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Old September 20th, 2014, 10:42 PM   #4081
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Old September 20th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #4082
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Old September 20th, 2014, 11:05 PM   #4083
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Very interesting projects from Kiev!

Whats the name of the company/architectfirm that produced these buildings`?
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Old September 20th, 2014, 11:46 PM   #4084
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Those Chinese projects are so horrible that they really depress me. China has such a rich unique cultural heritage so even if these projects are proportional, they shouldn't belong in China. The world is still too eurocentric, it takes a lot of the diversity and richness away from the world. China shouldn't try and be like Europe. Generally, if more buildings would be strongly inspired by their location and native culture, that would make me very very happy..
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Old September 21st, 2014, 12:57 AM   #4085
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Old September 21st, 2014, 03:52 AM   #4086
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There are buildings (in fact the majority of buildings) in Richmond's suburbs that look MUCH better than some of the horrible stuff on the most recent pages (what's above).
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Old September 21st, 2014, 05:50 AM   #4087
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Those Chinese projects are so horrible that they really depress me. China has such a rich unique cultural heritage so even if these projects are proportional, they shouldn't belong in China. The world is still too eurocentric, it takes a lot of the diversity and richness away from the world. China shouldn't try and be like Europe. Generally, if more buildings would be strongly inspired by their location and native culture, that would make me very very happy..
I have yet to see a building with necessary modern amenities and is purely traditional Chinese/East Asian architecture. Only loons believe sterile boxy modernism should be the only architecture built for such buildings in East Asia, based on Buddhist principles, even though International Style is inherently western as well.

Also, understand that people in eastern societies like western stuff as much as people in the West like eastern stuff. I could easily flip your argument and complain about white Europeans/Americans liking Zen, when western culture is so diverse in classical architecture.

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Old September 21st, 2014, 09:05 AM   #4088
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Your statement above confirms the real problem here and one which was highly suspect to me at the time - an ethnocentric aversion to Sino cultural adoption of western traditionalism.
I protest many of the Chinese example because, like many of the Russian examples posted, they are poorly executed and appear to be of questionable quality. These are features that quite a few of the "Western" examples posted also share. I am a fan of quality. Poorly conceived traditional architecture is not something I will support just because it is "traditional". In fact I would prefer a soulless modernist box to some slapped together (architecturally speaking) traditionalist building.

Would I like to see more well executed traditional Chinese architecture.....yes I would. In addition I would also like to see more newly constructed Chinese buildings use architectural styles conceived during the Shanghai International Settlement/Bund era. A blending of East and West occurred during those decades and quite a few beautiful and interesting buildings came from those unique circumstances.
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The Chinese buildings were very well executed - more so than the majority of projects that I have posted during the 8 years of this thread's history.

Your statement above confirms the real problem here and one which was highly suspect to me at the time - an ethnocentric aversion to Sino cultural adoption of western traditionalism.

Or in other words, the opposition to these buildings had less to do with architectural merit than it did with where they were constructed - an argument which has no place in the thread. Had these structures been erected nearly anywhere else they would have been highly lauded. Lest I remind you that the west has been exporting its architecture to China more than 150 years.

This thread has been going on for five years, not eight... Anyway, I disagree with your statements (location is important!) but I'm not going to argue about it any further.
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Old September 21st, 2014, 08:24 PM   #4090
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Guys, give it up! Hed_Kandi seems to have no sense of style whatsoever. To him all neo-traditional buildings look the same. He can't tell poor quality kitsch apart from classy, high quality buildings.
As a little help to Hed_Kandi, the buildings you posted just recently (from the Netherlands and Britain), are of good quality and are a blessing to look at. Thank you.
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