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Funko
05-08-2008, 07:49:43
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/blogs/theworldinpictures/house-thumb-550x347.jpg

mr_B
05-08-2008, 08:37:18
it's great, made it just for you Funko

bet you'll never has to ask Ann where your socks are.

Lurker the Second
05-08-2008, 12:31:05
Looks upside down to me.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
05-08-2008, 12:43:22
Ignorant!

mr_B
05-08-2008, 13:03:17
stjoepit Lurker, so you think that crane is attached to god's ceiling? tssssssssk tsskkkkkk that can not !!!
that really really can not

MoSe
05-08-2008, 13:06:50
I'd like to see pics of the furniture inside

mr_B
05-08-2008, 13:07:22
why?

MoSe
05-08-2008, 13:07:27
and why Germany?
I'd have said it's an Aussie House

MoSe
05-08-2008, 13:08:28
It looks like a boat

Funko
05-08-2008, 14:06:28
Because it's in Germany not in Australia.

mr_B
05-08-2008, 14:11:23
jj everything in germanu looks like a boat

Greg W
05-08-2008, 14:15:52
Noahrich's ark?

mr_B
05-08-2008, 14:21:26
hello MoSe

Funko
05-08-2008, 14:22:17
Originally posted by Greg W
Noahrich's ark?

That's in East Anglia.

alsieboo
13-08-2008, 18:34:03
I'd love a house like that

LoD
13-08-2008, 19:29:06
It looks like it's made out of... plywood?

Greg W
14-08-2008, 01:41:47
Looks like particle board (sometimes known as chip board).

Scabrous Birdseed
14-08-2008, 09:33:19
Yeah, plywoord is a more expensive material. I think it's probably just coated with fibre board, wouldn't make sense to build a solid fibre board house I think.

mr_B
14-08-2008, 09:50:11
no it isn't
it's underlayment

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-08-2008, 09:58:59
underlayment for what?

MoSe
14-08-2008, 10:34:59
downunderwaterlaystatement

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-08-2008, 10:36:59
underwater laymen?

MoSe
14-08-2008, 10:38:33
to say the least

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-08-2008, 10:39:58
to lay the seast

LoD
14-08-2008, 12:01:33
Originally posted by Greg W
Looks like particle board (sometimes known as chip board).

That's what I meant. Damn my still-deficient English vocabulary :p.

MoSe
14-08-2008, 12:05:27
you should emigrate to Lexico City

Oerdin
14-08-2008, 13:30:16
Isn't it lovely how the 1970's era building fits in so well with the surrounding 19th century buildings?

http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/5893/166634553c81381d68blw0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Funko
14-08-2008, 13:32:59
Hello Prince Charles

Scabrous Birdseed
14-08-2008, 13:38:35
I hope he meant it unironically because that's built to a very similar scale and uses similar detailing (vertical bands, skirting), meaning it's a fairly good example of newere architecture fitting into a pre-existing urban environment. Nice pilotis to.

Greg W
14-08-2008, 13:39:20
Oh my. That bus has the same blue as our buses in Sydney from the looks of it. :eek:

The red on the front looks really bad though. :vom:

Oerdin
14-08-2008, 13:39:37
I can just see how the conversation went. "We have this really nice castle in Cardiff but we need a new visitors center. I know let's make it the ugliest bit of abstract horse crap we can think of! I mean that will fit in perfectly with the medieval architecture!" :rolleyes:

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/6326/caerphilly1oz2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

And decades from now tourists will visit Cardiff and say "WTF were they thinking when they approved THAT?"

Greg W
14-08-2008, 13:40:45
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Yeah, plywoord is a more expensive material. I think it's probably just coated with fibre board, wouldn't make sense to build a solid fibre board house I think. Right, cos the rest of it makes sense. :clueless:

Greg W
14-08-2008, 13:42:09
Originally posted by Oerdin
I can just see how the conversation went. "We have this really nice castle in Cardiff but we need a new visitors center. I know let's make it the ugliest bit of abstract horse crap we can think of! I mean that will fit in perfectly with the medieval architecture!" :rolleyes:
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And decades from now tourists will visit Cardiff and say "WTF were they thinking when they approved THAT?" Is that, perchance, supposed to represent a viking longboat?

Scabrous Birdseed
14-08-2008, 13:48:27
And is that photo angle absurdly misrepresenting what looks like a fairly humble and clean wooden buidling?

Oerdin
14-08-2008, 13:54:52
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I hope he meant it unironically

Sarcastically actually.

Scabrous Birdseed
14-08-2008, 13:57:39
You've got a very strange sense of aesthetics then. What are you after, tasteless fake Pastiches?

Lurker the Second
14-08-2008, 14:09:58
This was featured in an article in today's paper:

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/images/photo/2008/08/14/20080814-PUMPKIN/24258719.JPG

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-08-2008, 14:13:30
cute

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-08-2008, 14:14:36
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I hope he meant it unironically because that's built to a very similar scale and uses similar detailing (vertical bands, skirting), meaning it's a fairly good example of newere architecture fitting into a pre-existing urban environment. Nice pilotis to.

True, could be much worse.

MoSe
14-08-2008, 14:24:23
Originally posted by Oerdin
I"WTF were they thinking when they approved THAT?"

maybe to Louvre's Pyramyd?

Oerdin
14-08-2008, 14:41:12
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
You've got a very strange sense of aesthetics then. What are you after, tasteless fake Pastiches?

Things that don't clash and look ugly in their surroundings. It helps if they aren't all concrete and are designed in such a way that people actually want to be there and interact with surrounding areas.

Scabrous Birdseed
14-08-2008, 14:44:15
Americans. :rolleyes:

As if the ghastly 19th-century style excercises are an ideal to fit into?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-08-2008, 14:47:05
Well, the character of urban areas is an "ideal", I'd say. In the same way, a 19th century design townhouse would look odd in a contemporary industrial area.

Funko
14-08-2008, 15:14:04
When I say stuff like this it's just to annoy Mr G. Which is a noble pursuit and should not be discouraged.

mr_B
14-08-2008, 15:16:14
:lol:

still laughing aboot out trip to the gherkin

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-08-2008, 15:26:42
Originally posted by Funko
When I say stuff like this it's just to annoy Mr G. Which is a noble pursuit and should not be discouraged.

Say what?

Oerdin
14-08-2008, 15:37:55
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Americans. :rolleyes:

As if the ghastly 19th-century style excercises are an ideal to fit into?

If something looks horribly out of place then damn right there should be zoning laws and stylistic ordinances to prevent such monstrosities. Doing so helps keep the flavor and feel of a neighborhood.

Funko
14-08-2008, 15:50:42
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Say what?

This:

Originally posted by Oerdin
If something looks horribly out of place then damn right there should be zoning laws and stylistic ordinances to prevent such monstrosities. Doing so helps keep the flavor and feel of a neighborhood.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-08-2008, 16:11:08
I thought Oerdin was a figment of Keith's imagination, not yours.

Funko
14-08-2008, 16:11:44
I am Keith.

LoD
14-08-2008, 16:11:48
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
cute

Looks like a mini-Flakturm, doesn't it?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-08-2008, 16:19:12
You've been in Vienna faaaar too long.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
14-08-2008, 16:19:36
Originally posted by Funko
I am Keith.

No, you're just a level-1-figment.

MoSe
14-08-2008, 16:57:41
Fernando Pessoa should be appointed CG's honorary member

Oerdin
14-08-2008, 17:10:26
Originally posted by Funko
I am Keith.

NO! I'm Keith.

Bob
14-08-2008, 19:45:05
Prove it