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New Railway Station In Spain

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE PROJECT?

Poll closed Jul 28, 2006.
  1. AMAZING

    33.3%
  2. NICE

    55.6%
  3. NOT BAD

    22.2%
  4. REALLY AWFUL

    11.1%
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  1. Jun 28, 2006 #1
    Here is a new building in Spain.
    It's 36 meters flying on air over two compressed supports, and two cables.
    What do you think about??

    You can see this in http://www.subarquitectura.com website of SUBARQUITECTURA studio in Spain.

    Thank you!
     

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  3. Jun 28, 2006 #2

    Danger

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    What the hell is that link? :confused: All that I got was a screen full of asterisks chasing my cursor around.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2006 #3

    brewnog

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    I think those photos show a pretty good station, it sure beats some plastic moulded construction with broken panels and tramps' piss.

    That link was rubbish though, would a mod sort it out?
     
  5. Jun 28, 2006 #4

    Bystander

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    One good wind --- couple hundred mashed people. Artists should never be licensed to practice architecture.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2006 #5

    Danger

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    That was my thought: power outage = splat! Until I see a funtional link to a reliable source, I'm going on the assumption that it's a trick photo of some kind.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2006 #6

    J77

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    Hit the gravity on button and they don't chase you anymore :biggrin:
     
  8. Jun 29, 2006 #7

    Danger

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    Okay, that worked... but the site still sucks.:grumpy:
     
  9. Jul 2, 2006 #8
    wow, that looks superb!
     
  10. Jul 7, 2006 #9
    amazing!!

    What the hell is that???
    A floating object over the people's heads....
    I think there's a long way to do in architechture, but these people are starting something interesenting in my humble point of view...
    Good luck! and congratulations!
     
  11. Jul 7, 2006 #10

    Astronuc

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    My choice for a vote would be -- Interesting.

    But I have a similar concern to those expressed by Bystander and Danger - is the structure sound under all conceiveable conditions - including wind, storms, loss of power?

    Two 'compressed' air supports and two cables.

    Hopefully if the air compression fails, it gently settles down giving time for people underneath to move away. :uhh:
     
  12. Jul 8, 2006 #11
    Er, looking at the picture I do not see any 'compression air supports' (which would need a system of vents on the platform) nor do I see any cables. What I do see are two grey metal columns supporting the structure from the middle.

    I would like more information on how it is supporting, I tried to find some but came up empty handed.

    I like how spain has taken many modern designs in their cities.
     
  13. Jul 10, 2006 #12

    Pyrrhus

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    Definetly need to see those structural blueprints :rofl:
     
  14. Jul 10, 2006 #13

    Danger

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    Well, I wrote those off as being an elevator shaft in the middle of the back end and a stairwell coming up from the back corner, until I realized that neither shows up in the other two pictures. Upon further study, going by the size of the man on the sidewalk as reference, both would be too small for that. In fact, the whole thing looks like a tubularly cross-braced hollow rectangular shell with holes in it. I can see absolutely no purpose to it.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2006 #14
    :confused: Stairwell? It's all ground level, there is no stairwell. Think of a metrobus station. Same thing. Look at the pictures, those metal columns are in every picture. The purpose of those holes is asthetic when it lights up at night. And those are cross braces do not look structural, they are fluorescent lamps for lighting.

    (Yes, there are a *FEW* cross braces that are structual within that mess of lamps.)

    Edit: See this pic

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    You can see him WELDING the columns on the structure.
     
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  16. Jul 10, 2006 #15

    Danger

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    How do you figure?! The base of that thing is ten feet or so off of the ground. I stand corrected about the pillars; the near one appeared to be inside about half-way across in the one picture, and in the background in the others. The diagonal, which I guess is actually part of a construction crane, is what I at first took to be a staircase. I didn't even see the other vertical. In any event, those two together could not possibly hold up a cantilever structure of those dimensions unless it's made out of plastic. There's certainly no way you're going to get people in it.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2006 #16
    People in it? People go under it. The people have no effect on the weight of the stucture. It's like a metro bus station. It's simply a roof over their heads, nothing more. The people stand ground level.

    Why cant it hold it up, its just a big hollow box. (In fact it does hold it up, the picture is proof!) Most of the weight is further removed with the holes cut out of it; besides, the holes allow the air to vent through preventing some pressure forces from developing due to winds.

    Just look at the picture of it.

    http://img190.imageshack.us/my.php?image=untitled0hx1.png
     
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  18. Jul 10, 2006 #17

    Danger

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    Well, that picture makes a lot more sense. The perspective was all screwed up in the others.
    The reason that I thought of people being in it was that the OP called it a 'building' and a 'railway station'. That might be a language ambiguity. To me, both imply an occupied structure. This appears to just be a big bus-stop.
     
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