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Guess the Architecture for 1/2/2018

Posted January 02, 2018 2:00 PM

The first Guess the Architecture of the new year is courtesy of SolarEagle.

Do you have any idea what building it might be?

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01/02/2018 2:44 PM
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01/03/2018 9:36 AM

So now the question is was this built this way or is this what happens when a remodel of a building is desired, but costs are too high to do the entire rebuild?

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01/02/2018 3:26 PM

And here I thought it was an earthquake victim!

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01/02/2018 4:59 PM

Well, it is in Japan.

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01/02/2018 6:22 PM

I was thinking that would be a hard one....

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01/03/2018 2:00 PM

I just got lucky with this one and it came up on my first search.

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01/03/2018 7:54 AM

I have a question for the moderator.

Are members answering questions here by using an image location software such as Tin Eye ? And using an extremely fast computer ?

Doesn't this put others at an unfair disadvantage who cannot afford the cost and complexity of such a system.

Just as an observation, I have noticed, that overall the viewership appears to be declining in this segment (GTA).

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01/03/2018 8:50 AM

First of all there is nothing fast about my computer, it's a work bought, couple year old dell laptop running Win 7.

No specialty software either, I simply typed in "Cracked building" in Bing and clicked images. About 4 rows down was an image of said building, from there it was not to hard to find what it is.

Nothing unfair about it.

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01/03/2018 10:17 AM

Are you a moderator ?

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01/03/2018 11:34 AM

No, but seeing as you asked the question whether members are cheating to get their answers on "Guess the Architecture", on one that I answered rather quickly, I wanted to assure you that was not the case at least with me. Just plain dumb luck on this one, very rarely do I get the right picture on the first search.

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01/03/2018 5:32 PM

You have to be really good to get accused of cheating....I have had people claim that I wasn't telling the truth, that what I claimed to have done was impossible, that somehow I must have cheated....and standing there looking at it, I had to agree, but at some point with continued effort, you can reach a level of ability that can be considered extraordinary....and so your accomplishments can be quite awesome at times....not that this rises to that level of course....haha

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01/03/2018 7:03 PM

I never said anyone was, " cheating ". Maybe the, " unfair advantage" was the wrong choice of words on my part. I'm sorry if I was misunderstood, that was not my intention.

It just befuddles me how some people can come up with the answer so quickly.

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01/04/2018 2:07 PM

So why don't you just ask them...? Oh wait, he just told you.....key descriptive words image search....

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01/03/2018 9:02 AM

tonyhemet,

I don't check the image I post against every type of image location software, but those I do aren't able to provide the name of the building as the line drawing confuses it. At least for the last few posts, Tin Eye wasn't able to provide a suggestion.

Of course, that doesn't exclude other types of searches or image recognition software that I'm unaware of.

I'm certainly open to any other suggestions.

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01/03/2018 10:23 AM

Thank you Madame, as for suggestions, this is a forum and ideas should be available to all

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01/03/2018 10:51 AM

Must be in Sand Franchico, CA or perhaps in downtoan Berlin. The damage shown in the case of SF could be from the 1906 earthquake in SF, or if Berlin could be from bomb damage by the allies.

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01/03/2018 1:29 PM

Sand Franchico, is that in Cauliflowernia?

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01/04/2018 3:59 PM

You got it, first guess!!

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01/03/2018 1:33 PM

To be clear, the building is not actually cracked...though the designer might be, slightly....it's an art gallery...

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01/08/2018 12:26 PM

JPool correctly identified last week’s building as the East Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. The building itself, which you can see in this (admittedly dizzying) panorama, appears to function primarily as a venue for events. Located around the corner from the Ebisu train station, the site is considered ideally located. Ebisu itself is “a trendy area known for Yebisu Garden Palace, a stylish complex for high-end shopping and dining” as well as the “Ebisu Yokocho food alley.”

I wasn't able to find information on the architect or the construction of this particular submission, but I also wondered whether the building was designed as-is or whether the separate design styles represented different phases of construction.

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