January 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm #158737
The rest of the entries are weird, but I do sort of like the ones that make some big sculptural AIDS ribbon – sometimes a sculpture is better than a park, for something complex.. And it looks like a very tough site..Very tough..Perhaps an option would be to say, choose another site, like Olmsted the Great Father did..(sp?)/
But I also wanted to note that in my Pottery Barn catalogue they have some mirrored bureaus (NOT bathroom stuff..) – really weird looking..Thought it was a hideous idea..
What is it with mirrors, except vanity, self-interest..as Tanya said..And something that does not do well outdoors..January 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm #158736
OK, guys, check out #1745 in the “Entries ” category – this is our own HENRY COHEN with a terrific design that proves what we are all saying, that it takes a Landscape Architect to really see a site properly – this is a great job, and a really nice contrast to that silly mirror thing!!!
Congratulations, Henry – good job! And good job on just getting it done – it takes a lot of discipline..I can’t think why Whoopi Goldberg (she was on the jury..) didn’t appreciate your project proposal..!!January 31, 2012 at 3:45 pm #158735Aaron KraemerParticipant
Figures that a giant rendering would win. Heck even the developer didn’t like the winning entry. Competition Winner Snubbed by Developer. The one thing I do enjoy about all of these though is the ability to see all the entries and how different designers tackle the same problem.January 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm #158734January 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm #158733
This is Henry Cohens…January 31, 2012 at 5:41 pm #158732ncaParticipant
I don’t think that’s Henry’s. If so, it’s extremely similar to my proposal.January 31, 2012 at 5:54 pm #158731ncaParticipant
For what its worth, here’s my entry. I only started the project a week before the deadline and spent my free time working on the concept, so what I ended up presenting is what I would consider ‘concept graphics’ not refined renderings like many of the entries had. My mistake. Aside from the ribbon schemes, I think the scheme I chose of a rift or tilted planes was pretty popular, probably for a reason – it makes sense, accomplishing the goals outlined very specifically in the brief with the fewest number of moves. The brief emphasized daylighting, access, and a neighborhood park program. The graphics I included are digital freehand, so I did not build a model as seen in the majority of the entries. I’m not surprised a concept like mine wasnt chosen given the jury. Lesson #2 is know the jury! I joked with my girlfriend that this jury would want to see a field of 100,000 chocolate donuts, but what can I say? I mistakenly followed the brief, including all of what I considered necessary dwgs. I’d love to do another competition just like this tomorrow! Learned so much..January 31, 2012 at 6:27 pm #158730
oops!! not good at cut and paste! No excuses..should I delete it, or let the unnamed enjoy notoriety….
Can you paste yours, Henry?January 31, 2012 at 6:30 pm #158729January 31, 2012 at 6:31 pm #158728
Here’s Henry’s ..Nice design, with Louvre overtones – good job!
oh, man, I did my taxes this morning also..oy veh..maybe clocked in at only 15%!
ok..apologies to Henry for my personal confused state!!January 31, 2012 at 7:38 pm #158727Thomas J. JohnsonParticipant
You guys are quite the jokers…
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