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Old March 27th, 2016, 02:06 PM   #7021
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Old March 28th, 2016, 05:21 AM   #7022
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Is this one good? It's from Moscow, built in 2002 and designed by the architect Anatoly Stolyarchuk.
No, it's not really good. :/ It's rather coarse, unrefined and out of proportion. And that "roof"? D: It's also more postmodern than really traditional.


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This is what I meant in my earlier comment about Germany showing the way. I think Germany doesn't put out the cheap crap that Russia and the U.S. sometimes do. When they do classical it looks classy.
There are wonderful examples from the US and the UK in this thread. Some of the college buildings, government or sacral buildings are nearly perfect in design and style and quality of execution. I sometimes even find it hard to make out if this are actually new buildings or just recently nenovated historic buildings. In this regard I find especially the US unsurpassed. Also these are quite big projects. Nothing of that size or importance is ever build in Germany, its exclusively housing projects...and in Germany it's mostly just Berlin where so many traditional projects go up.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 08:15 PM   #7023
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No, it's not really good. :/ It's rather coarse, unrefined and out of proportion. And that "roof"? D: It's also more postmodern than really traditional.




There are wonderful examples from the US and the UK in this thread. Some of the college buildings, government or sacral buildings are nearly perfect in design and style and quality of execution. I sometimes even find it hard to make out if this are actually new buildings or just recently nenovated historic buildings. In this regard I find especially the US unsurpassed. Also these are quite big projects. Nothing of that size or importance is ever build in Germany, its exclusively housing projects...and in Germany it's mostly just Berlin where so many traditional projects go up.
Yes I totally agree with you. The U.S. in particular has architects that know exactly how to design in traditional style and have clearly studied their subject. Of course in such a vast country you will find bad examples but you also find the very best. To a lesser extent you have the same in the U.K. but overall the American architects are better. As you rightly say in Germany it's mainly in Berlin where you get high quality new buildings reflecting a traditional style. The German exceptions are of course the rebuilding of structures lost in WW2 such as to be found in Dresden, Potsdam, Frankfurt etc where they are most particular in adhering as much as practical to the original design. Poland is another example where you will find rebuilding of lost places using correct design elements.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 08:40 PM   #7024
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The architecture of the Moscow Four Suns project isn't glass box and tries to relate to draw the eye in, so I would give it credit for that. Kudos to the ornament and color. But as urbanity - fail. Adjoining surface parking lots are killers to a building's contribution to overall street life and participation in the city.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 11:30 PM   #7025
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Old March 29th, 2016, 05:32 PM   #7026
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Old March 29th, 2016, 06:33 PM   #7027
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Old March 29th, 2016, 10:09 PM   #7028
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To a lesser extent you have the same in the U.K. but overall the American architects are better.
Nooo! I find the British ones far better. The Brits simply understand more about historic architecture, as the historic buildings in the UK are already nicer. The American ones just look very... American. Same applies to France, Belgium and NL, btw. Germany seems to have some of the best urban examples but not too many rural ones.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 11:46 PM   #7029
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Old March 30th, 2016, 12:01 AM   #7030
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New 1930s style house "Haus Egmont". Finished 2015 in Düsseldorg /Germany.





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Old March 30th, 2016, 09:57 PM   #7031
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Some more recent examples from Düsseldorf:

Bongardstraße (2015)
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Old March 31st, 2016, 12:15 AM   #7032
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So there is in fact a considerable amount of high quality traditional projects outside of Berlin in Germany. Thanks for sharing these.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 12:40 AM   #7033
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Obviously most of these examples from Germany are not traditional nor classical but I am lovin' them. Top notch labor too.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 12:47 AM   #7034
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Absolutely love them too. That truly adds to a city.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 06:48 PM   #7035
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Obviously most of these examples from Germany are not traditional nor classical but I am lovin' them. Top notch labor too.
We've had consensus to share classical/early modern designs here too, such as Neo Art Deco, Expressionism, Streamline etc. And these from Düsseldorf are fabulous, top notch.
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Few more beautiful examples from Dusseldorf

1.Haus Bongard visualization:



2.Cecilienallee:











3.Oberkassel:



4.Unter den Linden:



5.Kentenich Hof:



6.Haus Belvedere:



7.New project - Haus Degers:

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Old April 1st, 2016, 05:41 PM   #7037
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This looks so american to me...
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Old April 1st, 2016, 10:46 PM   #7038
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Proposed new Classical courthouse for Mobile, Alabama, USA.

This is an artist's rendering of what a new federal courthouse will look like in downtown Mobile, across from the current courthouse, which will become the new Bankruptcy Court.

Lee Becker, a partner with Hartman-Cox Architects in Washington, said "Our goal is to try to understand the character of the place and design a building that fits Mobile." The materials were chosen to match the existing courthouse, "We are trying to create a two-building family."

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Old April 2nd, 2016, 12:00 AM   #7039
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This looks so american to me...
To me it looks more like one of those cheap Ukrainian or Azerbaijani things - which is a shame because Russia is usually very good at building in the classical form.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 12:48 AM   #7040
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An ugly 70's monstrosity transformed into a wooden-panelled beauty.

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