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Guess the Architecture for 11/7/2017

Posted November 07, 2017 2:00 PM by MaggieMc

Do you recognize this week's structure? Drawing it reminded me of drawing Giovanni Battista Piranesi's staircases as an exercise in college. Care to take a guess as to what structure this drawing depicts?

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11/07/2017 3:03 PM

Looks a bit like the Lucky Knot footbridge in Changsha, China...

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11/07/2017 3:58 PM

Lucky knot - lucky you did not get a headache attempting to traverse that monster.

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11/07/2017 4:29 PM

My first thought was of all the bridges in Pittsburgh. Last Friday I drove from downtown to the North Hills and was quickly reminded that there are many many many bridges, bridges on top of bridges on top of bridges. Not nearly as attractive as your drawing, though!

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11/07/2017 4:32 PM

Think they could have found a nicer looking river to put that beautiful bridge over?

The yellow-green of the water kind of clashes with the red of the bridge.

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11/07/2017 4:49 PM

Well, is it not the Yellow River?

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11/07/2017 9:10 PM

Lucky you're not in the river.

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11/07/2017 7:10 PM

They need to put a bunch of these chair lifts on it....

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I hate it when this happens...

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11/13/2017 11:24 AM

SolarEagle was correct again last week. The Lucky Knot, located in China and designed by NEXT architects, is one of a series of unique bridges all over the world. ArchDaily quotes the architects as describing their bright red knotted bridge as “185 metres long and 24 metres high” and as fitting “perfectly in the sequence of extraordinary bridges that characterise NEXT’s practice; by explicitly engaging with the local context, the bridge designs offer new perspectives.”

The steel pedestrian bridge traverses the Dragon King Harbour River in “Changsha’s rapidly developing ‘New Lake District.’”

“The bridge connects multiple levels at different heights (the river banks, the road, the higher-placed park as well as the interconnections between them.) The final shape of the bridge is the result of – literally and metaphorically – knotting all these routes together” while incorporating the idea of the Mobius ring and Chinese knotting art.

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