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Old October 19th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #541
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Not too dissimilar to the Mormon temple in Chorley, UK (Said to be the largest Mormon temple outside of the USA).



Really weird building for what is a small town/village in the North West of England.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #542
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Old October 19th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #543
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This is what it is being turned into.

Looks similar like new Mormon temple in Kyiv





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Old October 20th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #544
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Old October 21st, 2012, 05:49 AM   #545
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Not too dissimilar to the Mormon temple in Chorley, UK (Said to be the largest Mormon temple outside of the USA).



Really weird building for what is a small town/village in the North West of England.
3rd largest outside of the US, the largest outside of North America.

http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/stat...ort=squareFeet
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Old October 21st, 2012, 05:55 AM   #546
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I love 70s modernist architecture, except for the commieblocks. I think the old run down ones should be replaced with buildings like the ones in the above post.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 06:28 AM   #547
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People I'm wondering something it is possible to make a reconstruction only with pictures?

I mean there's nothing left about the building just pictures
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Old October 21st, 2012, 09:48 PM   #548
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People I'm wondering something it is possible to make a reconstruction only with pictures?

I mean there's nothing left about the building just pictures
That's pretty much what they did in a dozen in post WWII European cities
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Old October 21st, 2012, 10:06 PM   #549
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Yes, but is that not one way that architecture evolves? Communication opens up new perspectives, people like what they see, styles are implemented.

Even after the Reconquistada, Moorish styles were still incorporated into Spanish architecture for a while even though the culture was at odds with Castilian values. However, the Spaniards still considered them aesthetically pleasing. The same idea could be applied since trade routes were first established; just now it is at a far more global scale and far less gradual pace.
If anything, a lot of the high-decal architectural styles during the early 20th century (art nouveau, art deco, etc) that we value today would probably have not been possible without influence from the east.
Hell, the modern skyscraper itself could be something that can be considered western in origin, despite the noticeable distinctness seen in Asian styles today.

Of course if, without substantial background reason or symbolism, you just plop down an exact replica of a certain architectural style that goes against existing forms just for the lolz, then, yes, the effects can be jarring. But that is not to say that styles from across the world still can't be implemented tastefully.
Architecture evolves by creating new things, not copying already existing ones.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 11:16 PM   #550
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Architecture evolves by creating new things, not copying already existing ones.
going by that philosophy alone has brought us nothing but a decline in aesthetics over the past 70 years
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 04:25 PM   #551
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Architecture evolves by creating new things, not copying already existing ones.
Like the whole Europe with the Romans/greeks Architecture...
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 05:09 PM   #552
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going by that philosophy alone has brought us nothing but a decline in aesthetics over the past 70 years
It's known that modernist and avant-garde architecture advocates hold their rejection of clasicissim as a die-hard and intransigent academic dogma. Everything else is permitted.

Tradition is better understood when we associate the word "tradition" to its etymology: "traditio", the act of delivery (which in English became "trade").

But what is capable of delivering a vanguard to subsequent generations? Paradoxically, insofar as it gets transmitted it will become a new tradition or enriched, but it will die as such vanguard. If what the vanguard claims is the continuous re-invention to avoid being "contaminated" by past forms, then it can not transcend or be more consistent than the current "bubble" at that point.

The biggest contradiction lies in that many avant-garde advocates, whatever their field is, claim that their modernity is, not merely a reference from its present culture, but a totem of required worship ... when a true totem can only exist by means of tradition .

And of course, it is there where many of them crash, even in life, no matter how high priest of modernity they are.

I recommend the two following books from Tom Wolfe:
  • The painted Word (1975).
  • From Bauhaus to our house. (1981).
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 07:45 PM   #553
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Like the whole Europe with the Romans/greeks Architecture...
Old styles evolved into new styles precisely because new elements were added. Sometimes that meant mixing old style with elements of some other old style but what generated the evolution is not the very act of mixing but the consequent creation of brand new elements as the time passed. The other style that was used in mixing was just an inspiration for evolution, and not the evolution itself.

Unfortunately, the main ingredient needed for inspiration to make results - time, is what we lack in this more and more globalized world , so we should be very careful not to mix evolution(product of originality and tradition)with devolution (product of multiculturalism and globalization).
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Old October 25th, 2012, 05:52 AM   #554
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Altın Koza University
Ankara, Turkey

http://www.altinkoza.edu.tr/home.html

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Old October 25th, 2012, 05:58 AM   #555
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I like what I'm seeing please keep updating
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Old October 25th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #556
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Mormon temples are very interesting. Here's the one in Los Angeles. I can't help but look at it every time I drive by.


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And the first time I drove down to San Diego I was blown away by this crazy building on the side of the freeway. I later learned it was another Mormon temple.


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Old October 25th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #557
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I like the Altın Koza University! It has a consistent classical design without being gaudy or overwrought. Even the interiors have a classical theme. Can you provide some details on it? Is it a public or private university? What city is it located in? When will construction start?
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Old October 25th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #558
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Marvellous...who is the architect of it?
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Old October 26th, 2012, 02:01 AM   #559
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This is another example of amateurish classical architecture. All the details, the proportions, the way components are suppose to align with each other, the moulding profiles, etc. are not done correctly. This is why it is important that architecture schools start teaching traditional design once again.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 02:08 AM   #560
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Those mormon temples are beautiful. Gothic mixed with Art Deco!
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