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This may have already been posted, but here is a rendering of the proposed addition to Vol Walker Hall.Steven L. Anderson Design Center
It will fit in about as well as Kimpel does.
This is much ado about nothing.The architecture building on any major campus is always a stand-out. It's always some wacky aMm. It's the ARCHITECTURE building, for Christ's sake. They aren't just going to sit there and make it look like every other fucking building on campus.Get a brain, morans.
They don't have to intentionally make it look like aMm, especially when its right next to the main landmark of campus
Again - that's just like, your opinion, man. It's architecture. It's "design." Drawing up wacky aMm is what they do.Get over yourselves.
They don't have to follow any design standards, but that would look absolutely awful right in the center of campus. Vol Walker is a beautiful building, no reason to attach a disaster to it just because an architecture building should be modern. Take that aMm to the outskirts of campus.
Once AGAIN - your "opinion" of it being a "disaster, "awful," "aMm," etc. is basically worthless here. As is mine, for that matter. I have nofaking clue what rates as "good" as it comes to architecture or design. The building could very well be horribly designed. But I can't knowledgeably say so one way or the other. I can say with some certainty that it's fucking stupib to just categorically rate it as "horrible" without one iota of knowledge of architecture/design/art, etc.If it's what the "cool [architecture] kids" are doing nowadays and the students dig it and it brings in more smart folks to do the architecture program, I'm all for it. And so should you be.
Alright that is a good point about drawing in more students for the program.
Clashing designs is not good architecture. And when everyone hates something, then it sucks.
We do have a bunch of mismatched buildings. I always thought it was due to us having an architect program.
I'm sorry - I wasn't aware 10 dudes on woopig were the world arbiters of good taste.
Not that you or anyone else doesn't have every right to think it's an ugly building. I'm not a huge fan, myself. And yes, like Animal, I wish it would be somewhere else besides Old Main. But, as HogTat mentioned, it's not like there's any universal style on the UofA campus anyway. And I've visited several campuses that were more architecturally consistent - but they've all got at least one wacky-looking building somewhere on campus, and it's always the architecture/design/art folks. And I think it's being terribly shortsighted to just write it off as a debacle when we don't know what benefit it might have to the architecture program. I'm sure it will be full of new expensive toys for those guys to play with. I would assume a major goal in its design is its use as a recruiting tool. That's all I'm saying.
Not really, but the reason you had those undulating walkways between Mullins and the Union was because we have an LA program.Good taste isn't the issue, it's about good design. If you design in a vacuum with no account of the surroundings, you can have an incredible structure that simply doesn't fit. It's the same with interiors of buildings and outdoor space. I hear you, but I'm not sure the school actually recruits. It might draw interest, but it's not like that's going to make the big difference. U of A had, and may still have, a notable program, but that's more about the teaching skills and alumni, like Fay Jones. The reputation is the big seller, even if new toys are cool. If your a Sullivan "form follows function" believer, you'd want to know the actually use of the building. The little 4th floor is a bit perplexing, but there are some nice views from the roof of Vol Walker, so who knows. It's not really the style of building I like, but in the right setting it could be okay. Once you're past Vol Walker and the Chem and Ag buildings, it kind of starts to hodgepodge anyway. I just think this would make it worse. I know they were expanding Mullins, does it look like that at all? It could be an idea someone had to transition the two buildings.
When you say not really, do you mean that we don't have a bunch of mix matched buildings or that I haven't for years thought it was because we have an architecture school?
Damn hogtat, just when I thought you were just an average redneck, you come off looking like you know what you are talking about.
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