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  • 21st century architecture is better than earlier architecture
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  • 21st century architecture is worse than earlier architecture
    1 (33.3%)
  • beer is better than either
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Topic: 21st century architecture (Read 42544 times)

  • jax
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21st century architecture
Buildings say a lot about the builders and the people who elect to use them. What buildings of this century would you like to highlight and why? Which are the best? Which are the worst? Which are interesting, which are boring? Which ones probably wouldn't be made before or after? How will they affect the neighbourhood, how would they age?

What can we say about current architecture? What should we be quiet about? What are the hopes and fears?

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Re: 21st century architecture
Reply #150
More King Abdullah Economic City

  • Frenzie
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Re: 21st century architecture
Reply #151
A city that embraces the future of gender apartheid. :right:

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Re: 21st century architecture
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The Grand Mosque 4.0, Mecca. TBD  2020.



Also see this.

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Re: 21st century architecture
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21st century architecture should be much more things like this:

I suppose the above example is just a mere passive usage of energetic solutions, it's fundamental to integrate active energetic production (solar panels, windmills, Stirling engines, etc) in order to reach self sustainability as well as water efficiency (something that I suspect was not considered with so many areas of lawn).
A matter of attitude.

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Re: 21st century architecture
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It will probably be a bit of both. Supertalls are a bit of a showoff. Except for places that really run on limited land like Singapore there is no reason to build that tall, and they build dense rather than tall. Likewise if everyone built big garden villas the traffic would be immense.

The video from Stockholm (Hammarby Lake Town) I posted a couple pages back is in the middle. The buildings are dense enough that you can actually walk somewhere other than to your neighbour's villa, while still quite open and light. It is quite central as well. This seems to be a typical case of what happens when the 19th (or early 20th) century industry shuts down or move out of the city.




  • Belfrager
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Likewise if everyone built big garden villas the traffic would be immense.

We are concerned with different things. Your problem is how to accommodate more and more millions into cities, how to solve practical problems, mine to convince them to return to the countryside.

Architecture by itself, it's neuter, it has solutions for both tendencies. I think that only by returning to the countryside architecture can help man to regain again the scale of his own proportion and, therefor, the key for an harmonious life.

When architecture had a strong political meaning, as it had during the Reich with the magnificent work of Albert Speer, I could see reasons (agreeing or not) for it's existence but not anymore. The role of politics in Architecture was substituted by an emptiness that has created the trash people call modernity.
Such emptiness should allow to make a major move, a radical shift at our destiny's direction.

People can see my opinion as utopian's but it isn't. We are doing nothing at cities and when we do nothing we are nothing.

A matter of attitude.

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Re: 21st century architecture
Reply #156
when the 19th (or early 20th) century industry shuts down or move out of the city.

Or a redesigned waste power plant, like from this hedonistic sustainability talk.




This waste-to-energy ski slope has an opening date of 2016.


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Re: 21st century architecture
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Speaking of starchitects, MAD have just began constructing their Chaoyang Park Plaza in Beijing, based on their concept of mountain and water.






The buildings are inspired by this oil painting by Wang Mingxian:

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Re: 21st century architecture
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It should be called The Monster of the Lagoon...
A matter of attitude.

  • jax
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Re: 21st century architecture
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The MAD architect was interviewed in Venice (can't embed though) about their mountain-water architecture and the rest.


  • Belfrager
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From the link
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The concept is based on a traditional style of Chinese painting, which depicts natural scenery such as mountains, rivers and waterfalls.


Wrong. The concept it's to be the perfect scenario for a New Order and it's achieved by way of cheap plagiarism of Albert Speer's inspired vision of an architecture thought to serve the "One Thousand Years Reich".

You can visualize a couple of Alfa people chatting together while super fast elevators leads them to their penthouses with a view while, at the underground, hordes of Epsilon slaves works to feed the masters.

Time for a bit of Soma... I'm too much wake up.
A matter of attitude.

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Re: 21st century architecture
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The MAD architect was interviewed in Venice (can't embed though) about their mountain-water architecture and the rest.

What does MAD mean?

  • jax
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Re: 21st century architecture
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There are at least two MAD architects. This Chinese and a Norwegian. The case implies an acronym,  as is the case for the Norwegian Moderne Arkitektur og Design, while the Chinese Ma Design, after the founder Ma Yansong, is more of an edge case of 马D → MAD. A more conventional way of forming abbreviations is to transcribe the characters into pinyin and take the initial letter from each. So Beijing, 北京, with the first character 北 Bei (north) and the second 京 Jing (capital) → BJ. Thus the souvenir t-shirts, beloved by tourists,with the legend IBJ.

The building in still under construction,  but you can see a video here.

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you can see a video here.

Sort of. As is par for the course with such videos from China, it ranges from stuttering to freezing.

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Re: 21st century architecture
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Here you go



While at Youtube, one from Stockholm


  • jax
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Re: 21st century architecture
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Starchitect Zaha Hadid just died, several of her works and plans are earlier in this thread. Some more:

Zaha Hadid's 10 best buildings in pictures (The Guardian)


Zaha Hadid: a life in buildings (Dezeen)





A local winning proposal for Upplands Väsby, the first station from Stockholm Arlanda airport to the city.

  • Frenzie
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Re: 21st century architecture
Reply #167
A new wine museum opened in Bordeaux, called La Cité du Vin. It's said to be inspired by the swirl of wine in a glass, although in some ways it looks more like an oddly shaped glass.



https://vimeo.com/161025171

Edit: all the boring info here in French http://www.bordeaux.fr/p47144/la-cite-du-vin
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Re: 21st century architecture
Reply #168
when the 19th (or early 20th) century industry shuts down or move out of the city.
Or a redesigned waste power plant, like from this hedonistic sustainability talk.




This waste-to-energy ski slope has an opening date of 2016.

Not sure if it is fully on schedule, but the opening is getting close.






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Re: 21st century architecture
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Microsoft's office in Italy is made entirely of windows http://architizer.com/projects/microsoft-house-2/



  • krake
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Re: 21st century architecture
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Microsoft's office in Italy is made entirely of windows http://architizer.com/projects/microsoft-house-2/
We have nothing to hide.  :lol:
It must be very funny to keep those windows clean and I don't mean malware but dirt.  ;)

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Re: 21st century architecture
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Cool 21st century living, updated capsule hotel in Kyoto.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRT4dU6r-KQ

  • Belfrager
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Re: 21st century architecture
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Better to be in jail.
A matter of attitude.

  • ersi
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Re: 21st century architecture
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Better to be in jail.
Are you? Is that why you could not post so long?

  • Belfrager
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Not yet, no, I still resist.  :D
What I meant it's that is better to be in jail than to be at such "capsule hotel". More room and for free.

(English language gets paradoxal, free and jail got together...)
A matter of attitude.