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Old January 31st, 2016, 08:21 PM   #6881
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Weymouth Harbour | Weymouth, Dorset

This is the proposed redesign of Weymouth Harbour in Dorset, England.




The 70's monstrosity it'll replace:


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Old January 31st, 2016, 08:38 PM   #6882
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Thatched Cottages | Hampshire

Two thatched cottages in Hampshire, England. Built in 2010.

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Old February 1st, 2016, 04:48 AM   #6883
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This is the proposed redesign of Weymouth Harbour in Dorset, England.




The 70's monstrosity it'll replace:


NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL PROGRESS!
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Old February 1st, 2016, 11:27 PM   #6884
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Makes me happy to see modern monstrosity replaced with historical gems.
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 04:45 AM   #6885
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Halasi Wine Cellar and Guest House in Villány. Villány (German: Wieland) is a small and prosperous Swabian-Hungarian wine producing town in the southernmost part of Hungary.

Built in 2014

Architect: Ottó Hoffer











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Old February 3rd, 2016, 05:52 AM   #6886
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Yes, battlement is oversize and it's too charged for average western taste, but it's arty. Is much better than any Mc-CityHall.

Myself, with my western mindset, formated by French all-white rational architecture use to see Italian ochre cities as not beautiful. Prague and Karlovy Vary used to look like pastiches to me. Not to say last Ottoman palaces or whatever had eastern influences; but then I opened my mind and can appreciate it and got to understand it.
I hope you can do the same.

Anyways, I have to confess that I would have preffered those Kiev buildings without paintingor stucco or at least with clearer colours, and so for the Russian explample. Is a personal limitation. But of course I don't leave in that wheather, nor have that coulourful tradition.

For close minded people with acquired tastes that still don't understand what we are talking about:
Get off your prejudices!



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Old February 3rd, 2016, 06:05 AM   #6887
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Golden Jubilee Ballroom, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani (2006) - Pak Kret, Thailand







I'm not completely sure about the date; Google Earth shows that the building was under construction in 2005 and was finished by 2007, and King Bhumibol Adulyadej celebrated 60 years on the throne in 2006 (although that was his Diamond Jubilee, not the Golden Jubilee-- which was in 1996), so that's my educated guess. The remarkable, and very unusual thing about this ballroom, is that the only thing traditional about its building is this room, and only this room. The rest of building, inside and out, is a standard large glass-and-steel convention centre, which is about as classical as an iPhone (the ballroom is located on the right side of the larger building to the left):



A rather unusual setting for such an ornate work of architecture. Although, as I hope on showing with some other examples, not the only example of unusually-sited Western traditional architecture in Thailand. All in all, the design follows the rules and norms of classical design, and is well-executed, to a degree rarely seen anywhere today-- to say nothing of outside the West! Most large hotel ballrooms today, even those that are meant to have a "classic" look to them, are clearly designed with functionality as overriding concern: drop ceilings dominated by tracks for dividers, sparse or even perfunctory ornamentation, and are usually very wide, very long, but far too short to achieve a proper sense of proportion. This is very clearly not the case here.

I think the design could have been improved had the room been a bit taller, and the vault made a little deeper, as it looks slightly compressed. The design of the long central ceiling coffer (that runs most the length of the vault) is somewhat unorthodox, and I suspect the sheer size of the room made things complicated for the architect; three equally spaced rows of square coffers (like this) would have probably worked better. The chandeliers are an unfortunate deviation from the theme, but that is minor. Ultimately, however, my criticisms are minor, and I am in no place whatsoever to complain about this absolutely wonderful-- if unusually situated-- design.

It reminds me of the (temporary) Salle des États built in the L'Hôtel des Menus-Plaisirs in Versailles to house the Estates-General of 1789 (see below), and also of the grand ballroom of the Plaza Hotel here in New York, although the Plaza's ballroom (measuring 88 ft long, 54 ft wide, and 25 ft tall), with an area of 4,800 sq ft, is dwarfed by the Golden Jubilee Ballroom (measuring 295 ft long, 130 ft wide, and 46 ft tall), whose area is 37,600 sq ft! Just amazing!

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Old February 3rd, 2016, 08:22 AM   #6888
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Halasi Wine Cellar and Guest House in Villány. Villány (German: Wieland) is a small and prosperous Swabian-Hungarian wine producing town in the southernmost part of Hungary. Built in 2014 Architect: Ottó Hoffer
Wow, it is marvellous. I did not know that there are neo-traditional architects in Hungary
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Looks like I've taken a bit of a detour while going through Thailand and have wound up in... London?

Audley Square House (U/C) - Mayfair, London, UK
Architect: Robert A.M. Stern

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Here are some additional cross-sections (mostly from the Daily Mail):







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Old February 3rd, 2016, 05:57 PM   #6890
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[QUOTE=ChinaBRICS;130455894]For close minded people with acquired tastes that still don't understand what we are talking about:
Get off your prejudices!


Probably most on this forum have not seen these structures with their own eyes. That can be instructive, because so much of the success of historic revival structures is in the materials. For example, if cast stone is used in place of real limestone, then, meh, not so great but maybe OK. On the other hand, if you were to notice that the facade is actually composed of a flimsy stucco-like substance, then the overall result -- to me -- is a disappointment. Or the detailing of ornament, upon closer inspection, may be crude. Not saying that is the case with these new buildings, but I have seen it in similar revival constructions and it really is disillusioning.
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Old February 4th, 2016, 12:07 AM   #6891
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Looks like I've taken a bit of a detour while going through Thailand and have wound up in... London?

Audley Square House (U/C) - Mayfair, London, UK
Architect: Robert A.M. Stern
RAMSA are one of those U.S. Architectural Practices that know all about complementing the surrounding environment when designing new buildings and also they know how important correct proportion, ornament etc is. I hope this goes ahead, a refreshing change to so much cheap and nasty stuff that has been thrown up in London in recent times, though this particular area is better controlled than many other parts of the city.
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Old February 4th, 2016, 12:31 AM   #6892
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Open your mind!!!!

It's a 1901 house by genius Władysław Horodecki.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C5%8...82aw_Horodecki

I can't understand how so many people who does big deal around Gaudi's sand-castles don't have enought sense of order to apreciate this.

I think most purists, as well as modern architecture integrists, don't have sense of order at all; they just can apreciate things if are in line with their acquired taste. Is not personal. I'm not talking about you. I'm just thinking.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_with_Chimaeras
I have to confess I had never heard of this architect (even though I've studied History of Architecture). Yes, Gaudi was not the only one around in the early 20th c with some way out ideas on design. I have to say I find this particular building particularly ugly and depressing but that is a personal opinion obviously not shared by all.
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Old February 4th, 2016, 03:04 PM   #6893
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Love this thread. Just wish more buildings like these would be built in Spain (my homeland). It makes me sad that instead they try to build modern stuff (but cheaply, because there is no money) and it almost always ends up being quite a disaster. It is even more interesting that in my region, Galicia, politicians are trying to promote modern architecture as a touristic attraction even though we only have a few nice looking moder buildings and they are spread out all over the place. It's a real shame. I'm jealous of America, the UK and even Russia.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 04:26 PM   #6894
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You should take a visit to Berlin. We recently got some very nice spanish late19th/early20th revivals...
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Old February 6th, 2016, 08:03 PM   #6895
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Few examples from Balaklava, Russia. I don't know the exact year of construction, but they seem quite new...















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Old February 8th, 2016, 11:17 AM   #6897
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New villa in Munic replacing ugly 60-s box. Built 2010s.





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Urban infill in Munich, "Isartor-Palais" built 2010.





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Old February 8th, 2016, 11:33 PM   #6899
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Great buildings in Münich.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 07:10 PM   #6900
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A building in the Polanco neighbourhood of Mexico City. It looks better in person than this picture suggests.


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