Architecture World Cup

Architecture World Cup

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:52 pm

Basic premise, each game I post the teams playing and you decide which team gets the points based on the architecture of their country..... so at the end of the rounds, we'll have tables and the teams for the knockout stages

So


Spain V Switzerland?
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby wearnicehats » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:55 pm

Paul Clerkin wrote:Basic premise, each game I post the teams playing and you decide which team gets the points based on the architecture of their country..... so at the end of the rounds, we'll have tables and the teams for the knockout stages

So


Spain V Switzerland?


might be easier if you set a cut-off date - architecture post 1980 perhaps
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby PVC King » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:10 pm

Switzerland with a hatrick in general urban environment
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby trace » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:43 pm

Pair architects to players? Diego Forlan as Eladio Dieste and an easy win for Uruguay tonight. Wavey brick roofs and a deflected, top-spinning goal - or is that asking too much?

Anybody up for naming architect/player national squads? Even as 5-a-sides?:)
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby Tayto » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:27 pm

trace wrote:Anybody up for naming architect/player national squads? Even as 5-a-sides?:)


Sure.
You go first.
First team up is...............North Korea.:)
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby what? » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:19 pm

France v Mexico?

Jean Nouvel vs Barragan...............I know who wins for me.
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby trace » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:48 pm

Perhaps yesterday's 1-0 shock result wasn't such an upset after all ...

CH: Botta, Herzog, de Meuron, Olgiati, Zumthor (coach: Jeanneret)
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E: Bofill, Moneo, Sert, Calatrava, Miralles (coach: Gaudi)

Both goalkeepers are a bit suspect but the Swiss defenders look more compact as a unit and can also play the ball out from the back, whereas the veteran Spanish pair may be suffering from heavy legs. There's lots of flair and creativity in midfield but you'd sometimes have to wonder about the Spanish link play, which is not as purposeful as we've come to expect. Two superb strikers to watch out for but the crafty Zumthor just shades it for me. The Swiss look resilient, however, and if it comes downs to a tactical battle, the more direct approach of the men from the mountains could well shade it.
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby Tayto » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:01 pm

trace wrote:Perhaps yesterday's 1-0 shock result wasn't such an upset after all ...

CH: Botta, Herzog, de Meuron, Olgiati, Zumthor (coach: Jeanneret)
vs
E: Bofill, Moneo, Sert, Calatrava, Miralles (coach: Gaudi)


I would have thought that the strong centre-back partnership of Herzog & de Meuron would get more of a mention.
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby trace » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:06 pm

The Irish will be cheering on the Mexicans tonight in the match against France. Strong team, too, under captain and centre-forward, Juan O'Gorman. Ricardo Legorreta makes buildings nearly as colourful as the outrageous shirts that former goalkeeper, Jorge Campos, used to wear. Felix Candela, with those wide spans of his, is a one-man defence, allowing the suave Enrique Norten to be partnered in midfield by a brilliant 10, Luis Barragán. Sadly, Tatiana Bilbao, who starred recently on the AAI pitch in Dublin, is relegated to the bench. Coach, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, is a legend however: author of "4,000 Years of Mexican Architecture", president of the organizing committee of the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 and the World Cup in 1970, IOC architect and honorary member.
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:30 pm

Okay so the Swiss got the points yesterday....

In France v Mexico.....
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby trace » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:23 pm

Come on You Boys in Green!
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby apelles » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:49 pm

Don't know much about the architecture in Mexico, but they've just succeeded very nicely in avenging Ireland's unjust exit from the tournament. . olay olay olay olay: :D:D:D:D
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby trace » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:36 pm

And without using a vuvu while they were at it!
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby trace » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:50 pm

But who designed the Frenchies' faux-bondage jerseys? Surely they could have got Jean Paul Gaultier?
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby apelles » Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:35 pm

I see the England team went to visit an orphanage in South Africa this morning. "It's good to put a smile on the faces of people with no hope, constantly struggling and facing the impossible" said Jamal Umboto, aged 6.:)
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby PVC King » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:09 pm

Classic!!!

Beach hut architecture

Brazil or Ivory Coast?
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Re: Architecture World Cup

Postby trace » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:05 pm

102+ and Oscar Niemeyer still sambas!
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