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Old February 11th, 2006, 04:43 AM   #1
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Eccentric Architecture

I love Architecture which many of us consider eccentric or out of place. I don't like the type of eccentric architecture which purposely seeks to be eccentric. I consider the most eccentric builds I know of to be these:

Gaudi's New York Skyscraper

The interior

Palace of the Soviets


80 South Street Tower


Sapphire Tower


Vertical


Just a few I found to look good and still look good
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Old February 11th, 2006, 04:47 AM   #2
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Not sure about the last two.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 05:13 AM   #3
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Yea the last two look like nice buildings but normal ones.
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Old February 11th, 2006, 05:14 AM   #4
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How could I forget the most eccentric one of all...CCTV HG in Beijing

CCTV Tower
http://www.sixseven.org/beijing/galv...TV%20Tower.JPG


Beijing Opera House:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/house/2003...4e63d36_10.jpg

Sydney Opera house
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Old February 11th, 2006, 05:34 AM   #5
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Old February 11th, 2006, 05:57 AM   #6
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Not to slam Ryidah's tallest skyscrapers but they tend to make the rest of that city feel smaller no matter which way you look at it.


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Old February 11th, 2006, 04:17 PM   #7
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Old February 13th, 2006, 01:03 AM   #8
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UNHEX NANI NANI in Tokyo by Philippe Starck:

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Old February 13th, 2006, 01:17 AM   #9
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Dubai have a few towers that are eccentric but not eccentric just so they can be eccentric.

The Cube:




One Business Bay:

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Old February 13th, 2006, 12:49 PM   #10
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Here's one in HK, Cyberport



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Old February 13th, 2006, 05:23 PM   #11
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Here's a really funky building - OCAD in Toronto :

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Old February 14th, 2006, 01:48 AM   #12
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How about Habitat 67?








very original, but i heard it's really uncomfortable as a place for living.
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Quote:
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proposal from Dubai
I like the boston skyscrapers.
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Here's a really funky building - OCAD in Toronto :

Oh my!!! This pretty much takes the cake!!!
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Quote:
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How about Habitat 67?
very original, but i heard it's really uncomfortable as a place for living.
It was considered very chic and stylish in 1967, but it didn't take into
account the cold winters of Montreal. Each exposed box turned out
to be very hard to heat.
What is the current status of this building? Does anyone know anyone
who lives there? I've not seen it in many, many years.
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You should try standing underneath it Wally.
Also, that version of Sapphire tower is now dead, it will never see the light of day.
But how about R.O.M.(Royal Ontario Museum) in Toronto, due to be completed this year.
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some of these buildings arnt that bad...

but then something like this shows up



and makes you wonder

WHAT THE HELL were they thinking!!!!
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How about this one from Beijing

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looks like some wacky casino.


Museum of Art in Graz, Austria:



the roof design reminds me of Alien films.
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