Incredible or Boring?

December 8, 2008

Being elegently simple, “Ya-Dan”  雅淡 in Chinese, is no longer fashionable and if you want to be famous you have to be really clever:

Herzog de Meuron’s VitraHaus near Hamburg (top picture) burrowed from earlier Sou Fujimotto’s Tokyo Apartments (below). I know one thing for sure, they are not Feng Shui architecture!

 

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2 Responses to “Incredible or Boring?”

  1. Sid Says:

    “burrowed”? do you mean “borrowed”?

  2. howardchoy Says:

    Burrowed: The name referred to a Hobbit’s underground dwelling.

    Chinglish rationalized to sound really clever and hip like these buildings. :-)


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