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Old March 30th, 2015, 03:02 AM   #4941
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David M. Schwarz | 2015 Driehaus Prize winner

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This is going to look beautiful. Finally a new arena with a classic look.
Actually the architect of Fort Worth's new stadium has designed quite a portion of good New Classical sport arenas already.

His name is David M. Schwarz. Check his website, I linked to stadium projects: http://www.dmsas.com/#/portfolio/category/2

Schwarz is the fully-deserved laureate of this year's $200,000 Driehaus Architecture Prize, the best renowned award for New Classical architects.



I've shown his marvellous Neo Art Deco "Smith Center" concert/theatre hall in Las Vegas here (also right at this thread here). Reminder impressions of the Smith Center:










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Old March 30th, 2015, 03:23 AM   #4942
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Old March 30th, 2015, 03:38 AM   #4943
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Two buildings in SALTA, Argentina:


This one is just a render (is under construction):

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Edificio Lyon en construcción, Dean Funes 535.




Is weird...

But this one is worse (finished in 2014):

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HERE you can see it in Street View.

The original project was better and more consistent with its style:


http://imganuncios.mitula.net/venta_de_espectacular_departamento_5_o_mas_ambientes_en_salta_5060133416983819258.jpg

But this is Argentina and, in the construction thing, what matters are the gains. By removing the cupola one more floor was gained and surely became cheaper costs.
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Old March 30th, 2015, 03:42 AM   #4944
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The Smith Center is amazing!
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Old March 30th, 2015, 04:20 AM   #4945
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I agree. We can savely say the Smith Center by David Schwarz is the best piece of architecture Las Vegas ever got so far. Perhaps it can contribute that Vegas turns away from being a mere rather cheesy amusement park, to a more beautiful and reckoned place.

New Classical can do so much for a city with comparitively little expenditures, while it'd take a bulk of (much more expensive) state-of-the-art attention-crying modernist structures to achieve that, if even.
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Old March 30th, 2015, 04:37 AM   #4946
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McClelland Library & Irish Cultural Center - Phoenix, AZ, USA (Built 2014)











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Old March 30th, 2015, 04:39 AM   #4947
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The cladding materials(perhaps sandstone or lime stone) are really good on those Iranian apartment buildings however I am not very fond of their forms. There are huge problems regarding the proportions.
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I agree when it comes to those shown Iranian projects. Materials and details look good. The proportions don't work, because the golden ratio and classical balance is neglected. This isn't how it should be done.
that is true
the window sizes, distance between them, detail and ornament sizes, length height etc are off, its a constant problem , especially because alot of these are not built by actual architects too, which just makes it worse
they are usually done by design teams or engineering firms
there has been newer regulations set by the municipality, and the newer ones (2012 onward) are better than the older ones, but still, they are off
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What kind of regulations are in place in Tehran since 2012?

Actually it's quite easy to create a well-proportioned classical building. I don't get why anyone who attempts that would neglect/ignore the compact set of rules for that, as it really ain't that hard. In addition, all they'd need to do is look at any classical building or a handful of examples pre 1918. Learning by watching.
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What kind of regulations are in place in Tehran since 2012?

Actually it's quite easy to create a well-proportioned classical building. I don't get why anyone who attempts that would neglect/ignore the compact set of rules for that, as it really ain't that hard. In addition, all they'd need to do is look at any classical building or a handful of examples pre 1918. Learning by watching.
there is a whole list of regulations regarding window sizes, gable designs , facade materials, door sizes , distances between windows, vertical x horizontal proportions , cladding shapes and layers , glass types for windows etc
the article is in persian
its not specifically for these types of buidlings but for lowrises in general
i can post the photos of ths examples they set if you guys want

but they dont specifcally address classical designs, therefor some end up good some bad, but in general, the frequency of relatively decent proportionality or "closer to correct" design has become more

most of these buildings as i said are built by cheap uneducated developers that have money from connections. they dont learn or watch anything. most of these buildings are infact built on top of 100 year old gardens, northern tehran was filled with classical villas and large persian gardens. but today its the most dense part of the country . its a corrupt and cold hearted business sadly. most of these buildings were jusy built for money , none of the builders care about classical proportions and ratios and ... the municipality is just as corrupt and keeps its mouth shut if they are payed well

sadly , unless real strict laws and an uncorrupt system run by architects/engineers and artists and planners are put to place instead of clergy men and corrupt mafiosi, we wont see much changes unless the owners/developers genuinly would care , which sometimes happens

it has gotten better but there are still many flaws, we have to remember this is Iran , it is home one of the most corrupt systems on the planet , on any level
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Residential Commons Complex, Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX, USA (Built 2014)














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What kind of regulations are in place in Tehran since 2012?

Actually it's quite easy to create a well-proportioned classical building. I don't get why anyone who attempts that would neglect/ignore the compact set of rules for that, as it really ain't that hard. In addition, all they'd need to do is look at any classical building or a handful of examples pre 1918. Learning by watching.
Maybe because 99% of people don't care about "proportions"? Then there's the special 1% that think that the 99% have no taste?
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Maybe because 99% of people don't care about "proportions"? Then there's the special 1% that think that the 99% have no taste?
People actually do care. They may know why they care but they can see the awkwardness in the designs. There is no need to be rude to erbse, he is absolutely correct. Proper proportion is essential when designing in more historical styles. It is the one thing, even above materials utilized, that goes wrong with modern buildings designed in the classical styles. You utilize proper proportion and your building will be better.
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People actually do care.
They don't. Which is evident because so many new classical buildings are built "out" of "proportions". E.g. in Azerbaijan, Russia, China, Iran etc.
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They don't. Which is evident because so many new classical buildings are built "out" of "proportions". E.g. in Azerbaijan, Russia, China, Iran etc.
Those countries build really weird looking "classical buildings" because first, western architecture is not a part of their cultural heritage and they have no idea how to do it. Second, architecture schools don't teach classical architecture to students anymore which is really egoistic of our era's architects.

People have what is available to them.
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