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Old January 26th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #61
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the sad truth is that Chicago architecture in general is lame and takes no chances. this building does, but is ugly. i would hope you can do green in a sexy way.
^ Sorry, but a sad truth it is not. It's a sad opinion. See the difference?
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Old January 26th, 2008, 05:36 AM   #62
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I kinda like this one. It has a terrace for raising chickens! It has a funny name! And it is on point! (though neither European nor Mexican ):


http://www.psa-publishers.com/index....bdw_aktuell_us
^ This is somehow less ugly than Solstice on the Park?

There you go Helmut Yawn, now you've won me over

Face it, you're like the other dime-a-dozen Americans who are obsessed with anything that's happening in Europe, simply because it's Europe and thus it has to be good. God forbid you approve of something going up in such a provincial, midwestern town such as Chicago. What would your elitist friends think about you?
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Old January 26th, 2008, 05:48 AM   #63
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^ Oooooh, aaaaah.... Here's another one.

Wow, I've never been so blown away in my life. I wish Chicago could have architects like this guy in California. Chicago could only dream of having such a structure. Poor midwesterners... And it's not even typical tiresome coastal elitism that explains why that website only has NY and California architects listed after all, it's just the cold, hard TRUTH. Chicago is a provincial backwater; actually, it's the provincial backwater's backwater
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Old January 26th, 2008, 07:09 AM   #64
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What's your definition of "taking chances," Helmut? I don't mean that in a condescending way. I'm just trying to gauge where you stand.

Are we talking CCTV Headquarters in Beijing type-chances?
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Old January 27th, 2008, 12:51 AM   #65
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Face it, you're like the other dime-a-dozen Americans who are obsessed with anything that's happening in Europe, simply because it's Europe and thus it has to be good. God forbid you approve of something going up in such a provincial, midwestern town such as Chicago. What would your elitist friends think about you?
The project he posted was in fact a Seattle proposal designed by a Seattle architectural firm - very little if any European involvement.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 06:46 AM   #66
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The project he posted was in fact a Seattle proposal designed by a Seattle architectural firm - very little if any European involvement.
^ And that post by me was made after a few too many glasses of wine.

Pardon me for that....
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Old January 27th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #67
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Lucky for you that I'm (usually) sober while posting.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #68
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you're right. Jeanne Gang is better than chocolate, reinvented the wheel, and knows the last digit in Pi because she worked for Rem Koolhaas.....please.

the sad truth is that Chicago architecture in general is lame and takes no chances. this building does, but is ugly. i would hope you can do green in a sexy way.

American architecture other than Steven Holl's work or the occasional Gehry building is terribly ordinary. it's a real shame.

if you want to see true modernism and exploration, take a look at some projects going on right now in Europe or even Mexico. http://www.psa-publishers.com/
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn
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Old January 28th, 2008, 02:16 AM   #69
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isn't the wonderful thing about a website like this the total anonimity it gives us by which we can all interact with other passionate fans of Architecture regardless of our backgrounds....or what our names really are?
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Old January 28th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #70
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isn't the wonderful thing about a website like this the total anonimity it gives us by which we can all interact with other passionate fans of Architecture regardless of our backgrounds....or what our names really are?
Yawn... I agree with the statement above. However, I personally think that this project is a bold and creative step. Might you enlighten us with a project or two that you find appealing...
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Old January 30th, 2008, 02:23 AM   #71
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isn't the wonderful thing about a website like this the total anonimity it gives us by which we can all interact with other passionate fans of Architecture regardless of our backgrounds....or what our names really are?
Didn't you say you were leaving? It was nice while you were gone.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 06:31 PM   #72
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Some tasty new renders of Solstice from Studio/Gang:

Solstice on the Park, a 26 story residential tower, is literally shaped by solar access. Its living spaces are chiseled to create a ‘self-shaded’ south-facing surface in response to summer sun, making the building specific to its climate and sun angles.....











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Old May 11th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #73
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According to an email, the grand opening is May 17 & 18
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Old May 12th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #74
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very beautiful tower, simply great design!
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Old May 19th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #75
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Old May 19th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #76
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it is a collection of interesting individual parts. still seems a little top-heavy to me proportionally speaking.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #77
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Looks cool - Jeanne's a great architect and I think this design is further proof of that
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actually, her husband Mark is a much better designer... not to mention, communicator.

but it's ok, keep drinking the "local treasure" kool-aide!! =)
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Old May 20th, 2008, 04:42 AM   #79
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.....so how was the grand opening?
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Old May 20th, 2008, 07:22 AM   #80
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it is a collection of interesting individual parts. still seems a little top-heavy to me proportionally speaking.
that could be an effect of the rendering style, which does not show vertical perspective - i.e, all vertical lines are displayed as being parallel.

in real life, vertical perspective will help to counterbalance any top-heaviness you may perceive.
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