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Old January 30th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #781
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This is so good! I can't believe that these two are actually new build houses. They were bulldozing houses and mansions which were even more luxurious than these. It's great to see that these styles are back again.
Actually, these are renovation/restoration projects, not new traditional work. Architect Peter Pennoyer, a traditionalist, has done new traditional houses that are suitable for inclusion in this thread.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 04:54 AM   #782
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Old January 31st, 2013, 05:02 AM   #783
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IMO those look the best when they have a bit of wear on them. Too bright when they are new, but when they age, they do it magnificently.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 10:01 PM   #784
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The USC School of Cinematic Arts, made possible by a $175 million donation from George Lucas in 2006. The architecture appears to be Mediterranean Revival. I love this building.

From the school's website.




From Panoramio:



And from CampusBasement.com:

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Old February 1st, 2013, 02:22 AM   #785
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The USC School of Cinematic Arts, made possible by a $175 million donation from George Lucas in 2006. The architecture appears to be Mediterranean Revival. I love this building.

From the school's website.




From Panoramio:



And from CampusBasement.com:

The arched openings on the upper level that flatten out at the spring point is a poorly done detail. This perfectly demonstrates the amateurism of many architects practicing today. Such a detail is easily executed utilizing stucco over stud framing, but is impossible utilizing traditional masonry techniques. This type of opening would collapse if executed out of real masonry.

When designing traditional buildings today, architects should design their buildings as if they were masonry buildings.

Also, the piers at the arched opening on the lower levels appear to be a bit too small. When building traditional masonry arches, the corner piers receive the lateral thrust of the arch from one side only, and therefore need more mass in the corner pier to resist collapse. Intermediate piers are not required to have so much mass because the lateral thrust of one arch counters the thrust of the adjacent arch.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 05:21 AM   #786
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Great observation. I was also really annoyed and let down by this detail, which is very, very noticeable. Such a horrible mistake in such a large effort.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 05:32 AM   #787
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I do think that modern buildings are replica of glorious past architecture. I personally believes that, we can go with a small proportion of traditional style but hould pay more attention to our modern building style, as the essential aim of buildings is to serve humans instead of for appreciation.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 06:12 AM   #788
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Our Lady of Kazan, Havana, Cuba.



Newly built Orthodox Cathedral in a lot previously occupied by another classical building (which I think either collapsed or was torn down). It is the first major religious construction in Cuba for almost half a century.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 08:42 AM   #789
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Palace of the Ecuadorian House of Culture, Quito DM (Ecuador)
This is a neo-colonial palace, built in 1960 as the main office of the most important cultural institution in the country.

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Old February 1st, 2013, 09:00 AM   #790
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Basílica del Voto Nacional, Quito DM (Ecuador)
Even this catholic neo-gothic temple was started back in 1897, it stills in construction because its only money fonts becomes from the community almas (that's why it calls "El Voto Nacional" which means "The National Vote"). It's the tallest structure in the city (115m) and the estimated to complete the building it's 7 million US dollars. The gargoyles in this church are endemic animals of the country, like the Galapagos turtles and condors.


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Old February 1st, 2013, 07:16 PM   #791
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I've totally forgotten about Karlovy Vary.
As you can see, these are mainly for Russian clients.




From the Czech forum.

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Old February 1st, 2013, 07:19 PM   #792
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Some examples from Koprivshtica


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Old February 1st, 2013, 11:10 PM   #793
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Expansion of the Basilica of the chinita, Maracaibo- Venezuela

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Old February 2nd, 2013, 01:08 AM   #794
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256 west 36th street - New York City (I suggest viewing the details of this one on Google Maps!)


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Old February 2nd, 2013, 01:16 AM   #795
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 05:31 AM   #796
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I think the dome for the Basilica of La Chinita is very very reminescent of the capitol in Washington D.C. I think they should've been more creative in its design. It looks as if the dome is very very ornate while some parts of the Basilica have a distinctive sober and austere clacissism. I will await the result very eagerly.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 06:02 AM   #797
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How about this, the suzhou railway station, its a modern marvel with a tinge of classic chinese style
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 06:49 AM   #798
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If it has a "tinge of classical style," which I don't see anyway, it doesn't belong in this thread. With that in mind, here are some pretty crummy examples which despite considered good twenty years ago, aged badly.

Here's a "traditional" extension to The Willard in Washington D. C. IMO, it's hideous and ruins the original building:


Also, here's an extension to The Evening Star Building (the original building is on the corner), which makes what was an elegant high-rise for the nation's capital look fat and stubby:

https://cienergyefficiency.pepco.com...PennExtWeb.jpg

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Old February 2nd, 2013, 02:05 PM   #799
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I think those buildings illustrate my worries for most of the buildings in this thread quite well.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 11:44 PM   #800
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What are your worries concerning "most of the buildings in this thread?"

I think a very large part of them are seriously a wholehearted, dedicated and very appropiate new constructions. A large part of them seem to use classical measurements and really lots of them are detailed, and are fitting additions to, if not even excel the architectural qualities of the surrounding buildings.
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