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Old 03-01-2005, 09:14 AM   #1
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Thumbs up what's your fave building?

thanks to smartypants for the idea.
here's one of mine: 'Der Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt' in Berlin (aka The Pregnant Oyster):





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Old 03-01-2005, 10:51 AM   #2
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Old 03-01-2005, 01:04 PM   #3
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:46 PM   #4
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I don't know why, but I've always been a little crazy for van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. It's some sort of visceral thing.

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Old 03-01-2005, 03:50 PM   #5
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Favortie residence: Fallingwater
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Location: Pennsylvania, US
Year: 1935



Favorite modern commercial building: Transco Tower
Architect: Philip Johnson Stomping along on this big Philip Johnson...
Location: Houston, TX US
Year: 1983






Favorite modern commercial building (it's a tie): Chrysler Building
Architect: William Van Allen
Location: NYC, New York, US
Year: 1930

All the majesty of a city landscape
All the soaring days in our lives
All the concrete dreams in my mind's eye
All the joy I see
Thru these architect's eyes...
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Old 03-01-2005, 04:01 PM   #6
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But I also love this place:



It's a steel mill. Now defunct. Here in Cleveland. Built in the 20's or so. Renovated in the 40's and again in the 50's.

And I used to love these grasshoppery things:



They are/were Hulett Ore Unloaders. They were built around 1919 for the purpose of unloading steel ore from freighters traveling along the Cuyahoga from the Upper Great Lakes. Some shortsighted arsehole developer group tore them down in 2001. There was a fight to preserve them but it didn't succeed. What's in their place now? Nothing. Just...nothing. And they call it an improvement.

Okay; I'm done.
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Old 03-01-2005, 04:03 PM   #7
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skyscraper, i love you!

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Old 03-01-2005, 04:52 PM   #8
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:36 PM   #9
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i love these buildings. i imagine enormous hands reaching down from the heavens, lifting them by their crowns, and ringing them like giant handbells.
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Old 05-16-2005, 09:09 PM   #10
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Joe Price House (shin' en kan); Bruce Goff, Architect (hate me if you must):


glass door that kaleidoscopes as it slides...





In a letter from Frank Lloyd Wright to Bruce Goff on the subject of the Joe Price Studio design of Goff's: ". . . .I hate to see the thesis I've worked for life-long in Architecture knocked silly according tot he prophecies of the too powerful "opposition." Had the travesty been deliberate (at first I thought it was) it probably could not have been half so complete . . . But Bruce, why so elaborate and expensive a fiasco? Why not do a charming little "scherzo" for the lad that could pass as such, please him and do violence to nothing. The thing is practically unbuildable as is; it is practically on the plane of idiocy when its cost is counted. I am sure you can please "the kid" with far less violence to good architecture. . . Originality is not the thing - there is another word for it that I won't use because when this sort of thing appears the more you say against it the more the victims become convinced that genius is in it and that the world is envious. But "sensational" may be at the same time artistic as you ought to know."

FLW, 12/16/54 Delong, David G. Bruce Goff: Toward Absolute Architecture (New York, Architectural History Foundation, 1998)
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Old 05-16-2005, 09:11 PM   #11
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The Gamble House; Greene and Greene, Architects:

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