10(+) MORE architects i have been thinking about

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Quit my job. Starting my own firm. Full time bar/club/restaurant/retail design. It's about to get stressy!

It's set in "Kazakhstan" not Kazakhstan. (I DIED), Sunday, 21 June 2009 18:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

woah good luck!

what are u calling it?

jed_, Sunday, 21 June 2009 18:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, well done and good luck. Let us see the results!

Originally opened in 1964 (Ned Trifle II), Sunday, 21 June 2009 19:14 (eight years ago) Permalink


Provisional, pending approval of my LLC registration.

I'm not licensed and I don't intend to be, so I'm labeling myself as a hospitality design consultant but it pretty much just means I'm not the one who stamps drawings (working w/ a friend for that). Got five projects underway and solid leads on another half dozen, all the numbers seem to make sense so far but we'll see how it goes. I've put in my notice and I've got another month at my current job while I get everything set up . It's going to be nice going from 200,000sf interior projects to 2,000sf ones.

It's set in "Kazakhstan" not Kazakhstan. (I DIED), Sunday, 21 June 2009 21:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

it will be great working on a small team on a small project, more direct contact with clients. love the name. mine is called coh (my initials). or coh design i guess.

jed_, Sunday, 21 June 2009 21:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

wow, I DIED, good luck! That's really exciting.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 23 June 2009 17:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

Can anyone identify this building?


Spencer Chow, Friday, 26 June 2009 22:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

^No-one? I searched around but there are a surprising number of buildings with that colour glass.

Meanwhile...here's some nice prefabs...

By Marmol Radziner - see more/ read more here.

Originally opened in 1964 (Ned Trifle II), Friday, 3 July 2009 21:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

hey ned, do you know of any other residential houses in the UK with that gwynne homewood pre-war modernist vibe?

caek, Saturday, 4 July 2009 17:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

hey ned, do you know of any other residential houses in the UK with that gwynne homewood pre-war modernist vibe?

Hmmm, tricky. Not so much that they don't exist but that photos are sometimes hard to find.

There are Gwynne's own houses - all post war and (unless you happen to have a copy of this - difficult to find photos of.

There's this Breuer/Yorke house from 1937, not much glass though, but on stilts!

The Lubetkin bungalows at Whipsnade are terrific.
You can see some great photos of them in this book - along with lots of others. This is the book to get for this type of thing I think.

This house in Bristol has a kind of Gywnne feel to it, for me.

Erm...Landfall by Oliver Hill? (one of my favourite architects)

Stuff by Connell, Ward and Lucas, especially 66 Frognall.

And so on!

Originally opened in 1964 (Ned Trifle II), Saturday, 4 July 2009 23:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh, that last one reminds me I should probably mention Greenside by Connell, Ward and Lucas.
but the whole saga of that house is so maddening that it makes me want to cry. This is what is there now.

Originally opened in 1964 (Ned Trifle II), Saturday, 4 July 2009 23:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

thanks ned, that's great! a lot of that is going on my list. i'm researching architecture helping out on a friend's movie. he's asked me to find stuff like falling water in the uk. am i right in thinking falling water is "mid-century modernism", which is different to "modernism"?

caek, Sunday, 5 July 2009 23:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

We already have a pretty good idea of era and atmosphere of suburban/semi-rural offices for institutional architecture we need:

e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/seier/2987839224/


Barbican Centre, Union Carbide HQ, etc.


Also been looking at things like St Catherine's College, Oxford. The US side of this type of quasi-academic campus/building/institution/corporation is covered well in http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/02Rlandmark.html.

For the residential houses our archetype is Falling Water, at least partly because it's in a forest, but we haven't thought as much about materials, styles, scales, etc.

caek, Monday, 6 July 2009 00:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

"There's this Breuer/Yorke house from 1937, not much glass though, but on stilts!"

The flickr photo is set to private. Do you have it's name or any other links?

caek, Monday, 6 July 2009 00:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Here's another photo of the Breuer/Yorke house.

Again, though, best views are in Modern book by Alan Powers.

Originally opened in 1964 (Ned Trifle II), Monday, 6 July 2009 07:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

Slightly different but may be interesting to you is the Dorich House from the 1930s.

Originally opened in 1964 (Ned Trifle II), Monday, 6 July 2009 07:29 (eight years ago) Permalink


caek, Monday, 6 July 2009 13:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

Went and checked out "Modern" in the library today. some great stuff in there, thanks for the tip.

caek, Tuesday, 7 July 2009 19:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

p.s. don't care if I saw this hotel in esquire magazine, I still want to visit juvet hotel:


caek, Tuesday, 7 July 2009 19:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

looking forward to this (out in the fall, festivals first presumably): http://www.coastmodernfilm.com/

caek, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 03:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

low ceilings : (, but otherwise would much rather live there than barratt home.

caek, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 15:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Well, they're the original ceilings!

Ned Trifle II, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 15:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

maybe it's the photos?

caek, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 16:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I have been in India the last little while, haven't been able to do as much architourism as I'd like yet, but I have definitely been thinking quite a lot about B.V. Doshi. This is his IIM campus here in Bangalore:

<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2661/3973805857_479835e0b4.jpg";>

Great stuff - the building is like 90% these exterior spaces, a grid of what would be cramped crappy little corridors in near any institutional building I've ever been. Really great sense of indoor/outdoor overlap, breezes going by, rain falling right next to you, etc. I have tons more photos but won't really be in a position to scan them for a longish while, but you can find some good ones Googling.

For academic archi-dorks I've done some initial blogging on this guy <A HREF="http://codename-albacore.blogspot.com/2009/10/doshi-primer-iim-bangalore.html";>here</A>, but I'm really hoping to see more of his stuff and revise/expand those thoughts, in a month or two.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 4 October 2009 14:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

god damn bbcode

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 4 October 2009 14:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Is it just me or have these groupings of square off-kilter skylight things been popping up EVERYWHERE in the last couple years?


I DIED, Sunday, 13 December 2009 10:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ha, reminds me of this in my own fair city. Although obv. completely different.

Ned Trifle II, Sunday, 13 December 2009 15:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

I know it's not really something a fact check would cover, but I can't believe the New Yorker profile on Zaha Hadid has the line "There is no single Hadid style", especially when the rest of the paragraph exactly describes that style.

I DIED, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 23:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the ID upthread I DIED!

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 17 December 2009 00:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

lenny kravitz

conrad, Monday, 18 January 2010 05:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

SANAA wins Pritkzer. Given Pritzker discussion upthread I figured I'd put it here rather than Let's talk Architecture . What do we think?

Doctor Casino, Monday, 29 March 2010 14:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty surprised that SANAA got it - usually firms are much more established/have a much larger body of work before they get a Pritzker. It's nice to see a firm getting the award while they're on the upswing. Also it's the second time the prize has gone to more than an invidual/individually headed firm (Herzon & de Meuron were the other), and I think it's healthy to steer the public away from the notion that great architecture is the product of a single mind.

I DIED, Monday, 29 March 2010 14:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

I wasn't sure from the renderings, but from the way it's turning out Heatherwick's British Pavillion at Expo 2010 is about to make him the next starchitect:


I DIED, Monday, 29 March 2010 15:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

^ the photo makes it look small, but it's about 20m tall

I DIED, Monday, 29 March 2010 15:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, is there a website anywhere with complete Shanghai pavilion coverage/photos/data? I've found a few blog posts that show a few of them haphazardly but I'd really like some kind of overall who-did-what sheet. Some of them look amazing.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 29 March 2010 15:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

I haven't seen anything like that, just random stuff popping up on Flickr and elsewhere. I'm sure a lot of the magazines will do full rundowns w/ the opening of the Expo.

I DIED, Monday, 29 March 2010 15:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

there are some amazing british pavilion photos at http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/03/shanghai_prepares_for_expo_201.html

caek, Monday, 29 March 2010 15:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Decent collection of Expo shots here - nothing near comprehensive, but the most I've seen in one place


I DIED, Wednesday, 28 April 2010 22:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Some pretty cool things in there, I kinda wish North American would get the Expo bug again, I think it would be really cool to see what would come out of one.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 28 April 2010 22:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thanks, I DIED. Serbian Pavilion ftw!

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 29 April 2010 21:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://en.expo2010.cn/participation/pop/moren.htm comprehensive. Check out the spectacularly bad SketchUp renderings of the Nepal Pavilion! There's hope for the rest of us.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 29 April 2010 22:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I am thinking about Richard Meier because his first house in the UK (for one Rowan Atkinson) has passed the planning stage.


It's not a dramatic departure or anything but it's good that it's finally got permission. It was quite a battle.

Duncan Donuts (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 16 September 2010 17:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

richard meier and rowan atkison can fuck off both

conrad, Thursday, 16 September 2010 17:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

guys, teach me about Lebbeus Woods and where to start with his work

― mh, Monday, February 9, 2009 8:18 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^^fuckin huge stan of this guy

― lol (roxymuzak), Tuesday, February 10, 2009 5:58 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark

Anyone? I've been curious for ages but a lot of the important work seems to be out of print or otherwise unavailable...

a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Thursday, 16 September 2010 19:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

speaking of meier, there's a pretty rad series about various star architect projects once they've vacated and left it to the tenants; i think it's touring at the moment: http://www.living-architectures.com/html/filmseries.html
meier's church & neighborhood in rome figures

the guggenheim film has this great strand with the windowcleaners.

FORTIFIED STEAMED VEGETABLE BOWL (schlump), Thursday, 16 September 2010 21:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Quit my job. Starting my own firm. Full time bar/club/restaurant/retail design. It's about to get stressy!

― It's set in "Kazakhstan" not Kazakhstan. (I DIED), Sunday, June 21, 2009 2:33 PM (1 year ago)

This is going pretty well! Opened 4 places, got another 4 under construction and 5 in design. Working with a James Beard award-winning chef on one and taking a bar and restaurant research trip to Tokyo for another. Keeping me and a good friend employed full time. Gotta get a photoshoot done soon. Interesting thing is that the keystone project that I quit my old job to work on went to shit but everything else had been filling in nicely, knock on FSC-certified wood.

It's incredibly stressful and there's a lot of work I really don't like doing (billing, permitting, wringing money out of clients, etc.), but I can't imagine going back to a day job at this point.

I DIED, Friday, 1 October 2010 06:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

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