ScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 6): Daniel Leibskind's designs seem to be love 'em or hate 'em. I just finished a paper on him as a postmodern archiect. He's designs are unique to say the least.
that is the sense i get from many. Architecture is one of those things that the general public has a very different sense of what is 'good' versus people in the field(professional architects and critics), and even people within each group can disagree. Sometimes i don't quite get how my views can be so opposite of architects/critics. I always think i am missing something, or maybe i am stupid when it comes to architecture.
I found it impressive that it towered over the sidewalk, although the glazing could have been better, but it was dark out when i walked by. I'm no architect, haven't been inside the ROM, so i couldnt tell you how well it works, but i found i liked it by walking by. I enjoy juxtaposition of old and new, and if this project has anything, its that.
NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1107 times:
I know I'm going a bit off topic here but...
Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 7): I always think i am missing something, or maybe i am stupid when it comes to architecture.
I doubt your missing anything it's all in the eye of the beholder. Different types of architecture appeal to different types of people. I'm more a fan of Gothic architecture myself, older buildings, churches and the like. Although, since you appear to be familiar with Toronto, next time you're by the UofT library, it's supposed to be a peacock.
Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 7): I enjoy juxtaposition of old and new, and if this project has anything, its that.
There's no doubt it has. Architecturally I respect Daniel Leibskiend, esthetically I don't really like him, but that's just me.
Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 7): Sometimes i don't quite get how my views can be so opposite of architects/critics.
One of the criticisms of Postmodernist Architecture that arose in the early 1980's was that architecture had become too academic, and that architects had lost touch with what the majority of people considered to be nice. But architecture is just another form of art, some people love certain types, some people hate it.