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Need help finding resources[edit]

I graduated from Mariemont High School and am rather astounded that the article on it says nothing about it's highly unusual architecture. Large portions of the school are octagonal "learning pods" without real walls between rooms. The original idea was that there would be no interior walls between most classrooms and students would sit on bean bag chairs. This was in the early 1970's, by the time I was a student there that philosophy was long gone and there were all sorts of half-walls and partitions but you could still totally hear everything going on in adjacent areas in many places and the classrooms had no "back" so right behind the last row of desks was a de facto hallway so anyone needing to go anywhere would just walk right through the back of classrooms to get there. This is the only image I coul did showing the odd layout, it is exterior only and doesn't show the absurd classroom designs, but you can see the octagonal pods.

I'm quite certain this was quite notable in it's time, to the extent that the university classes for teachers would regularly visit it to see this amazing new idea of how a school be, until it became clear that it was actually terrible and not conducive to learning. So, the school district basically doesn't talk about it anywhere that I can find, and I haven't been able to find any online sources about it. They are apparently planning to demolish the pods and built normal classrooms there in the coming months, so there may be more presss about it. Hoping the fine folks at this project may have some insight. I'll also notify the Education and schools projects in case they have any insights.

Thanks for your time. Beeblebrox (talk) 02:00, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

A similar time frame and design story at Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School in Quebec.. If you've tried the local newspapers you may be out of luck, unless you can track down the architectural firm responsible. The school district is so small that it seems unlikely that it will ever have published a history. Meters (talk) 02:27, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
@Beeblebrox: Here's a pre-internet source that appears to discuss this very thing. [1] Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 02:43, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Nice. Clearly I'm out of my field here. Meters (talk) 02:50, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Request for comment List of churches in Sweden[edit]

I have started an RfC for this list. I would like ideas how to limit it somewhat, see tag on list and my comment on talk page for more information about what I'm trying to do. thanks. Aurornisxui (talk) 17:38, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Real estate developers[edit]

I wonder if we should create a taskforce to focus on real estate developers, and/or real estate development firms. This would help us make more sense of postmodern architecture I think. Is anyone else interested in this topic please?Zigzig20s (talk) 13:49, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Definition of a skybridge or skyway[edit]

Kingdom Centre has one, but the link to skybridge/skyway presents an article about a different thing. Please help. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 07:42, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Sydell Group[edit]

I believe the Sydell Group, owned by Andrew Zobler, may be notable, but it has been deleted twice. Is anyone interested in working on a draft for submission please?Zigzig20s (talk) 20:25, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

It's certainly true that the Sydell Group owns some impressive buildings. My worry, which also relates to your Real estate developer query above, is that such articles have a terrible tendency to become puff pieces, rather than encyclopedic overviews. What were the reasons for the earlier deletions? POV? Lack of RS? Lack of Notability? An alternative approach might be to cover the buildings themselves? The Ned, 27-35 Poultry, for example, would be easy, given it's Lutyens and Grade I. But that might not be what you wanted. KJP1 (talk) 07:18, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
P.S. - Looking further, I see the deletions were for Lack of Notability, 2015, and CV, 2012. Both of these would obviously need to be avoided in any future draft. KJP1 (talk) 07:22, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Well, it seems encyclopedic to figure out who owns what and who built what when.Zigzig20s (talk) 07:34, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
P.P.S - The relevant Pevsner, London 1: The City, has a lengthy entry on 27-35 Poultry, and the HE listing is here, [2]. KJP1 (talk) 07:43, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
They also own buildings in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Austin, Palm Springs, Scottsdale...Zigzig20s (talk) 07:54, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Indeed, although I don't know how many are architecturally/historically notable? That said, some clearly are and I would have thought those would give you the basis of an acceptable draft. Happy to have a look at same, should that assist. KJP1 (talk) 07:59, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

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Nomination of Portal:Architecture for deletion[edit]

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