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View Poll Results: What do you prefer?
Old/traditional/classic architecture 41 70.69%
New/modern architecture 17 29.31%
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Old November 25th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Do you like new building style or old one? vote!

Some people like new architecture and some don't like ..Don't you think that old architecture was much better much harder to build...and new architecture looks so easy...glass boxeses...etc.. no sculptures...etc

so vote do you like new architecture or old one ....I'm not talking about skylines...I mean about those not tall buildings about 5 floor to 7 hight.
I think that architects should start to build much more interesting buildings with facades,sculptures..and not just glass boxes..


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understand me right i like new architecture,but not all... I think that modern architects should try to use some thing from old ...to make it look better...

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Old November 25th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #2
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i vote where?
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Old November 25th, 2009, 10:06 PM   #3
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but if I was to vote, i think my vote would be on modern designs, and tall scrapers.

but I do believe a combination of those is mostly preferable.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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sorry there was some ERROR they don't let me to make a voting poll..so write here what you think.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #5
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Old architecture is definitely better, but it would never work in the modern world (inefficiency, practicality). Modern architecture is nice too, and it's nice when it tries to incorporate elements from old architecture.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 12:08 AM   #6
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There are amazing pieces of classic and modern architecture, and there are also bad buildings from each period. I couldn't pick one favourite style, as every time I think older buildings are better, I get an image of an even better modern building, then and even better older building again and so on... I think it can look tacky or fake when new builds are designed to a period style. It is a very hard thing to pull off with pleasing results. I am all for preserving old buildings, renovating and rebuilding structures that stood on a particular site in past times though.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 04:53 AM   #7
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You can't just combine them both... A glass facade supported by corinthian columns!? Architecture isn't that simple! And it would turn out a visual disaster.

Modernism was an architectural movement in the 1920s, please don't anyone confuse modernism with modern architecture!

Those "old" images are beautiful - where are they from?
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Old November 26th, 2009, 05:02 PM   #8
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Some people like new architecture and some don't like ..Don't you think that old architecture was much better much harder to build...and new architecture looks so easy...glass boxeses...etc.. no sculptures...etc

so vote do you like new architecture or old one ....I'm not talking about skylines...I mean about those not tall buildings about 5 floor to 7 hight.
I think that architects should start to build much more interesting buildings with facades,sculptures..and not just glass boxes..


understand me right i like new architecture,but not all... I think that modern architects should try to use some thing from old ...to make it look better...
You mean like this?





NO WAY. Why do people nowadays think they should live in 15th-century-french-castles? I mean, it's ridiculous, and it only gets worse:





Look at this:



Seriously, do you think this is a joke? It's not.

All those projects might be either built or under cunstruction in Brazil, a TROPICAL country. Who the hell is gonna need a roof like those in Europe in a country like this?

I've seen a lot of similar projects in developing countries like China, India and Argentina.

In my opinion this is disgusting. It's not architecture at all, just an attempt to make something cheap and horrible look expensive.

You might not have thought about this when you suggested a more 'elaborate' architecture. I agree that modernism has brought a lot of bad buildings, but at least it's a coherent architecture.

I think buildings should be functional, sustainable and above all they should correspond to our contemporary needs and thoughts.

There are other ways of ornamenting buildings rather than making it look fake with archs, renassance sculptures etc.

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Old November 26th, 2009, 08:17 PM   #9
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Both styles have their merits and their place in the city. That said, I am not a fan of buildings that try too hard to imitate an old style, because in many cases, they look cheap and tacky.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #10
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Old, no contest. Sure there are some new buildings that look good, but modernism hasnt been killed of properly yet.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #11
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Old.
Old styles have an aesthetic and timeless appeal modern architecture can only dream of.
I don't buy the "we can't do old styles because it will look fake" because we have been reviving old styles for the past hundreds of years.

If someone wants to build classical apartment buildings (that are not watered down) I'm totally for it!
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Old November 27th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #12
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There are other ways of ornamenting buildings rather than making it look fake with archs, renassance sculptures etc.

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These structures are very bland.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #13
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I added a poll.



While I'm at it - I clearly prefer traditional architecture. Modernist architecture ****ed up our once beautiful cities for way too long now. Time for a global neohistorism wave!
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Old November 28th, 2009, 02:40 AM   #14
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These structures are very bland.
They don't look bland, they look the way 21st century residential and commercial buildings should look. There is no reason for a contemporary simple structure to look like a roman palace.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 02:58 AM   #15
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IMO the first post is kind of loaded. there's a lot of great modern architecture, and a lot of crappy older architecture.

regardless, i voted older. i generally do prefer the older, ornate buildings... but when a masterpiece comes a long and looks like the cooper union, i'm all for modern!

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You can't just combine them both... A glass facade supported by corinthian columns!? Architecture isn't that simple! And it would turn out a visual disaster.

Modernism was an architectural movement in the 1920s, please don't anyone confuse modernism with modern architecture!

Those "old" images are beautiful - where are they from?
1# = Ostend
2# = Brussels Grand Place
3# = Blankenberge
4# = Bruges
5# = have no idea
6# = Bruges
7# = Leuven
8# = Antwerp

ALL in Belgium..
Those coasts where beautiful in that time but now :/
now it's just some ugly boxes -__-"
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Old November 28th, 2009, 04:17 AM   #17
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They don't look bland, they look the way 21st century residential and commercial buildings should look. There is no reason for a contemporary simple structure to look like a roman palace.
The way 21st century should look?
What is your reason behind that?
Just because we are in another era doesn't mean we should abandon our heritage, aesthetic beauty, and make everything 'futuristic'.
Real 21st century architecture would be green while appealing to our needs, aesthetics, and our heritage.
This stuff belongs in the Jetsons!

Sure there is, the reason is to make it pleasing to the eye.
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IMO the first post is kind of loaded. there's a lot of great modern architecture, and a lot of crappy older architecture.

regardless, i voted older. i generally do prefer the older, ornate buildings... but when a masterpiece comes a long and looks like the cooper union, i'm all for modern!

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I love the Second Empire structure.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 04:24 AM   #19
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where's the option 'both'?
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Old November 28th, 2009, 04:46 AM   #20
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Old Architecture always has a historic feel to it which is nice, but a nice combination of both works fine, with a street having historic buildings and a modern building
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