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davee930 Sep 14, 2020 4:00 AM

What is your secret fetish?
 
Structurally, architecturally, whatever you fancy.

More than one fetish allowed of course

A photo you took and caption if you like.


Dirty ass buildings that don't give a fuck.
In the most beautiful way.

https://i.ibb.co/0XpBcMJ/IMGP1109.jpg

HomeInMyShoes Sep 14, 2020 1:01 PM

Brick.

https://live.staticflickr.com/2148/2...c3b98d67_c.jpg
Three Guys on Ladders by (HomeInMyShoes), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/2056/2...613c87e4_c.jpg
Warehouse Glass by (HomeInMyShoes), on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/2233/2...92cd6bf7_c.jpg
Houses by (HomeInMyShoes), on Flickr

Anyone that has seen my St. Louis photothreads from a long time ago, knows that though. It's not really that secret.

MolsonExport Sep 14, 2020 2:33 PM

Urban Grit. I love weathered old masonry and brick buildings. A lot of people on SSP share this fascination.

https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=148680

davee930 Sep 14, 2020 5:48 PM

The beautiful ocean of grit

https://i.ibb.co/88v7MPp/IMGP1147.jpg

MolsonExport Sep 14, 2020 9:00 PM

Where is that shot of NYC from? Queens? Brooklyn? Harlem? South Bronx?

Video Link

davee930 Sep 14, 2020 9:20 PM

^ It was taken from the Manhattan bridge

Ifactwo Dec 25, 2020 2:35 AM

I super like Manhattan bridge!

Amanita Dec 26, 2020 10:05 PM

Manhattan Bridge rules! I've got the hots for 1960's and 70's black glass facades, with silver pinstripes- NYC has a lot of them. See the skyscrapers in this pic:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/312175...7710342230281/

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e9f28ed5_k.jpg

deja vu Dec 26, 2020 10:47 PM

^ Ditto those New York skyscrapers - super sexy!

For me, it's anything with those 1960's, Mad Men aesthetics.

In my neck of my woods, for example, I would give my left nut for this building to have not been razed. It is the former Corporate HQ of Upjohn (now part of Pfizer) - known as Building 88 and located in Portage, Michigan. This SOM-designed, Sasaki-landscaped building was so sleek and sexy - the pure embodiment of 1960's energy. Constructed between 1959 - 1961. How could anything this beautiful have been destroyed? I'm sure I've posted some of these elsewhere on this forum in the past. If only it still stood today...

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peterlewis Jan 22, 2021 7:35 AM

Minimal Architecture
 
I have always been a fan of minimalism and I have found that it is being adopted in many modern architectures. Minimalism does not necessarily mean that it completely sheds off the hedonistic appeal. Minimal structures can be quite appealing and be utilitarian as well.

https://theminimaldaily.com/wp-conte...-Institute.jpg
image courtesy: https://theminimaldaily.com/minimalist-architects/

deja vu Jan 22, 2021 3:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterlewis (Post 9167341)
I have always been a fan of minimalism and I have found that it is being adopted in many modern architectures. Minimalism does not necessarily mean that it completely sheds off the hedonistic appeal. Minimal structures can be quite appealing and be utilitarian as well.

https://theminimaldaily.com/wp-conte...-Institute.jpg
image courtesy: https://theminimaldaily.com/minimalist-architects/

Love that building. Was able to visit it in 2009, and on that same trip - this little place down the road. To be clear, I agree about the minimalist ideals vs. the hedonism, and I'm not condoning the self-destruction, bias, and inequity that pervaded that era (very present in shows like "Mad Men"). It is hard to separate the two (architectural & society) -

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