"There's only so many ways you can twist or sweep a box" - architecture and design

"There's only so many ways you can twist or sweep a box"



In this week's comments update, readers are comparing OMA's design for a pair of towers in New York to the work of fellow architecture studio BIG.  
Twins: commenters have pointed out similarities between OMA's designs for a pair of residential towers in Brooklyn with various buildings by Bjarke Ingels' studio.
"A literal copy of BIG's design for 2WTC," observed Heywood Floyd. "That's the problem with this digitally tyrannised geometric form chasing, there's only so many ways you can twist or sweep a box."
Jacob Volanski agreed: "As a student, I have been brought up with the false assumption that an operational diagram justifies form. I feel like BIG poisoned my mind during freshman year."
"The reason I personally find BIG's (and OMA's to a degree) architecture so bland is that they stop at the diagrammatic portion of concept," replied Hellfire. "Almost every single BIG design is just a diagram." Rob Rohena was less opinionated: "I don't hate it but I don't necessarily love it either."
Ultimately though, a majority of readers agreed that the project had a recognisable style:
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Is there a resemblance" Join the discussion ?

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