History Main / Bizarrchitecture

19th Jan '16 5:32:29 PM shadowbeast
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* OK, so a lot of buildings end up having parts added later on. Some end up with a rather unusaul plan, such as many UK houses which ended up shorter due to floors being eliminated (see the above Doctor Who example in Live-Action TV), bricked-up portals, blocked-off doors that open in midair (Australian houses can also suffer that one, due to verandahs being removed without removing the doors) and stairs and halls that just end at solid walls or ceilings, often cited as being due to repairs after the Second World War, caused by budget constraints preventing the buildings from being repaired as they originally were. Sometimes repairs end up in completely different styles, making it obvious when the extra parts were added. That said, compare these [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Holy-light-582317403 front]] and [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Round-end-582321570 rear views]] of Saint James' Cathedral in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, and see if you can come up with a reason for that facade on that building. It's Victorian red brick Neo-Gothic, outside and inside - but what caused the decision on that facade?
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* OK, so a lot of buildings end up having parts added later on. Some end up with a rather unusaul unusual plan, such as many UK houses which ended up shorter due to floors being eliminated (see the above Doctor Who example in Live-Action TV), bricked-up portals, blocked-off doors that open in midair (Australian houses can also suffer that one, due to verandahs being removed without removing the doors) and stairs and halls that just end at solid walls or ceilings, often cited as being due to repairs after the Second World War, caused by budget constraints preventing the buildings from being repaired as they originally were. Sometimes repairs end up in completely different styles, making it obvious when the extra parts were added. That said, compare these [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Holy-light-582317403 front]] and [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Round-end-582321570 rear views]] of Saint James' Cathedral in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, and see if you can come up with a reason for that facade on that building. It's Victorian red brick Neo-Gothic, outside and inside - but what caused the decision on that facade?
19th Jan '16 5:31:33 PM shadowbeast
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* OK, so a lot of buildings end up having parts added later on. Some end up with a rather unusaul plan, such as many UK houses which ended up shorter due to floors being eliminated (see the above Doctor Who example in Live-Action TV), bricked-up portals, blocked-off doors that open in midair (Australian houses can also suffer that one, due to verandahs being removed without removing the doors) and stairs and halls that just end at solid walls or ceilings, often cited as being due to repairs after the Second World War, caused by budget constraints preventing the buildings from being repaired as they originally were. Sometimes repairs end up in completely different styles, making it obvious when the extra parts were added. That said, compare these [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Holy-light-582317403 front]] and [[http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Round-end-582321570 rear views]] of Saint James' Cathedral in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, and see if you can come up with a reason for that facade on that building. It's Victorian red brick Neo-Gothic, outside and inside - but what caused the decision on that facade?
24th Dec '15 5:20:08 PM ClipboardFox22
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** Ohtori Academy is this in the movie, in the flavor of Jumbled Architecture that ''moves''.
12th Dec '15 4:34:26 AM SorPepita
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** Doctor Orwell's eye-shaped building, the "thumb" shaped buildings at Prufrock Prep and to a certain extent, the Eye decor of Olaf's house. Aunt Josephine's house clinging to the edge of a cliff counts as well, though THAT one didn't last long.....
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** Doctor Orwell's eye-shaped building, the "thumb" shaped buildings at Prufrock Prep and to a certain extent, the Eye decor of Olaf's house. Aunt Josephine's house clinging to the edge of a cliff counts as well, though THAT one didn't last long.....long...

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** Doctor Orwell's eye-shaped building, * The City of the "thumb" shaped buildings at Prufrock Prep and to a certain extent, the Eye decor Immortals in Creator/JorgeLuisBorges "The Immortal" is made of Olaf's house. Aunt Josephine's house clinging to the edge of a cliff counts this. It was built like that as well, though THAT one didn't last long.....suggested by an immortal [[spoiler:Homer.]]
12th Dec '15 4:26:54 AM SorPepita
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* ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama''. One of the greatest science fiction books ever written. It's about a presumed asteroid which turns out to be a cylinder. Inside the cylinder is a whole new world with buildings that look like ours and oceans and mountains. The problem? They're all built inside a giant cylinder so no matter where you are if you look above you see more buildings that are upside down! Or mountains, or the most disturbing and nauseating to the explorers, The Cylindrical Sea. It's an ocean that sits above you. With waves and everything that hang in the air. poof there goes your sanity. This is known as an O'Neill cylinder.
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* ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama''. One of the greatest science fiction books ever written. It's about a presumed asteroid which turns out to be a cylinder. Inside the cylinder is a whole new world with buildings that look like ours and oceans and mountains. The problem? They're all built inside a giant cylinder so no matter where you are if you look above you see more buildings that are upside down! Or mountains, or the most disturbing and nauseating to the explorers, The Cylindrical Sea. It's an ocean that sits above you. With waves and everything that hang in the air. air, poof there goes your sanity. This is known as an O'Neill cylinder.
12th Dec '15 4:25:00 AM SorPepita
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* ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama''. One of the greatest science fiction books ever written. Its about a presumed asteroid which turns out to be a cylinder. Inside the cylinder is a whole new world with buildings that look like ours and oceans and mountains. The problem? They're all built inside a giant cylinder so no matter where you are if you look above you see more buildings that are upside down! Or mountains, or the most disturbing and nauseating to the explorers, The Cylindrical Sea. It's an ocean that sits above you. With waves and everything that hang in the air. poof there goes your sanity. This is known as an O'Neill cylinder.
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* ''Literature/RendezvousWithRama''. One of the greatest science fiction books ever written. Its It's about a presumed asteroid which turns out to be a cylinder. Inside the cylinder is a whole new world with buildings that look like ours and oceans and mountains. The problem? They're all built inside a giant cylinder so no matter where you are if you look above you see more buildings that are upside down! Or mountains, or the most disturbing and nauseating to the explorers, The Cylindrical Sea. It's an ocean that sits above you. With waves and everything that hang in the air. poof there goes your sanity. This is known as an O'Neill cylinder.

* The book ''Literature/TheHauntingOfHillHouse'' has at least as much Bizarrchitecture as either movie version. "Angles which you assume are the right angles you are accustomed to, and have every right to expect are true, are actually a fraction of a degree off in one direction or another. I am sure, for instance, that you believe that the stairs you are sitting on are level...."
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* The book ''Literature/TheHauntingOfHillHouse'' has at least as much Bizarrchitecture as either movie version. "Angles which you assume are the right angles you are accustomed to, and have every right to expect are true, are actually a fraction of a degree off in one direction or another. I am sure, for instance, that you believe that the stairs you are sitting on are level....level..."
18th Nov '15 5:49:07 PM coralina33
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* Toronto (Canada) has the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_College_of_Art_%26_Design Ontario College of Art and Design]] building, where most of the classrooms are in a massive black and white cube floating eight stories in the air and propped by struts that look way to skinny to do the job--they had to built it that way because due to space limitations, the only direction the OCAD building can expand is upwards, however, the old building cannot support any additional weight because of problems with it's foundation; hence, the floating cube. The city also contains the new wing of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Ontario_Museum Royal Ontario Museum]], which looks like a Victorian building in the process of being overrun by Tiberium crystals. Oddly enough, both are additions on perfectly normal buildings. There's also Robarts Library at the University of Toronto, a building done in the 'brutalist' style of architecture... which also has the misfortune of looking like a very large concrete [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robarts_Library#mediaviewer/File:Robarts_Library.JPG peacock or turkey]] when viewed from the front.
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* Toronto (Canada) has the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_College_of_Art_%26_Design [[http://media.hgtv.ca/blogimages/up-and-coming-industrial-design-talent-ocad-video-and-exhibition-0.jpg Ontario College of Art and Design]] building, where most part of the classrooms are in which looks like a massive floating black and white cube floating eight stories in the air and propped held up by struts that look way to skinny to do the job--they colourful poles --they had to built it that way because due to space limitations, the only direction the OCAD building can expand is upwards, however, the old building cannot support any additional weight because of problems with it's foundation; hence, the floating cube. The city also contains the new wing of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Ontario_Museum [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/71/48/16/714816b20f6d1bf16146ea75088734f6.jpgm Royal Ontario Museum]], which looks like a Victorian building in the process of being overrun by Tiberium crystals. Oddly enough, both are additions on perfectly normal buildings. There's also Robarts Library at the University of Toronto, a building done in the 'brutalist' style of architecture... which also has the misfortune of looking like a very large concrete [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robarts_Library#mediaviewer/File:Robarts_Library.JPG [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llgiaajbVg1qa0yp3o1_500.jpg peacock or turkey]] when viewed from the front.
26th Oct '15 11:48:28 AM IncoG5nito
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* Sometimes shows up in [[HomeAndGarden House renovation shows]] as well. One episode of ''Series/FixerUpper'' featured a house pre-remodel that featured two bathrooms separated by a door that could be opened to allow those on the toilets to ''hold hands''.
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* Sometimes shows up in [[HomeAndGarden House house renovation shows]] as well. One episode of ''Series/FixerUpper'' featured a house pre-remodel that featured two bathrooms separated by a door that could be opened to allow those on the toilets to ''hold hands''.
26th Oct '15 11:47:08 AM IncoG5nito
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* Sometimes shows up in [[HomeAndGarden House renovation shows]] as well. One episode of ''Series/FixerUpper'' featured a house pre-remodel that featured two bathrooms separated by a door that could be opened to allow those on the toilets to ''hold hands''.
10th Oct '15 4:51:08 AM WillBGood
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** [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comics used to have all sorts of giant object-shaped building, which was also reflected in the '60s TV show: the ''Batman: Black and White'' story "Urban Renewal" has a writer/photographer documenting the change of the city's architecture to the more Gothic style and attempting to start a preservation movement for the older buildings. ** In ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumLivingHell'', it's established that Humpty Dumpty caused a huge accident involving all the novelty buildings, causing the Sprang Act to ban that sort of thing from the Gotham skyline.
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** [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] comics used to have all sorts of giant object-shaped building, buildings, which was also reflected in the '60s TV show: the ''Batman: Black and White'' story "Urban Renewal" has a writer/photographer documenting the change of the city's architecture to the more Gothic style and attempting to start a preservation movement for the older buildings. ** In ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumLivingHell'', it's established that Humpty Dumpty caused a huge accident involving all the novelty buildings, causing the [[ShoutOut Sprang Act Act]] to ban that sort of thing from the Gotham skyline.
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