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B_Nieuws - 10 examples of what inspired architects
B_Nieuws – 10 examples what inspired architects

B_Nieuws, the three-weekly periodical of the Faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft, this week published “10 examples [of] what inspired architects”. Or more precise: what the student-editors of the printed A3-size paper think 10 buildings look like.

According to Wikipedia satire is often practiced as a way to be critical and “sometimes with an intent to bring about improvement.”

Here however this is not the case. The irony is just too cheap. And moreover, we’ve seen these critiques already too often. We’re done with it.

It has something of a parody of Eikongraphia (I would love that!), but in the end it just underscores with a big marker that iconography exists. Instead of a critique of iconography it becomes an affirmation of it. When you make form, metaphors automatically pop up.

Neutelings Riedijk's design for the Groninger Forum Competition featuring a creature from Star Wars
Neutelings Riedijk’s design for the Groningen Forum Competition featuring a creature from Star Wars

Bakema & van de Broek's TU Delft Aula featuring a frog
Bakema & van de Broek’s TU Delft Aula featuring a frog

Cesar Pelli's Patronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur featuring corn cobs
Cesar Pelli’s Patronas Towers featuring corn cobs

More images here > 

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Filed under: architecture, art, space/place

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