I like it. And I hate it. Let me explain.
There's something compelling about the upper half of it. And that's probably
why Pierre Koenig did the same thing in 1960 with his Stahl House outside of
Zaha's house in Moscow is, at worst, a cancerous ripoff. At best: half
I was going to say, "Guys. Unknot your knickers. It's just a drawing.", and
write up is kinda cute as long as you don't assume that it means anything.
I tried to use the links on that page Adam, but couldn't get anything
substantive at all. Can you post something?With Zaha's, did anyone see a
plan? Section? Program? If not, then we have to take it as just an image.
As an image, I like the thing, (I generally like all public pools), but for
me *architecture* is more than a swooshy photoshoped perspective. Sorry. I
know that's old fashioned, but I'm getting old enough to pull that off I
think. As architecture, there isn't enough there to comment on it
substantively. Calling it cancerous might be justified if and when the
landscape starts to become covered in this sort of stuff made of something
more permanent than pixels.
I wonder what that roof is made of. Is that "white"? If so, I wonder if
there's a local supplier...They'll probably end up substituting "bjelo" for
Personally, I found the compositing and 3D to be rather cheesy - I've seen
*much* better (I won't even touch on what's passing for the composition),
so it doesn't work for me as an image, either, not even remotely.
"B'elie" is sometimes also used to mean "underwear" (as im "whites"), and
IMO, that useage would be appropriate for this thing ;)
I "only" play around with 3D, but, even in my most feverish drunken
delerium, I would never come up with such an atrocity. If the idea is to
have a house with a could of viewing platforms and/or raised guest houses,
it seems to me that there are thousands (or more) ways to come up with
something that doesn't look like a reject from a Dali-On-Drugs-Wannabe
As for the verbiage - what total crap. I might be "just a layperson", but
I know a blivet when I see or hear it. IMO, it sounds like it was produced
by a poorly-programmed text-generation AI. IOW, it's meaningless, using
artificially-complex language to describe a simple concept - evidently in a
blatant attempt to disguise that the concept was so horrendously executed.
It reminds me of the unnecessarily verbose and grammatically over-complex
swaths of incorrectly-used polysallibic terms, strung together by shiny
metallic-finish plastic beads, proffered as explanations of why three red
lines painted onto a chunck of masonite is a $2-million work of art...
Someone suggested that the designer work for NASA, but I find that idea a
bti offensive - such a design is more appropriate to a cheap video game.
Just because something is weird, that doesn't make it art, or even
interesting or inventive.
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