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Old/traditional/classic architecture 41 70.69%
New/modern architecture 17 29.31%
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Old November 28th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #21
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where's the option 'both'?
It's about what you prefer, not what you like in general. That's more interesting I think.

Of course there are some modern buildings every traditionalist likes.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 04:43 PM   #22
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This is too subjetive. There are old styles that are so beautiful, but others sucks.
On the other hand, most contemporary architecture is rubbish, but there are some gorgeous examples of modernism too.

We should be more specific, like a determinated old style vs a modern style.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 05:16 PM   #23
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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'.
If Victorians didn't move on from Georgian architecture and if in the 20's people decided against knocking down Victorian buildings for Art Deco creations, we would not have a lot of the buildings we have today, stuck (from an architectural aspect) in an impractical, financially non-viable world. If people didn't think forward we wouldn't have the Sydney Opera house, Empire state building, Chrysler, Burj Dubai, Gherkin, Guggenheim... It is important to move on.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 05:21 PM   #24
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We should be more specific, like a determinated old style vs a modern style.
Indeed. Anyway it's quite weird to compare theoretically all styles from all civilisations developed during the 4000 years with the last 100(or less) it doesn't seem fair.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #25
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should we make another voting poll?
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Old November 28th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #26
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If Victorians didn't move on from Georgian architecture and if in the 20's people decided against knocking down Victorian buildings for Art Deco creations, we would not have a lot of the buildings we have today, stuck (from an architectural aspect) in an impractical, financially non-viable world. If people didn't think forward we wouldn't have the Sydney Opera house, Empire state building, Chrysler, Burj Dubai, Gherkin, Guggenheim... It is important to move on.
Of course, but those changes in architecture weren't about distancing themselves from the past or trying to be futuristic.
Obviously the world of architecture must progress, but up until the 20th century architecture was based heavily on aesthetic appeal, also if you look at a lot of fashions in the 19th and early 20th century they borrowed a great deal from the past while putting their own influence forward, that is why they are so timeless compared to modern structures today.
Also, I wouldn't include the Guggenheim; I wouldn't call it a timeless wonder produced by architectural change as much as I would an architect’s inflated ego.

What we do now isn't progress, it is a twisted idea of beauty and constant attempts to be the most unique thing in the world at the cost of our aesthetics.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 09:22 PM   #27
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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.
Of course we should not abandon our heritage, I think every historic building should be preserved.

I'm not saying whe should make 'futuristic' buildings but contemporary buildings. It doesn't mean it should look like Jetsons.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 10:15 PM   #28
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SIBIU (Hermannstadt) one of the best preserved medieval city (still have almost half of the fortified wall), with buildings 300-700 yo.



European Capital of Culture in 2007.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 05:09 AM   #29
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. It doesn't mean it should look like Jetsons.
What do you call contemporary structures today?
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The old style-new construction in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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Old November 30th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #31
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What do you call contemporary structures today?
What do you mean?
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Old December 1st, 2009, 01:12 PM   #32
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We should be more specific, like a determinated old style vs a modern style.
I was just following the logic of the thread opener. Feel free to open another thread with a more specific poll. I'd suggest a multiple choice where you can vote for your favourite styles.
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Old January 1st, 2010, 12:47 AM   #33
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This is a bad example of traditional architecture. In fact, it's so bad – yet so typical – that it makes me look down on European architecture as a whole.
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Old January 1st, 2010, 01:40 AM   #34
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Why not combine both, like Paris for example.

Paris has a section of the city which is purely made up of traditional architecture, while there's the other section of the city which is made up purely of modern buildings (La Defense).

This combination works wonderfully, but I do believe that combining both types of architecture in one same building would be horrid, there would never be a balance.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:16 AM   #35
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Perhaps modern skyscrapers but purely traditional lowrises?
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:51 AM   #36
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I think the European style of old architecture is usually foregrounded when people think of old style buildings. Generally. Not to say that there isn't allot of variation within the different styles of old European buildings.

What about other old styles? Like Persian buildings and Japanese?
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I like variety and wouldn't want to pick one over the other. What's important is quality, attention to detail, and design.
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