saying, you need a few people who push design in radical new directions to break existing boundaries of thought. Not every building has to be a practical liveable design.

And that design boundary could be aesthetic or practical. The glass house is great 'cause it challenges assumptions about privacy and light.

On the practical side someone might make an entirely energy neutral house that generates all it's own electricity but it costs a fortune to build so what trickles down to mainstream architecture are some of the concepts and we end up with a better insulation and a bit of heat and water recycling.

It's similar in Physics at least - there's a huge difference between theoretical breakthroughs and practical applications that come from them but you still need people making the theoretical breakthroughs.

If someone worked out a technique for cold fusion in the lab you wouldn't say "that's shit you can't use it like that in a power station". You'd think "that's great, how can I make that work..."

mr.G
09-06-2005, 09:11:26
Originally posted by Oerdin
I must confess I've always thought Frank Llyod Wright was a crap architect. There's a ton of hype about his work but most of it is plan ugly and impractical. FLW designed an all glass (single pain glass!) home in upstate New York. Yeah, you know the cold part near Canada which gets shit loads of snow each year? Imagine trying to heat that house in the winter time; just total crap which doesn't take into account where the house was built.

Some of his other designs are equally crappy and we're supposed to get excited because he put a fake looking waterfall on the property? PLEEAASSE! The Guggenheim is just another example of ugly, drab, crap architecture. It's just tons of unpainted concrete shaped so that it resembles a car park.

you sound a bit like prince Charles, do you like Camilla?

Funko
09-06-2005, 09:12:02
Bah, I write all that and you manage to x-post with me.

mr.G
09-06-2005, 09:13:00
Originally posted by Funko
Well I know what Mr G is saying, you need a few people who push design in radical new directions to break existing boundaries of thought. Not every building has to be a practical liveable design.

And that design boundary could be aesthetic or practical. The glass house is great 'cause it challenges assumptions about privacy and light.

On the practical side someone might make an entirely energy neutral house that generates all it's own electricity but it costs a fortune to build so what trickles down to mainstream architecture are some of the concepts and we end up with a better insulation and a bit of heat and water recycling.

It's similar in Physics at least - there's a huge difference between theoretical breakthroughs and practical applications that come from them but you still need people making the theoretical breakthroughs.

If someone worked out a technique for cold fusion in the lab you wouldn't say "that's shit you can't use it like that in a power station". You'd think "that's great, how can I make that work..."

I knew it.
he really is the schjmart one.

mr.G
09-06-2005, 09:14:07
well the last one is a X-post feather up your ass.

Funko
09-06-2005, 09:14:13
The Lloyds building is still ugly though.

mr.G
09-06-2005, 09:15:22
:lol:

but there must be a great looking refinery in the neighbourhood

MoSe
09-06-2005, 09:17:48
Originally posted by Drekkus
Guggenheim New York:
http://www.naaramsterdam.nl/afb/garages/icoon/euro01.gif

Europarking Amsterdam:
http://faculty.evansville.edu/rl29/art105/img/wright_guggenheim.jpg

San Siro stadium in Milan (near MoSe's house)
http://www.ebsconsulting.cz/lombardia/immagini/arte/StadioMeazzadiSSiro.jpg
http://www.photoarch.com/images/bnfineart/italy/milano/hi/930401_06.jpghttp://www.photoarch.com/images/bnfineart/italy/milano/hi/93040109hi.jpg

Funko
09-06-2005, 09:17:56
:lol:

Somewhere up in Humberside.

mr.G
09-06-2005, 11:36:18
Originally posted by MoSe
San Siro stadium in Milan (near MoSe's house)
http://www.ebsconsulting.cz/lombardia/immagini/arte/StadioMeazzadiSSiro.jpg
http://www.photoarch.com/images/bnfineart/italy/milano/hi/930401_06.jpghttp://www.photoarch.com/images/bnfineart/italy/milano/hi/93040109hi.jpg

looks just like the Giuseppe Meazza stadium

protein
09-06-2005, 11:54:35
They all look like car parks to me.

And a glass house might look really classy photographed for a magazine but would be absolutely awful to live in. Imagine sitting in your underpants watching tv and eating a bowl of muesli and there are people just staring in at you. Homes are opaque for a reason.

mr.G
09-06-2005, 11:58:04
doooom di doem daada da
dooooooo
di
dooooooo

and this is fine music

protein
09-06-2005, 12:01:53
???

Funko
09-06-2005, 12:03:28
The glass house was a concept designed to help combat a plague of stonings in north america.

mr.G
09-06-2005, 12:33:59
man o man is it hard to be that schjmart?

MoSe
09-06-2005, 12:41:00
Originally posted by mr.G
looks just like the Giuseppe Meazza stadium

That name was only added recently. He was an Inter striker too, so I stick to the historical name of S.Siro, taken after the neighborhood where it stands.

MOBIUS
09-06-2005, 12:46:56
Originally posted by Funko
The Lloyds building is still ugly though.

Philistine!:p

I think it is a fantastic building, I loved working there!

It has so many cool features, not least the central atrium, the cool lifts and its overall appearance - especially at night when it is lit up.

As for FLW, as has been noted already, he was a trailblazer way before his time. Some of his stuff may not have stood up to time, but when it was built it was cutting edge!

On my list of things to do is visiting Falling Water, but so far I've had to make do with the Guggenheim and an art gallery in San Francisco - which he happened to be building at the same time and has the same sort of central ramp thing going on in the centre of the building.

Sheer class!:beer:

Funko
09-06-2005, 12:48:07
It's ugly. And doesn't fit in with it's environment.

Haven't been inside so I don't know how it looks there.

MOBIUS
09-06-2005, 12:54:26
You are entitled to your opinions, Charlie boy...;)

One of the best features I like about it is the fact that they retained the original '1928' building entrance at 12 Leadenhall and I think that their old and modern styles juxtapose nicely.:)

mr.G
09-06-2005, 12:55:27
Originally posted by MoSe
That name was only added recently. He was an Inter striker too, so I stick to the historical name of S.Siro, taken after the neighborhood where it stands. I know, I thought the inter fans call it meazza and the milan fans san siro

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-06-2005, 12:56:00
Originally posted by Funko
Well I know what Mr G is saying, you need a few people who push design in radical new directions to break existing boundaries of thought. Not every building has to be a practical liveable design.


Sure.

The annoying thing is the horde of retarded epigones who reproduce impractical and ugly designs.

mr.G
09-06-2005, 12:56:13
:lol:

zmama
09-06-2005, 13:03:52
Visiting Fallingwater was one of the highlights of my life, truly.

Pretty much the only good reason for living in this shit place is how close the house is...about an hour away

mr.G
09-06-2005, 13:12:24
bear run

So there is a possibility to see a zmama in her natural surroundings

Lurker the Second
09-06-2005, 14:20:53
How can you not think this is something special: Link (http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/vr/wright/wright_main.asp)

mr.G
09-06-2005, 14:22:40
Lurker

zmama
09-06-2005, 15:27:58
jep
sometimes...very very very rarely

You don't suck Lurkie :D

mr.G
09-06-2005, 15:42:00
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
How can you not think this is something special: Link (http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/vr/wright/wright_main.asp)

Lurker, hey pssssst you have to place that in time and all.