Modern Day Iconic Buildings - What Really Makes Them Iconic?

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  1. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Is that someone's house? I'd like to live there.

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    Because its hundreds of years old, and there are almost zero gridlike towns or cities in the UK. Milton Keynes was built in the 60's and is the only grid I can think of.

    Most places in the UK is wiggle wangly.
     
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    Yes. Falling Water is a house and judged by the American Institute of Architects as the best American building of the last 125 years.

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    To be honest most iconic buildings strike me as cold, if creative.

    I suppose I like Huntwasser....

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  10. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Well I won't argue with that assessment.
     
  11. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Nice, I'm glad you posted those pictures. Definitely not cold.
     
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    Very Nice, Pineal.

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    So much texture, contour and color. Very unique, and with great eye appeal.

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    Quixote Winery.

    The only Hundertwasser building in the U.S.A.

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    Plot Peoples Building

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    PROJECT: people’s building Shanghai

    TYPE: Hotel + Conference center

    SIZE: 250.000m2

    COLLABORATORS: PLOT,JDS,NXS,ARUP

    LOCATION: Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

    STATUS: Ongoing

    The REN building is a proposal for a hotel, sports and conference center for th World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The building is concieved as two buildings merging into one. The first building, emerging from the water, is developed to the activities of the body, and houses the sports and water culture center. The second building emerging from land, is developed to the spirit and enlightenment, and houses the conference center and meeting facilities. The two buildings meet in a 1000 room hotel, a building for living. The building becomes the chinese sign for “The People”, and recognizable landmark for the world Expo in China.

    Just adding another view of this building.

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    Oddly enough, I found them colder than in my memory. Really I like smallish wooden structures in the woods, but in talking about size I think of those two. Glad you liked them. I wish irregular shapes were more the norm. (does that lead to a paradox?)
     
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    I'm with you on that wish, and no I can't see any paradox. I did some irregular flagstone work in a backyard I had about 12 years ago and I enjoyed doing it as much as I liked the way it looked when complete.
     
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    The first is not my taste, particularly, but it's interesting, the other two I like....

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  18. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Interesting, but not much international iconic prestige. I'm looking for buildings that while functional also resemble works of art or stand out in such a way that they make a city recognizable when viewing the skyline. A little straying from that objective is okay, but a tree house is completely off topic.
     
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    The caveat of scale has now been duly noted.

    Nothing in these parts would be of interest to you. Height restrictions of 4 floors at present.

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    You don't want that house . Structural issues , probably mold issues too . Old Franky might of been a little better artist than a practical houser . He might of blamed the contractors , yet I think he bares the blame . Whats her name Erin Brookovitck ? Well she would love to get a hold that claim back in the day . Make Her famous . Oh yeah she is !
     
  21. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    This isn't a single building but it's very iconic.

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    If I had the money to afford that place. I'm sure I could make very comfy.

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    Burj Al Alam

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    The Burj Al Alam (English: "World Tower") is a 108-story, 510 m (1,670 ft) hyperboloid skyscraper under construction in the Business Bay area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is designed to resemble a crystal flower. It is to become one of the world's tallest buildings. The tower is being built by the Fortune Group which also has a number of other projects in Dubai such as the Fortune Bay (Dubai) and Fortune Tower.

    It will contain 74 floors of office space, a retail area at the base, and a high-end hotel and serviced apartments in the top 27 floors. A luxury 5-star hotel section is to contain the highest hotel rooms in the world. The building will also feature a 6-storey crown that will contain a Turkish bath, sky garden, and other club facilities. Ground breaking occurred on 12 November 2006. The structure is expected to be completed in 2012, after much delay in payments from investors.[6] The tower was under going piling works as the tower's foundations are being constructed. However it went on hold again shortly after. A total of 30 elevators will be installed, out of which 19 will be double decker.[7]
     
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