Posted by Per Corell on October 07, 2002 at 05:43:42:
In Reply to: A home with backbone. Nicholas Grimshaw reinvents the country house posted by Sara on October 07, 2002 at 03:24:31:
Sorry to say so, but I am a bit critic about this nice house/boat/whale/drum. But my experience only deal with the wishes and expertations when a german want a danish boatbuilder to project the idear, these nice people have about quality and style ; the style in this case become a bit disturbes and a bit "Dick". Money are no problem aslong as quality come in bronce ,teak, copper and varnish.
Increadible expensive and with heavy use of solid expensive materials and often in a bit oldfasion style. Still what I like about germans are, that they fancy quality though they often find it hard to control as the quality in the material you show them, most often put them in a trance like condision asking for more and thicker, heavyer and even more expensive. ----- But they know what is quality and what is not, and what I particular like about germans is, that if you get the chance to show some ballanced design, you got a satisified buyer.
I know this past my boatbuilding career where a nice german buisnessman took the chance and bought me a display place at one of the big boatshows in Hamburg, where I could show advanced boat design software and a few prototypes ,some 10 --12 years ago.
Still you are quite right that if they only knew, there would be quite some possibilities for indivual shaped quality houses, all you need for this is a bunch of skilled craftmen and a good architect, as you can se in the graphics you point to ; ----- even I must agrea that I find it strange to place the stern of a boat as a balcony, this I would have done more elegant I think. But still very nice proberly mainly by the choice of quality materials and unlimited fonds.
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