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Guess the Architecture! for 2/14/2017

Posted February 14, 2017 2:00 PM

Can you guess the architecture this week?

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02/14/2017 8:13 AM

As a bonus, here are 105 Valentines for Architects (And Architecture Lovers). Happy Valentine's Day!

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02/15/2017 4:24 PM

Nice sentiment, but gimmicky architecture (?) ...

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02/14/2017 6:16 PM

Jodlowa house

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02/14/2017 8:29 PM

Don't know, but as a guess of the architect, I would say Frank Lloyd Wright.

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02/14/2017 10:21 PM

....or possibly Philip Johnson....

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02/14/2017 10:27 PM

Not familiar wi his work, I looked it up and the style is similar to the post.

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02/15/2017 12:25 PM

Heck, I was going to go with Howard Johnson's.

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02/14/2017 11:42 PM

While that house is interesting,,this house is unique.

Question : who was the previous owner & where is it located ?

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02/15/2017 12:23 AM

This is different....

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02/15/2017 12:32 AM

I am going to guess that it is not in the USA. I see that the car's steering wheel is on the rhs. We are talking about the car, right ?

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02/15/2017 12:51 PM

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02/17/2017 12:59 PM

Tre moderne, but architecturally, I don't understand why there isn't a bit more of an observation-deck/observatory above the ( elevator tower ), or why the vee-shaped lesser structural ( support ) is out-of-character from the larger of the two structural ( supports )?...

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02/15/2017 3:24 AM

Didnt James destroy that in Quantum of Solace?

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02/15/2017 3:28 PM

So the driveway becomes part of the reflecting pool when it rains sufficiently?

Not very convenient, old boy....

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02/15/2017 6:00 PM

I'm thinking it just drains out to the water on the other side....

Check this out for a precariously perched pad....

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02/15/2017 7:37 PM

How much you wanna bet they (bottom pic) don't own a StairMaster?

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02/16/2017 9:12 AM

I hope they have this built in a stable geological zone. I would be in a constant state of panic if living there, for at least a fortnight. Is that in fact a habitation, or just a scenic overlook tourist point? Is the black column an elevator perhaps?

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02/17/2017 11:34 AM

I agree. Same here. There appears to be a vertical crack or fault line running down just below the front of the parked car, and the whole chunk of the cliff looks like it will break away. Not my idea of fun.

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02/15/2017 5:35 AM

Bob Hope's home, and somewhere in the Desert?

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02/15/2017 9:40 AM

Yes, somewhere in desert, but not Bob Hope.

I will give you a hint: He had a show, broadcast on KVCR.

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02/15/2017 9:46 AM

When I was going to college, a professor in my sociology class said something that always stuck with me.

He said to "Never, ever say, I don't know" because when you say that your brain shuts down, and that you are better off to give right or wrong, some type of answer...

so with that said..., I'll say, is it Ernie Kovacs house?

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02/15/2017 10:02 AM

Ernie Kovacs

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02/15/2017 6:48 PM

Huell Howser House

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02/15/2017 4:22 PM

''...thanks for the memories...''

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02/15/2017 4:31 PM

The perspective is a little off, in different ways, in both (end-portions) of the one structure...

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02/16/2017 5:37 AM

Is it a new spillway design?

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02/16/2017 9:18 AM

It is the new "three coins in a fountain" spillway for Oroville Dam. One coin for good luck fixing the old spillway, one coin for hoping the emergency spillway does not flow long enough to undercut itself, and one coin for "where the heck did Rufus say to route this water jet?"

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02/16/2017 9:30 AM

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02/16/2017 12:00 PM

''...thanks for the memories ...'' was Bob Hope's signature melody that he sang to end many of his television appearances, while ''three coins in a fountain'' was made popular by Dean Martin ''back in the day''...

Neither one of them sang much about Oroville...

I've heard of ''fuzzy math'', but your (fuzzy music) just does not ''compute''...

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02/16/2017 12:18 PM

Don't let it bring you down, it was just an analogy, not a direct link of Mr. Hope and the song.

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02/16/2017 3:36 PM

It ''don't bring me down...'' but thank you for clarifying...

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02/17/2017 9:48 PM

Correction: ''...three coins in a fountain...'' was recorded, early-on, by Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Steve Martin, among others...

Dean Martin should have recorded it, too, imho...

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02/16/2017 11:50 AM

The diagonal lines on the underside of the two ceilings and the diagonal lines on the two visible sidewalls don't all extend back towards the exact same ''vanishing point'' on the same ''horizon line''. Therefore, the rules of basic ''perspective drawing'' are being ignored...

Just ask a first-year architecture student to clarify it for you...

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02/20/2017 12:43 PM

First, print yourself out a copy of the (architecture),

and, use a straight-edge to draw all non-vertical, and all non-horizontal, ceiling and wall lines back to where they should all intersect,

and, lastly, then explain to me why they do not intersect all in the same spot?...

(said single spot being the ''vanishing point'' on the ''horizon line'', according to basic principles of introductory ''architectural perspective drawing''...)

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02/21/2017 9:54 AM

Unfortunately, I only have time for something akin to a napkin sketch, but we do accept submissions! So, feel free to submit your own drawing or building suggestion. In fact, Guess the Architecture! for 2/28/2017 will be a suggestion from Brave Sir Robin!

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02/16/2017 11:33 AM

Looks like something off of Ex Machina. From what i understand they used several homes , all by the same designer, to shoot the movie in.

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02/21/2017 9:48 AM

This week’s home, named the Two Hulls House, is located in Nova Scotia, Canada. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects built this private home in 2012. The architects wanted the “two pavilions [to] float above the shoreline like two ships’ hulls up on cradles for the winter” while simultaneously acting “as a landscape viewing instrument,” much like a pair of binoculars. The “hulls” are constructed from a steel-framed structure and a wooden skin.

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