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Old April 3rd, 2016, 04:31 AM   #7041
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Residence on the Stone - St. Petersburg, Russia (U/C)

"Residence on the Stone" - a complex of De Luxe class villas, located in one of the most prestigious corners of St. Petersburg - Stony Island. In a private park in an area of ​​one hectare, located two mansions with residential residences and club house with accompanying infrastructure.

The complex of villas, designed in the neoclassical style, symbolizes the finest and stability, emphasizes the refined taste of the tenants. Classic, monumental architectural style became popular in the mid XX century, it has not lost its relevance today.















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Old April 4th, 2016, 12:40 AM   #7042
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Urban renewal project in Zaandam Netherlands:

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Old April 4th, 2016, 01:32 AM   #7043
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New buidling (2000) in Amsterdam with usage of old details from 1600s house that was torn down in the 1960s in another street. Replaced a 1920s house that was built after original 1600s house burnt down on this street.





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Old April 4th, 2016, 07:09 PM   #7044
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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.
We agree to disagree! There are a few British architects that know exactly how to build in traditional style but they are very few. The Americans are MUCH MUCH better at getting proportion, ornament and materials correct. Of course there are very bad examples in the U.S. as there are anywhere but their best architects are The Best!
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Old April 4th, 2016, 07:19 PM   #7045
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I think the UK has some of the very best traditional/New Classical architects in the world. And proportionally a similar level of talent as compared to the US.

A small selection can be found here:

http://www.traditionalarchitecture.co.uk/gallery.html

-- TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE GROUP OF THE UK --

Also note this selection:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php...United_Kingdom
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Old April 4th, 2016, 10:30 PM   #7046
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@cameronpaul: Maybe it's a matter of taste. What I like about British traditionalist architecture is that you really can't tell the difference to an actually old building. They really look old, whereas traditional architecture in most other countries is most of the time merely an interpretation of classic architecture or use of some classic elements. You can tell that they are new, like the examples from Berlin. As you can see above, there are quite a few architects in Britain and quite a few examples on this thread.
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Old April 5th, 2016, 05:25 PM   #7047
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Old April 6th, 2016, 11:04 PM   #7048
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A Gothic Library for Christchurch


Christchurch, the oldest city in New Zealand, was known for its gothic cathedral before the February 2011 earthquake destroyed its spire. Modern architects, as voracious a species as ever existed, descended upon the city like a plague, declaring that everything traditional must be demolished and hideous glass hulks raised instead. They succeeded in convincing the city’s Anglican authorities to deconsecrate the cathedral (despite remaining mostly intact) and plans for its future remain vague.

Local architectural designer & engineer James Carr has come up with a proposal to build a central library for Christchurch on Cathedral Square. The design complements the gothic cathedral (or whats left of it) and would be a handsome addition to the city.



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Old April 6th, 2016, 11:51 PM   #7049
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I truly hope they rebuilt it instead of destroying what's left of it. A 'modern' country such as New Zealand can't afford to destroy its little European heritage that is actually worth preserving, in my opinion.
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Old April 7th, 2016, 03:01 AM   #7050
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[FONT="Century Gothic"]A Gothic Library for Christchurch


[I]Modern architects, as voracious a species as ever existed, descended upon the city like a plague, declaring that everything traditional must be demolished and hideous glass hulks raised instead.
Why are people like this? The response from modern architects to the general public wishing for more traditional/ornate buildings to be made is always along the lines of 'oh, well all you want is Gothic and nothing else,' and yet modernists again and again force modernism and nothing else. Why is there not more variety? Why are we still stuck in this thought process of either distant-history or near-history, rather than searching for a contemporary, ornate style to fight for the public's attention against modern glass structures?
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The more recent generations of architects and architecture professors didn't establish a real dialogue culture. It's always a versus obviously. Though postmodern architects tried to spur this kind of dialogue between generations, styles and ideologies, it was sadly just a short-lived trend that caused more controversy than conversation.

But I think we're slowly getting there, with more and more once more-modernist architecture faculties also offering courses in traditional/classical architecture, various think-tanks, etc. We're getting back to somewhat normal, as in Art Deco times.
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The more recent generations of architects and architecture professors didn't establish a real dialogue culture. It's always a versus obviously. Though postmodern architects tried to spur this kind of dialogue between generations, styles and ideologies, it was sadly just a short-lived trend that caused more controversy than conversation.

But I think we're slowly getting there, with more and more once more-modernist architecture faculties also offering courses in traditional/classical architecture, various think-tanks, etc. We're getting back to somewhat normal, as in Art Deco times.
That's some interesting information you're giving about architecture schools. I am myself considering doing a master's in urban planning (with a non-architecture background it's as far as I can get). Would you be able to specify more on what universities are starting to teach such types of architectural trends?
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Hey, I joined this forum because of this thread. I knew about this place for years but never bothered with it thinking it was all about modern skyscrapers. I would post stuff but I have to post 10 things first before I can share links. So this is my second.
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Old April 9th, 2016, 01:26 AM   #7057
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[CENTER]Executive Residence, A New England University
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Just about perfect.......we sure this isn't a restoration?
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Old April 9th, 2016, 07:02 AM   #7060
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No way.. this building is one block over from me. Wonderful design btw.
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