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Old October 17th, 2014, 05:10 AM   #4301
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Old October 17th, 2014, 05:18 AM   #4302
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Old October 17th, 2014, 05:23 AM   #4303
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Old October 17th, 2014, 05:45 AM   #4304
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Old October 17th, 2014, 06:16 AM   #4305
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Old October 17th, 2014, 07:12 AM   #4306
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Don't come in here and attempt to lecture me on pedantry. The architect has named this project 'Beaux Arts' and for the sake of record I have chosen to maintain that convention.

http://www.historicalconcepts.com/pdfs/beauxarts.pdf
So, the architect is a idiot himself...

And i dont lecture you on pedantry.... i given up telling you anything, cause you proved more than once that your not willing to learn at all!
So if you want to die stupid its ok for me, but there might be some other people around, that are really interested in historical stiles and want them to now correct and for them, i'll correct your postings if necessary.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 07:30 AM   #4307
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New Government Office Building - Mentogou, China (Built 2013)

**The new building is home to the following offices:

Mentougou District Bureau of Water Resources,
Mentougou District Bureau of Forestry and Parks,
Seismological Bureau of Mentougou District and
Meteorological Administration of Mentougou District.


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Why can't the Chinese do this with their own architecture? I'm disappointed to see so much European architecture in China. I like Chinese architecture and I would love to see large administrative buildings like this but in Chinese style. To me this is so sad.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 09:55 AM   #4308
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Chinese architecture is unfeasible for most uses.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 01:19 PM   #4309
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^ I don't think so. Chinese architecture can be built at great scales and be practical and beautiful at the same time. The Forbidden City, various palaces and the likes are enough proof (of course you'd go for more "rational" interiors then). They just need to get proportions and details right, which might be a tad more challenging than with European styles, but it's perfectly doable.


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Kanbawzathardi Golden Palace (Replica). Bago Town.


Photo taken on 16th October 2014.
Even though "replica" might refer to a reconstruction here, I'm not really sure. Perhaps AWM will tell us.

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Old October 17th, 2014, 07:39 PM   #4310
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The Forbidden City is exactly what proves my point. You can't make an office building with that kind of building style.

The problem with China is they never really have an eclectic style combining Western functionality with their own architecture, like Japan and Thailand. Under colonial rule by Western powers and the former, buildings were constructed based on the architecture of the respective power (i.e. The Bund).
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Old October 17th, 2014, 08:57 PM   #4311
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Old October 17th, 2014, 09:00 PM   #4312
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Old October 18th, 2014, 12:25 AM   #4313
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Old October 18th, 2014, 03:30 AM   #4314
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Old October 18th, 2014, 01:09 PM   #4315
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Why can't the Chinese do this with their own architecture? I'm disappointed to see so much European architecture in China. I like Chinese architecture and I would love to see large administrative buildings like this but in Chinese style. To me this is so sad.
Because Chinese people still have a cultural attitude of "崇洋媚外" (to worship and aspire for the Western/foreign), especially the unrefined people with poor taste. Most of these buildings are planned by corrupt officials and their real-estate developer cronies (whom understandably don't have the best taste), which explains the ostentatious scale and kitschy designs. To these pigs, the West represents wealth and class, which is what they aspire to.

The prevalent attitude of "崇洋媚外" can be explained by China's history of subjugation at the hands of Western imperialist powers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, which prompted a reactionary nationalist ideology that, paradoxically, simultaneously espoused Chinese nationalism but saw the old Chinese culture as backwards and obsolete.

Hopefully in 20 years time, most Chinese people will become cosmopolitan enough to truly realize the value of their traditional culture and architecture.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 01:49 PM   #4316
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The Forbidden City is exactly what proves my point. You can't make an office building with that kind of building style.

The problem with China is they never really have an eclectic style combining Western functionality with their own architecture, like Japan and Thailand. Under colonial rule by Western powers and the former, buildings were constructed based on the architecture of the respective power (i.e. The Bund).
The Forbidden City represents one type of traditional Chinese architecture - palace architecture in the Ming style. There are countless traditional styles of architecture for different functions (eg- religious, defensive, vernacular, etc), which differ vastly depending on region and era (eg- Teochew, Huizhou architecture, etc); not to mention the architecture of ethnic minorities (eg- Dong covered bridges, Hakka tulou, etc, etc).

To use the singular example of the Forbidden City to say that traditional Chinese architecture is somehow unsuited for adaptation into modern office buildings is like citing the Colosseum to argue that traditional European architecture is unsuited for building bridges. An absurd and ignorant claim.

Also, it is simply not true that traditional Chinese architecture has not been integrated with "Western functionality." Here's a few examples of just this kind of hybridism from the past century:

Postmodernist: Beijing West Railway Station
Socialist: Great Hall of the People
Art Deco: Wuhan University

Lastly, when you say "Western functionality," are you implying that functionality in architecture is somehow exclusive to the West? If so, then traditional Chinese architecture was somehow not "functional?" People everywhere built structures with the materials they had to in order to deal with their respective environments in the most efficient way possible. Perhaps no traditional architecture of any country is quite as "functional" as Modernist architecture, and for sure Modernism as an architectural movement originated in the West, relying on building techniques made available by industrialization. -But this does not mean that "functionality" in architecture is exclusively Western, which is what your statement seemed to imply.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 02:07 PM   #4317
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Sorry about the extended rants... and now to bring the thread back on topic:


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Old October 18th, 2014, 04:09 PM   #4319
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