Tall Stories

A collection of pretentious archi-babble
'SEAT' Public Pavilion - E/B Office
Translation: When you sit you look around and further inhabit the space you are in. Many spaces and objects are designed to be of appropriate dimensions for a seated person. Seats condition cosmological convenants and continuums.
[Photo from here. The entire architects’ description is a wonderful array of architectural waffle.]

'SEAT' Public Pavilion - E/B Office

Translation: When you sit you look around and further inhabit the space you are in. Many spaces and objects are designed to be of appropriate dimensions for a seated person. Seats condition cosmological convenants and continuums.

[Photo from here. The entire architects’ description is a wonderful array of architectural waffle.]

Beautiful Minds - MAD Architects
Translation: No, it doesn’t look like something out of War of the Worlds, it’s cultural. With inspiration pods. Does your building have inspiration pods? No, didn’t think so.
[Photo from here]

Beautiful Minds - MAD Architects

Translation: No, it doesn’t look like something out of War of the Worlds, it’s cultural. With inspiration pods. Does your building have inspiration pods? No, didn’t think so.

[Photo from here]

New Seoul City Hall - Mass Studies
Translation: See! I told you I’d be able to fit the word ‘synthesize’ in there somewhere
[Photo from here]

New Seoul City Hall - Mass Studies

Translation: See! I told you I’d be able to fit the word ‘synthesize’ in there somewhere

[Photo from here]

International Criminal Court - Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Translation: While to the untrained eye this building may look like a series of a cubes, it actually looks like hills of sand formed by wind erosion
[Photo from here]

International Criminal Court - Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Translation: While to the untrained eye this building may look like a series of a cubes, it actually looks like hills of sand formed by wind erosion

[Photo from here]

Private House near Moscow - Zaha Hadid
Translation: C’mon, these sexy curves look a bit like two trees on a hilltop don’t they?
[Photo from here]

Private House near Moscow - Zaha Hadid

Translation: C’mon, these sexy curves look a bit like two trees on a hilltop don’t they?

[Photo from here]

Manchester Imperial War Museum - Daniel Libeskind
Translation: War is bad. Having a building composed of three abstract shapes is good.
[Photo from here]

Manchester Imperial War Museum - Daniel Libeskind

Translation: War is bad. Having a building composed of three abstract shapes is good.

[Photo from here]

Archi-Babble:

The pretentious nonsense that Architects come out with to try and justify their design decisions.

In this blog I collect some of the best, alongside photos of the actual designs that are trying to be explained.