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The north façade is mostly closed and functions as a buffer against traffic noise.
The north façade is mostly closed and functions as a buffer against traffic noise.

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  1. William Hunse June 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I suspect he did this project because “he could” meaning with computers he was able to generate the images. As a career architect with 50 years in the field my lifetime has seen tremendous demand and change on the skills of an architect. Of course my experience spans the hundreds of years of traditional hand drawn plans and is now, with nearly 100% of the profession, rooted in CADD produced designs. There was some virtue in the past where young architects just out of college were able to be involved ay entry level work while they learned the practical aspects of the building professions so as to be able to contribute in a meaningful manner in the actual conceptual work of architecture. This is no longer the case as the nature of the CADD programs is such that while they are capable of producing fantastic concepts they are many times, in the hands of inexperienced folks, they are so over the top as to be impractical to actually build. The challenge the profession now faces is to find a place to take these highly creative young designers and develope their practical side without killing the creative juices. It’s increasingly difficult as the financial challenges to the bottom line is to have profitable production at all levels all the time. It’s a shame but there’s no longer a need to have folks sharpening pencils at the knee of the masters. At the end of the day this building shown will need to be built out of real materials as it will not be made in a 3-D printer.

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