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#51 Michael Ferner

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 17:16

Out of curiosity, how would you rate the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer in this respect?


Ah, the perpetrator of Brasilia...  ;)

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#52 PCC

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 18:55

You can if you're an architect..........just leave it to the Structural Engineer.

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Well, yes and no. Libeskind has run into this now and then. His design for the Royal Ontario Museum, famously sketched at dinner on the back of a napkin, was unbuildable. Anyone who understands building took one look at it and said it was unbuildable. And sure enough, what finally got built was very different.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 19:02

Ah, the perpetrator of Brasilia...  ;)

Not a fan of Modernism, Michael...?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 21:11

Some F1 Ferraris (312 T4 comes to mind) had Pininfarina decal on the sidepod. Did Pininfarina had ANYTHING to do with actual design, or was it there just for a good sake?

Edited by byrkus, 06 December 2012 - 21:11.


#55 Michael Ferner

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 19:13

Not a fan of Modernism, Michael...?


Why would you think that? My post was just a comment on how Niemeyer's designs didn't really "improve" the "city" of Brasilia, in much the same way that Colani's didn't improve the March. I once had the opportunity to talk to someone who actually lived and worked there for a time, and she described it as rather peculiar.

And no, I don't think I'm a "fan" of Modernism, though I liked it a lot in younger years (both in art and architecture). That feeling has cooled off quite a bit as I grow older...

Edited by Michael Ferner, 07 December 2012 - 19:14.


#56 Doug Nye

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 19:34

I recall talking with Colani a couple of times, certainly at the Frankfurt Show, and maybe another time in Turin. Droopy moustache, looked like a somewhat emaciated Asterix the Gaul. I thought he was brimming with BS, his automotive styling all about show while ignoring genuine go. Unimpressed. But I have always admired Canon cameras, and I had no idea he'd had a hand in their design. Good call Dave...

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Edited by Doug Nye, 08 December 2012 - 19:34.