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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Man Called Sun » Sat May 30, 2015 8:54 am

Blackwhite wrote:Used to visit someone who had a flat in what was converted (horribly) out of what I think used to be Carr Manor in Meanwood (that or some other Manor used for judge's lodgings BITD). Lovely building, but ruined by being carved up. And what these folks were doing to their bit was :shock:

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Blackwhite » Sat May 30, 2015 10:41 am

:)
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O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby thechubbyone » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:09 am

What do people reckon to the new south entrance to Leeds station? Quite like it mesen.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby jackos » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:30 am

Musta referred to it as "pudenda-like" on the Design Classics thread... Mixed feeling among Ballers me thinks.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby AndyPaul » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:36 pm

Prefer cream cladding myself.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Ponte » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:24 pm

It's fucking horrible.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby ARDS » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:38 pm

Ponte wrote:It's fucking horrible.



Am with Ponte on this one.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:45 pm

I can almost smell the thought process attached to this. Because the entrance relates to a 'new' or 're-imagined' bit of Leeds, someone's gone, 'I tell you what we need - we need a LANDMARK!' And then the context is that the existing back of the station is an architectural bag of spanners, so there are no decent clues to work with.

It's really difficult to design 'quiet' - or perhaps boring - architecture these days. We had a thing last year at work where I lost a project because the client kept asking us to be more wacky, or to 'think outside the box', and I just couldn't do it.

I despair.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby MightyWhite » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:00 pm

I was gonna say, when did 'in keeping with the existing surroundings' stop being a thing?
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Proud to be Leeds » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:54 pm

I don't mind it. But I think that's because it reminds me of the film Micmacs.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby gazurtoids » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:26 pm

Proud to be Leeds wrote:I don't mind it. But I think that's because it reminds me of the film Micmacs.

Well, I didn't like that film and I don't think much of this either.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Munson » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:41 am

thechubbyone wrote:What do people reckon to the new south entrance to Leeds station? Quite like it mesen.

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It looks like the perfect venue for Typica, platform boots and a 70's Swedish four piece.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Tycipa » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:25 am

Proud to be Leeds wrote:I don't mind it. But I think that's because it reminds me of the film Micmacs.

Reminds me of a Minion!
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Blackwhite » Tue May 03, 2016 7:31 pm

Eric, further afield, what do you make of The Interlace in Singapore? Only recently became aware of it, and find myself surprised at liking it quite a lot.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Tue May 03, 2016 7:50 pm

Blackwhite wrote:Eric, further afield, what do you make of The Interlace in Singapore? Only recently became aware of it, and find myself surprised at liking it quite a lot.


It's not for me, TBH. Seems like an attempt to make a fucking mahoosive and relatively banal bunch of apartment blocks look exciting by playing Jenga. Suspect there are going to be some uniquely crappy flats right under the flying bits.

Moshe Safdie did a much more satisfying version of a similar idea in Montreal in 1967. The scale just works better.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Blackwhite » Tue May 03, 2016 8:33 pm

I'd like to see somewhere between the two, given how this strikes me... Dunno what it is, it's somehow human scale with views of sky, and arranged with enough randomness to not be overbearing, or something like that.
That looks a bit more grim somehow.

Like I say, I was immediately struck that I didn't utterly hate it, and warmed from there.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:51 pm

I could be completely wrong, but I thought I read somewhere that this was related to the restoration of Temple Works.

Anyway, sad.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Ponte » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:03 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:I could be completely wrong, but I thought I read somewhere that this was related to the restoration of Temple Works.

Anyway, sad.


I always find it amusing that a top brand would have factories in Castleford and Keighley. Two of the biggest shitholes you can come across.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:14 pm

Ponte wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:I could be completely wrong, but I thought I read somewhere that this was related to the restoration of Temple Works.

Anyway, sad.


I always find it amusing that a top brand would have factories in Castleford and Keighley. Two of the biggest shitholes you can come across.


Same the world over. Jaguars built in Solihull. Even Modena's a dump by Italian standards.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Ponte » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:45 am

eric olthwaite wrote:
Ponte wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:I could be completely wrong, but I thought I read somewhere that this was related to the restoration of Temple Works.

Anyway, sad.


I always find it amusing that a top brand would have factories in Castleford and Keighley. Two of the biggest shitholes you can come across.


Same the world over. Jaguars built in Solihull. Even Modena's a dump by Italian standards.


Granted, but it's always great to see someone flaunting their Burberry knowing it was probably stitched together by some toothless fat slag in Cas.
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