Message - Re: Mr Whippy versus Mr. Blobby: what's happening to architecture? Plus: what should win the Stirling Prize, but probably won't.

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Posted by  Per Corell on September 24, 2002 at 02:49:53:

In Reply to:  Re: Mr Whippy versus Mr. Blobby: what's happening to architecture? Plus: what should win the Stirling Prize, but probably won't. posted by the K-MAC on September 23, 2002 at 11:29:14:

-------- Can't you se it ; he's naked .

Where are all that fancy new tech. Surface with no visible connection to the structure ; this simply look as it is ; surface surface surface, no feel, no detail, a bad day for new technology within architecture ; there _are_ more honest way's to use sheet materials, than putting it on display as bad surface paneling.
Im'e done with modernism if modernism are about covering ugly concrete Lego boxes with false tapestry like you se with all modern houses being build, and _this make it even worse, as now high-tech lookalike are to be the trend, loss of quality and hiding detail and structure are said to be an ism.
Bet that shell is emty, Im'e quite sure that it's not the structure and the _real_ high-tech theories ,that shapet this farm house , This will not bring any solution to anything, it would have been clumpsy if done with the CAD tools 20 years ago, Congratulations Romans you done it again. This time though it look even more hollow and uninspired, than the black-box glass temples that was the trend last year, when you also needed to flee new Visions .Here you placed yourself between chairs, as this is _not_ high tech or a new form language, but proberly just another surface that as useal cover the fact ; that architects today, use the same design tools as they did 20 years ago, when computers offered zero-thickness shells with nothing inside, and a demand for an army of fiddeling craftmen. You don't even know what style and honesty is ; you can cover with false tapestry, as "decor" is no no, still you claim this to be functionalism . You can make lookalike high tech ,ruining the reputation of seriously working architects ,with lookalikes .Claiming to be high tech even anyone with slighest knowleage will reconise a zero thickness surface , just hiding that there are nothing behind ; no quality, no beauty , no nothing.
Don't you se it ; he's naked . Decor as illusion ,art as social skill, what do you think this ignorance will bring in the end.

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