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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Using A Building

posted by on July 15 at 12:32 PM

Jeanne Dekkers, a Dutch architect, is the designer of what is pictured…
…the Department of Geotechnology, Delft University of Technology. It’s a sexual and muscular coupling of two buildings—raw concrete mounting scintillating glass—two periods of time, two very distinct modes and languages. What the work reveals is the contradiction at that core of any sexual unification: the whole is realized by a rupture, a crack, a break.

To see more of Dekker’s work (which for the most part is not erotic but almost always powerful), go here. As for the heart of her design philosophy, it is this:

The quality of the end result as a whole intends to be greater than the sum of its parts; the design expresses the nature of the commission and simultaneously anticipates, as a cultural manifestation, the future. Using a building brings life to its emptiness.

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This gives me the horn.

Posted by Ziggity | July 15, 2008 12:44 PM

The core of any sexual unification is that the whole is realized by a rupture, crack, and/or break?

Posted by Big Sven | July 15, 2008 1:16 PM

It'd be hotter if it had tits. FAIL.

Posted by J | July 15, 2008 1:43 PM

Charlie has sex on the brain, as usual. And the Space Needle is just a big phallus that is erect for the soft beauty of EMP, right?

Posted by Banna | July 15, 2008 1:52 PM

Ah yes. This will be on hudnreds of thousands of posters all over the world, just like the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, Monticello, the Parthenon, everyone will love it's muscular sexiness and copy it everywhere, the way the "bungalow" style or "Cape Cod" style of "Federal" style is copied everywhere, in fact this will take over all those styles because it's just such good architecture.


Posted by Pc | July 15, 2008 2:16 PM

you know, I had professors at Architecture school that talked this way all the time. you wanted to kill them. had never met such a set of pompous bastards... they either liked your stuff or they didn't... then they made up a bunch of shit to try to make it sound like some grand thought or philosophy or statement or whatever. often as not what they said in one review completely conradicted what they had said in another, even minutes apart. a great job if you can get it

Posted by you know | July 15, 2008 2:20 PM

@1, Me, too! This is way awesome. I love the Dutch for their hash, big uncut cocks and architecture like this.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | July 15, 2008 3:30 PM


That's the cockiest thing I've ever read.

Posted by The Incredible Hash | July 15, 2008 4:58 PM

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