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Architecture, Nevar Forget.

LTMLTM Registered User regular
edited December 2011 in Social Entropy++
We're living in a golden age of human construction.

From the tallest of skyscrapers:

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To the most swank of man-made islands:

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And that's just in Dubai!

What does the rest of the world have to offer, you may ask?

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http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/developer-to-keep-twin-towers-design-20111212-1ortw.html
"It looks just like the towers imploding," the New York Daily News quoted him as saying. "I think they’re trying to sensationalise it. It’s a cheap way to get publicity.”
Well...shit...

Anyone else wanna discuss this and/or other grand human projects?

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    I dont think the towers imploded

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    that's stupid, those towers look awesome

    good on 'em for going with the design

  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    For the record, architects are some of the most difficult people to work with I've encountered in my life

    They are a special brand of manic

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
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    The statue:
    The walls in the base are stairs on the outside which leads to the platform where the
    storyteller begins to rise. windows punctuates various stairs for a bright indoor environment without any direct sunlight. The statue also has big rooms inside of it for reading, relaxing and other social activities. each big room has its own theme, be it a gold room, a crystal cavern, a green room or a room full of fish tanks, or the night views of Dubai.


    Technical aspects:
    The statue can move its arms and head; this demands an articulate joint between the elevators and the floors on these critical points. the joints are similar in function to those seen in joint buses, and will guarantee an uninterrupted movement inside of the statue, even if he slightly tilts his head. the arms and head movement is controlled by computers and can mimic a prerecording of an actor for example. the rigid parts of the statue are made out of a steel frame structure with a cover of sheets of steel. the movable parts must be flexible, thus a material like rubber or silicon with a coating that mimic the glossiness of the steel is preferable.

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    dubai is crazy

  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote:
    I dont think the towers imploded

    That's just what they want you to think.

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado Registered User regular
    that is


    terrifying

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    this honky dubai be trippin

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    I know everyone already knows about the ice hotel but I really really wanna go there someday

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    LOOK AT THIS SHIT

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    I fucking HATE the cold but this place-!

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    For the record, architects are some of the most difficult people to work with I've encountered in my life

    They are a special brand of manic

    I have heard this before.

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  • LTMLTM Registered User regular
    Rolo wrote:
    dubai is crazy

    ...and then, one night, the statue came alive.

  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    terrifying dubai statue man should have a giant articulated weiner

    Kwoaru on
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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
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    They should make a life size super dimension fortress macross for people to live in.

  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    Rolo wrote:

    How do people do this

    I'm not particularly afraid of heights but I'd open the parachute before I'd even completely step off the edge

  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Registered User regular
    It's a shame we don't hear as many crazy stuff coming from Dubai anymore.

    A few years back is was all artificial islands and tallest skyscrapers on the planet and buildings made of cubes suspended on cranes and all sorts of crazy stuff.

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote:
    It's a shame we don't hear as many crazy stuff coming from Dubai anymore.

    A few years back is was all artificial islands and tallest skyscrapers on the planet and buildings made of cubes suspended on cranes and all sorts of crazy stuff.

    and then they realized they don't have the infrastructure at all to support half that crazy shit

    it's kind of pointless having the world's tallest skyscraper when you only have power and running water in the first four floors

  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Stylin' Profilin'Registered User regular
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    The Chinese Democracy (hey oh) of hotels.

    Things like this should never be finished. They lose all charm.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    yeah why did they castrate that statue?

  • LTMLTM Registered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote:
    It's a shame we don't hear as many crazy stuff coming from Dubai anymore.

    A few years back is was all artificial islands and tallest skyscrapers on the planet and buildings made of cubes suspended on cranes and all sorts of crazy stuff.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakheel_Tower
    In January 2009, it was announced that the project was put on hold due to financial problems.[4][5] As a result of the Dubai World 2009 debt standstill, Nakheel Group's financial problems increased considerably and the tower was consequently cancelled in December 2009.[6]

    There's only so much money to be frittered away in superstructures.

    However there's still hope for pushing the boundaries:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galena_Creek_Bridge
    Once constructed, the 1,700-foot (520 m) bridge with its 690-foot (210 m) span over the creek will be the longest concrete arch bridge in the United States.[2]

  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    That Nakheel tower looks like a dick.

  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Polar Warbear ˁ ͡° ᴥ ͡°ˀRegistered User regular
    Jasconius wrote:
    For the record, architects are some of the most difficult people to work with I've encountered in my life

    They are a special brand of manic

    "Look, we are required by law to put this equipment here and--"

    "NO IF YOU DO THAT WE WILL ONLY HAVE 1377 PARKING SPACES INSTEAD OF 1378"

  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    I particularly enjoy the work of art vandelay

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    I wish I understood more about architecture.

    I know I'm missing out on a lot.

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  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Registered User regular
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    The Chinese Democracy (hey oh) of hotels.

    Things like this should never be finished. They lose all charm.

    Kim should just turn it into a water park

    show that their party is the best party

  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood now i've got you in my space i won't let go of youRegistered User regular
    i like frank lloyd wright

    controversial, i know.

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  • HunteraHuntera Registered User regular
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    I particularly enjoy the work of art vandelay

    I'd just like you to know I will appreciate this even if no one else will.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    i like frank lloyd wright

    controversial, i know.

    I did a tour of Falling Water.

    I would love to live there if the bedrooms and bathrooms weren't comically tiny

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  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Registered User regular
    Huntera wrote:
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    I particularly enjoy the work of art vandelay

    I'd just like you to know I will appreciate this even if no one else will.

    I appreciate it

    so much

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Rolo wrote:

    How do people do this

    I'm not particularly afraid of heights but I'd open the parachute before I'd even completely step off the edge

    The funny thing is, with a building that tall it's actually safer to jump off of because you'll easily hit terminal velocity. Lower jumps can be problematic because you may not be going fast enough for the chute to open properly.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Huntera wrote:
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    I particularly enjoy the work of art vandelay

    I'd just like you to know I will appreciate this even if no one else will.

    I also appreciate his work.

    Didn't he have something to do with Marine Biology as well? Or am I confusing him with that writer on "Jerry"?

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    For the record, architects are some of the most difficult people to work with I've encountered in my life

    They are a special brand of manic

    I have heard this before.

    my brother's an architect...

  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood now i've got you in my space i won't let go of youRegistered User regular
    #pipe wrote:
    i like frank lloyd wright

    controversial, i know.

    I did a tour of Falling Water.

    I would love to live there if the bedrooms and bathrooms weren't comically tiny
    ugh, i'm jealous. we had a fun lecture in my art class about falling water. beautiful god damn building.

    i'm partial to the ennis house and his other textile block designs.

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  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Registered User regular
    Lance Hardwood

    Sex Architect

    Starring Ted Mosby

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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    #pipe wrote:
    i like frank lloyd wright

    controversial, i know.

    I did a tour of Falling Water.

    I would love to live there if the bedrooms and bathrooms weren't comically tiny

    Oh oh I did too

    I was a petulant piece of shit teenager at the time but I was still like "Yo this shit cray cray."

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Yeah seriously.

    There are things in Falling Water that are so ahead of their time.

    And the main living space is mouth dropping with the water flowing right through it.

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    Jasconius wrote:
    For the record, architects are some of the most difficult people to work with I've encountered in my life

    They are a special brand of manic

    "Look, we are required by law to put this equipment here and--"

    "NO IF YOU DO THAT WE WILL ONLY HAVE 1377 PARKING SPACES INSTEAD OF 1378"

    To be fair, the law might require that many spaces

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    I like the argument of, it's physically impossible to do that, not actual space problems but limitations with actual physics.

    But I did it last time!

    Last time you made something the third of the size.

    Yeah and I went it to look like that!

    Stupid jeans wearing twits.

  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    This seems terrifying.
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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    exploding twin towers seems pretty tasteless if super awesome looking

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