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Old February 1st, 2008, 08:40 PM   #21
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BBC found a crack on it already as well Link
Anyway the exterior is quite impressive, as most of the venues, the interior seems not as good though.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 02:31 PM   #22
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Yeah...looks pretty bad at day (atleast according to the pics posted in this thread). Night time is a completely different story. I think one reason that it doesn't look as good as it should is the edges and the corners. Those are straight lines. If they were to make it "bubbly" like the rest of the building, it would have appeared more organic, which is something that would have made it look amazing even in bright day light.

What`s the meanning of "bad"? is it ugly? or it makes you feel bad? So could i have the reason for the later one ? Yeah You have freedom to criticize the design from your role but where the water cube`s significance depend on is it !
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Old February 4th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #23
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Anyway the exterior is quite impressive
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Old February 5th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #24
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Yeah...looks pretty bad at day (atleast according to the pics posted in this thread). Night time is a completely different story. I think one reason that it doesn't look as good as it should is the edges and the corners. Those are straight lines. If they were to make it "bubbly" like the rest of the building, it would have appeared more organic, which is something that would have made it look amazing even in bright day light.
When bubbles are bunched together thats what they look like. It is organic.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #25
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Water Cube pictures and video

Treehugger has some awesome pictures and video. And talks about the building's green-ness.

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But it does more than look cool. The 100,000 square meters of the Teflon-like translucent plastic ETFE that make up the building's bubble cladding allow in more solar heat than glass, making it easier to heat the building, and resulting in a 30 percent reduction in energy costs. That's especially important for a swimming pool, which requires an enormous amount of heating. (Though the building's ETFE was manufactured abroad, meaning more pollution in construction than would there have been with locally available materials, designers emphasize that the energy savings are substantial, equivalent to covering the roof in solar panels.)
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Old February 8th, 2008, 03:26 AM   #26
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.........its ugly
but at night its nice
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Old February 8th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #27
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The last pic was nice, the other night pics werent

I dunno, this, together with the nest, is not impressing me.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 04:39 AM   #28
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See more pics of water cube in this thread:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...288068&page=15
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