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Old October 9th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #501
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The chapel is so gorgeous
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Old October 10th, 2012, 12:27 AM   #502
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Some of the details don't look very correct, particularly the Ionic pilasters at the round turret in the foreground of the bottom picture. The pilasters appear too skinny, and there is no real strong cornice line. If there is going to be an increasing demand for this type of architecture, it would be wise for architecture schools to teach students how to design classical buildings.
Yes I completly agree with you. In order not to have these new structures mere pastiche the architects need to study very carefully the rules of classical architecture. This has been a great failure in recent times in many new developments, though not often in the U.S.A. where obviously they are taught to apply the correct principals and there have been some outstanding examples recently completed.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #503
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I dont see why its so freaking hard to get the proportions right on buildings meant to immitate historic styles. I mean, Im no architect and I could do a better job then lots of these guys. Hell, if they could do it right without modern technology then why cant any of these architects get it right now?
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Old October 10th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #504
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I dont see why its so freaking hard to get the proportions right on buildings meant to immitate historic styles. I mean, Im no architect and I could do a better job then lots of these guys. Hell, if they could do it right without modern technology then why cant any of these architects get it right now?
I'm also bewildered by the ignorance of classical proportions. An architect doesn't even have to be taught the proportions, they can start with a replica of an existing building then change the design a bit to make it unique.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #505
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I don't believe that chapel belongs in this thread.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 07:48 AM   #506
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That chapel is a beautiful building but not classic architecture. I've never seen anything like it in European architecture so it can't called classic.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 10:59 PM   #507
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It's a "modern" twist on a classical design. Not exactly 100% classical.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #508
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It's a "modern" twist on a classical design. Not exactly 100% classical.
But this thread isn't about twists on classical styles, it's about new buildings built in traditional styles. That chapel is clearly a product of modernism.
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I'm also bewildered by the ignorance of classical proportions. An architect doesn't even have to be taught the proportions, they can start with a replica of an existing building then change the design a bit to make it unique.
It is important that an architct be taught proportions. If an architect starts with an existing building, let's say for example that he bases a new house on Monticello. Chances are he is not going to want to make an exact replica of Monticello, and as the design evolves, things will stretch and move, and if the architect doesn't have a full understanding of proportions and details, the results won't be pretty.
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Yes I completly agree with you. In order not to have these new structures mere pastiche the architects need to study very carefully the rules of classical architecture. This has been a great failure in recent times in many new developments, though not often in the U.S.A. where obviously they are taught to apply the correct principals and there have been some outstanding examples recently completed.
Unfortunately, Notre Dame is the only architcture shool that teaches design traditional and classical design. Because of the lack of education available, there are many, if not more, bad examples of traditional architecture in the USA.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #511
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Thats not a building built in tradition style, sorry but its not. It has traditional elements but its very mordern.
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Old October 13th, 2012, 12:36 AM   #516
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I'm the only one who thinks that is weird to see Asian countries like china etc. with those buildings?
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The chapel is an evolution of a historical style. Yes it may not be entirely appropriate for this thread, and I am somewhat retracting on the rules I set forth, however it was too beautiful to pass up.


I'm not saying it isn't a beautiful structure, but it isn't traditional.There are hundreds of threads on SSC that talk about modern architecture, but only a few like this one. I'd just hate to see this turn into another modern and contemporary architecture thread.
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I'm the only one who thinks that is weird to see Asian countries like china etc. with those buildings?
If you are referring to old western-style architecture in Asian nations, I'd say it depends. If it is one of those rapidly-developing cities in the interior, yeah it is weird.
However, if it someplace like Shanghai or Tokyo, where there are already a considerable number of western/western-influenced buildings (especially during the turn of the century), then it is way less jarring.
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What is it with buddhism and giant statues? Maybe it's because I'm not a buddhist, but I never understood what's the point of having those insanely huge statues.
Just look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statues_by_height
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If you are referring to old western-style architecture in Asian nations, I'd say it depends. If it is one of those rapidly-developing cities in the interior, yeah it is weird.
However, if it someplace like Shanghai or Tokyo, where there are already a considerable number of western/western-influenced buildings (especially during the turn of the century), then it is way less jarring.

Agreed.

Though at the end of the day, I believe Western architecture belongs in the West.
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