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Thread: Proposed: 23 East 22nd Street - Flatiron District - Condo - by Rem Koolhaas

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    Here's the one from Auckland, New Zealand...




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    One of the fascinating features of Rem Koolhaas' Royal Dutch Embassy in Berlin, is the introduction of what he called a "trajectory," which included a pathway over the sidewalk. People inside could look down to the street, via green glass, or ignore it altogether.



    Remment Koolhaas' Die Botschaft des Königreichs der Niederlande





    As you can imagine, the people below could also look up. At times this has resulted in problems, for which I don't need to elaborate. As for further information, go to the WNY thread that is entitled Neither Modernism Nor Historicism - Remment "Rem" Koolhaas. If you only want a quick peek at more photos like those above, view this post on the same thread.

    Last edited by Zephyr; August 28th, 2008 at 03:04 PM.

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    By definition, exhibitionism eschews modesty.

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    An interesting artistic exercise.

    In an Observatory the see-thru floor has some point.

    At home?

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    Perhaps you are too modest to see the possibilities.

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    Why do I doubt this?

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    I see all sorts of possibilities -- my $3K / sf won't be buying it.

    Walking around town and looking up at new buildings with the now de rigeur Floor to Ceiling Glass it seems some folks who have plopped down big bucks to live exposed within don't have much sense of how to use the space (take a stroll along the famous block of Bond Street and look up to see what I mean). Odd how some push things right up against the glass, including screens to block the windows. And I guess to some it might seem fascinating to see a full-view shot of a staff member doing the ironing (certainly the mid-morning light coming in through those huge windows was good). But 6 x 12 windows for the laundry room?

    Oh, well ... Whatever blows your skirt up.

    With a Glass Floor at the edge of a room (as will be the set up at 22 E 23) it simply means the units there will have some very expensive but basically unused stretches of floor.

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    Discomfort with glass floors probably has much more to do with our innate "visual cliff" aversion than anything to do with modesty.

    As a sociological experiment on people choosing to live in a state of continuous cognitive dissonance it's a clever mechanism, but my mommy -- Rem is not.

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    I have a feeling the ladies will put an area rug on it.

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    It's $4K/sf.

    Just FYI.

    And over half of 'em are gone before they've been listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr View Post
    Stuntman or not, see it or don't see it, I am reasonably certain that poor Rem Koolhaas will survive any questioning of his impact on Architecture from this corner of the world.
    Really? You don't say...

    Moving right along: does it even matter whether this building is considered real architecture or a stunt? The two may as well be equivalent, as these days, it seems achieving record prices per square foot is considered a vetting process in its own right. Money as ultimate arbiter of taste - nothing new.

    On a completely separate note: wasn't Jersey City supposed to receive a mixed-use Koolhaas building?

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    ^ pianoman, aren't you too young to become a nihilist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    I have a feeling the ladies will put an area rug on it.
    I was thinking the same thing. There could be a good show for pedestrians with binoculars if the female residents don't wear panties.

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