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Old May 29th, 2016, 01:41 AM   #7341
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A new chapel built in 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. Made in Portuguese colonial style with some baroque influence.









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Old May 29th, 2016, 06:36 AM   #7342
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I don't understand really why, when we have so many of these new classical buildings being made, more people don't appear to be attempting to create an entirely new style based on the same principles but new art. A lot of these are basically either stripped down, austere looking and classically inspired buildings, or copy-and-pastes directly from the past. I like them quite a bit, but it's evidently not the way to win over the architecturally community at large, or to blow away the public. We need to be creating something new, desperately, rather than just feeding the narrative that those of us who like decoration and detail are stuck in the past, when really we're not.
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Old May 29th, 2016, 12:57 PM   #7343
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^ That's what I'm saying since ages. There needs to be an architectural evolution inspired by Art Nouveau, Deco, Expressionism, Organic and the likes, i.e. modern expressions derived from the classical vocabulary.

The thing is though, contemporary architects at large don't master the classical vocabulary yet again. They still have to re-learn. Only when a larger margin of them reached some grade of perfection in it, they'll be able to create what we long for. But I'm optimistic we're getting there very soon, also with the help of modern technology.
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I'm not sure if this one counts, in Port Hedland, Australia. (A booming port and mining town)

Small hotel originally built in 1900, but largely destroyed by a cyclone in 1939.


Hotel later rebuilt in this style.


It's redesign and extension completed 2013.

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Old May 29th, 2016, 10:41 PM   #7345
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Ogden Utah Temple - Ogden, Utah (2014)

Technically a major remodel.

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Old May 30th, 2016, 02:44 PM   #7346
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Damn, that's nioce. Would it be possible to see a picture how much of the underlining structure was retained between the two designs? I.e. if you have a picture showing the construction process after the structure had been stripped of the old design?
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Old May 30th, 2016, 03:23 PM   #7347
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Damn, that's nioce. Would it be possible to see a picture how much of the underlining structure was retained between the two designs? I.e. if you have a picture showing the construction process after the structure had been stripped of the old design?
If you look at the construction photos it goes from this:



To this:



To this:



More construction photos: http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/ogde...tion/archived/
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Old May 31st, 2016, 10:15 AM   #7348
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This is a house in Seligenstadt, Germany





I was just passing by, so I'm afraid I couldn't take more photos.

Edit: Dunno why the pics weren't working. Thx for the tipp Erbse!
Very good example to show us something taky from germany. Unfortunately we have a lot of this crap in more "remote" areas...
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Old May 31st, 2016, 11:39 AM   #7349
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Yeah, these "Toscana"-styled "mansions" built from the cheapest stuff available at the local DIY store and proposed by greasy homebuilding agents. Sadly they occur all across the continent, and especially in Eastern Europe. A testament of bad taste. Please don't post such cheesy McMansions here, thanks a lot!


Btw, I'm quite impressed with the Ogden Utah Temple transformation. It was an alright modernist building before (a bit like Googie style), but it's a much more imposing temple building now.
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Old May 31st, 2016, 08:44 PM   #7350
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Hapimag Apartment House – Buda Castle, Hungary.

architect: Péter REIMHOLZ
year of design/construction: 1997/2000

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Old May 31st, 2016, 10:23 PM   #7351
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A small inn near the old church "Holy Mother of God - Zaum", on the shore of the Ohrid lake, Macedonia. The church is built in 1299, and the construction of the inn started in 2014. The inn is built in the so called Balkan (Ottoman) style, very common for Macedonia and other Balkan countries.

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Looks quite nice.
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Old June 1st, 2016, 02:24 AM   #7353
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^ That's what I'm saying since ages. There needs to be an architectural evolution inspired by Art Nouveau, Deco, Expressionism, Organic and the likes, i.e. modern expressions derived from the classical vocabulary.

The thing is though, contemporary architects at large don't master the classical vocabulary yet again. They still have to re-learn. Only when a larger margin of them reached some grade of perfection in it, they'll be able to create what we long for. But I'm optimistic we're getting there very soon, also with the help of modern technology.
I hope your optimism is fulfilled - the problem with our modern technology is that it is creating some really freakish buildings that lack any kind of humanity and just like in the bad old 70's they are totally out of harmony with their surroundings.
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Old June 1st, 2016, 09:19 AM   #7354
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A small inn near the old church "Holy Mother of God - Zaum", on the shore of the Ohrid lake, Macedonia. The church is built in 1299, and the construction of the inn started in 2014. The inn is built in the so called Balkan (Ottoman) style, very common for Macedonia and other Balkan countries.

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This is more of a vernacular design but it sure is very nice! It would perfectly fit in most areas of Turkey. You should check out my "Vernacular Architecture in Turkey" thread!
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This is more of a vernacular design but it sure is very nice! It would perfectly fit in most areas of Turkey. You should check out my "Vernacular Architecture in Turkey" thread!
Before anyone even has the idea of starting a discussion about politics and whether this is turkish or balkan architecture...

This threat is solely for discussing the subjects posted on their architectural significance!
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Reasons to be optimistic about the future of New Classical Architecture and its evolution!

Vernacular/traditional and New Classical architecture is all what this thread is about!

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I hope your optimism is fulfilled - the problem with our modern technology is that it is creating some really freakish buildings that lack any kind of humanity and just like in the bad old 70's they are totally out of harmony with their surroundings.
There's many reasons to be optimistic.

The most relevant imho is that the development of New Classical is now actually fostered and endorsed unlike in the post-war period. Various awards/prices are endowed like the renowned Driehaus Architecture Prize. There's more and more New Classical architects.

But the best reason to be optimistic is, that there will be even more classically educated architects in the future, as the group of Universities and schools that offer such courses grows significantly as we speak, producing more and more alumni with all the abilities needed! The hunger for classical and an evolution of architecture grounded in our millennia old cultural heritage grows just as much.
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Before anyone even has the idea of starting a discussion about politics and whether this is turkish or balkan architecture...

This threat is solely for discussing the subjects posted on their architectural significance!
He is partially right, since the Ottoman (Turkish) architecture influenced a lot on the traditional Balkan architecture, so there is no reason for reaction by me or by anyone else. There are varieties in every Balkan country, off course...

I will try to continue with the posting of the good examples from my country, since lately we are more popular by the bad examples

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This is more of a vernacular design but it sure is very nice! It would perfectly fit in most areas of Turkey. You should check out my "Vernacular Architecture in Turkey" thread!
I will check the thread, thanks for the info!
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Old June 1st, 2016, 02:53 PM   #7358
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Old June 1st, 2016, 03:06 PM   #7359
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Mormons will built their first Lisbon temple. See images here.

We don't have many examples of "new" buildings being built in traditional architecture. In Lisbon I can only think about 2 or 3 examples. Most interventions are old buildings under refurbishment.
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But the best reason to be optimistic is, that there will be even more classically educated architects in the future, as the group of Universities and schools that offer such courses grows significantly as we speak, producing more and more alumni with all the abilities needed! The hunger for classical and an evolution of architecture grounded in our millennia old cultural heritage grows just as much.
Another point: People are increasingly starting to live in cities again. This in turn will likely fuel a renewed interest in urbanity that did not exist in the post-war years when people instead abandoned inner-city living, as people tend to care more about the places they live. The public at large have a tendency to prefer traditional designs which can be seen by the kind of buildings they chose to live in in suburbia (as well as the kind of cottages they tend to chose). I therefore consider it likely that city developments will increasingly come in traditional style flavour as city developments become more of a mainstream subject and is not longer a niche interest reserved for a "elite" of architects.
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