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Friday, February 25, 2011


Unwittingly Unlimited Potential

Skateboard, Two hundred years of American technology has unwittingly created a massive cement playground of unlimited potential. But it was the minds of 11 year old that could see the potential. C.R. Stecyk III
This thing of Unwittingly Unlimited Potential could turn into a dream or a nightmare...
A couple of years ago, I was interviewing at his residence of Malibu Pierre Andre Senizergues, the 83’ world skate champion turned skate shoe mogul. Off the mike, he told me that his dream would be to build a curve house, with trannies and banks and pools and coping everywhere. He already had the plans and location, in a secret remote spot on the hills over Malibu. The only thing that was missing was the green light from the authorities who never approved the project.

As far as I know, that dream house was never build.
Skateboard, Two hundred years of American technology has unwittingly created a massive cement playground of unlimited potential. But it was the minds of 11 year old that could see the potential. C.R. Stecyk III
Dream House
So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon those pix describing a new community located near Palm Springs, California—an area known for perennial sunshine and wide-open spaces.

That astonishing dream is coming from Diller Scotidio + Renfro, architectural geniuses from Switzerland who have proposed cast waves that oscillate with each dwelling's highest point, with its lower troughs serving as access points for lush greenery. Are you kiddin’ me?
Skateboard, Two hundred years of American technology has unwittingly created a massive cement playground of unlimited potential. But it was the minds of 11 year old that could see the potential. C.R. Stecyk III
OK Danny! You drop first and I might not follow your Way!
This stuff looks like a giant skatepark to me, not a community for retirees seeking pedestrians and casual interactivity among neighbors.
This architectural monster would leave Stecyk flabbergasted again: two guys from Switzerland are about to create a massive cement playground of unlimited potential. But it has to take the mind of skateboarders to see the potential. And the worst is that F-ing idea might be soon a reality, with more than 100 acres in the Mojave Desert to be transformed, the $250 million site is taking 10 architectural firms from five countries to make it happen.
The only thing that I hope is that those guys won’t let metal stoppers in our way; then the massive cement playground dream would turn into a nightmare…

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Friday, February 25, 2011 




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