November 10, 2004

How do you get from luxury products to stadium architecture? Ask the team at Studio Massaud.: A Q & A with the partners in the Paris based design firm buliding one hell of a funky stadium in Mexico City. Even if you don't want to read the article, at least click the link to see the mockup of the "Grassy Volcano". (via treehugger)

posted by Ufez Jones to soccer at 01:24 PM - 18 comments

Nice to see some different ideas getting a run out though I'd like a better to see a better illustration of the stadium than the tiny graphic here. The buried in the volcano design so moms can bring kids to play on the grass sounds nice, until you wonder if Vergara liked it because he can potentially build more structures down the line.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:15 PM on November 10, 2004

there are more pictures at the Studio Massaud website in the "objective" section.

posted by goddam at 02:30 PM on November 10, 2004

Yeah, second row down, sixth square over (including the black/blank one). Funky. I can't wait to see how this develops.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:40 PM on November 10, 2004

Fucking Flash! Anyone wanna post real pics here? I don't quite understand, it looks like the seats are floating in thin air? How is this possible?

posted by StarFucker at 02:54 PM on November 10, 2004

Meanwhile, check out the scores from the Carling Cup... Doesn't anyone score goals anymore?! England - League Cup November 10 HT Newcastle U. 0 - 0 Chelsea HT Nottingham F. 0 - 0 Fulham 45' Liverpool 0 - 0 Middlesbrough 45' Manchester U. 2 - 0 Crystal Palace

posted by StarFucker at 02:58 PM on November 10, 2004

I don't quite understand, it looks like the seats are floating in thin air? How is this possible? That's the roof. From the top down view it almost looks like a hemmorhoid pillow or toilet seat.... I'm not sure how to grab pics in Flash. Which browser are you using that won't display it?

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:03 PM on November 10, 2004

Oh, and to clarify, the stands are actually down in the volcano. Presumably, the roof is supported by some beams/wires. Also, disregard what I said about "second row down, sixth box over". Looks like the projects load randomly when you access the page.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:05 PM on November 10, 2004

I have disabled activeX and java, Ufez...thats why i can't see the pics. And Flash is used for many annoying ads that float around so i disabled it for good.

posted by StarFucker at 03:53 PM on November 10, 2004

A series of columns seem to support the roof with a prayer and wing as accessories. Architecture is rife with poor renderings of late that are hyper-suggestive of things that just will not be. This is due mainly, in my opinion, to the reality suggested by computer imaging and compositing -- the reality of any project tends to be a lot more messy than this rendering supposes. I once gave a critique to a thesis student whose final project was an airport. He had a lovely model -- the form of the airport and the tarmac surrounding it were pristine and seductive. Problem: this is not what airports are like. When I tried to tell him that, he (and the other jurists) thought I was unfairly coming down on a fine project. I call 'em as I see 'em.

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 04:10 PM on November 10, 2004

I'd be interested to hear what you think of the propsed 2012 London Olympic Stadium drawings, 8ighteenAcres.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:19 PM on November 10, 2004


posted by Ufez Jones at 04:19 PM on November 10, 2004

Hey, late or not, the Reds used two Mellor(!) goals to depose the holders. So we go to Spurs in three weeks and meet the winner of Watford-Portsmouth in the semis.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:23 PM on November 10, 2004

Ufez: wacky, but it at least looks like it could work and the renderings are more suggestive of the mass and intricacy of an actual structure.

posted by 8ighteenAcres at 12:40 AM on November 11, 2004

FSW didn't have the highlights bill, whats up with that?!

posted by StarFucker at 01:08 AM on November 11, 2004

SF: Didn't you watch Fox Sports Report (shown here at 4 and 7 p.m., so I guess 6 & 9 for you)? I saw the highlights from all the Carling Cup action including a post-game interview with Rafa. I think this is essentially a rebroadcast of Sky Sports' late night sports news show and is on every weekday at the same time. I like the last couple of minutes where the anchors hold up the next morning's papers and show the back page sports headlines, especially when the anchors let a little bit of tone come through in their voice.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:18 PM on November 11, 2004

Thats Sky Sports News bill... And i missed that report.

posted by StarFucker at 01:42 PM on November 11, 2004

SF, the other show is the FSW Report. The content is so similar they merge in my mind. Heck, I'm watching SSN right now, aren't you?

posted by billsaysthis at 06:15 PM on November 11, 2004

Just got home...

posted by StarFucker at 06:56 PM on November 11, 2004

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