Archtiecture of CERN

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Archtiecture of CERN

Postby missarchi » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:08 am

CERN for st stephens green!;)

Architects, like scientists, thrive on cheap thought experiments which they then pay for in the field. This inclination to try out ideas in the mind first leads to a few breakthroughs and some pretentious jargon, but it is essential to the profession for sharpening concepts and taking risks.

Reyner Banham could be counted on to throw up such speculations. A Home Is Not A House, his 1965 Gedankenexperiment, was based on the unlikely proposition that the contemporary abode already contained so many pipes and gizmos it could easily evolve into something more extreme: a see-through plastic bubble plus all the necessary services.

Thus he had himself photographed in the nude sitting inside one of these transparent Gedankens, gesticulating at the high altar while its electronic wizardry churned out the delights of the day. The sixties’ “standard-of-living package” contained all the stimuli one would guess — food, music, old movies — and as drawn by François Dallegret, it looked like the ultimate hardware.

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Re: Archtiecture of CERN

Postby notjim » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:49 am

Fermilab has a very striking building, even if their collider is about to be out-classed.

As for your CERN for Dublin comment, I was always sorry that the proposed Irish Radio Telescope, is that still going ahead, was it ever? was/is to be located at Trim Castle, a city location, perhaps at Dunsink, or even better, in the docks, would be so cool. I like what they have done with Blackrock Castle in Cork.
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Re: Archtiecture of CERN

Postby shanekeane » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:07 pm

hardly for stephen's green, you could fit the whole city centre of dublin inside the hadron collider.
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