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Old April 13th, 2014, 04:03 AM   #3141
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Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen - Brentwood, Essex, UK (Built 1991)












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Old April 13th, 2014, 07:39 AM   #3142
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Old April 13th, 2014, 07:42 AM   #3143
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Various Half Penny Cottages by Border Oak










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Old April 13th, 2014, 07:49 AM   #3144
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Old April 13th, 2014, 09:00 AM   #3145
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Cowles Hall Chapel - Elmira College - Elmira, New York - Completed 2012

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Old April 13th, 2014, 10:29 AM   #3147
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This, in all honesty, was built 2007? It's not a renovation or reconstruction?
If it's really newly build, then it's one of the best I've seen so far. Good design, classic proportions, high quality stone cladding and last but not least consideration of the local architectural heritage, it's all there.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 12:19 PM   #3148
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I wonder, what's the market value of such cottages? From what I know it is still cheap to buy houses in the English countryside, but that doesn't refer to new houses.

The more I see fancy villas and palaces on this thread I become more disenchanted with the phenomenon as I realize the style is a plaything for the very rich. I only cheer now for the community centres, university campus buildings, churches, city halls etc. that I see posted here. But these cottages might just be in the reach of normal people.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 01:23 PM   #3149
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People's representative building, Bali, Indonesia


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Kul Kul Tower of the complex:


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Old April 13th, 2014, 03:27 PM   #3150
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This, in all honesty, was built 2007? It's not a renovation or reconstruction?
If it's really newly build, then it's one of the best I've seen so far. Good design, classic proportions, high quality stone cladding and last but not least consideration of the local architectural heritage, it's all there.

Now and then, Avenue Marceau...

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Palmetto Court
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Old April 13th, 2014, 04:54 PM   #3152
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Very true, Hed Kandi. I posted this today at a related thread.
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These kind of classical style buildings were affordable for 99% of investors back in the 19th and early 20th century. Heck, even wreck-poor socialist countries could afford this in large swathes of their destroyed cities.

And how so? Because it was fashionable everywhere. There were enough skilled architects, engineers, companies producing ornaments and stucco in amounts, local construction companies etc. Labour was also more affordable, but you won't need quite as many workers today. In fact, you can have these at roughly the same pricetag a midrange modernist quarter comes along.

Yeah, many of the industrialization age buildings were mass-produced.
But so what? If renovated, they're still pricier on the markets today as they're valued more, more urban and more sustainable than most of what architects came up with after modernism kicked in globally.

First, classical architecture needs to work its way back into academics. Then it'll also become more affordable for the majority again, once you have more properly skilled people aboard.

I think this thread and our all engagement can make an impact towards that.
This thread was looked at over half a million times already.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 06:31 PM   #3153
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Maybe we should make a new "Show your classical drawings thread" in which those who draw classical buildings/art can show their artwork. I myself usually draw lots of classical buildings and would love to showcase them.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 06:48 PM   #3154
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Said and done! Great idea!

ART SHOWCASE || Show your classical architecture drawings! Also for 3D models, paintings, etc.

Would be great if you could share your works, I'm sure people will appreciate it.
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2) Lack of expertise. All of our properties, both residential and commercial, are conceptualized by a draftsman - a very myopic one at that. We don't use an architect for any of our developments. Given the indistinguishable designs among developers, I assume that this is standard practice.
That's bizarre. Where I come from no building permit will be emitted for a project that is not signed by an authorized architect (just like no important drug can't be bought in a drugstore without a paper from the doctor). Now I'm aware with the engrained distrust towards regulation in the US, but I thought you were in Canada?

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The costs are going to be enormous compared to buying an off the shelf home from a new home builder. However, if a builder was to come along and already own the land and have the architect create designs for a large number of properties and then construct these properties with a moderate size (1000-1500sq ft/92 -139 sq m) so that they are affordable for the middle class - then we'd all be living in classically designed limestone townhouses.
Developers should realize that by splitting houses into several flats would allow them to milk more money overall; at least that's how it works in Europe. Maybe it's a combination of cultural conditioning (North Americans prefer owning their own house) and the availability of suburban housing. But even so I think people wanting to live in North America's quintessential urban centres would be willing to buy flats. Even more, there's the buy-to-rent business too.
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^ you're right, it's not like they do basic commieblocks; the step towards proper traditional style houses with the right details and ornaments wouldn't be that big to make.
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Tianning Temple Pagoda (Buddhist) in Changzhou, China.
Newly built in traditional style 2002-2007, incl. surrounding buildings.


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The buddha.

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