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Guess the Architecture for 8/29/2017

Posted August 29, 2017 2:00 PM

Do you recognize this week’s building? Care to take a guess?

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08/29/2017 2:20 PM

Frank Lloyd Wright... I know if I keep putting that out, I'll get it... eventually

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08/29/2017 2:21 PM

I.M. Pei

That's another one that eventually I'll get wright.... right

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08/29/2017 2:21 PM

John Smith,... only because the name is popular.

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08/29/2017 2:43 PM

It's a skinny house built on a skinny lot for skinny people...and that's the skinny....

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08/29/2017 2:48 PM

thanks for the skinny update... and now, back to you Fat Albert, and give me the fat on this subject.

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08/29/2017 3:04 PM

There's the three sofa legs I took off and lost while moving!

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08/29/2017 3:07 PM

Here's a word from the architect...

Architect: "Yes, my childhood is what inspired my work today...", "Heck, I still have my View Master."

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08/29/2017 4:47 PM

I really don't mean to be rude, and I suppose this might be considered that, but is this building an urban outhouse, with a view, no less?

Odd that the windows seem to be in some of the "seriously wrong" places.

I have no idea why the building has those jutty thingies sticking out the "back" (not sure I can tell front from back, but I assume the front is facing the street, maybe).

Could be an outhouse for one of the space aliens from Independence Day?

With all the windows, at least maybe they can see where they are "going".

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08/29/2017 6:57 PM

Sure, a two story outhouse... I suggest taking the top hole...

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08/29/2017 11:38 PM

Three storey building, guess based on the lamp post. Ground and third floor extend to the rear, the second to the front. No windows on the sides only at front and back. The building is narrow for space or cost reasons.

It has a small footprint, small foundation, the floors are offset to balance it all.

Perhaps it is Holland? :-)

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08/30/2017 2:27 AM

I think I found his trailer...

...or maybe that's a garage on the bottom and this is parked in the garage...

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08/30/2017 9:12 AM

I declare a five minute laugh recess on that one!

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08/30/2017 10:24 AM

I saw a magician split a girl 3 ways in a box like that.

Is it Merlin's casa?

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08/30/2017 10:35 AM

I have a witty reply to that, something to do with a truck stop, but I think I will stop right there, and let you figure it out.

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08/30/2017 12:07 PM

Hmmmm... strange indeed The appurtenances (lamp/post, path-posts) do not appear to match at all.

Certainly (betting dollars-to-donuts here) a whimsical belvedere, of the folly sort.

Not "Grand Canyon" style ... a park with a "wanna be" (Central Park) attitude...(())

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08/30/2017 1:31 PM

Most definitely I can now state this is not Stonehenge:

I googled odd-looking three story out buildings in Central Park, but all I found was directions to Bellvue:

So should I keep looking? Hmmm...let me see...

Nope. This one is only two stories, and the basement does not count. Sign on wall in top floor: "We aim to please, you please aim." Under that it says this actually the #1 floor, the floor for #2 is downstairs.

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08/30/2017 2:00 PM

[Edit]: HEY! ... whilest I was "composing", did you "edit-OUT":

"I would make this a political joke, but probably a really bad idea."

[ cuz if'n you DIDN'T, then *I* managed to "Cut-&-Paste", not "Copy-&-Paste"...!]

. . . . . . because , you DID !

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08/30/2017 2:09 PM

Are you sure you were not composting instead of composing?

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08/30/2017 2:48 PM

ndt-tom,

I edited out that line as moderator. Please refrain from posting or re-posting political content.

Thank you

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08/30/2017 3:12 PM

Really? I did not know that using the word "political" would be viewed as "political", sorry. I know it was tippy toing on the forbidden, so sorry for that too.

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08/30/2017 2:36 PM

Cool - someone made a building that looks like my old View Master.

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08/30/2017 4:20 PM

It could be that the Jolly Green Giant just dropped his eclipse-viewing glasses and walked off a cliff due to temporary eye damage...

I hope he recovers soon... Little sprout is reportedly still playing too many computer games to be ready to try to fill his Daddy's shoes, just yet...

Ho. Ho, Hooooo...

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08/30/2017 5:20 PM

It could be a Sigurd Larsen house design....

...or perhaps a group of university students working on some project...

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08/31/2017 8:48 AM

..or perhaps a group of university students working on some project...

and not any two of them agreeing on the floor plan.

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08/31/2017 8:50 AM

And the project was due tomorrow, right?.... been there.

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09/01/2017 2:41 AM

Now this is a cool house....

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09/01/2017 8:58 AM

I would wager good money, that the inhabitants thereof are one of two things:

(1) they have serious thyroid issues, and are basically hot natured, and need the cold room.

(2) they are Eskimos, and like it to stay that way, but they won the Lottery, and went for the luxury igloo.

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09/01/2017 9:09 AM

I would wager good money, that the inhabitants thereof are one of two things:

Three things, the third being....

a girlfriend whose internal thermostat is broken and is going through that certain time in her life where she is constantly Hot, Cold, Hot, Hot, Cold. Hot, Hot, Hot, Cold, Hot... and she really feels that she should share her misery with you ...

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...you know, there just comes a time in a relationship where the party of the first part needs to say "Adios y via con Dios" to the party of the second part. This is where a good dating/life companion contract comes in. Many a man has been laid down in the cold, cold ground due to not having or finding an escape hatch when it is time, and the same far too many times can be said for women that put up with angry, abusive, slobs for men until it is too late.

As a police officer friend of mine once said, "Why make a permanent "solution" to a temporary problem?" This is what (finally) puts men on death row, simply because they cannot find their wandering star, walk away, and move on.

You would think after so many generations, the War Between the Sexes could at least have found Armistice by now.

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09/01/2017 10:56 AM

the first part needs to say "Adios y via con Dios" to the party of the second part.

well, I take relationship seriously and I don't look at it as being disposable... but as an adventure...

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09/01/2017 11:04 AM

That works great as long as both nominally pull the same direction, and not working counter to each other. Sure every relationship will have those sour notes, but they don't say "make beautiful music together, for no reason". Music in fact, can bring more harmony into any relationship of a personal nature. I would not really try that at work, however.

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09/01/2017 12:24 PM

Will there ever be such an ''Armistice'' as long as there is always yet another new designer shoe, handbag, etc., on sale...

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09/01/2017 12:31 PM

Why no, Mr. Guest, there will not be. I can see the sides gathering up for the next conflagration on the field.

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09/01/2017 4:24 PM

Maybe they have a freezer chest that needs defrosteding?

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Worst case of frozen coil I've ever seen....haha

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09/02/2017 10:31 AM

As this is only a sketch, I suspect it is a concept house by the poster.

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09/02/2017 11:23 AM

Good point.

The poster is not telling us what it is. He just wants to see the reaction of the readers.

Next time I will not comment on something like that. Good grief.

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This week’s building is the Living Unit by OFIS Architects, C+C, C28 and AKT along with contractor Permiz. ndt-tom was on the mark when he suggested this structure was a folly, as the units were first presented at Milan Design Week and are meant primarily for short term occupancy as “holiday cabins, hide away[s], tree houses or short-time habitations for research, tourism or shelter.” Gessato Blog reports that each structure can be equipped with a compact living room, bed, bathroom, and seating area.

The structure consists of "timber frames that are reinforced by plywood boards on both sides. The cabin can be fixed on the ground either by steel anchors or removable concrete cubes.”

The goal of the project was to develop a self-contained wooden shell that could be adapted to multiple locations, climate conditions, and terrains, explains ArchDaily. The individual units are not tied to the orientation pictured above, allowing for increased customization—although all of the orientations are dramatic in appearance.

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09/05/2017 11:02 AM

I knew it was a folly,... how did I know you may ask... SolarEagle would have posted the picture of it already.

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09/05/2017 2:23 PM

We didn't stand a ghost of a chance.

I've got to cry foul though: I spent ages looking for countries with lamp posts with hexagonal lamps split half way up like the one in your drawing: when it should have looked like this:-

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09/05/2017 2:26 PM

guess that was the result of having an answer within the hour it was posted with the pabst... past postings.

nice photo find... and what,... no Window treatments from curious neighbors... must have been designed by a bunch of hippies.

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09/05/2017 5:00 PM

I still think it looks like a view master.

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09/05/2017 6:56 PM

No window coverings - just take a peek through our view master .

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09/11/2017 5:20 PM

...But, how are the (occupants) to get from the ground level to the top unit?...

...In subsequent iterations, were these units not to be built until after we have our own (one or two-seater drone-copters) ? ...

...It could be a (failed?) student-design for expandable, and/or portable, dorm room modules...

... It looks Faux-French to me... Tress Chick?...

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09/12/2017 9:47 AM

To answer your question: this building is not for Flatlanders. They simply levitate by suspending reality. Once you get past reality, nothing shall be an impediment to progress.

Of course, for those that do not accept this answer, they take the stairs, or the poopscalator.

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