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Hey hellfist, not sure if you got my email from a while ago saying cheers for the design advice in preparation for that course interview so might as well say it again here. I got on the course by the way (although they didn't actually ask what designers I liked).

I know you're a big Le Corbusier advocate, but I'm still in two minds. I saw his Plan Voisin concept for Paris for example at the Barbican exhibition (great choice of venue!) and it creeped me out. All i got from it was that humans were totally dwarfed and dominated and dwindled in the presence of these massive massive blocks. I would post some pics but google has taken a shit on me.

Re: Archigram - i read an article about them in a book, the Walking City totally reminded me of the sci-fi novel Inverted World by Christopher Priest, maybe the latter was informed by the former. I couldn't find their website, maybe it's back up now. I want to see what their machine for modern living was (some sort of pod house) - hopefully it's like Bruce Willis' apartment in Fifth Element.

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I always found the "palais ideal" near lyon endlessly fascinating, especially the story behind it.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/75/Facteur_Cheval_-_Fa%C3%A7ade_Est.jpg/800px-Facteur_Cheval_-_Fa%C3%A7ade_Est.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/69/Facteur_Cheval_-_D%C3%A9tail_fa%C3%A7ade_Nord.jpg/800px-Facteur_Cheval_-_D%C3%A9tail_fa%C3%A7ade_Nord.jpg

It's impossible to tell from here.... *squint*.

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Kunal

now then Mr Superfi, I did get your email, apologies for not replying, so belated congratulations! Enjoying the course then?

Archigram Pod House?

This?

pod
pod

All pulled from here: http://www.archigram.net

I missed that exhibition at the Barbican (grrrr), but I went to a poncey concert there once at night in winter. Mindblowing.

Kunal wrote:

I saw his Plan Voisin concept for Paris for example at the Barbican exhibition (great choice of venue!) and it creeped me out. All i got from it was that humans were totally dwarfed and dominated and dwindled in the presence of these massive massive blocks.

Now you put it like that it sounds brilliant. haha.

Tristar, Lasdun love? I got it. Even my girlfriends mum knows about UEA and the 'concrete'. haha. Am sure I've seen a pic of that Ukrainian building before, and the one in Georgia...oh my god, thats incredible. Your post shone a light in the back of my addled brain and reminded me of this:

hubacek

Which is in the Czech Republic and designed by a chap called Karel Hubacek

If you go to Marseille and the island of Frioul you might stumble across this:
frioul

"It's Aslan's Table...!"

Well probably not but it was fucking spooky.

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just been digging around and came across this beauty, must be part of the original marketing/promo material. Habitat 67 in Montreal.

67

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That expo structure and the Georgian & Ukranian buildings are awesome, lots of really interesting stuff in here.

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http://atlasobscura.com/categories/arch … chitecture

there's a goldmine of weird architecture for you

i want to work here:-

http://atlasobscura.lg1.simplecdn.net/files/place_images/pionen2.jpg

and who the hell knew these things sat in the Thames Estuary

http://atlasobscura.lg1.simplecdn.net/files/place_images/Maunsell%20Towers%202008%20309.JPG

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Expo 67 looked awesome. they should bring back world fairs.

http://reformrevolution.com/wp-content/uploads/o_expo_67_canadian_pulp_and_paper_pavilion_pc_003.jpg

oh, and there's got to be geodesic domes

http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/archives/democratie/democratie_fr/media/images/contenu/ac/pieces/pleinecran/drapeau_expo67_usa.jpg

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shibby jay wrote:

Man, I wish my name was Bannerman.

and where the hell is DRC when a thread about architecture throws up a statement like that.

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Tristar wrote:

http://pingmag.jp/images/article/frederic_chaubin03.jpg
Roads Ministry, Georgia

not looking quite as good these days

http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/yyy/0oministryt.jpg

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ewan wrote:

and who the hell knew these things sat in the Thames Estuary

http://atlasobscura.lg1.simplecdn.net/files/place_images/Maunsell%20Towers%202008%20309.JPG

You can see the Red Sands forts on the horizon just off Southend. I've always wanted to find someone with a boat to take me out to them. They were used as a pirate radio station during the 60's. Cool as hell.

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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffRiZ6yFSAo/Se9Jl4tlIZI/AAAAAAAAAIY/jNTNRjtPegk/s1600/capcaslondongig.jpg

http://www.deconet.com/blog/home/resource/brasilia_01.jpg

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People just don’t understand
Why pay £6 for an album when you can
Listen to a weird noise band?

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windofpain wrote:
ewan wrote:

and who the hell knew these things sat in the Thames Estuary

http://atlasobscura.lg1.simplecdn.net/files/place_images/Maunsell%20Towers%202008%20309.JPG

You can see the Red Sands forts on the horizon just off Southend. I've always wanted to find someone with a boat to take me out to them. They were used as a pirate radio station during the 60's. Cool as hell.

they are amazing. They look like houses from a dystopian future. All it needs is some octopus tentacles and a rougher chop in the drink and it would look fantastic! nerd club rules.

does anyone know what theyre actually called? or where exactly they are?

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i also want to live in a house designed by Roger Dean. sadly i can't find a decent picture of the exterior.

http://www.beverlytang.com/photos/roger_dean.jpg

http://www.rogerdean.com/architecture/tect6n5c/08hallmirror.jpg

if only he could build something like this though

http://teacherweb.com/LA/JHMS/JBUSH/BlueDesert1024x768.jpg

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trashman wrote:

does anyone know what theyre actually called? or where exactly they are?

They're called the Red Sands Maunsell Towers and were build during WWII as anti-aircraft gun batteries to stop German Bombers flying up the Thames. That part of Essex and Kent is covered in war relics. The Thames also had a huge metal net across it round there to stop U-Boats.

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you can see them from margate, they do boat trips out to them from whitstable if you want to see them up close

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for all your WW2 Kent relics needs - http://sub-ex.blogspot.com/

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Here's what they look like from the shore:

http://www.sacredheart.co.uk/crap/img_2996.jpg

and some other WW2 stuff from that area.

http://www.sacredheart.co.uk/crap/img_2982.jpg

http://www.sacredheart.co.uk/crap/img_2618.jpg

http://www.sacredheart.co.uk/crap/img_2634.jpg

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also, this site is amazing for weird disused places in the UK

http://www.subbrit.org.uk/

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amazing! thanks guys.

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colafreak wrote:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffRiZ6yFSAo/Se9Jl4tlIZI/AAAAAAAAAIY/jNTNRjtPegk/s1600/capcaslondongig.jpg

http://www.deconet.com/blog/home/resource/brasilia_01.jpg

I know!

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the cold war stuff on that site is great. lots of concrete. very Threads.

fallout shelters in back gardens
http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/p/pluckley/pluckley_1-000.jpg

something secret in suffolk
http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/o/orfordness/kw2.jpg

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windofpain wrote:

http://www.sacredheart.co.uk/crap/img_2982.jpg

me grandad had one of those buggers at the bottom of his garden, we used to play in it when we was kidz. spooked.

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ewan wrote:

i also want to live in a house designed by Roger Dean. sadly i can't find a decent picture of the exterior.

oh no, Roger FUCKING Dean!!

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I recommend people read Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.

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ewan wrote:

http://www.rogerdean.com/architecture/tect6n5c/08hallmirror.jpg

Bit of a shitter for putting up shelving though