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Guess the Architecture! for 1/31/2017

Posted January 31, 2017 2:00 PM

Hello everyone, can you guess this week's building?

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01/31/2017 2:57 PM

Eilean Donan is a castle and small tidal island where three lochs meet, Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh, in the western Highlands of Scotland.

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01/31/2017 11:38 PM

The end walls suggest French Acadian

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02/01/2017 12:32 AM

Fort Ticonderoga

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02/01/2017 6:11 AM

It looks as though the original building was destroyed by fire, and, the new one was built in the carcass of the old.

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02/01/2017 12:54 PM

The original (occupant) must have lived in a (pretty rough neighborhood) to need a crenelated parapet as protection against (unruly) ''visitors''?...

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02/06/2017 11:26 AM

Randall was on the right track this week, since the White House was left abandoned until the Maclean-Bristols and WT Architecture built within the structure (a process they documented step-by-step). In a New York Times article on the structure, Mrs. Maclean-Bristol says, “we always wanted to do up this ruin… but we wanted to be honest to it, as the ruin itself was what we liked. People on Coll [an island in the Inner Hebrides] have incredibly personal relationships with ruins on the island, so we didn’t want to create the sense that it would be utterly destroyed forever, with a silly pastiche in its place.” This idea comes through particularly well in that one cracked exterior wall was allowed to remain cracked (while also having been shored up structurally).

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02/06/2017 1:03 PM

(''Ahhhhh, yes, I remember it welllll. I was but a child at the time, but I remember it clearlyyyy...'' - W. C. Fields...)

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