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Old June 26th, 2017, 07:28 PM   #8901
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Old June 27th, 2017, 07:55 AM   #8902
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I do wonder why so many American education institutions choose classical architecture similar to that of Europe, I do wonder if the influence of Oxford and Cambridge had something to do with it.
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Old June 27th, 2017, 08:32 AM   #8903
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You're right! Its mostly a way to give an 100 year old institution the look of century old one
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Old June 27th, 2017, 11:24 AM   #8904
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American colleges choose classical designs because they love tradition, the grand old idea of the European campus school, the classical arts. In a way, they are often way more "European" than their modern European counterparts. In addition, most colleges/universities in the US are privately funded and are backed by millions of alumni and sponsor's dollars. Timeless designs are a great idea, I wish European universities would follow this model.

University of Notre Dame is top-notch, as always. After all, their Architecture School is behind the Driehaus Prize and it's the most renowned school in the world for new classical architecture.

You gotta love this (new) classical campus:


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Old June 27th, 2017, 01:31 PM   #8905
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It depends. Most modernist starchitect buildings are by far more expensive than good new classical buildings by lesser known architects. Add to that the durability of traditional construction methods (bricks, wood, stone etc.). For short-sighted investments, dull modernist buildings might be cheaper, but in the mid- and long run, new classical definitely pays out in its greater property value.
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Old June 27th, 2017, 09:13 PM   #8906
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American colleges choose classical designs because they love tradition, the grand old idea of the European campus school, the classical arts. In a way, they are often way more "European" than their modern European counterparts. In addition, most colleges/universities in the US are privately funded and are backed by millions of alumni and sponsor's dollars. Timeless designs are a great idea, I wish European universities would follow this model.

University of Notre Dame is top-notch, as always. After all, their Architecture School is behind the Driehaus Prize and it's the most renowned school in the world for new classical architecture.
To reinforce the above here are a few updated photos of the new Yale Residential Colleges that are under construction:




Few small resolution photos from the official website:








http://newresidentialcolleges.yale.edu/

I'm confident in saying that the Franklin and Pauli Murray Yale residential colleges are likely the greatest pieces of quality traditional architecture that we have seen in some time.
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Old June 27th, 2017, 09:17 PM   #8907
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Looks Disneyesque somehow...
Or (Chin)Sineeqsque...
Yeah, it's a little weird. The USC tradition for red brick and yellow stone gothic doesn't always work all that well. In this case I think some of the detailing was lost when compared to the initial designs. We'll see how it turns out after some weathering and age.
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Old June 27th, 2017, 10:29 PM   #8908
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Old June 28th, 2017, 08:48 PM   #8909
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Finally smething good here from Brasil. Unfortunately when searching his name for other pictures of his projects, all I could find was gossip about him.
His website:http://www.jorgeelias.com.br/_pt/arquitetura.asp

A little bit prosaic, but...
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Old June 28th, 2017, 09:21 PM   #8910
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Well, that belltower is pretty bad, exspecially with the amazing mosque in background.

That new Yale Residential College instead is just f***ing awsome!
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Old June 28th, 2017, 09:39 PM   #8911
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Holy Trinity Church, Yerevan. 2003, Baghdasar Arzoumanian architect.



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Old June 28th, 2017, 10:26 PM   #8912
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Old June 29th, 2017, 02:24 PM   #8913
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Yale! Thanks for sharing OakRidge.

Yale SoA also has some of the best architecture professors, including Leon Krier and Robert Stern.
Great place to study classical architecture, urban planning and design!

Even though their faculty building (Rudolph Hall) is one of the worst at Yale campus, a brutalist monster.
Hope it gets replaced by something new classical sooner than later...
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Old June 29th, 2017, 09:25 PM   #8914
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I've seen examples posted here of buildings that aren't totally newly built, but they only received a change of the facade, so I would like to share one (positive) example from my hometown Skopje, Macedonia. The building on the second and the third photos is changed in the spirit of the architecture that was built in Skopje in the 1930's or 1940's.

This is how it looked in 2014



This is how it looks today (photos by me)



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Old June 29th, 2017, 10:37 PM   #8915
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Spartanburg Day School – Spartanburg (South Carolina), United States.
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Old June 30th, 2017, 12:56 AM   #8916
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You're right! Its mostly a way to give an 100 year old institution the look of century old one
Although I got what you were trying to say, 100 years is a century.
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Old June 30th, 2017, 08:46 AM   #8917
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Although I got what you were trying to say, 100 years is a century.
Yeah sorry, should have made it plural

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I've seen examples posted here of buildings that aren't totally newly built, but they only received a change of the facade, so I would like to share one (positive) example from my hometown Skopje, Macedonia. The building on the second and the third photos is changed in the spirit of the architecture that was built in Skopje in the 1930's or 1940's.

This is how it looked in 2014



This is how it looks today (photos by me)


As so often, Macedonia fu**ed it up again, changing some nice early modern design into some Frankenstein abomination...

One really get the impression of a "dictatorshiop of bad taste" when thinking of Macedonia.

Ps: Thats of course not personaly to you Skopje

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Old June 30th, 2017, 09:46 AM   #8918
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Old June 30th, 2017, 02:04 PM   #8919
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This is a plan - now abandoned - about rebuilding the entire suburb of Tor Bella Monaca in classic architecture by architect Leon Krier . Here some infos about the plan: http://www.rerumromanarum.com/2017/0...ne-di-tor.html

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Old June 30th, 2017, 02:56 PM   #8920
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The new build is nice but I wonder what was lost on that site. The ghosts of the building left on the wall look like an old building was there. Old Budapest is very beautiful but when I was last there I saw some real crap that probably replaced some real treasures.
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