Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ArchRecord on Dallas ReVision

I've made my snarky comments here. Now, that the competition seems to have been finalized (we'll see if it ever gets realized), Architecture Record has an article about it.

Frankly, I found the comments much more insightful:

Reader Comments:
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Anonymous wrote:
These buildings are for Architects, not people.
1/20/2010 11:42 AM CST


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Anonymous wrote:
You've really gotta be kidding...
1/20/2010 11:36 AM CST

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Anonymous wrote:
This is one of the most anti-urban project I have seen in a long time, and Dallas seems to be attracting the worst of the worst. There is zero attention to the pedestrian scale or to context, which ultimately determines whether a project performs well urbanistically. The building frontage design is especially poor. Pedestrians need a lively exchange between the facades and sidewalk to feel comfortable, and to make retail work. This means articulation and permeability at the street level. What else can I say, except overall it reminds me of a prison with barbed wire on top, and the high tech nature is sure to lead to inefficiencies if not downright failures. Sorry, Dallas, thumbs down.
1/20/2010 10:52 AM CST


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Anonymous wrote:
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