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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Too many museum buildings upstage the contents- prima donna exercises.
    It's the contents we should be focussing on.
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    Ron, though it seems a lifetime ago that I took my boards, it was under the current model of sitting separately (if you chose) for each section. While less disruptive to one's life and livelihood, I remain unconvinced that it's a better system. The one certain commonality is that the content of the exams bears only the faintest passing relationship to the actual work of an architect.
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    Gehry doesn't design buildings, he styles them.

    The ugliest building in the world ( not a museum, but a national library ) is the one in Pristina, Kosovo. I have seen it in person, and boy it is truly hideous:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Guggenheim museum Bilbao Spain
    I went there shortly after it opened in '97. It was a marvel of building technology and design execution, certainly, but as a museum it was exceptionally awful. A monument to Because I Can egotism, paradoxically sited in an absolute armpit of a town.

    I like Gehry. I think that the Stata at MIT works pretty well. This Guggenheim thing just got away from him a bit.
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    I stopped by this one on Memorial day. It was closed.

    Desha County Museum, Dumas, Arkansas
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    What a boring boxy world it would be if we didn’t have A Wright or Pei or Gehry or Koolhaas to shake things up once in a while.

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    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Speaking of I.M.Pei ...






    Washington DC National Gallery of Art - East Building.
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    These ones are sorta closed museums

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    One of my favourite spaces
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I know we've had this one.... but an Irene Kung image is special

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is large and impressive.




    The atrium of the Louwman museum in den Haag made me pause for a few moments in wonder.

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    This isn't strictly a museum,its the monument to Belgian independence,but if you walk through the central arches there is the national car museum on the right and the air and military museum on the left.

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    The museum of Islamic Art in Qatar. I really liked it.

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    #44 yes foster got that one quite right.
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    Ahh... that reminds me. The oldest building in Dubai, is the museum



    ... and the door

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    Its not everyones cup of tea, but i like the Pompidou center.
    And the collection is first class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Too many museum buildings upstage the contents- prima donna exercises.
    It's the contents we should be focussing on.
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    Retired Architect, and now museum curator.
    Then I have some studied contemplation for you, where the museum is designed entirely around a fixed collection...

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    NGV Melbourne Roy Grounds Completed 1968
    Includes the World's largest stained glass ceiling by Leonard French.









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    Architects are like that...
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    Don't you find some of these just a bit indulgent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    yes the High museum is probably Meier's best work IMHO.

    and now I really feel old as I realize I was there over 20 years ago. damn.
    His extension to the Des Moines Arts Centre is also pretty damned good too, considering who went before him on the other two sections, and the standard he had to work to.




    Here's the Saarinen bit:


    Pitty it turns out Meier's another bloody p****grabber. That's it for his career. One of the few recent major US architects I had any time for. You can keep Liebskind: I want to like his work, but I hate the way he bashes you over the head with architecture.

    The Oakland Art Museum (1969) by John Dinkaloo, Kevin Roche and the landscape by Dan Kiley:







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    IMAGINES VEL NON FUERINT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    So is this...







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    ^Fur ACB: Kraft dur Freude (Englishmen)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    So is this...







    Another of my favourites. Both the Fitz and the Soane convey a feeling that you are in a house. In the case of Sir John Soane’s Museum, of course, you are!
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    A local favorite - from my hometown. Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon. Built in the early 70s. Evocative waveform, and that lifeboat display in the big glazed opening definitely draws you in --





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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    It's far easier to post photos of buildings that are abominations to architecture... and first prize, I think, goes to Boston City Hall. It has been an abortion since the day it was built... and completely out of character for a city like Boston:

    My first thought was, classic Brutalist architecture, and sure enough, it's featured on the wiki page for it. It did represent a new a fresh style, but I question why it was not immediately obvious that this style promotes thoughts of inaccessibility and domination by the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    My first thought was, classic Brutalist architecture, and sure enough, it's featured on the wiki page for it. It did represent a new a fresh style, but I question why it was not immediately obvious that this style promotes thoughts of inaccessibility and domination by the state.
    The very name is the clue to it being inappropriate and wrong. What were they thinking of?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    No wonder they had a civil war...
    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    Gehry doesn't design buildings, he styles them.

    The ugliest building in the world ( not a museum, but a national library ) is the one in Pristina, Kosovo. I have seen it in person, and boy it is truly hideous:

    kosnatlib3.jpg

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    OCAD Ontario College of Art and Design

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    P.T. Barnum museum in Bpt. Ct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    My first thought was, classic Brutalist architecture, and sure enough, it's featured on the wiki page for it. It did represent a new a fresh style, but I question why it was not immediately obvious that this style promotes thoughts of inaccessibility and domination by the state.
    I disagree with that sentiment entirely. If anything Brutalism represents the democratisation of architecture with examples such as Habitat in Montreal and Sirius in Sydney, and a whole slew of other buildings that are based around a physical parti of accessibility and expressions of the age. There are valuable lessons to be had from the Brutalist movement. I freely admit, however, the style is a bit like blue cheese: An acquired taste.
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    Designed by Aimee Semple Macpherson?
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    P.T. Barnum museum in Bpt. Ct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    Designed by Aimee Semple Macpherson?
    No, but I had to look it up -
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    No wonder they had a civil war.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    Gehry doesn't design buildings, he styles them.

    The ugliest building in the world ( not a museum, but a national library ) is the one in Pristina, Kosovo. I have seen it in person, and boy it is truly hideous:

    kosnatlib3.jpg

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    Pity. I equate her and Barnum as being in the same business, some architects too.
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    No, but I had to look it up -
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