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Old November 28th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #3401
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The upper one is quite beautiful :$
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Old December 5th, 2012, 09:10 AM   #3402
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These two buildings are side by side, The left one is just plain ugly (I hate these retro style tall buildings, the other example would be Pingan building in Shanghai, I'm sure it was posted here before) and the right one is more odd than ugly, I wonder how it's going to look like when it's finished..
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Old December 5th, 2012, 11:50 AM   #3403
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The left one ain't "retro style" but just plain ugly kitsch it seems. That roof...


This is retro style done right (Kollhoff Tower in Berlin)!


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...n_P1030326.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...,_20060603.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...-RalfR-019.jpg


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Old December 5th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #3404
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That Berlin building looks really good
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Old December 6th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #3405
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Old December 6th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #3406
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@ erbse I completely agree with you on that point. I gained a bad view of postmodernism from buildings like the ones above your post. If more new skyscrapers, and architecture in general, used more buildings like the one in Berlin, it would be amazing. THAT is postmodernism done right. I think that new art deco building you posted looks better than some original ones!
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Old December 6th, 2012, 03:20 PM   #3407
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Yeah, postmodernism can be awesome. Sadly, we're living in an era, where a universal understanding of aesthetics isn't around anymore. That's why we see loads and loads of either kitschy, bland or just plain deconstructivist / brutalist-ugly buildings going up everywhere.

The Kollhoff Tower in Berlin can be seen as a reference to Art Deco, but actually it's more leaning towards a German style of the 1920s called Brick Expressionism. An original example of this beautiful style is the Ullstein Highrise by Eugen Schmohl - in Berlin, too.


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...lsteinhaus.JPG


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Old December 6th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #3408
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Another example of fine Brick Expressionism: The magnificent Chilehaus in Hamburg.


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...haus_Point.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...us_abend_1.JPG


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...-Chilehaus.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...tail.2.ajb.jpg


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Gorgeous mancraft:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...Torweg.wmt.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...stiken.wmt.jpg

Lovely and lively:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...-Chilehaus.jpg


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...ehaus-1565.JPG



THIS is where postmodernism should continue! To prevent ugly, kitschy and tasteless crap like that shown from Nanning (or Dubai, Las Vegas, Macau, whatever...).
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Old December 6th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #3409
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What a stunning piece of work.

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THIS is where postmodernism should continue! To prevent ugly, kitschy and tasteless crap like that shown from Nanning (or Dubai, Las Vegas, Macau, whatever...).
Amen to that!
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:12 PM   #3410
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Another example of fine Brick Expressionism: The magnificent Chilehaus in Hamburg.

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THIS is where postmodernism should continue! To prevent ugly, kitschy and tasteless crap like that shown from Nanning (or Dubai, Las Vegas, Macau, whatever...).
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Old December 6th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #3411
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"Pallasseum" or "Sozialpalast" ("Social Palace") in Berlin:


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Old December 6th, 2012, 11:05 PM   #3412
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Those building would look so much better if they weren't so cluttered and run down....
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Old December 7th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #3413
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Once completed, Azerbaijan Tower will join the list, unless they change the ugly design.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #3414
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Those building would look so much better if they weren't so cluttered and run down....
What can I say. It's the inhabitants themself that make them that way...
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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #3415
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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #3416
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Doesn't look that bad to me
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Old December 8th, 2012, 02:50 AM   #3417
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If it looks ok to you, it is bad.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 03:07 AM   #3418
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and vice versa
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Old December 8th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #3419
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Those building would look so much better if they weren't so cluttered and run down....
That's hard to believe.

Has somebody noticed that this construction was erected above an air-raid shelter!
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Socialist housing block with inbuild nuclear war shelter
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