Qualified Condition

August 25, 2009

Fancy

Filed under: Uncategorized — qualifiedcondition @ 4:51 pm

Sometimes a proposed project is just to special not to share with you.  Yesterday it was a 60-story hotel tower that has carved-out a distinct place in the LA skyline, today it’s this dog.

fancy

I am tempted to try to reign this thing in so that it resembles a building that actually belongs in the East Hollywood context–maybe get rid of the foam balustrade, the foam arches, the foam parapet–the FOAM, but I have come to learn that if you are an “architect” who believes that these are materials and motifs that should be used, you are not an architect who will ever successfully find alternatives.  Subtle play with basic building forms, well placed windows, landscape, a water feature–devices that could create a personal scale and welcome the visitor are lost when you’ve got marble columns on the brain.

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3 Comments »

  1. Noooooooooooo

    Comment by christie — August 25, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

  2. as an east hollywood resident i beg you not to allow this abhorrent, dare i say lewd, nonsense into our neighborhood!!

    Comment by lauren ahkiam — August 27, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

  3. is the phone number really part of the design? For a good time, call 323.459.4444
    At least the architect knows phone numbers look better with dots instead of dashes.

    Comment by laura — September 8, 2009 @ 8:08 pm


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