Thursday, October 12, 2006

you've got to be joking














WACKY but semi-serious nonetheless. One of Melbourne's leading architectural firms has proposed a radical redesign of Parliament House, complete with rooftop public park, lollipop-like solar collectors and John Batman's immortal words, "This is the place for a village," in lights.

this is the first paragraph in the age today, on page 3.

semi-serious?

lollipop-like solar collectors?

just put a fucking dome on top, or leave it alone.

bloody architects. tools. if they're serious. and if they're not, if it's just a game, a race to be more and more controversial and provocative, then WHY ARE THEY IN CHARGE OF THINGS LIKE BUILDINGS?

more derek and clive to come. be patient, my pretties.

11 comments:

fluffy said...

I'm not a railer-against-modern-architecture the way lots of people are... but that is fucking hideous. It looks like it should be on top of a Westfield cineplex.

problematic said...

I like it.

I fully support new and innovative architecture.

What is new to the eye can oft be harsh on the proverbial pallete.

But it's exciting. It's different. Fear is beauty etc.

I could get you a dome by three o'clock, for a bargain.

If we want to start using solar power let's get used to the loolipops, huh?

DJ said...

Nah, this is obviously a joke.
If it was real, they would have proposed 3-4 dozen apartments with onsite parking space for none of them.
Plus a 24 hour hour licensed cafe.

meva said...
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I'm not Craig said...

IS anyone else reminded of that rooftop scene in "Independence Day"?

meva said...

It now looks like an appropriate "Site for a village" (People) reunion.

Rowena said...

That is ridiculous. Call in Prince Charles, STAT.

John Surname said...

MG, you are an excellent satarist. This didn't appear in The Age.

DID IT?!?!?!

MelbourneGirl said...

yes, i swear john surname, which is why i attributed it correctly. i would never want to plagiarise something without stating my source.

it was in the paper on that day. in the hard copy, and the online copy.

and it wasn't a satirical piece in the paper. it was presented as a REAL IDEA.

i was in town last night with my sis, and we went past it. and she had exactly the same reaction as me. just put a fucking dome on it. or leave it. she even said the fucking bit i think.

Riss said...

I can't believe it either. In The Age they also have the original plans (?) for a dome and that was way more in keeping with the building's style of architecture. Happy to have the solar power catchers but as lollipops? Really, couldn't they just be hidden away somewhere instead???

John Surname said...

Melbourne Girl - I hope they just leave it, I seriously do...