daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture

Architecture news and discussions on all buildings types and urban spaces
» Classic Architecture | European Classic Architecture and Landscapes | Public Space | Shopping Architecture | Design & Lifestyle | Urban Renewal and Redevelopment



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old November 26th, 2009, 01:11 AM   #41
starkwell
Registered User
 
starkwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,366
Likes (Received): 59

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasoiweo View Post
LOL. taipei 101 seriously is the most beautiful building in the world, though. i know of no other skyscraper that is entirely blue in color, plus it manages to utilize pagoda-style Chinese architecture in the tallest building in the world and it gets away with it, remarkable accomplishment.
blue is no guarantee of beauty



perhaps i shpuld have saved that for the 'most ugly building' thread
__________________
Please take a look at the Leicester based novel I have written: http://mybook.to/modernman
starkwell no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old November 26th, 2009, 01:24 AM   #42
starkwell
Registered User
 
starkwell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,366
Likes (Received): 59

had the futurists had there way then i would cite the buildings of antonio sant'elia right at the top...

i know they don't exist, but if people will start vague threads....





or this from chiattone:

__________________
Please take a look at the Leicester based novel I have written: http://mybook.to/modernman
starkwell no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 01:35 AM   #43
MattTheTubaGuy
Skyscrapers to the stars
 
MattTheTubaGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 970
Likes (Received): 647

Taipei 101 looks green to me!?!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what a person thinks is beautiful is their opinion, and no one else can tell them they are 'wrong'

the Shanghai tower when it is finished will be absolutely amazing.
I like the sydney opera house as well, which I have actually seen.
__________________
"Never memorize what you can look up in books" Albert Einstein
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." Walt Disney

Complete and T/O Supertalls Map
U/C Supertalls Map
Prep and O/H Supertalls Map
All Supertalls map!

Google Earth map (WIP)

ZZ-II's World Supertalls List



view my buildings made on Maya
MattTheTubaGuy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 02:07 AM   #44
Concrete Stereo
Registered User
 
Concrete Stereo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lyon
Posts: 1,598
Likes (Received): 599

Quote:
Originally Posted by soup or man View Post
^ Same with all of Gehry's work. Pictures don't really do them justice.
I'd say quite the opposite

The Düsseldorf complex in reality looks like a bumpy car that is frantically polished




Last edited by Concrete Stereo; November 26th, 2009 at 02:14 AM.
Concrete Stereo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 04:00 AM   #45
Paule
Registered User
 
Paule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wausau
Posts: 2,520
Likes (Received): 942

Milwaukee Art Museum

The Santiago Calatrava Quadracci Pavilion/Brise Soleil in Milwaukee Wisconsin. All photos from Flickr, photographers names with photos.

By Jeremy Wick




The brise soleil closing, by pear52


The breise soleil closed, by Beige Alert






By clarkmaxwell


By ok2smile


By Tanakawho




By lisabellab


By Oniondeath


By ljuranek


By uniblab


The underground parking garage, by anthony thompson



Last edited by Paule; November 26th, 2009 at 04:35 AM.
Paule no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 04:38 AM   #46
Uaarkson
Sheet Metal Sketcher
 
Uaarkson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: East Side Flint
Posts: 2,527
Likes (Received): 1028

TAIPEI 101 IS GREEN. WHAT THE **** PEOPLE.

=P
__________________
Manhattan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S1MySJoFl8&hd=1 (HD)
Uaarkson está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 04:40 AM   #47
Paule
Registered User
 
Paule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wausau
Posts: 2,520
Likes (Received): 942

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uaarkson View Post
TAIPEI 101 IS GREEN. WHAT THE **** PEOPLE.

=P
LOL, that's just what I was thinking.
Paule no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 04:43 AM   #48
Gherkin
actual gherkin
 
Gherkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: London
Posts: 13,796
Likes (Received): 515

Quote:
Originally Posted by jasoiweo View Post
LOL. taipei 101 seriously is the most beautiful building in the world, though. i know of no other skyscraper that is entirely blue in color, plus it manages to utilize pagoda-style Chinese architecture in the tallest building in the world and it gets away with it, remarkable accomplishment.
I don't think it gets away with it at all. It looks tacky. Good architecture shouldn't have to 'get away' with anything! The best thing about it is that when you are at the top of it you can see Taiwan without seeing Taipei 101!

Your other argument is that it's blue... well it's green, but this hardly matters. Google "blue skyscraper" for a million other tall buildings that are also blue!

You should read some architecture books... learn about the great architects of the past and the present day. I'm sorry to say that no respectful architecture books feature Taipei 101 in them because it's frankly a hideous building. You may however find it in some engineering books (because of it's height), but don't go judging architecture based on what you've read in an engineering book.


Look also into the history of architecture. The most beautiful buildings in the world, in my opinion, are cathedrals, not modern glass boxes. They are all well proportioned and wonderfully decorated (externally and internally), and can be appreciated by anyone - whatever religious background. Look into them if you are solely interested in high rise architecture. Some of them are pretty tall!


I used to live very near Salisbury Cathedral, the tallest cathedral in England, so I've always admired it. You won't find a more attractive 120m skyscraper in the world!




And I'm quite fond of St. Basil's cathedral, just for sheer "wow" factor:

Gherkin no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 07:27 AM   #49
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17

[QUOTE=Gherkin;46809077] Your other argument is that it's blue... well it's green, but this hardly matters.



LOL
jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 07:28 AM   #50
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17



Embassy Suites
jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #51
gooseberry
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 89
Likes (Received): 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by KevD View Post
jasoiweo, enough with the jokes.
Oh, they're joking? I just thought they had really bad taste considering they think a giant stack of green take-out cartons is beautiful.

Just kidding, I can see how someone might think it's beautiful, I was just thrown off by the blue thing since I've only seen it in pictures and it doesn't look blue. I thought it looked blue in person or something.

anyway... Sainte-Chapelle in Paris for the interior. People who say Gothic is dark and heavy don't know what they're talking about.


It's even blue on the inside. The prettiest color of them all.
gooseberry no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #52
minneapolis-uptown
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 812
Likes (Received): 47

I Like the Capella Tower in Minneapolis:


image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr
minneapolis-uptown no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #53
dark_shadow1
arctic tern
 
dark_shadow1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,093
Likes (Received): 510

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gherkin View Post
And I'm quite fond of St. Basil's cathedral, just for sheer "wow" factor:

Huh? The domes look like they are made of plastic.
I guess that this isn't the original paint...

This one is quite amazing as well:





dark_shadow1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 26th, 2009, 11:25 PM   #54
Jarmo K
3:36
 
Jarmo K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Posts: 2,583
Likes (Received): 232

Quote:
Originally Posted by anomalia9 View Post
the most beautiful are wuhan university, Estonia opera house and ali qapu palace
wtf
__________________
arhitektuurihuvilistele: http://www.arhitektuurid.blogspot.com/
Jarmo K no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2009, 06:55 AM   #55
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17

image hosted on flickr


Prudential Building.
jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2009, 07:27 AM   #56
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17

jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2009, 07:29 AM   #57
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17

jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2009, 05:57 PM   #58
friedemann
Registered User
 
friedemann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,377
Likes (Received): 945

Met Life Tower, New York:

image hosted on flickr

flickr
friedemann no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #59
city3456789
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 74
Likes (Received): 3

The Wrigley building
city3456789 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 27th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #60
socrates#1fan
Registered User
 
socrates#1fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 2,605
Likes (Received): 1318

Quote:
Originally Posted by Conor View Post
Apart from the obvious that I love such as the Chrysler:

There's the Reichstag - Which is amazing:

[IMG]http://i49.************/2rrtkl1.jpg[/IMG]

]
I love the Reichstag, but I love the original Reichstag (before the war and fire).
The modern additions I don't care for.

__________________
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Benjamin Franklin

"I don’t know what it is about Hoosiers, but wherever you go there is always a Hoosier doing something very important there."-Kurt Vonnegut
socrates#1fan no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu