what's your favourite building?



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anna-banana
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Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:00 pm

my all-time favourite would definately be Tate Modern Gallery in London. I don't know what it is about it but it has a really calming effect on me, especially the Turbine Hall, I love it, love the space around it, love the symmetry.

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and as for my dream home- Gerth Wingårdh's Villa Astrid Villa Astrid

what's yours?


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Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:06 pm

the barnes and noble in metairie...i could stay in their with somebody for hours. so much stuff to look at and i'm excited by all of it :D. i'm that person who you find in the corner reading odd books and strange books(at least for my age).
the way that it's designed is great for reading.



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Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:21 am

what ever one im blowing up at the time



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Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:22 pm

Rem Koolhaas' Seattle Public Library. Because:

a) it's a very cool looking building
b) it's in my favorite place on earth
c) it's full of BOOKS. :D What more could you ask?

...Oh yeah, it also has a coffee bar. Sorted!


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Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:04 am

the one that's built


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Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:43 pm

ferdinand cheval's 'le palais ideal':
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Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:22 pm

ducasse wrote:
ferdinand cheval's 'le palais ideal':
photo's here


Oh my god that place is so awesome.



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Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:56 pm

The Battersea Power Station at Battersea, London. It's the building on the cover of Pink Floyd's 'Animals' release, and also stood in for the Ministry Of Love in the 1984 remake of the movie adaptation of George Orwell's '1984'. Hawkwind's 'Quark Strangeness And Charm' release features photo's of Battersea's Control Room B.


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Control Room, Battersea A:
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Control Room, Battersea B:
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Synchroscope in Control Room B:
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Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:58 pm

oh yeah Fogman, that's one of my favourites too. amazing pics, I never managed to catch it that well.

ducase, where is that building? I can't find the location somehow...


Eggman, you sound like a man with a hobby ;p

I fell in love with this house (and House of the Year it is!):

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Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:20 pm

it's in a small village in France called Hauterives, i think about an hour or two drive from Lyon:
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i spent an afternoon wandering around it about 2 years ago - it was great.
this is a really good idea for a thread by the way.



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Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:31 pm

cheers ducasse, it's not very popular though ;p

I don't know why I thought at first that this palace must be somewhere in Thailand... it looks a little bit like a mixture of a thai temple with a Gaudi building.


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Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:54 pm

yes it does a bit. the guy who built it (on his own) was an uneducated postman, but after he'd been working on it for a few years people started telling hims things like 'hey, it looks like a south east asian palace' & so on, & i think at that point he started looking up art books.



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Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:58 pm

anna-banana wrote:
cheers ducasse, it's not very popular though ;p

I don't know why I thought at first that this palace must be somewhere in Thailand... it looks a little bit like a mixture of a thai temple with a Gaudi building.

That is an apt description...

Odd, but very cool.


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