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Guess the Architecture! for 4/18/2017

Posted April 18, 2017 2:00 PM

Do you recognize this building? Care to hazard a guess?

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04/18/2017 2:25 PM

I like this one better...

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04/18/2017 2:35 PM

Me too!

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04/18/2017 2:56 PM

kinda looks like the place where I give plasma at Bio-Life.

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04/18/2017 10:03 PM

It must be called the "Ugly Shack"!

My old school building looked better than that!

I hope this is a public building so nobody feels bad about it.

There is a slight chance it looks and feels nicer from the inside if this is wood fire chimney sticking out there on the top.

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04/18/2017 10:34 PM

That's funny because the new elementary school (Plymouth River Elementary School) I went to in 1969 had the same type of architecture as well as the 'new' library (Hingham Public Library) that was built in 1966. I know this isn't either of those but I'll bet the construction was about the same time frame.

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04/19/2017 2:16 AM

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04/19/2017 4:46 PM

So close.....

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04/19/2017 4:58 PM

I understand it happens all the time....

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04/19/2017 9:07 PM

That only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes

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04/21/2017 7:14 AM

And nuclear bombs

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04/21/2017 11:17 AM

Think's so too

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04/21/2017 11:24 AM

That is banned as religious, so stop worshipping IT!

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04/21/2017 11:55 PM

You can't ban somebody or religion that has no morals. And he ain't got none!

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04/21/2017 7:12 PM

The correct quote is, "Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades and is not a requirement in nuclear warheads"!

(At least that is how I wrote it 40+ years ago).

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04/19/2017 7:01 AM

Zion National Park Visitor Center?

Complete with solar chimney.

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04/19/2017 8:51 AM

Looks rather Frank Lloyd Wright-ish, to my lay eye.

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04/19/2017 11:21 AM

come on Shelly..

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04/19/2017 11:36 AM

oh.... chocolate chip cookies.

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04/19/2017 11:41 AM

Looks like the Visitor Center in an underfunded city park....

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04/19/2017 1:32 PM

Underfunded? Why that's a 18.6 million dollar leed certified outhouse.

.. It's sinks use gravity filtered​ waste from the urinals in the vaulted portion.

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04/19/2017 1:36 PM

Why that's a 18.6 million dollar leed certified outhouse

And it started out as a $12,500.00 entrance gate house to the park.

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04/19/2017 3:31 PM

This is really annoying: if you do a search for "architecture house with mono pitched roof", you get some quite close fits like this

But if you try to add just a little modifier: "architecture house with mono pitched roof and rectangular conservatory", all you get is pictures of conservatories; all sorts of shapes.

By the way Maggie, is that a conservatory on the end or just a covered area?

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04/19/2017 3:50 PM

Looks like a covered patio to me.

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04/19/2017 3:59 PM

So the question is, are we to believe that roof is supported on two adjacent sides by frameless glass panels?

Or, are the vertical lines metal poles supporting the carport roof....with no glass between?

Or is that roof cantilevered and those are minimally framed giant screen panels?

Or?

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04/19/2017 4:25 PM

If by "the end" you mean the portion on the left, then it is a covered area. To respond to truth is not a compromise, they are incredibly spindly looking posts supporting the roof—no glass involved.

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04/19/2017 4:11 PM

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No? Oh, well. Never mind.

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04/19/2017 4:12 PM

The clubhouse at Gaines County Golf Course, Texas. OR

The clubhouse at Yoakum County Golf Course, Texas OR

The Yoakum County Park community building, Texas (rented for family reunions).

Or any one of a dozen other buildings designed by Raymond Buhman during his career.

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04/19/2017 4:38 PM

It also has the same lines (essentially) as the Stewart Family Farm, Yoakum Co. TX, barn and chicken house had. Those buildings were destroyed years ago.

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04/21/2017 12:03 PM

Kim Jong Ul's bachelor pad?

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04/24/2017 11:00 AM

While there were some good guesses, no one discovered the identity of this week’s building: The Upcycle House by Lendager Arkitekter. The house is built of “processed recycled materials.” The loadbearing structure is made up of two prefab shipping containers and the kitchen floor is tiled in champagne cork-leftovers.

According to the architect, the upcycle house is “an experimental project, aimed at exposing potential carbon emission reductions… In the case of Upcycle House, the reduction has been 86% compared to a benchmark house."

The architects elaborated on the idea of recycling building materials in an exhibit they curated for the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) in Copenhagen: Wasteland – from waste to architecture. You can read more about that in my blog post on the subject.

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04/24/2017 11:11 AM

Reminds of this C&W song:

"My grand pappy rolled his trailer house down on two logs.".

If you play it backwards, you get the sprawling ranch house in Lubbock, TX.

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