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  1. Grand Rapids Christian Middle School Would love to see some renderings or drawings! The site is in a pretty discrete location and mostly residential, just curious how that's being handled. I think schools are one typology that architects have the least flexibility with, prisons and hospitals being the others...
  2. Transit Updates for Greater Grand Rapids

    i don't know how developed this project is, but those renderings are pretty dismal; more thought went into the representation of the trains than anything else and those are a given. what about some signage, schedule, maps, etc. along the platform as some kind of digital/ interactive interface. the tower is a nice idea, but executed very poorly. i think the one thing architecture has the power to do, especially in this situation, is persuade people to use the station. it will become a novelty at first and if designed correctly will have the opportunity to increase ongoing ridership & attract positive attention, not only from inside GR but elsewhere as well.
  3. Gordon Food Service new HQ

    any insight to how integrated was chosen, just curious, i thought paradigm design were their exclusive architect.
  4. Chicago Spire

    Does anybody have any news on this project? Links?
  5. ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    you should be ashamed of yourself.
  6. ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    if i may... i hope the current voting trend of the top 10 does not continue. there are some well deserved artist that have seemed to be overlooked. calvary, american officers, 1921 by chris laporte grandfather monk luan by sunti pichetchaiyakul pregnant self portrait by sara shamma symbiosis by christina mrozik just to name a few i just think this misinterpreted chuck close idea of parts to whole is not as nearly original. it doesn't take much talent to apply a posterize filter to a digital image and replicate it. again, if i may, i just would like to see the prize money awarded to extremely talented, proven, imaginative, creative individuals not just creative.
  7. People talking about Grand Rapids
  8. People talking about Grand Rapids

    Mich. architecture a draw for travelers...
  9. Ann Arbor Off-Topic

    Walked past Jamaica's Jerk Pit the other day. It was early in the afternoon and it was closed. Jamaican's must have the same hours as the Europeans!
  10. Ann Arbor Off-Topic

    Hey folks! How about a thread that discusses any respectable restaurants of A2. I've been here in Ann Arbor for a week now and I find it somewhat difficult to find a decent place to eat. It may be because I'm not that familiar with the area, but a little insight on where the hot-spots are would be helpful. I wasn't aware of Zingerman's hype until I drove by on a Sunday and seen a line out the door that continued down the sidewalk. I stopped by later that day and found out what previous posts have stated- they're overpriced and average tasting. Although, as a marketplace they did have a nice selection of cheeses, meats, breads, olive oils, and other italian treats. I've also tried the Kai Garden on South Main St. and again just average.
  11. Gallery on Fulton

    Triangle's website states that construction is planned to begin in the Fall of 2008. If that's the case, the design drawings or construction documents are already completed and the soils report done a long time ago. It was just a guess- a wrong one at that. Anyway, who's the architect?
  12. Gallery on Fulton

    Maybe, the start of the soils report to learn the bearing capacity. Although, they would then dig sporadically around the site.
  13. Gallery on Fulton

    I like it as well, but it's very tamed compared to earlier renderings. And, the one thing that doesn't work is the placement of the UICA signage.
  14. ***Picture of the Day***

    just a test image post
  15. Chicago Spire

    Is there a webcam for this project? I can't imagine one not being set up for such a large project.