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Old March 24th, 2008, 05:08 PM   #1
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The most overrated Celebrity Architect!?

Well...!?
" Come along: Seriously...who do you consider 'it (or they )' to unquestionably be???

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Old March 24th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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By far Renzo Piano, Norman Foster and Frank Gehry. They all have beautiful creations, but some of their other work is quite ugly and far below what I expect of architects of their quality.
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Old March 26th, 2008, 07:01 AM   #3
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Even though it is a bit cliche, but I think Gehry is a bit overrated. I mean, Experience Music Project is an aesthetic disaster in Seattle, and his Las Vegas project is rather unappealing. Also, his structures poorly relate to their respective built environments.

In second place, Moshie Safdie is a tad bit overrated as well.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #4
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Absolutely, Frank Gehry! Except for Disney Hall, the rest of his work is JUNK!!
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Old March 29th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #5
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Old March 29th, 2008, 07:47 PM   #6
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Foster and Gehry.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 01:39 AM   #7
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A lot of architects are overrated. Some names that come to mind: Libeskind, Gehry, Koolhaas.

I think Zaha Hadid has been really overrated, but lately she's been showing that maybe she deserves it.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #8
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Daniel Libeskind, majority of his buildings are the same, he has a cookie cutter approach! The new extension at the Royal Ontario Museum costs too much, does not add any significant space and is a copy of his previous work. Boring!

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Old April 16th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #9
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I think that any deconstructive architect is overrated, b/c their designs looks like anyone could have designed that at the half the price.
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Most of the contemporary "starchitects" are mostly okay, but not as brilliant as people make them out to be. I personally don't like Gehry's work, but I can see why people consider him to be historically significant; he had some genuinely original ideas. I used to not like Libeskind until I experienced his Jewish Museum in Berlin in person. I still have some disagreements with many of his decisions, but being in that building was an unusual experience. Going back a few decades, I think that Phillip Johnson was overrated; he was an architect of moderate talent who happened to get lucky.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 10:39 PM   #11
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I think that any deconstructive architect is overrated, b/c their designs looks like anyone could have designed that at the half the price.
Right on.
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I wonder if the latest version for the modified Miss Brooklyn, now called B1, was modeled after this.

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Old May 11th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #13
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Gehry and Koolhaas is there anything they,ve done that doesn't look crushed, distorted or ungainly?
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Old May 11th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #14
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Calatrava and Norman Foster. All their designs look the same. Calatrava is white and looks like skeletons while Foster is all about criss-cross silver colored buildings.


Cesar Pelli is the best in my opinion. His variety and subtlety are unmatched in the field. He should get all the best ratings possible.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #15
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Calatrava and Koolhaas
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Old May 11th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #16
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Niemeyer for sure - Brasilia is Ok but he is stuck on his 60's projects and is making Brazilian cities uglier by the day with some hideous designs that don't fit anymore in the 21st century !

He's 100 for Christ sake, he needs to retire soon !
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Calatrava's Transit Hub is ugly, nobody wants to travel through a dead fish every morning.
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Some of Calatrava's work is magnificent, but after 3 or 4 skeletal-type things, it's time to put that aside and move on to something different.

Pei and Pelli are very classic.
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foster. from top in the 90s to flop in recent years.

gehry. same old, same old.

libeskind. another de ja vu ...

most european architects (I'm not speaking about the big names) - plain design, cheap, too much under pressure of cost effectivity ...
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Old May 14th, 2008, 03:39 AM   #20
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Calatrava's Transit Hub is ugly, nobody wants to travel through a dead fish every morning.
Don't look at me, I wanted the Twins rebuilt, not the official plan.

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foster. from top in the 90s to flop in recent years.

gehry. same old, same old.

libeskind. another de ja vu ...

most european architects (I'm not speaking about the big names) - plain design, cheap, too much under pressure of cost effectivity ...
You can make most of their models just by crumbling up some paper or napkins, which I have placed most of them where they belong, the garbage.
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