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Old January 6th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #301
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Old January 6th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #302
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Made another edit.

Lol that one just looks like a millionaire's mansion.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #303
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I did a little photoshoping. What do you guys think of the temple without the spires?

This one however is beautiful even without the spires. But I much rather have it with the spire! it's supposed to be a church, after all! Actually, I think only (1) spire is enough, the one without that "angel moroni" (which imho looks so awkward)

It's great to see we are still exploring clacissism!
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Old January 8th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #304
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well classical architecture, like L.B. Alberti said, is the one where you can't add or quit any element without ruining the overall aequilibrium. That said, I think we all see that the mormon temples are perfect and complete in itself even without the spires. It's more compact and coherent as an effect. I see that nowadays we care much more if a building it's tall, and so contemporary classicism must in some way be "tall" and daring...but the spires seems to belong to a different building, other times, other places...they're like hawsmoor architecture above a palladian villa...WTF??? In that case they can have a separated campanile o bell tower without ruining the aequilibrium of structure I guess....
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Old January 8th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #305
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I don't like Mormon temples that much... mostly because they appear to look as "pseudo-classical" structures.. that is, they look like kitschy suburban copies (and the fact they have almost the same exact design)... now the philadelphia one is beautiful!
I meant the Buildings in Bavaro Hall, Virginia (University). The mormon temples are a little bit like Mc -Drives: The same all over the world.

In Berne in Switzerland we have one:

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looking rather like a Monument for brave Soldiers of the Sowjet Union.

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Old January 9th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #306
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surprisingly that looks great
not cheap like alpt of the other projects, this one is real
Not so surprising as the U.S.A. is one of the very few countries where architects who design new buildings (as opposed to reconstructions in Europe) in traditional/classical style actually study and adhear to the very strict rules that are essential in order to avoid a hash up/kitch aberration that you so often find in other countries.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #307
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Americans are the best in fine -drawed classicism! Great!

In Europe we don't build such beautiful buildings (because americans already do). We prefer destroying our landscapes and cities with soulless, disposable crap.

You obviously haven't been to Poland or Germany lately!
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Old January 10th, 2012, 11:44 PM   #308
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Not so surprising as the U.S.A. is one of the very few countries where architects who design new buildings (as opposed to reconstructions in Europe) in traditional/classical style actually study and adhear to the very strict rules that are essential in order to avoid a hash up/kitch aberration that you so often find in other countries.
There seems to be a sort of architectural renaissance right now in America. I don't know if it is the economy, social issues, tastes, or what, but there is a huge craving for traditional architecture. You can even see it on a more modest scale with our houses. A great deal of them now mimic the bungalow and craftsman architecture of the early 20th century. I love it!
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Old January 11th, 2012, 03:57 AM   #309
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This may sound odd, but I totally see that edited version of the Philadelphia temple as being the biases for a American version of the Haussmann reforms in Paris. But in America.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 09:02 PM   #311
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It's sad that religious organizations are the only ones even making an attempt as using classical architecture. I don't care for the LDS church but their temples are at least trying to look good and stately and not like another office building or modern art abomination.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #312
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Hausmann it's like a criminal to me. haha just joking, but never liked his destruction of medieval and ancient paris. We visit today le quartier latin, montmartre and so on because represents the area that have become safely until our days. In the whole city there is new just a few medieval building. If he and his friend Napoleon III wouldn't have built their eight lane motorways (kind of ) in the heart of paris, humanity will have today some more beauty

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Old January 12th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #313
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That's why I think a city like LA would work pretty well, a lot more infill and much less historic structures to destroy.

Heck, if Las Vegas got its water problems in order, it would be ideal to rebuild large swathes of the city over time. Lots of infill is needed, and very little falls under the historical category. Maybe a half dozen buildings at the most.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 01:12 PM   #314
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That's why I think a city like LA would work pretty well, a lot more infill and much less historic structures to destroy.
ah yes now I see your point. Considering from that point of view, he actually built some great palaces afterwards...luckily americans have no moral issue in building neo historical monuments nowadays. We european overthink and polemize too much sometimes... If it's beautiful, what's wrong then?
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Old January 12th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #317
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gaudinesque classicism is back! Take that Mies!
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Pretty interesting, though a little Disney-esque. What's its purpose, an amusement park, museum, hotel, mansion?
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Pretty interesting, though a little Disney-esque. What's its purpose, an amusement park, museum, hotel, mansion?
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