Architecture


#201



Jim Thompson’s House in Bangkok - Sure there are more beautiful buildings in Bangkok and yes this is a tourist attraction but the atmosphere of this place is very evocative. the House is basically a set of traditional Thai houses brought together with walkways - Something similar exists in the mind garden


#202

Lovely place to visit.

Not particularly keen on the house itself, but the Jardin Majorelle has to be one of the best gardens.

(The Japanese Gardin in SF also comes to mind.)


#203

Probably my favourite modern practice.


#204

This could have gone in a few different threads, but as it’s got building stuff I’m putting it here…


#205

Glass, concrete and cedar box.


#206

Don’t forget the stone:wink:


#207

Kevin McCloud would love it.


#208

Now you’ve gone too far.


#209

There should be more of this, a building that plays music when it rains


#210

Midcentury Modernism, that’s my thing.


#211

Never mind the architecture - I love the style of these illustrations

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#212

The Lofotr Viking Museum (Lofotr Vikingmuseum) is a historical museum based on a reconstruction and archaeological excavation of a Viking chieftain’s village on the island of Vestvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago in Nordland county, Norway.

A smaller example illustrating the marine inspiration. Boaty McBoathouse?


#213

Windows?


#214

At each end of the roof ridge (or keel) there’s a little triangular opening I think. That’ll let light in as well as allowing the smoke from the fire to blow away.

VB


#215

The Lucky Knot bridge in Changsha, China.


#216

That’s fecking brilliant, that is.


#217

What about this fad? http://spitalfieldslife.com/2017/12/31/on-facadism/


#218

That’s a new one on me. Horrible.


#219

Sad fact is that it is not a fad at all, something that has gone on for years in our so-called ‘conservation areas’ to maximise development in spite of planning constraints. Having worked on a project that included some element of facade retention the only happy party following completion was the client.


#220

The old museum of St Albans might be going that way - it’s being converted into flats, and the developers have retained just the façade. I don’t know what they are doing for the rest of it, but my hopes aren’t high.

That pub in Bethnal Green is fucking funny though!


:rofl::rofl::rofl: