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kleinbl00  ·  3839 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 10 architects were told to create their fantasy home. This is what happened


This is an awesome find. As someone who was an architectural consultant for 10 years, and whose sister is an architect, and whose name has been on the blueprints for not one, not two, but five AIA award-winning structures, these "dwellings" are a veritable laundry list of everything that's wrong with "contemporary" architecture. "Contemporary" being the buzzword finally settled on when "post-modern" "brutalist" and "neobrutalist" finally fell by the wayside. I love that "modern" describes buildings between 60 and 100 years old.

Some of these are honestly laugh-out-loud funny. Most of them are a 1st-year design student's interpretation of a case study house. The katamari damacy glob in the woods and the Jenga box, on the other hand, are architecture the way Soulja boy is rap. It's satire so completely overtly ironic that it's gone beyond self-aware, past self-ironic and self-flagellating and looped back around into a singularity of self-mockery.

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