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RECTANGLES FROM VIENNA

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More home page rectangles.

And, just to make the point that guess-what's-going-on sites are not a uniquely British disorder, here comes www. deluganmeissl. at, the website of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects of Vienna. It has been designed by a local and very talented designer, a+o. Why, then, did it saddle the poor old architects with a home page of such enigmatic rectangles?

This time, pace Stickland Coombe, they are thin and very thin. Some of them, five black and one grey, bounce up and down. I give detail because under certain circumstances the number changes to three black and later, when you are in an inescapable loop, two black and one grey.

Whatever, it is mildly amusing at first to glide over a bouncer, because the name of the project it represents pops up near the top right.

Click and there is the very tasty first-prize design for the new Amsterdam Filmmuseum.

Click on a fixed rectangle and up comes an apartment design for Vienna. Plus, aargh, another bunch of rectangles.

This time some of them have horizontal hatching, others vertical. You don't have time to work it all out because you have discovered vertical hatching means an animation - which, as it is the easiest option, you are busy watching.

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