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> Daniel Libeskind | Jewish Museum [berlin]

> Daniel Libeskind | Victoria + Albert Museum [London, unbuilt]

> Diller + Scofidio | EYEBEAM [WeChelsea, unbuilt]

> Le Corbusier | Unite de Habitacion [Marseille]

> Norman Foster | Reichstag [berlin]

> OMA | Kunsthal II [Rotterdam]

> OMA | PRADA [soHo]

> OMA | Seattle Library [seattle]

> OMA | ZKM [Karlsruhe, unbuilt]

> Steven Holl | Helsinki Art Museum [Helsinki]

> Steven Holl | Storefront for Art + Architecture [NoLita]

> Zaha Hadid | Art Museum [Cincinnati]

Overall, Rem Koolhaas and OMA have had the most impact upon me.

I'm afraid I have to admit, I own two copies of S,M,L,Xl and Delirious NY.

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i dont know much about architecture or architects so my choices are probably going to be really obvious... but what the hell:

the gherkin by norman foster- because it looks like a giant dildo... and hey, thats funny to me.

the emp in seattle and the guggenheim in bilbao by frank gehry- i know, i know too obvious... but that shit is just dope

and everything by gaudi in barcelona- even more obvious, but his stuff is wild.

so yeah... that's my uneducated opinion on my favorite architecture. oh, btw, this is all stuff i've seen in person. i'll probably check out some of the people and buildings you mentioned.

"you're not living unless you're wasting time on the internet."

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not necessarily my favorites but buildings that come to mind:

-downtown seattle library (OMA)

-rosenthal center for contemporary art in cincinnati (zaha hadid)

-prada tokyo (herzog & de meuron)

-the getty center in LA (only richard meier project i like)

-glass house (phillip johnson R.I.P.)

-salk institute in san diego and capital complex in bangladesh (louis kahn)

-case study houses (neutra, wurster, rudolph, etc.)

i'm also interested in seeing the new de young museum in SF when it's done.

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Hey Vinc3,

How was the Bilboa Guggenheim? I've heard mixed reports. I missed seeing it when I was in Espana, I opted to go to Cordoba instead. I still regret it to this day.

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Lyon-Satolas Airport Railway Station, France - Santiago Calatrava

Alamillo Bridge, Spain - Calatrava (well, any bridge by him)

Tate Modern, London - Herzog & De Meuron

Seattle Public Library - Rem Koolhaas

Reichstag, Berlin - Sir Norman Foster

Bergisel Ski Jump, Switzerland - Zaha Hadid

Jubliee Line Extension, London Underground - Roland Paoletti & others

Qatar Liberal Arts & Science College - Kazuhiro + Kojima + Akamatsu/C+A

Museum of Fort Worth, Texas - Tadao Ando

Jubilee Church, Rome - Richard Meier

architects in general i like:

Samuel Mockbee

SHoP (6-floor Porter House on 9th ave near 14th, NYC w/the vert lights, dope)

LOT-EK

Morphosis

Hitoshi Abe

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"my attention spans galaxies. . ." saul williams

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Hey Vinc3,

How was the Bilboa Guggenheim? I've heard mixed reports. I missed seeing it when I was in Espana, I opted to go to Cordoba instead. I still regret it to this day.

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--- Original message by superTrash on Jan 28, 2005 08:17 PM

yo, like i said in my other post i don't really have a critical eye for architecture so my opinion isn't exactly the most informed. but for what it's worth i think i spent more time outside the guggenheim than inside. thing was amazing to me.

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Paterson Edge in Singapore by Mok Wei Wei of William Lim Associates

http://images.google.com.sg/images?hl=en&lr=&q=paterson+edge

Church of St Mary in Singapore

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Does anyone know anything about Klein-Dytham Architects. Superfuture did thier website design. Thier architecture looks very interesting if not very interior based. Anyone been to any of their buildings, especially the Undercover store or the wedding chapel?

Anyone have any info on Wonderwall?

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Menil Museum, Renzo Piano, Rothco Chapel, etc. HOUSTON

Saint Chappelle, PARIS

narrow back streets of Florence at night, FLORENCE

Tate Modern, (not so much for the building itself, but the combo of the art with the building, curation etc) LONDON

Downtown Detroit, ruins, like the Acropolis. DETROIT

Hillside Favelas, RIO DE JANERIO

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Here is the Klein - Dytham website I mentioned earlier.

http://klein-dytham.com/

I particularly like the Undercover Lab in Harajuku. I'm planning on making a trip to Tokyo this summer, and I will be sure to stop by and see this and the Herzog + DeMeuron PRADA store in Aoyama.

Anyone have any further suggestions on more good pieces of progressive contemporary architecture to check out in Tokyo?

Thanks

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there this house in cambridge, mass. it's simple form is call'in me. check it out in march 2005 issue of dwell page96

So....How's your girl?

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That house was renovated from its original form. I'd like to see the finished extension they created.

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Guest Fulci

The best work from OMA is of course Casa da Musica in Oporto, Portugal

Favourite works of architecture

Couvent de La Tourette, Le Corbusier (shed a tear when first visited it)

Salk Institute, Louis Kahn (if there is a perfect work, this perhaps is the building that comes the nearest)

Library of Paris, Dominique Perrault

Velodrome and Swimming Pool in Berlin, Dominique Perrault

MUSAC, Mansilla+Tunon

Design School in Bremen (?) SANAA Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa

Dior Tokyo, SANAA

Braga Stadium, Portugal, Eduardo Souto Moura

Therme Vals, Peter Zumthor

Fav architects? Le Corbusier, of course... Alvar Aalto, Sejima, John Pawson, Souto Moura

Seattle Lybrary is total crap, most disgusting work from OMA... And haven't seen any building from Zaha Hadid that was actually good. I did like her till I saw any building live. Tadao Ando and Frank Gehry are always remaking the same building.

On the other hand, Sejima is rapidly becoming the greatest architect of the last years.

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Sorry dude but in my opinion Dominique Perrault sucks. He was one of my teacher during my architecture studies. Library of paris is widely considered as an heavy failure.

Fav architects ? In the past, Paladio, in the present Herzog & De Meuron, in the future, Shigeru Ban, forever, Frank Lloyd Right.

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van der rohe and johnson of course. don't actively follow architecture so i can only name a handful of current architects. \:

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Never really understood the FLWright thing... Why do people adore him so much. Perhaps it's an american thing. You didn't have much more than him. All other great architects in the USA came from the Europe in the WW2. Anyway, just think that any other great master from the modernism, specially Aalto and Le Corbusier are far far bigger the FLW.

Saarinen and Jacobsen are big too... Scharoun is f*cking brilliant!

Johnson it's another one that I can't understand, as much as I try. He's a Mies van der Rohe rip off. I'm not very fond of Mies, but I do see he was one the best, but Johnson is just an imitator. And not a very good one at it.

But none comes as high as Aalto. And Corbu.

Kazuyo Sejima's school is in Essen. Sorry for the mistake.

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I also like some of Tadao Ando's buildings.

And Erich Mendelsohn and Adolf Loos.

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Never really understood the FLWright thing... Why do people adore him so much. Perhaps it's an american thing. You didn't have much more than him. All other great architects in the USA came from the Europe in the WW2. Anyway, just think that any other great master from the modernism, specially Aalto and Le Corbusier are far far bigger the FLW.

Saarinen and Jacobsen are big too... Scharoun is f*cking brilliant!

Johnson it's another one that I can't understand, as much as I try. He's a Mies van der Rohe rip off. I'm not very fond of Mies, but I do see he was one the best, but Johnson is just an imitator. And not a very good one at it.

But none comes as high as Aalto. And Corbu.

Kazuyo Sejima's school is in Essen. Sorry for the mistake.

I think the FLWright love is actually just an american mainstream, non-architect thing. as an american architect, neither myself or any of the architects i know thinks much of Frank Lloyd Wright past the Robie House...

Philip Johnson was less a great architect as a great promoter of architecture (specifically international style modern). as you probably know, he helped curate the first gallery presentation of modern architecture in New York in the 20's which included the likes of Mies and Corb.

it took me a while to be a huge Mies fan, but if you read "The Presence of Mies" by Detlef Mertins it may help to understand why he was so great. he is the modern conceptual counterpoint to corb's modernized classicism, plus he was possibly the first to understand the nature of the tall building (way before Seagrams building even).

that said, the most amazing building i've seen in person is Corb's La Tourette. indescripable. plus if you contact the monestary you can stay overnight there.

the rest of my top 10:

2. Piazza del Campidoglio - Michelangelo, Rome

3. Notre Dame du Haut - Le Corbusier, Ronchamp

4. Seattle Public Library - OMA, Seattle

5. Salk Institute - Louis Kahn, La Jolla

6. Villa Muller - Adolf Loos, Prague

7. Santo Spirito - Filippo Brunelleschi, Florence

8. S. Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane - Frencesco Borromini, Rome

9. Kunsthal Rotterdam - OMA

10. Farnsworth House - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Plano

that was tough. missing a lot of good stuff, but i'll stand by it...

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