This photogroup needs an icon!

clvrmnky   January 20, 2007, 03:00 PM

Well, I guess "need" is a strong word, but why not make a nice thumbnail of an interesting piece of architecture and add it as an icon for the group.

Certainly, there is a lot of photos that can be harvested for this purpose on 23. I give explicit permission for any of my photos to be used for this purpose (not that I'm saying we have to use one of my photos, only that I have no issues with fair use and copyright and so on).

Anyway, just a thought.

bere   January 25, 2007, 10:58 PM

I think we do 'need' an icon clvrmnky!
here, I took the liberty of seeing some of the photos posted around the architecture group and make some selections that I think might work... but I wonder what you guys think, I hope the links work OK, I tried to selected a photo of each of person from the group. I hope we get more opinions about these, I am glad you came out with the idea you clvrmnky-23-architectureal user :)

bere   January 25, 2007, 11:04 PM

oh and also mertens has some cool ones from Bonn

bere   January 25, 2007, 11:08 PM

and some larsipulamis too!

be my guest to choose from all of the posted ones above, or some other ones you find :)

larsipulami   January 26, 2007, 08:41 AM

The point is, that we have to find some picture that says "architecture" to most of us.

The problem I have with the above images is, that they do depict mostly single achievements of architecture. But by taking one achievement of architecture the groups image would make a statement -for the knowing eye - for a specific piece of architecture.

My idea would be to find a picture of a nice hut, therefore showing a image where architecture starts, not one example of an endpoint.

Justin Dula   January 29, 2007, 07:25 PM

I agree that basic is better, but anything represents architecture better than the blue man. Of the suggested pictures so far, I think the simpler the better, especially with thumbnail size...
also, I think this one would be good

clvrmnky   February 07, 2007, 06:53 PM

At icon sizes, some of these nice shots will turn into mud. I think we need an image that is simple and has a lot of negative space.

Many of the examples here will work, and I agree examples showing less famous examples of architecture should be considered over famous examples (so my photo of le stade in Montreal is not the best choice!)

An example of my own that suggest a more modest notion of (western) architecture might be:

Though, of the links here, I especially like bere's suggestions.

At any rate, there are a lot of good choices here. All we need is the creator of this Photogroup to choose one and apply it!

bere   February 09, 2007, 11:59 PM

I like your idea clvrmnky!
& you are so right when it comes to minimize to an icon size!
I think we should upload your photo as icon
And if other members don’t agree or come out with a better idea, we can always ‘upgrade’ it, eh?

Gergana Vasileva   February 24, 2007, 12:14 PM

Hi, friends!
Since it is already 24th February and there is no thumbnail, decided to nominate some more pics :). I'm completely agree with clvrmnky that the photogroup-avatar should be a simple image, which represents an interesting piece of architecture, too.
These are my suggestions:)

nemo   March 09, 2007, 10:07 PM

If there is one iconic image that says "Architecture" to everybody, it may be this:


Steffen Fagerström Christensen Team 23   March 25, 2007, 09:42 PM

Did you guys ever actually decide on an icon? Or was it just a long discussion? I'm voting with nemo, by the way...

larsipulami   April 19, 2007, 02:41 PM

Right, let's get down to some conclusion. Everyone interested please choose from the pictures above.....

All right, I planned to vote for merten's and nemo's pictures but I just got the idea and thus I made the icon for architecture:

My vote is with the
most simple, most widely known picture about architecture. (Why does it have to be a photo? everybody already knows it's a photo-community.)

Showing a house this image covers the main aspect and the roots of architecture which are building places to live in or with. This is archieved without favouring or denying any style or architect by choosing some specific piece from a specific architect made in any known style of architecture. Thus, this image embraces all things architecture.

It's second nature as one of the most famous riddle for children makes it one of the most widely known, if not the most widely known, image of the term "house". Besides it reduces the austerity of the otherwise straight lines and sharp corners.

Ethan   April 19, 2007, 04:21 PM

I'm going with lars on this one. I think it most effectively demonstrates the group's intent.

larsipulami   May 15, 2007, 10:07 AM

All right, how to get up an icon then?

Gergana Vasileva   May 15, 2007, 10:56 AM

Well, the easiest way is to send an email (with the icon attached) to the administrator of the group. I think this is

steivan   December 09, 2010, 05:19 PM

Yes please, an icon please. Who is the origininal poster? Is he/ she still alive?
I think there are a lot of fine pics in this group. So many would appreciate if the original poster (if still alive) might provide an icon. Thanks.

mprove   July 19, 2012, 12:46 PM

I won't join this group as long as it does not have an icon. ;-)


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