Tag Archives: photos

Net work

woowoowoo posted a photo:

Net work

The most remarkable (judging by conversations) aspect of the building seemed to be the nets. Presumably, they are to stop stressed Phd students ending it all spectacularly on the floor of the atrium. Unfortunately, I found they just ruined the idea of interior interior space entirely. Instead of a sense of air and freedom, you feel like so many sardines trapped by a trawler. It looks half arsed, dystopian, prisonlike, an afterthought to resolve the disjoint between an architects vision, and the real world. Did not like.

Oh, and as for safety. The net just screams out “CLIMB ME”. They say it’s not going to happen. I’m sorry, my tip is that there’ll be organised flag races before the first semester is up.

One thing I liked. The little study tables around the balcony (you can just see the corner of one on the left), they give a nod to the old style drafting table. Wood trim and green linoleum covering.

Last friday, staff were invited to inspect the new Faculty of Architecture building. It reeks of … architecture!

via Flickr / woowoowoo

Splash

woowoowoo posted a photo:

Splash

An interesting break in the colour scheme. Is this a nod to the 80’s?

By the way, this shot was taken from a walkway where anything dropped will fall some 20m. onto whoever happens to be passing below. Does anyone else see a problem with that?

Last friday, staff were invited to inspect the new Faculty of Architecture building. It reeks of … architecture!

via Flickr / woowoowoo

Food poisoning, anyone?

woowoowoo posted a photo:

Food poisoning, anyone?

Last friday, staff were invited to inspect the new Faculty of Architecture building. It reeks of … architecture!

The event started with lunch on the grass. Which would have been good, except that I saw a serving platter with a RAW chicken skewer on it. It was totally raw, hadn’t even seen the heat. I saw one of the catering people whisk it away, hoping nobody had seen it – as if! Anyway, It really put me off my hamburger, which was also close to raw in the middle. Food poisoning, anyone?

via Flickr / woowoowoo