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Old February 11th, 2017, 10:12 PM   #8461
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Why do so many of the eastern european(And American as well, in a lesser way) developments look so tacky and gaudy? It seems to be a running theme, at least going by this thread. Germans seem to do the best reconstructions, tasteful and not over the top. I think 'less is more' is definitely a good rule of thumb with this kind of building style.
For most people from north west Europe things outside their corner of the world seem over the top...maybe things are "correct", but for the rest of the world a little bit plain and boring, and that`s why they do it their way. Thankfully there`s more variety than that, and no Gestapo to forbid that!
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Old February 11th, 2017, 11:10 PM   #8462
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Hmm expensive brands always seem to restore historical buildings very tastefully. Several other chain stores too, even starbucks has restored numerous derelict old buildings which they took occupancy in within my city and really brought life back to some streets/areas, as much as I hate chain stores they have done some good for architecture.
This is not a restoration.
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Old February 12th, 2017, 05:23 AM   #8463
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Old February 12th, 2017, 08:45 PM   #8464
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Orthodox Cathedral | Anadyr, Russia | 2005

Said to be the largest wooden church or cathedral by ground floor in Russia.
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Old February 12th, 2017, 08:49 PM   #8465
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Old February 13th, 2017, 02:35 AM   #8466
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Old February 15th, 2017, 07:04 PM   #8467
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Old February 15th, 2017, 09:08 PM   #8468
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Old February 15th, 2017, 10:21 PM   #8469
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Does the design differ enough from the original to be considered a new build? Or is this simply a refurbishment?





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Old February 15th, 2017, 10:33 PM   #8470
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Further to my post above, here is a comparison.



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Old February 16th, 2017, 12:13 AM   #8471
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That one is a refurbishment, although it is so extensive they basically had to start from scratch! It also looks far better than the original!
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Old February 17th, 2017, 02:01 PM   #8474
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Another wooden city block project from Sundsvall, Sweden.










Location at streetview: https://www.google.no/maps/place/Sun...!6m1!1e1?hl=no

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New office and hotel building "Renaissance House" in StPetersburg, Russia. Built 2011. One small older building was sacrifised but an industrialbuilding was renovated.







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Old February 17th, 2017, 03:56 PM   #8476
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Another wooden city block project from Sundsvall, Sweden.
One of the best I've seen posted on this thread! When will it be built?
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Old February 17th, 2017, 04:24 PM   #8477
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One of the best I've seen posted on this thread! When will it be built?
Apparently it was a competition entry so it is not decided that it will be built yet. I misunderstood Notgnirracens post in the other thread. I hope it will be though!
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