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Guess the Architecture is a place for engineers to test their knowledge of world architecture. Each week the CR4 team will post a different piece of architecture from around the world. We're looking for guesses at where it might be, or some information regarding the structure in the comments below.

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Guess the Architecture! for 3/21/2017

Posted March 21, 2017 2:00 PM

Does anyone recognize this week's building?

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03/21/2017 3:11 PM

I think it tipped over...

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03/21/2017 3:37 PM

I think you might be right. I don't even know how to start searching for this one. "open cereal box laying on side, two bags inside".... no hits.

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03/21/2017 3:41 PM

Personally, the interior reminds me of the hills in Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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03/21/2017 5:33 PM

One house, two house, red house, blue house, house...?

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03/21/2017 10:29 PM

I typed in ( Google ) desert rectangular house, found an image, could not verify, I think the outline of the mountains provide a hint ?

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03/22/2017 8:11 AM

Are the interior sections candy striped canvas (curtains/drapes)?

Are the things near the bottom of the internal "structures" seats?

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03/22/2017 8:16 AM

No curtains or drapes, and yes to the seats.

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03/23/2017 2:51 PM

... does one side say "Women" and the other side say "Men" ........................ (or words to those effects)?

{{ or, perhaps, a "Women" side, and a "Whatever-Else-You-Might-Identify-As" side.}}

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03/22/2017 9:29 AM

A wee-bit-too-ambiguously/simplicitly-obscured... (and there are far too many to "sift thru") ... but my vote / guess goes to:

"One of those multitudinous rammed earth and stucco homes"

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03/22/2017 7:45 PM

Looks a bit like something by Le Corbusier or Sobek. Maybe 'Aktivhaus' at 'Inhabitat' by Sobek.

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03/23/2017 2:04 AM

looks like a box with two sleeping bags in it

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03/23/2017 3:05 PM

In accordance with that, it might just be the new homeless shelter near you.

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03/23/2017 11:09 AM

San Manuel Amphitheater — in Devore, San Bernardino County, California?

(decorated by Christo)

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03/23/2017 2:50 PM

The Argentina Hitler bunker has been found? The big clue was the Nazi coinage and the scattered stomach medicine bottles. The wurst wrappers were too old to decipher.

There was one additional jar of kraut but the expedition bearers opened it and ate it. Delicious! Ausgezeichnet!

On further review, this might be Johnny's new wind tunnel funnel wind turbine project with plastic covering the turbine inlet.

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03/23/2017 2:54 PM

... If it isn't a roadside Rest_Area "stalls" ... is it this guy's neighbor's house?

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03/23/2017 3:07 PM

News flash! Giant 18-wheeler box of Wheaties has jack-knifed and overturned on I-10 E out of LA!

This has been a fakey news update from fakenews.com.

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03/27/2017 10:50 AM

While we had some pretty entertaining guesses this week, none hit the mark. The structure, designed by Snøhetta, is Tverrfjellhytta, or the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion. The exterior consists of a steel frame and glazed walls to allow for maximum observation. The interior was constructed by Norwegian ship-builders from pine beams, which were “milled using digital models then pegged together.” The design was based on the contrast between the “rigid outer shell” and the “soft, organic inner core,” which was designed to mimic “rock or ice that has been eroded by natural forces like wind and running water.”

The pavilion is located in the Dovrefjell mountain range that forms a barrier between the northern and southern parts of Norway. The range “is home to Europe’s last wild reindeer herds and is the natural habitat for many rare plants and animals.” The range is also closely connected to national legends, myths, poetry, music, and even the constitution.

The time-lapse movie is by videographer Alejandro Villanueva, who described the pavilion as having “such a strength that wants to pull you in and become part of the landscape” in an “almost magical” way. He continued to say, “the serenity and isolation provided by such a warm enclosure seems to invite you to dig into yourself and stay there for hours, contemplating the vastness that unfolds right in front of you.”

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