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Old August 19th, 2014, 10:32 PM   #1221
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Pretty condescending for having no idea what you're talking about.
I mean, perhaps you could elaborate to keep the conversation flowing, instead of posting a kiss-off line with equal condescension to the one you're supposedly complaining about. It might help things.

Also, I kinda feel that if you need to bold the text of the point you're trying to make, maybe the point was a bit weak to begin with, no?
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Old August 20th, 2014, 12:17 AM   #1222
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I mean, perhaps you could elaborate to keep the conversation flowing, instead of posting a kiss-off line with equal condescension to the one you're supposedly complaining about. It might help things.

Also, I kinda feel that if you need to bold the text of the point you're trying to make, maybe the point was a bit weak to begin with, no?
I would be happy to elaborate. "Aesthetic Curves" as you described it "the way combined shapes draw the eye through a composition" is not a thing. Anywhere... Ever...

The closest thing to that would be visual flow sometimes referred to as eye flow. It has to do with following a visual hierarchy. But no one is ever drawing, analyzing or even mentioning "aesthetic curves" much less mentioning "curves" as if the term "aesthetic curves" is used so much people already know what you mean because as I said before it's just not a thing.

Furthermore the comment you were referring to was about the lines of the building. Which is not this.
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Old August 20th, 2014, 01:00 AM   #1223
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I've heard people talk of "aesthetic curves" in sleazy bars... Forum rules discourage further elaboration.

.... And they didn't EVER look anything like that red line
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Old August 20th, 2014, 02:34 PM   #1224
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I like this design, it's like a more rectilinear Shard.
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Old August 20th, 2014, 10:54 PM   #1225
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Bread & Butter (and the adjacent store), which were on the Madison Ave. side, are now gone!
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Old August 26th, 2014, 07:32 AM   #1226
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Good. Maybe soon we will start to see buildings demolished making way for this new beauty
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Old August 28th, 2014, 11:42 PM   #1227
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He's talking about aesthetic curves; the way combined shapes draw the eye through a composition.



Come on, this is supposed to be an architecture forum. This is basic stuff.
http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1304/1304.7881.pdf
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Old August 29th, 2014, 12:09 AM   #1228
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He's talking about aesthetic curves; the way combined shapes draw the eye through a composition.



Come on, this is supposed to be an architecture forum. This is basic stuff.
Ah, yes, the famous modern architecture ass-pull maneuver.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #1229
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If you read the abstract to this paper you would notice that it is about the math and software used to create or reproduce planar curves / curved surfaces that a designer wants to create like the body of a car. They aren't using the words 'Aesthetic Curves' as a technical term here.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 02:53 AM   #1230
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If you read the abstract to this paper you would notice that it is about the math and software used to create or reproduce planar curves / curved surfaces that a designer wants to create like the body of a car. They aren't using the words 'Aesthetic Curves' as a technical term here.
I've searched and I can't find this term used in an architectural context as a phrase. Does it even exist as an architectural term anyway?
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Old August 29th, 2014, 03:42 AM   #1231
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I've searched and I can't find this term used in an architectural context as a phrase. Does it even exist as an architectural term anyway?
So, just out of curiosity: Does anyone really not understand what he was taking about? And, if he just happens to have come up with a new (and rather clear and creative) way to describe this concept, is that something to be discouraged? Seriously...let's not beat people up for making creative use of the English language. This community is smarter than that.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 04:02 AM   #1232
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So, just out of curiosity: Does anyone really not understand what he was taking about? And, if he just happens to have come up with a new (and rather clear and creative) way to describe this concept, is that something to be discouraged? Seriously...let's not beat people up for making creative use of the English language. This community is smarter than that.
I'm just interested in architectural language, Ok? I have no interest in bashing anybody.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 04:03 AM   #1233
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So, just out of curiosity: Does anyone really not understand what he was taking about? And, if he just happens to have come up with a new (and rather clear and creative) way to describe this concept, is that something to be discouraged? Seriously...let's not beat people up for making creative use of the English language. This community is smarter than that.
I'm just interested in architectural language, Ok? I have no interest or intent to bash. I think you are acusing the wrong person here. I am just curious about whether it is a real term or not used by architectural folks. We're not all M.Archs in here but we are all interested in learning more I presume.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 06:10 PM   #1234
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I've searched and I can't find this term used in an architectural context as a phrase. Does it even exist as an architectural term anyway?
No it's not an architectural term. The comment that started all this was about the lines of the building.

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The lines need to be sexified. It looks way too stiff. If you want stiff go for a box, not some half-assed set of curves. The angles are off.
Lines in architecture are similar to lines in drawing. Lines are often suggested by the structural materials like the lines created by exposed steel structure or a line of glass windows. For example the Hancock in Chicago has very bold lines created by it's structural cross beams. Lines can also be implied by the shape or massing of a building which is what the comment above was referring to. So something like this.

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Old August 30th, 2014, 06:37 AM   #1235
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I can only speak for myself but what's the purpose of a clever design that follows certain design criteria if the result is not pleasant to the eye?
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 04:32 AM   #1236
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Well now, this is all too hard for me. I would rather like to hear about some construction progress. You know, excavators, concrete pouring, cranes, etc...Don't blame me but i prefer some action over fency talk....
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 07:11 AM   #1237
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While New York City is lacking in terms of curvaceous buildings, the angles on this one will look great!
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 01:35 PM   #1238
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While New York City is lacking in terms of curvaceous buildings, the angles on this one will look great!
NY has more curvy towers than any other US or EU city.
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 01:39 PM   #1239
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What is happening at the construction site? Have they started some excavations....?
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 05:01 PM   #1240
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What is happening at the construction site? Have they started some excavations....?
I think there are currently other buildings on site that have to be demolished before excavation can commence.
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