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To: DManA

Here’s to right angles, frankly! That fad can die and I’ll be happy to shovel a load on top of it! A friend plays at Gehry’s LA Philharmonic hall, and says he is dizzy by the time he’s negotiated the backstage area leading to stage. My doctor’s office building is set off the street at an angle, and I have helped more wanderers find the EXIT. That is bad, for a building in EQ country. Another medical building here in So Cal has oozy hallways and few right angles. I really hate that building. Hard to get oriented to which way you are going.

I celebrate right angles, spelling rules, 4/4 time, and all other Traditions which were embraced for a reason!! Order > Chaos works for me.


10 posted on 12/17/2012 9:42:53 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

I have nothing against innovative archetecture. There is great modern archetecture. I just don’t think Gehry will pass the test of time.

They have one of his chrome gew gaws on the U of Mn campus. Look at it up close and it’s all dented and already starting to rust. They’ll probably have to completely redo it in 10 years. Oh and it’s ugly too.


11 posted on 12/17/2012 9:48:58 AM PST by DManA
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To: bboop

IMHO, the real problem is with the newer building codes. They are much more academically driven with very little wherewithal in their application. The dictate how a building is designed, rather than codifying aspects of designs.

Older codes would provide safe values for parameters to be used by tradesmen when more rigorous design calculations weren’t cost effective,....they rounded up the design for a safe value.

Today’s codes tend to require computerized calcs, and 8 hr long manual calculations for values past contained in a table.

They tend to favor shoe box designs, because less calculations are required.

Note: the no curve and straight line philosophy also applies to no eaves, no wings to the bldg, etc.

They literally look like shoeboxes.


12 posted on 12/17/2012 9:59:37 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: bboop
Order > Chaos works for me.

I like that ... it would make a good tag line!

13 posted on 12/17/2012 10:01:21 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: bboop

I’m an architect, the more expressive the form, the better. I think the guy is a putz. He’s just begging for the Chinese, who aren’t creative, to design all their buildings.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 10:10:03 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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