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Old April 6th, 2010, 11:38 PM   #181
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Excellent point. And I find this chapel to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world :

Chapel of the Transfiguration of Our Saviour - 2001 - Spasskaya Guba (Karelia, Russia) - Architect Irina Kabanova



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Hehe. One of my personal favorites is Indra Sabha, a small 8th (?) century AD temple that is chiseled entirely from the surrounding rock. It became a prototype for later temples IMO.

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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #182
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You guys must be confusing the word "beautiful" with "strange" , "historic", "unique" or "funny". You can't be serious, when you post something like this on a thread called "the most beautiful building". Sure, these temples have their value, but comon'!... Next thing, you're gonna start posting some primitive prehistoric caves or something.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:07 AM   #183
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^You have no taste
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:17 AM   #184
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^You have no taste
Maybe i don't. But if YOU have, than i'm sure that if you look better, than you will find at least one building in such a huge country, like India, which is more beautiful (or "the most beautiful"), than these ruins....Come on, i'm sure you can do it! It would be an insult to India, if you didn't.

PS. The same goes for ainttelling, and that small wooden doghouse, in Russia.

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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:42 AM   #185
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^Evil78, this building IMO is a brilliant example of a certain kind of architecture. There are many beautiful buildings in India, but I particularly love this one, so I posted it. I guess you need to be familiar with this particular kind of architecture to appreciate it better.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 02:13 PM   #186
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[IMG]http://i44.************/2j42hk3.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i42.************/sd33x3.jpg[/IMG] of course Kyiv the beautiful
Cathedral
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Old April 10th, 2010, 05:02 AM   #187
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PS. The same goes for ainttelling, and that small wooden doghouse, in Russia.
It's not a doghouse. It's a chapel. Sometimes when a village is very small and can't afford to support a parish, a small chapel is built (that can accommodate one or few people) so anyone can visit it and say a prayer.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 01:51 AM   #188
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i'll throw a few, in medium size for easy charging

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1.- details of the Milan Cathedral

2.- inside the Sydney Opera House

3.- a Photo from the art deco eagle feature in the Chrysler Building looking at New York

4.- looking way up the once tallest Petronas Towers

5.- Sagrada Familia's final render
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Old April 12th, 2010, 04:12 AM   #189
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Old April 13th, 2010, 04:19 PM   #190
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I find the Sagrada Familia an interesting but quite ugly building. I have never liked Gaudi tough as i find his work almost childish looking.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #191
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Guaranty Building, Buffalo, New York



Louis Sullivan...
Great architect in the hole world...
He found functionalism and aesthetics of modern architecture...

"Form follows function" it's a great words by a great thinker...
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I am architect and I am happy...

Now it's understandable to me, why the king Herod didn't favor the prophets who used to raise the dead... he respected and appreciated them as much as he could... but he never saw any good in this issue...

I have left nothing but the pencils and rubber...

Gattaca...

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Old April 14th, 2010, 10:15 PM   #192
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I find the Sagrada Familia an interesting but quite ugly building. I have never liked Gaudi tough as i find his work almost childish looking.
Yeah, it's a bit a mud castle, I'm not particularely fond of it either.

Also La Padrera is fattish and muddy. It's not by accident La Pedrera is Catalan for 'The Quarry'. The roof landscape of La Padredra is very beautiful though, it really works there.

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Old April 17th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #193
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A mosque in Baghdad ......... from top , the mosque is in the middle of a lack which has the shape of Iraq map .....

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Old April 18th, 2010, 03:30 AM   #194
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I'd pick a classical building over any modern any day... but you can't compare them at all, so do you want us to tell you about modern architecture or classical?
A glass and steel skyscraper is very different to a gothic cathedral.
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Old April 21st, 2010, 02:50 PM   #195
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Old April 21st, 2010, 07:38 PM   #196
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has forgotten what? or did you mean its been forgotten, if so there are plenty of prettier buildings IMO.
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Old April 24th, 2010, 11:57 AM   #197
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That mosque in Bagdad - really interesting. Is it finished already or still to be built?
As I can't tell if that's a rendering or an actual photo above.
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Old May 1st, 2010, 06:14 PM   #198
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A beautiful building is the Collemaggio Abbey in L'Aquila , I'm especially in love with its elegant charming facade , the recent quake hit to the ground the inner dome but spared the rest.
It's 700 years old.

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Old May 2nd, 2010, 03:25 AM   #199
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Agha Khan Building Pune India
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