Architecture as a political statement

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by Tiassa, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    The "Toilet Revolution" has begun.

    The politics of the revolution are amusing, I suppose, as they include bathrooms made of candy that give children treats for flushing, but more relevant to architectural considerations is the toilet-shaped home of South Korea's "Mr. Toilet", Sim Jae-duck:

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    Haewoojae, reputedly the world's only toilet-shaped house, is near Seoul, South Korea, and commemorates this month's inaugural meeting of the World Toilet Association. (Photo: Ahn Young-Joon/AP)

    I ... um ... ah ... er ... yeah. Bring on the lucie. Power to the pee-pee!
     
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  3. Diode-Man Awesome User Title Registered Senior Member

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    That is the oddest thing I've ever seen.... too bad I dont live there!
     
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  5. weed_eater_guy It ain't broke, don't fix it! Registered Senior Member

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    He should install a fountain directly in front of the house that shoots a continuous arc of water into the center of the "bowl", you know, just for fun. There cound be a pool in the "bowl" to collect the water and pump it back to the fountain, but more importantly, the water streaming into that pool would make the all-important trickling sound, you know, loud enough to make the neighbors constantly wet their beds at night!
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Looks more like a bidet!
     
  8. ThinkingMansCrumpet Registered Member

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    FLW's "Falling Water' (pardon the pun) had its critics in its day and now it's a modernist icon. Swings and roundbouts.
     
  9. DJ Erock Resident Skeptic Registered Senior Member

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    There's always been symbolism and politics intertwined with architecture. I'm just not sure what you're trying to say by building a toilet house...
     
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