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Guess the Architecture for 4/10/2018

Posted April 10, 2018 2:00 PM by MaggieMc

Can you guess this week's building?

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04/11/2018 6:07 AM

Another great concrete building

Lina Bo Bardi's Museu de Arte de São Paulo

Unfortunately they've demolished many of ours - built in the name of progress, now demolished in the name of progress

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04/11/2018 7:40 AM

Undefined: <...they...>, <...ours...>.

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04/11/2018 9:12 AM

The reference to concrete and Brutalist architecture reminded me of Wean Hall on the Carnegie Mellon campus, which won some sort of concrete-building design award. When I Googled "Wean Hall" to find out which award, I found this article about the years of Brutalist design on college campuses. I know my undergraduate alma mater constructed several concrete buildings in the mid-1960s to early 1970s (to accommodate baby boomers). I wonder if the coincidence of federal money for buildings and the pressure of the boomer wave left a lot of these concrete beauties on a lot of campuses.

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04/11/2018 1:49 PM

The old expression of:

''All that glitters is not gold''

also evokes the corresponding expression of:

''All that's ''architecture'' is not necessarily very architectural...''

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04/11/2018 5:02 PM

I was going to say looks like a shipping container, being lifted off of it's transport. Doesn't work for this one either....

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04/11/2018 8:26 AM

Good find and welcome to CR4.

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04/11/2018 8:08 AM

... Oops

they = local council, we = general public

Just an observation of modern way in UK.

Perfectly good buildings demolished for, I suspect, financial gain rather than real progress.

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04/11/2018 2:43 PM

<...they = local council, we = general public...> Many on CR4 are unsubscribed to those particular groupings; many jurisdictions on this globe have nothing equivalent locally to the former.

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04/12/2018 2:15 AM

The building sags in the middle. The end columns could have been more slender and the beams deeper. (Unless seismic loads are known to be longitudinal; God forbid transverse.)

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04/17/2018 10:40 PM

A bad waste of good steel, glass and concrete. Calling it a shipping container on it's lifters is an insult to shipping containers everywhere including the worn out ones at the scrapyard.

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