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k... any guesses?
kengo kuma, M2 building, Tokyo.
no one? hint - it's in new england...
It's a guess - is it the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center?
correct - and the architect?
Kevin Roche (thank you Wikipedia)
OK, keeping it New England I present the embarrassment of New England:
is there sposed to be an image there? ^
ah.. looks like the NBA hall of fame
and i was gonna guess gwathmey siegel...and after googling i guess i'm right.
I was graduating as this thing graced the front page of the local paper. Made me wonder what reaction I would have gotten in a crit where the program was a basketball hall of fame and I presented a giant ball.
i've passed it a few times going through springfield..
don't have time to post..anyone want to take up the next image?
Did it used to be housed in a different building before? I went a long time ago, and only really remember a rube goldberg machine with basketballs in the lobby, but not this monstrosity. eek.
I'll post another to keep it going:
apparently it was moved into this facility in 2000...prior to that it was in a building from 1985.
i lived for most of my life in MA and have never been to the NBA hall of fame...although i did see a basketball game with Barkley and Moses playing against Bird, McHale and Parish.
Yay -- heading for 5000 responses in 3.3 years !
Carlo Scarpa ? M C Escher ?
Yeah it must've been the old building, since I think I went in the early 90s (father-son excursion). My Dad also had Celt's season tickets up until they moved to the new garden, so I got to see a couple of good games as well.
Another of the building in play, with the renumbering of the forum I just noticed we're on page 100 of this thread. Hope it stays alive:
Judging by the cars this photo must be from the early 70s?
1973 to be specific, on the coast of spain. one of many metabolist-like housing projects he was designing at the time.
Thanks for the hint!
La Muralla Roja, Ricardo Bofill
I apologize for the home-style photography.
ugh... damn it... i just spent 15 min trying to find this project... i can clearly read its a united methodist church from that first image... and still no luck... i must be the worst image searcher ever...
Good call. How did you know?
Hint: Orange County.
Garden Grove United Methodist Church...
why cant i find the architect... i get 1/2... someone finish it up and post?
Oh, and the way i knew it was a methodist church is you can very barely make out the sign on the first image...
even made out that it said "Grove" on the sign, but couldnt find the church from that alone...
I've also seen Bofill's project called The Castle in reference to the Kafka novel. Seems like an insult to Kafak IMO.
All right I'll try. This thread is too good:
This is one of my favorite project, that a friend of mine made me discover when I was a student a long time ago. Definitely in my top ten. A striking surprise when you visit it. I'm sure everybody knows it (especially people living in the concerned city).
mleitner whos the architect for that church?
Sorry for dropping the ball on this.
letdown - good call on the sign. I actually visited the church a few days ago. It's amazing, but no reference to the architect. After emailing the church administration, they did some research and found out that it was Hal C. Whittemore who designed the sanctuary, built in 1966.
He also designed the Stair of Creation Chapel
as well as the Bel Air Presbyterian Church, 1960. I also found a reference to a Department of Employment building in Santa Monica but couldn't find an image.
So, what's the grand prize here?
Arcilook. You get to post the next building.
don't mind my post then. sorry.
French yours is definitely still in play; I don't know it, but I'm getting a south american vibe from it; the structural connection in the third image is beautiful. Is it a collegiate building?
yeah i was getting a south american vibe too... but then... all the people in the picture look (pardon my political un-correctness) too white... so i was thinking spain?
french - looks like sao paulo - maybe in parque ibirapuera?
never mind -wrong guess
think we might need a hint... im trying to figure out what city that is...
was looking australia as well? cant seem to find any clues...
Toasteroven, your guess was good.
phuyaké, it's not directly related to education...
I was really close - I knew it was sao paulo.
centro cultural sao paulo, Eurico Prado Lopes, architect.
that was a good one. I'll see if I can find something else...
thanks for playing guys. If I manage to answer corectly, to play by the rules, I'll try to find a harder one. Good job toaster!
ok - let's try this one - bonus points if you can figure out who the architect is.
and a detail of the door:
Charity Tower At The Shrine Of The Little Flower In Detroit...
Not sure of the architect, but i see listed several sculptors and what not such as...
Rene Paul Chambellan, Robert Rambusch and Mario Agustin Locsin y Montenegro
correct - you get next.
ok ill do a more recent one. Not the most extravagant building, but i particularly like this detail...
From the level of detail, I guess this is northern Europe. Or Japan maybe?
a few more building features...
trees look like east coast to me, maybe vermont or canada?
cool, i found it, Communication, Culture and Technology Building University of Toronto Mississauga
Saucier + Perrotte architectes
Sorry for the delay!
grnapple is right, nice job... i like this project... and as i mentioned above, i like the little move that the glazed spandrels are actually a bit more reflective than the glazing... anyway...
is this the image you meant to post grnapple?