"How about a reasoned discussion?"

Commenter   Guggen called for some of the shortlisted entries to be disqualified, feeling that they had not complied with the rules of the competition, while miss match said   one of the entries looked similar to a finalist for the Oslo Waterfront competition. The judging panel has made its decision and you didn’t win, move on.”
But opponents included TYO, who said that Hadid should “listen to what people are saying, not just label them hypocrites because they are against her design.”
“Architectural arrogance and sour grapes aside, the general mood of today seems to be far more willing to endorse something more modest and subtle than this sort of flailing whale of a stadium,” added l’oncleb. It’s under utilised in today’s visual-based architecture. It’s greatly disappointing,” wrote Nout. “Well, there’s no slave labour in New York so they can’t keep construction costs down that way,” wrote ismellittoo in the most popular comment of the week. Any exploration is welcome, especially when it comes to door handles, as this is typically the first haptic experience from architecture that someone experiences.” Read the comments on this story » “The craftsmanship is clearly of a high quality though, which is something.”
But dirty nick was among those who   felt that the pieces worked. “Perhaps I don’t understand. But they’re hypocrites.”
A large number of commenters backed Hadid’s stance, including Onedog who wrote “sounds like sour grapes to me. I have really tried to see the beauty here, but I can’t,” added James. *Grabs popcorn*. “These six finalists look like a choice for some provincial museum that nobody cares about,” wrote critic. “They don’t want a foreigner to build in Tokyo for a national stadium,” she   told Dezeen. A collection of monumental furniture pieces by Studio Job, inspired by architectural landmarks, debuted at Design Miami and proved instantly divisive when we published them on Dezeen. One version in particular prompted a visceral response from a reader: “If I ever feel the need to get a door handle that looks and, I guess, feels like a diseased penis I know who to go to,” wrote the guest commenter. “It is Guggenheim. but they’re sounding like children right now.” Read the comments on this story »

Good Job? “On the other hand, they all have work abroad.”
“I think it’s embarrassing for them, that’s all I can say,” said   Hadid. It should be a statement of architecture, not some poorly done, visually cheap building.”
“I am a member of one of the shortlisted teams and I don’t feel like what my team has accomplished is ‘visually cheap’,” retorted P. Tokyo rift: Hadid’s comments were aimed at Japanese architects who had been campaigning against her scheme   – a number of whom had also entered the competition to design the stadium. “Or you can face the reality and say it’s amazing how inexpensive a skyscraper can be when unions aren’t in total dominance of a construction site,” chimed in Trent. My winner!”   Read the comments on this story »

Sensory overload: Eindhoven designer Rene Siebum   recreated a set of standard commercial doorhandles in various textures, as part of a project about making objects more interesting to touch. “Just constant egotism from both sides. I love Zaha, and Toyo Ito, etc. “Obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder and pretty poor beholders here, but the thing that makes these pieces work is attitude… “Maybe all six fall short of having world class visuals, but keep in mind the extraordinary cost and volunteer hours to each team in completing this project.”
But some readers did manage to time something they liked   in the six projects, including KB-P   who wrote: “The draped curtain takes the Semperian idea of dressing to the next level. While commenters who had been at the event   described the   show   as “the best at Design Miami”, others were unimpressed.

Updated: 11.12.2014 — 06:30