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Old July 19th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #261
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LOL, that Unaceptable buildings were the ones I like the most. Is there a topic or sub-forum with more pics of them?
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Old July 19th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #262
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LOL, that Unaceptable buildings were the ones I like the most. Is there a topic or sub-forum with more pics of them?
What do you mean by unacceptable buildings?

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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:58 PM   #263
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really kitschy development area in Tianjin, China
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Old July 20th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #264
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Indeed. It totally lacks the dignity of traditional materials, such as sandstone, copper, real slates. That's the issue with prefabricated facades.

With more attention to detail, proportion and material many of such buildings could actually look pretty good.
What a shame so few are able to build like people used to 90 years ago.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #265
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These two from Azerbaijan and China looks too much fake...
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Old July 25th, 2011, 06:14 PM   #266
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Indeed. It totally lacks the dignity of traditional materials, such as sandstone, copper, real slates. That's the issue with prefabricated facades.

With more attention to detail, proportion and material many of such buildings could actually look pretty good.
What a shame so few are able to build like people used to 90 years ago.
You mean those neoclassical releases nowadays, huh? Unfortunately, costs are such thing to worry about, more than the quality of facade elements.

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What do you mean with unacceptable buildings?
The examples of pics he posted on the first page of this topic.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #267
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Chaktomuk Conference Hall (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)


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Old August 5th, 2011, 10:58 PM   #268
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Some examples from Maramures Romania. Peasant architecture.



http://www.brodyaga.com/pages/viewla...place=Romania,


http://www.travelblogexchange.com/pr...ism-holiday-in


http://aventuraturistica.ro/destinat.../vila-barsana/
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Old August 10th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #269
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really kitschy development area in Tianjin, China
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Why does China copy's the traditional European architecture style's? I thought China was proud of its history, with many centuries of a high civilization and great cultural values ​​that have had influences on the world. Since the commies I think t's been gone wrong there. Demolishing old temples, houses and other buildings.

Why copy a culture if you have one?
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Old August 11th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #270
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It is ridiculous when China builds in European style. The city which builds in styles that in neither way represent the region it is located in is becoming more like Las Vegas than having a distinct identity.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 02:21 AM   #271
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But in some way, European architecture is part of Chinese culture as well.
If you think of European colonies over there.

But they should really do it better, if they do it anyway.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #272
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really kitschy development area in Tianjin, China
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beschty...57625487569193

It somehow reminds me of Casino and Hotel Provincial of Mar del Plata, Argentina:





It feels they are looking for a similar effect:



http://plenario.confedi.org.ar/sites.../files/mdp.jpg

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Old August 12th, 2011, 07:01 PM   #273
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2011 Brick in Architecture awards were recently released and here are some of the better submissions.




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Award: Bronze Award
Entry Name: Hopkins School, Thompson Hall
General Project Overview: Thompson Hall is a new 37,500-SF academic and arts building for Hopkins School, a 650 student independent day school, grades 7 through 12. The building’s primary function is to house classrooms for grades 7 and 8 as well as the visual arts and music departments which serve all grades. The opportunity to blend arts activities for all students within the academic home of the youngest students was seen as a distinct asset for the building. Large open classrooms, resource rooms and faculty offices occupy the top floors with bright commons space at both ends of the building. The lower level is arts-focused with four visual arts studios including a ceramics and woodworking space and two music rehearsal rooms accompanied by acoustically equipped practice rooms. Site features include an exterior 100 seat tiered amphitheater for musical performances on the west side of the building that helps to bring daylight to the lower level music studios. The traditional design of the building exterior has presented a glowing presence on the Hopkins Campus both inside and out. The intelligent use of special shapes for the detailing of this building is what makes the façade stand out and be so attractive to the eye.



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Award: Gold Award
Entry Name: University of Notre Dame, Eck Hall of Law
General Project Overview: Administrators at the University of Notre Dame recognized that the existing Law School building was not adequate to support the School’s needs. S/L/A/M was asked to develop a new program and come up with a design solution that would accommodate the needs of the Law School while satisfying the preference for retaining the Law School at its current campus location with a linked expansion to an adjacent site. The selected option results in a new building to house the majority of teaching spaces as well as faculty offices and the Law School Commons. Additionally, the existing Law School complex was completely renovated to accommodate an expanded Law Library as well as Admissions, Law Reviews, Career Services and additional classrooms. The new construction is approximately 85,000 square feet and designed in such a way as to readily accept a future addition. It is organized around a central atrium with a mixture of classrooms and faculty office suites to maximize student/faculty interaction. The renovation of the existing 104,000-square foot Law School building provides a rationalized configuration for the Law Library. This is accomplished by reducing the current seven floor levels to four, with expanded collection space at the building core and reading rooms arrayed around the perimeter.



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Entry Name: The Brownstones at Park Potomac
General Project Overview: The project is in a mixed use (residential, commercial, retail) community. The first challenge was to define the residential style of architecture and the shape of the homes. The design warranted a tight urban community with a residential component in a fairly suburban broader environment. There was emphasis placed to create residential single family homes in an urban setting that will target and command a high price point. This factor warranted larger and wider homes. The solution was clear, a brownstone style of architecture. This approach works well in tighter urban settings at higher densities, while appealing to the more elegant affluent buyer with a richer style.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 02:15 PM   #274
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why is almost every building in this thread christian in origin?
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Old August 15th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #275
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Maybe because Christianity has completely affected our view of the world?
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Old August 18th, 2011, 01:19 AM   #276
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WOW very NICE
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Old August 18th, 2011, 07:01 AM   #277
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Chinese copies of European towns are really ugly and quit tacky. Btw, some developers have announced that they want to build an Chinese Hallstatt. They will go as far as building a lake.

Here is what the original Hallstatt looks like

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Old August 20th, 2011, 07:50 AM   #278
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Temple of the Vedic Planetarium - Mayapur, India








Work is well underway on this gorgeous temple.

Check out the latest construction updates below:
http://tovp.org/en/media-gallery
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Old August 20th, 2011, 09:32 AM   #279
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This is not gorgeous, but hideous (IMHO, of course, as always)
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Old August 20th, 2011, 02:39 PM   #280
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