Thursday, September 30, 2010

Casino inferno, burn baby burn!

This is one of those stories that just sort of speaks for itself.

The curved glass facade of the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas promises a world of climate-controlled luxury. Except if you are poolside, where sunlight reflected and intensified by the building's shape has been melting plastic and burning people's hair.

More at the link, obviously. For now the robber barons and vapid heiresses will have to double up at some other pool.

I'm assuming one or both of these architects were consulted.


susan said...

That one's as funny as their more famous sketches. The whole Masonic thing was hilarious - never mind John Cleese's abbatoir apartment building.

susan said...

ps - Nice juxtaposition of old fiction and modern truth.

Ben said...

Danke, as the subtitles would say.