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  1. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Architecture makes me angry. How does something like this happen? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Juilliard_School_-_Alice_Tully_Hall.jpg

    about 10 months ago from web
    1. mcscx mcscx

      @mjd I kind of like this architecture as a school & concert hall. I wouldn't like it if it was a bank or an insurance company

      about 10 months ago from quitter.se
      1. mcscx mcscx

        @mjd according to Wikipedia that's called the # style and here are some more examples ur1.ca/pmd19

        about 10 months ago from quitter.se
        1. ruben h tregeagle

          @mcscx I'd like to see a huge concrete goatse in the # style. The USA missed a great opportunity there with the WTC.

          about 10 months ago from web at 30°18'2"S 153°6'12"E
        2. benediktg benediktg

          @mcscx @mjd The # also is a brutalist building. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ihme-Zentrum cc @goebelmasse

          about 10 months ago from gnusocial.de at 50°49'56"N 12°55'31"E
          1. ruben h tregeagle

            @benediktg Yes the # style is well suited to shopping malls. The soul sapping lurking evil is well expressed in the architecture.

            about 10 months ago from web at 30°17'51"S 153°5'49"E
          2. ruben h tregeagle

            Pleased to see that the !fediverse is once again ahead of the curve in predicting the resurgence in the # trend: https://www.dezeen.com/2016/11/24/grafton-architects-wins-riba-international-prize-utec-university-campus-peru/ @mjd

            about 5 months ago from web at 30°17'51"S 153°5'49"E
            1. Matthew Davidson mjd

              @tregeagle Doesn't count as part of a trend if it's a university. Since the 60s the standard design brief for a university campus has been "Gimme a heap o' right angles, and keep 'em coming!".

              about 5 months ago from web
            2. mcscx mcscx

              @tregeagle I like the # style (at least on pictures). It reminds me of retro science fiction / # and #

              about 5 months ago from quitter.se
              1. ruben h tregeagle

                @mcscx perhaps Minecraft is behind it #

                about 5 months ago from mustard at 30°22'59"S 153°5'59"E
                1. mcscx mcscx

                  @tregeagle I never played minecraft. But it's a good thought - minecraft players might like minecraft-like real buildings

                  about 5 months ago from quitter.se
    2. lnxw48 lnxw48

      Ugly indeed, but maybe it is well-suited to its local environment?

      about 10 months ago from fresh.federati.net
      1. Matthew Davidson mjd

        @lnxw48 It's not primarily the aesthetics that bothers me; it's the waste of a full urban block that becomes a street-level desert. The Sydney Opera House in the same location would be just as ghastly; that's why it's on a little peninsula in the harbour instead.

        about 10 months ago from web
        1. ruben h tregeagle

          @mjd I love a bit of # architecture. People should not have to live in or near any of it though. The Slav's knew a thing or two enshrining state sanctioned terror into a mass of concrete: http://beautifulsavage.com/design/yugoslavian-brutalist-architecture/

          about 10 months ago from web at 30°18'2"S 153°6'12"E
          1. Matthew Davidson mjd

            @tregeagle I'll grant you that as sculpture brutalism has value, but no functional utility. With the exception of the Barbican, which generated a lot of business for the psychopharmacology industry.

            about 10 months ago from web
            1. Matthew Davidson mjd

              Shane MacGowan's family lived on the Barbican Estate for a while, which explains a lot. According to Shane his mum went completely gaga.

              about 10 months ago from web
            2. ruben h tregeagle

              @mjd Although a student of Lubetkin's supposedly used the famous Red Wedge sculpture as a home during the 1st harsh winter after the Russian revolution. I am sure most sculpture can be put to some kind of use.

              about 10 months ago from web at 30°17'51"S 153°5'49"E
              1. Matthew Davidson mjd

                @tregeagle Hang on; Red Wedge was something other than Billy Bragg, Kirsty MacColl, and the Smiths pretending that Neil Kinnock was a socialist? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Wedge

                about 10 months ago from web
                1. ruben h tregeagle

                  @mjd Yep, I retained a few useless facts from my arty farty days. It was a plywood prototype and was arguably the first ever abstract public sculpture. Never realised but endlessly copied. http://ur1.ca/pn6ps

                  about 10 months ago from web at 30°17'51"S 153°5'49"E