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Old 01-04-2021, 08:57 AM   #431 (permalink)
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OK, thanks Marie.

Change of topic, Rudolf Steiner is an Austrian architect who doesn't get the attention he deserves, imo. His buildings, from the 1920s, look surprisingly modern. They were innovative, but didn't spawn any real movements or immitators the way Corb and FLWright did, and so he has been largely forgotten.
Perhaps that's Steiner's own fault, because he only designed 17 buildings, being otherwise busy as an all-round oddball. Theosophy, Anthroposophical Medicine, and Biodynamic Agriculture were some of the ideas that he explored or promoted. The last one, Biodynamic Agriculture, sounded like a sensible idea, or so I thought until I read this, courtesy of wikipedia: " He taught that mushrooms were "very harmful" because "they contain hindering lunar forces, and everything that arose on the old Moon signifies rigidification." Not sure about that, but his buildings are nice:

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Old 01-04-2021, 11:39 AM   #432 (permalink)
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^it's cool that you mention that! Rudolf Steiner spawned a pretty nutty, ****ed up cult, but his architecture is nice and does have some followers to this day. Actually I know just one, but he's pretty established in Holland and did some big projects, one of which I know well:


not as good-looking as the original work by Steiner, but still pretty nice, particularly irl
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Old 01-12-2021, 06:40 AM   #433 (permalink)
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^it's cool that you mention that! Rudolf Steiner spawned a pretty nutty, ****ed up cult, but his architecture is nice and does have some followers to this day. Actually I know just one, but he's pretty established in Holland and did some big projects, one of which I know well
Everything about your comment surprises me, Marie - starting with the fact that you've heard of R Steiner

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I'd have to disagree with this because to me those buildings are just as good as Steiner. Partly because of their extent, so much bigger than anything RS was ever commissioned to do, and partly because of the colours. It's a nice combination, the bluish windows and the walls that remind me of when I've put too much milk in my coffee.
I think the architect has got the lesson of Steiner just right; buildings that are both sensible and strange. I would just love to walk around that whole complex myself. If I was in your company at the time, yeah, I could live with that.
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So yours is a difficult post to follow, Marie! I've been scratching my head for a day or two, but haven't come up with much. There's a video for anyone curious about Washington's civic buildings:


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And an old stand-by of eccentric British architecture to fall back on, Portmeirion, which Plankton and I have both enthused about in the past:-



A village on the coast of North Wales, it became famous as the setting for that stylish tv series of the 60s, The Prisoner:

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Old 01-12-2021, 11:28 AM   #434 (permalink)
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That village looks lovely in the thumbnail already! I'll definitely watch those videos later.
And yeah, I've come across quite a lot of the Steiner sect through some random circumstances, weird ass people

edit: watched the second video, I love how colourful it all looks. It has a bit of a Southern European feeling
the first video is really cool and well made, imagine being able to do something like that :o
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