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Old April 18th, 2015, 07:28 PM   #5221
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Holiday Inn Suifenhe - Suifenhe, Heilongjiang Province, China (Built 2012)


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Another complete hash-up! This building does not confirm to the thread that states "new buildings built in traditional style"
Please stop posting these aberrations that have nothing to do with traditional architectural styles
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Old April 18th, 2015, 07:43 PM   #5222
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There is almost nothing traditional about those buildings. There is something ugly about them though......
Absolutely! Just because they apply a few cornices and maybe a pitched roof does not make them "built in traditional architectural style". The only slightly positive thing is that, although lacking in any distinction, they break away from the ubiquitous concrete "box" that litters all large Brasilian cities and is so unbelievably banal and boring.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 07:58 PM   #5223
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Posting a few more from the same photo-set. Homes in Toronto, Canada.

Some of these are much larger homes, further out from the city centre, but none of these are older than 10 years old.










This one wasn't even finished when I took this photo.





I love these stone clad houses and they are well designed! If I was building a new home where Winters are severe, this is the style I'd opt for- brilliant!
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Old April 21st, 2015, 03:41 AM   #5224
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I'm not particularly fond of any of those homes except the first and last.
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Old April 21st, 2015, 01:05 PM   #5225
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Well, they're fairly nice, wouldn't mind living in such a home. Better than most of the average "McMansions" definitely. But they really need to find better solutions for the garages, dunno how much space these lots got though.
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Old April 21st, 2015, 04:48 PM   #5226
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Tianing Temple, Changzhou (2007)

Changzhou (China)- Tianning Temple by D, on Flickr

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Changzhou - Tianning Temple by Marc van der Chijs, on Flickr
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 02:00 PM   #5227
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Portland, Oregon, Lake Oswego House(built in 2002)



















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Old April 22nd, 2015, 05:50 PM   #5228
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This is definitely just a McMansion!
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Old April 22nd, 2015, 08:47 PM   #5229
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arros (E)

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Old April 23rd, 2015, 07:51 AM   #5230
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I like the use of materials in the last one, but its not a traditional design
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Old April 23rd, 2015, 11:45 PM   #5231
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Why not? I mean, what does traditional design, vernacular architecture in that region look like? Frankly I don't really know. Haven't been to the mountainous areas near Arros so far.

@Lake Oswego House: That's not what I'd call a McMansion. Actually it's a pretty solid design that signals a passion for craftmanship. With a tad of Prairie Style. I like it. They got the proportions, materials and details right - the oversaturated photos make it seem a little artificial. In the US/North American context, it qualifies for this thread.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 03:19 AM   #5232
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Indeed, especially from how the garage(s) appear disconnected from the house. The only McMansion-ish features I see are the circular vent and window at the back.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 03:35 AM   #5233
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What do typical private houses look like where you guys are from?
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Old April 24th, 2015, 03:55 AM   #5234
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It varies by region and if the area is urban, suburban, or rural. I assume you're talking about single-family residences. Google Images is your friend.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 05:11 AM   #5235
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Newman Center - Lincoln, Nebraska - Completed 2015


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This is a beautiful altar. I have looked carefully at the details in the other photos of it here, and there is a respect for the tradition and dignity of Catholic worship yet it has a fresh, clean, vital look as well.

I do not usually like new church buildings, but this is an exception.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 06:42 AM   #5236
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This is a beautiful altar. I have looked carefully at the details in the other photos of it here, and there is a respect for the tradition and dignity of Catholic worship yet it has a fresh, clean, vital look as well.

I do not usually like new church buildings, but this is an exception.
The altars you see are older pieces that were restored recently. They came from a closed church in Youngstown, Ohio.

More information: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org...-nebraska.html
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Old April 24th, 2015, 07:24 AM   #5237
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I love these stone clad houses and they are well designed! If I was building a new home where Winters are severe, this is the style I'd opt for- brilliant!
Except that they are "fake". Those stone facades are only about 2 to 3cm thick and glued to plywood. These are in fact the ubiquitous McMansions of north America built entirely of wood and plasterboard, with a thin stone facade on the outside. Sometimes even the brick is only 2cm thick and glued to plywood or particle board. They use fiberglass insulation just like the cheaper homes and in severe storms will get blown to bits just like you see in tornado alley in the Midwest. There are literally millions of these houses all over North America. Those houses in these pictures could be in any of several hundred cities from Alaska to Florida, and with the exception of the trees, you could easily mistake one city for another.

Here's a couple of photos I took just 4 hours ago in the suburb of L.A. called Palos Verdes.

In this one you can see the construction. This is a 10mill dollar mansion, well McMansion, overlooking Los Angeles to the north. You can see it's all plywood, but the exterior finish will be made up to look "Mediterranean", one of the most popular styles in Cali.


Now for comparison check out the house across the street which was just built last year the same exact way.


And one more, just next door.


They are not ugly, I do like them, but the quality is horrid, and considering they are all over 10million dollars, I personally would like the real deal.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 11:06 AM   #5238
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IDK, materials can be a lot stronger than they look, especially if it's "high-tech" wood used presently. Unless there's U/C pictures of that Lake Oswego house, who knows what it's built from.
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Old April 24th, 2015, 11:50 AM   #5239
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Neo Prairie School

I'm not too worried about such houses in terms of quality. The US have the longest continuing tradition in building similar wooden prefab houses. In Europe we tend to build more massive, but of course that's also more expensive, so new homes tend to be smaller and less representative. There's also more environmental, safety etc. regulations to meet in most EU countries. I tend to envy the US for its liberty in this regard. You can just build more quality of life for a Dollar.

Anyway, I've found an architect of New Prairie Style homes from Elmhurst, Illinois. Not all designs are perfect, but imho it's great to see this interesting style continued with foster care:

Stephen Jaskowiak (West Studio)

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777 Euclid


1025 Forest












This is what I call a vernacular modern style. It is characterized by open plans, horizontal lines, and indigenous materials, in relation to the American branch of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Good thing about this early modern / verge of classical style is, you can include most modern/contemporary aspects without producing something awkward, you can get away with integrated garages etc. easily because it's ingrained in the style. You can even do infinite pools, huge glassfronts, many big balconies, beams etc. with style, without falling off the fence, as long as you stick to the style's relevant premises.

This could still be straight out of 1920, it's almost a mystic combo:


All from: http://prairiearchitect.com/residential-projects-3/
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Prairie kind of reminds me of traditional Turkish(Ottoman if you will) estates in country side Anatolia. I was in second year at school when we had a trip to a Prairie house somewhere in NJ. I was amazed when I realized it is heavily Japanese influenced.

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