O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby SimonB » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:52 am

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.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Blackwhite » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:37 pm

You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby OWETB » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:46 pm

The world famous 'Leeds Chinatown'

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby JimbobMaloney » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:09 pm

Long time lurker, first time poster.

Thought some of you cunts would be interested in having a look at this;

https://southbankleeds.co.uk/

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:33 pm

JimbobMaloney wrote:Long time lurker, first time poster.

Thought some of you cunts would be interested in having a look at this;

https://southbankleeds.co.uk/


Speaking as an architect, I bloody hate architects really.

There's so much of this vaguely modern-y vaguely brick-y stuff going up everywhere. It's destroying any sense of individual locality. But on the one hand I'm not a fan of gratuitous wackiness and on the other I can't be doing with inoffensive banality either.

Dunno what the answer is. Maybe I should just give up.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Wakefield White » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:22 pm

JimbobMaloney wrote:Long time lurker, first time poster.

Thought some of you cunts would be interested in having a look at this;

https://southbankleeds.co.uk/


The second photo down is either a photo of the NYC high line or an architects impression of an elevated garden that is an exact replica of the high line. Leeds isn't New York, let's have some original thinking!
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Devi » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:33 pm

Architecture aside, and speaking as a comms design cunt, the website itself is a thing of beauty.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:14 pm

Wakefield White wrote:
JimbobMaloney wrote:Long time lurker, first time poster.

Thought some of you cunts would be interested in having a look at this;

https://southbankleeds.co.uk/


The second photo down is either a photo of the NYC high line or an architects impression of an elevated garden that is an exact replica of the high line. Leeds isn't New York, let's have some original thinking!


It is indeed a photo of the High Line. Looking at this further, it's one of those cut'n'paste jobbies to give you a flavour of what might be.

Basically, the bottom line is that it's LCC saying, 'Look, it's all a bit shit round here and it doesn't really hang together as an identifiable area in any meaningful experiential way, but we'll give it a snazzy brochure to generate interest and hopefully drag a bit of investment, and we'll see what shakes out whilst we try and think of a plan'.

Visuals are toss, though.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:37 pm

Related, but I don't know if anyone has had a butchers at HS2?

There's a lot of peculiar things about HS2, but I'm really not clear why you'd go to all that bother then terminate the line half a mile from City Station and Queen's Square.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Mustafaster » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:50 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:
JimbobMaloney wrote:Long time lurker, first time poster.

Thought some of you cunts would be interested in having a look at this;

https://southbankleeds.co.uk/


Speaking as an architect, I bloody hate architects really.

There's so much of this vaguely modern-y vaguely brick-y stuff going up everywhere. It's destroying any sense of individual locality. But on the one hand I'm not a fan of gratuitous wackiness and on the other I can't be doing with inoffensive banality either.

Dunno what the answer is. Maybe I should just give up.

I hear you brother.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Blackwhite » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:54 pm

Ah, come on Eric, it's better than London or Paris: I quite like nearby stations at walkable distance. And I bet it saves a fucking mint.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:03 pm

Blackwhite wrote:Ah, come on Eric, it's better than London or Paris: I quite like nearby stations at walkable distance. And I bet it saves a fucking mint.


I dunno, considering the cost and damage caused by bringing HS2 into Euston - which is a pretty dumb idea anyway - knocking down a couple of unremarkable blocks of flats to get the new station within a hundred yards of the existing one seems like summat or nowt.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:05 pm

Mustafaster wrote:I hear you brother.
Enzo has designed this utter monstrosity smack on the seafront in the centre of Santander. Takin the piss if you axe me.
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In fairness, the visuals look a bit better than the one shot you put up.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby moscowhite » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:58 pm

HS2 Station: people up here had the same thought. Pretty sure that's the old plan; the current idea is to combine City Station and HS2 into one big terminal.

Also on South Bank, Vastint (property arm of Ikea) bought the old Tetley site, have begun posting their masterplan layouts this week, based on the ideas the council were pushing in that website above. As far as I understand it they've not got a good track record with Stratford (aka Strand East) that has not moved beyond flash visuals for years, but here we are anyway:

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/for ... -1-8152465

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Son of Leeds » Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:29 am

Anyone had a peek at Victoria Gate yet? Stylish design drawing on the visual imagery of the fin-de-siecle arcades, or just another sleek shopping centre?
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby dirty leeds » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:38 am

Devi wrote:Architecture aside, and speaking as a comms design cunt, the website itself is a thing of beauty.

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They changed the sideways scroll thingy to plain ole downward. Bastards.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Blackwhite » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:49 pm

What says you, Olthwaite?

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Tycipa » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:51 pm

Blackwhite wrote:What says you, Olthwaite?

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Tom Heatherwick is an inspirational genius. Lovely buts nuts.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:20 pm

I'm sure we've been here before, but I fucking loathe Heatherwick. Toytown bullshit.

I guess what interests me in design is how you react to something the hundredth time you see it. Heatherwick's all about the one time immediate impact. It's like meeting a bloke who tells you the same joke, everyday, forever.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Tycipa » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:27 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:I'm sure we've been here before, but I fucking loathe Heatherwick. Toytown bullshit.

I guess what interests me in design is how you react to something the hundredth time you see it. Heatherwick's all about the one time immediate impact. It's like meeting a bloke who tells you the same joke, everyday, forever.

I'm sure he has a high opinion of your body of work. :mrgreen:
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