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Old September 14th, 2015, 12:08 AM   #6221
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From 1960s modernism to Jugendstil (not a reconstruction) in Amsterdam. Completed 2012.



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Old September 14th, 2015, 12:47 AM   #6222
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Old September 14th, 2015, 12:56 AM   #6223
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axelhof boutique hotel in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine











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Old September 14th, 2015, 12:58 AM   #6224
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Simply flawless!
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Old September 14th, 2015, 01:14 AM   #6225
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new project in Kyiv U/C 2015-2018
Other than the unsightly glass base, it looks pretty good.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 05:30 AM   #6226
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Excellent contributions!

I've added these updates to the Skyscraperpage thread:

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Old September 14th, 2015, 06:56 PM   #6227
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Neoclassical Home - Atherton, CA, USA





















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Old September 14th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #6228
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Old September 16th, 2015, 08:52 PM   #6229
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Bass Library, Yale University

A small, but impressive Medieval-gothic style structure at Yale University.






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Located in the shadow of Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, Bass Library accommodates a 150,000-volume core collection and a variety of study areas in a two-story, 60,000-square-foot underground structure. Connection to Sterling is via an underground tunnel. Our solution creates a new above-ground entrance to Bass Library. A new day-lit lounge near the entry creates a focal point for both libraries and encourages student movement from Sterling through Bass library. New classrooms and group study areas in the remodeled portion of Sterling draw patrons from the connecting tunnel at Bass into Sterling Library.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 12:14 AM   #6230
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Old September 17th, 2015, 12:15 AM   #6231
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Old September 18th, 2015, 12:05 PM   #6232
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OMG, this is not a building...it's a wedding cake!
Guess, no one has ever told the architects or the commissioners, that less is sometimes more...
Looks like a typical Gypsy house, we have them in Russia too. For Gypsies, traditionally, the more is always the better. Otherwise you won't be respected.
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Old September 18th, 2015, 12:08 PM   #6233
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Eleven mirrors hotel in Kyiv
This one is pretty awful, but the previous two from Kyiv are surprisingly good.
Although I have doubts about that Astoria building. Does Kyiv need another skyscraper in the center (even a good one)? The city skyline is already marred enough by all kinds of overtall buildings, mostly crappy ones.
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Old September 18th, 2015, 03:14 PM   #6234
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Looks like a typical Gypsy house, we have them in Russia too. For Gypsies, traditionally, the more is always the better. Otherwise you won't be respected.
You wont need Gypsies for that. The average russian olegarch will do no better in most cases
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Old September 18th, 2015, 11:32 PM   #6235
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You wont need Gypsies for that. The average russian olegarch will do no better in most cases
Maybe no better but... in a different way. There are many kinds of bad, you know.

And yes, that one is Gypsies' indeed (I checked the link in the post).
And it's not Budapest, by the way. It's a Gypsy village in Romania called Certeze.

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Old September 19th, 2015, 11:30 PM   #6236
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There was always something about this building that struck me as rather unusual, as if beneath the thoughtless clutter and clumsy massing, there was a genuinely handsome building struggling to break free-- but could only be glimpsed at through the curiously Edwardian dome. It came across as something akin to good building designed by a bad architect, which I've only now discovered is exactly what it is... for it's a clumsy adaptation of the HSBC Building on the Shanghai Bund:


Bund 12 by Lowcola, on Flickr

Copying is not inherently a crime-- why, the Palladians considered it something of a virtue. Western architects have copied each other's works since time immemorial. It becomes criminal, or, better yet, ahborrent when it is done badly.

One must admire their enthusiasm, though. Kitschy and cheap pastiches of traditional architecture are merely unfortunate. But it verges on the tragic to see buildings in Baku, Tianjin, Saigon, or anywhere else built with quality materials and a high level of craftsmanship, but clearly designed by someone without a firm grasp on the fundamentals of classical architecture.

I've had sitting in my head the idea of Western traditional architects travelling to other countries, teaching local architects the rules and principles of classical architecture--proportions, the classical orders, and so forth. One could consider it pro bono work. It'd mean much better architecture all around.
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Old September 20th, 2015, 01:14 AM   #6237
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Suvarna Vidhana Soudha (built 2012), Belgaum, Karnataka, India


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Suvarna Vidhan Soudha - Belgaum by Vijay Lingayat, on Flickr


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I don't recall seeing this building posted here before; it's an alternate meeting place for the state legislature, and it closely resembles the legislature's primary seat, the Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore, a grandiose and rather unique "Neo-Dravidian" structure built in the 1950s.

However, the state assembly meets at the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha for only a few days each legislative session, leaving the building--which cost around $100 million to build, well over budget--empty most of the year. Hence many assume that it was built not for any particular practical purpose but rather as a sort of architectural territorial marking, as Belgaum is claimed by the neighboring state of Maharashtra. Regardless, the government has built a number of additional "mini Vidhana Soudhas" around the state housing government offices, none of which seem worth posting in this thread.
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Vikasa Soudha (built 2005), Bangalore, Karnataka, India


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This is the original "copy" of the Vidhana Soudha, a directly adjacent office building with space for legislators' offices, staff offices, committee rooms, and the like. It's not so much a copy of the as it is built in the same style as the legislature.
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Old September 20th, 2015, 05:52 AM   #6240
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