Good post-modern buildings

World architecture... what's happening generally....

Postby henrifanthome » Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:17 pm

what i really want to know is what came after postmodernism... where does stuff like LAB's federatoin square come in... or is there no defining " after modern is post modern"?

not that i give a damn what u call it.... its still architecture....call it what u will if it suits your ego
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Postby Hugh » Thu Sep 16, 2004 4:35 pm

Deconstruction, late modern, New Tectonic, New Organic, and of course Portentous Symbolic, a.k.a. Freedom Tower.

No one prevailing style right now.

And of course there's a postmodern revival under way...
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Postby alan d » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:00 pm

God, so much to remember.

Then there's the architects themselves ,the pulled through the hedge back ward look, the Honourary Counsel look, the gay window dresser look, the off duty matador look, the ageing rock star look, the bit of cheese hanging unnoticed and limply from the hair look, the I bought this hat for Christmas and I'm gonna fuckin wear it look.........all hanging about the opening of the British Pavilion
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Postby Hugh » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:07 pm

Hey! You forgot me! I was there! Geography-master-on-holiday look!

Incidentally nobody has seen Ron Arad without a hat for several years now. Is this because he lost the top of his skull in a horrific workshop accident involving high-tension steel? I think we should be told.
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Postby alan d » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:16 pm

Oh yeah I forgot, the lost my bag and hat in transit so had to fish something out of the canal look.

Yeah I saw ya in the Stirling book shop lurking, taller than I imagined.............. have that public school look about you.
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Postby alan d » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:27 pm

Ha ha, not you Hugh with this years fished out of the canal look, the bloke with the flying cap , if that's what it was.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:34 pm

Hugh lurks? never had him down for lurking and him seeming so respectable ;)
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Postby alan d » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:35 pm

Being so tall................ I guess it's hard not to look furtive
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Postby alan d » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:43 pm

................and still retain a sense of humour.
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Postby Hugh » Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:47 pm

Grammar school boy, me.
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Postby henrifanthome » Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:22 pm

isnt this name game getting a bit too tedious...... too much naming in too little time to really be of any meaningful consequence....... if u actually look at it a cronological perspective....
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Postby Hugh » Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:32 pm

Dead right, Henri. The name game - inventing "isms" - is just a crutch for people like me to categorise what architects do. It's fairly meaningless except as a form of shorthand description. I try to avoid it but sometimes it's just too useful.

And in pluralistic times like now, there are a lot of actual or fabricated isms to be had.

In time, it all settles down and the lesser isms get forgotten. After all, the "Modern Movement" or the "International Style" are pretty broad churches...
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Postby henrifanthome » Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:12 pm

in a historical perspective architectural movements or change were always resultants of massive social-structural, economic or religious upheavals.... or in the case of modernism and its mass production aesthetic .... war. but the last 40 years have seen nothing yet we have more isms is there any relavant connection now between these as causative phennomenons to architecture any more....
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Re: Good post-modern buildings

Postby James2390 » Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:26 am

My favorite post modern buildings are Atlanta's One Atlantic Center, and Dallas' Chase Tower
One Atlantic Center - Atlanta
http://mywebpage.netscape.com/rotpics01/oneatlcen01.jpeg
Chase Tower - Dallas
http://www.dallassky.com/p5-3.h5.jpg
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Re: Good post-modern buildings

Postby nukey » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:43 pm

Number 1 Poultry has a great little garden on top that is open to the public.
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Dont forget Tange's megalomania. Great stuff.
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Re: Good post-modern buildings

Postby nukey » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:44 pm

And the unforgettable Marn La Vallee by Bofill
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Re: Good post-modern buildings

Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:28 pm

Talking of No1 Poultry....
Recently published on Hughpearman.com is an interview with Stirling from 1991

http://www.hughpearman.com/vaults/stirling.html
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Triumph Palace

Postby lexington » Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:45 pm

I'm looking for up-to-date images of 'Triumph Palace' = Europe's tallest building at 263m - the so-called "Eight Sister", an add on to the famous 7 Sisters of Moscow, those Stalin Era entrants in the Miss USSR Contest. Dear God it's one ugly family, the developer behind the project is Don Stroy - which oddly, taking his first name initial actually (sorta) spells "D.Stroy" - coincidence? I think not!

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=102052

Actually ignore the above request - here on the construction images below. Hmmm - any opinions?
http://www.emporis.com/en/il/pc/?id=102052&aid=19&sro=1&yr=2004&mt=9

Personally I shudder.

By the way, Poultry is one weird turkey, but intriguing all the same.
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