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Old January 30th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #22221
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I may be alone here, but there is something quite Japanese about this shot (and that's no reflection on the girl in the foreground, even assuming she's Asian).

I can just picture a Shinkansen whisking through, towards some great dense and sprawling Japanese city.

Our concrete fan has done well!
That is exactly what I thought when I saw it!
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Old January 30th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #22222
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http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...-out-in-shard/

A friend of mine is 26, an interior architect, and has just started work designing the interiors for the Shangri-La hotel. I am so jealous!
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Old January 30th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #22223
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A friend of mine is 26, an interior architect, and has just started work designing the interiors for the Shangri-La hotel. I am so jealous!
Does your friend design little buildings to be built indoors then?
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Old January 30th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #22224
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That is exactly what I thought when I saw it!
Yes, the photo also looks like it has a old type filter applied to it which makes it look quite cool as well.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #22225
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Shouldn't they have started the hotel works as soon as level 52 was cladded?
In a few days time they should be fitting out all the appartments!
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Old January 30th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #22226
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Does your friend design little buildings to be built indoors then?
Often architects will just be commissioned to design a shell of a building, especially with office blocks. The floor-plates are left bare so that specialist (in this case) hotel architects are appointed to inject some character.

Interior architecture is sort of a cross between architecture and interior design, everything from partition walls & construction detailing, all the way down to nice curtains, and do the taps match the rug. I think of interior architecture as everything you can touch!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interior_architecture
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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:37 AM   #22227
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shame too because badly commissioned interior designers usually make a complete balls up of the interiors because they forget about the architecture.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 01:21 PM   #22228
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I heard the viewing platform wont be ready for the Olympics. Is this true? Please don't let it be true nooooooooooooooooo......
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Old January 31st, 2012, 02:54 PM   #22229
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It was never advertised as being...?
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Old January 31st, 2012, 02:58 PM   #22230
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I heard the viewing platform wont be ready for the Olympics. Is this true? Please don't let it be true nooooooooooooooooo......
I think that'd be a bit of a push! It is only externally completed in about April! - There's about a year of internal fit-out after that!
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Old January 31st, 2012, 05:28 PM   #22231
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Also it's nowhere near the olympic park and has nothing to do with the games...
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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:16 PM   #22232
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Wouldn't wanna be them lol
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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:46 PM   #22233
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badly commissioned interior designers usually make a complete balls up of the interiors because they forget about the architecture.
Good job they picked the best of the best then!
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Old February 1st, 2012, 09:31 AM   #22234
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Good job they picked the best of the best then!
Best of the best? Did you see what Sisk did to the IBM campus? They were sacked before completion, summarily sued and then IBM hired in another contractor to gut everything Sisk had done and start again. Kcom and Global Crossing have both rejected bids from Sisk in the past too, in the ICT area they are a universal laughing stock....

Wonder who's parsnips they buttered for the opportunity to be considered for this project.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 11:51 AM   #22235
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they cant be THAT bad surely?
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Old February 1st, 2012, 06:47 PM   #22236
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Once the final 20m of glass spire levels have been added, it will look BIG!
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Old February 1st, 2012, 09:40 PM   #22237
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Old February 1st, 2012, 11:31 PM   #22238
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OMG! I take my hat off to these guys. I freak out just looking at that!
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 02:44 AM   #22239
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OMG! I take my hat off to these guys. I freak out just looking at that!
Ha! I'd pay good money to give it a go!

From Southwark today...


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