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    Architects named for world's first commercial spaceport (broadband req'd probably)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...aceexploration

    Foster & Partners - responsible for (amongst many others):

    30 St Mary Axe, London (the 'gherkin')

    http://plus.maths.org/issue42/featur...utside_web.jpg

    and Wembley Stadium, London

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...um_closeup.jpg

    Some quotes form the article:

    Artists' impressions of the building suggest a structure that resembles a stealth bomber crossed with the Batmobile. The building will pay homage to the extraordinary terrain of the desert, which is flanked to the east by the San Andreas mountains, and to the area's frontier history. El Camino Real, the trail from Mexico City to Santa Fe, traverses the site.
    Environmentally sensitive techniques that the Foster partnership have increasingly made their trademark will be in full view. The building is being dug deep into the ground, to reduce its profile above the desert and reduce energy costs, while the two large wings of the building will be filled with rocks to cool the air that passes over it, using solar-powered pumps.
    "Conceptually we wanted to create a building that floats over the ground, as though it is hovering lightly in the air," said Foster's lead architect on the project, Grant Brooker.
    We're living in the future!

    (Admins - on reflection feel free to shift this somewhere else, like the Design forum or something)

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    thanks, mendelman
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    SAW warning: How about some Le Corbiser (sp) disciple. .(After throwing some rocks, WYP turns and runs away.)
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Sorry man, but the 30 St. Mary looks like a ... how do I put this ... well begins with a "dil' and ends with a "do" and the former Wembly was soooo much better.

    Architecture can be so much better!
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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    SAW warning: How about some Le Corbiser (sp) disciple. .(After throwing some rocks, WYP turns and runs away.)
    Please ignore previous post. It was a bad case of pwna- posting while not awake- That being said, I do not apologize for the Le Corbiser comment.

    Back on topic, it will be interesting what type of architecture evolves if we ever truly enter the age. I imagine it will be some sort of variation on airports, functional with some design elements for the terminal.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    The burning question is..............."Will they need a Landscape Architect in space and if they do, do they have a rocket big enough to handle me and my ego"

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    apologies there mendelman - lapse in concentration.

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    Is it just me, or does that look like a toilet seat?

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