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Old May 11th, 2013, 07:52 AM   #1361
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Looks like something built in the later half of the nineteenth century in some semi-revival style.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #1362
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It's actually a composite order (combination of Corinthian and Ionic) but the proportions are similar to Corinthian.
I suppose the lack of fluting makes it a hybrid?
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Old May 11th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #1363
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I suppose the lack of fluting makes it a hybrid?
Omitting the fluting is quite common on classical buildings. Often when the column shaft is an exotic stone or a marble with a lot of veining the fluting will be omitted to allow the character of the stone to more fully express itself. As the classical building language continues to evolve, it becomes more acceptable to omit the fluting in this type of application.

The order is a Composite Order because it has the large volutes, or scroll-like features on the corners, similar to the Ionic, and it has the two rows of acanthus leaves, similar to the Corinthian Order. The Corinthian Order also has corner volutes except that they are much smaller.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 08:40 AM   #1364
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Yes! You're right! I totally overlooked the volutes. I had been wondering what made them composites.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 12:12 AM   #1365
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Old May 16th, 2013, 02:55 AM   #1366
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In my hometown of Constanta we have St. Mina Church. The tallest wooden Church in Romania



It was built in 1995.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #1367
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While it may seem cool that this is Neo-Traditional, It honestly looks like something from th suburbs, what's even worse is that a lot of these houses in Chicago are built on top of VICTORIAN houses in Unprotected neighborhoods, which is appalling.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 12:10 AM   #1368
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Mansion in elite village "Florance" near Moscow, 2010, architects: Dmitrij Barhin, Andrej Barhin, Nadezhda Basangova and others. Neo-classic.




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Neo-classic it is not - appalling proportions! The beauty and elegance of classical architecture is totally absent here. A real hash up I am afraid
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Old May 19th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #1369
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There were plenty of mediocre neo classical structures in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. I give this structure the credit of at least going all the way with the detailing.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 01:18 AM   #1370
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There were plenty of mediocre neo classical structures in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. I give this structure the credit of at least going all the way with the detailing.
I think you are referring to Eclecticism, as proper Neoclassicism was an 18th century movement. Eclecticism took any liberty it wanted.
(There is also 20th century "neo-classicism", but that one is a form of modernism, of the "back to order" type.)
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Old May 19th, 2013, 01:24 AM   #1371
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I think you are referring to Eclecticism, as proper Neoclassicism was an 18th century movement. Eclecticism took any liberty it wanted.
(There is also 20th century "neo-classicism", but that one is a form of modernism, of the "back to order" type.)
Yes, I agree, electicism took many liberties but seldom got the proportions so wrong as here. There is a crudeness about this building I find very off putting. IMO this example is an abomination that simply gives ammunition to the so -called Modernists. I am not advocating that new builds have to necessarilly adhear to ever single rule of classical architecture but at least they should respect proportion which is so vital.
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Yes, I agree, electicism took many liberties but seldom got the proportions so wrong as here. There is a crudeness about this building I find very off putting. IMO this example is an abomination that simply gives ammunition to the so -called Modernists. I am not advocating that new builds have to necessarilly adhear to ever single rule of classical architecture but at least they should respect proportion which is so vital.
Definitely, this building isn't a case of artistic excellency, it looks very amateurish. What I thought is that those who wanted this building like that, looked over late 19th century architecture which was not austere and extremely respectful of antiquity like 18th century architecture that we know as "neo-classicism". Neo-classicism is about simplicity, this is very heavily decorated etc.
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Neo-classicism is about simplicity, this is very heavily decorated etc.
No, that's not an essential rule.
Yeah, many neo-classic of 18th century lack decorations (that's why I personally don't like most of them), but it's not always like this. I can name few very famous neo-classic buildinds from 18th century which are quite decorated.
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And how???
Too much frosting on too much cake; gigantism with niggling details. The Temple of the Vedic Planetarium is meant to impress, but instead oppresses. Good architecture begins with a simple geometric form, and (traditionally) ends with a discerning, even austere application of ornament to express structure, a play of light and shade. This architect, on the other hand, lumps together pastiches of mismatched landmarks from around the globe, inflates the pile to a scale that would embarrass Speer, then attempts to enliven the great slack spaces with windows, columns and crawly decor. Dreadful taste.
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Old June 2nd, 2013, 09:22 PM   #1376
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Rice University's James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy built in 1997

The Byzantine architecture follows the style of the rest of Rice University's absolutely stunning architecture.

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Old June 3rd, 2013, 04:44 PM   #1377
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Egypt's Supreme Court building, a magnificent Neo-Egyptian-Revival edifice. Reminds me of Karnak.

Architect: Ahmed Mito, 2000.

http://archnet.org/library/sites/one...p?site_id=9720

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Old June 4th, 2013, 01:24 AM   #1378
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^ Borderline kitsch, but still GEIL!
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Old June 4th, 2013, 03:42 AM   #1379
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^ Borderline kitsch, but still GEIL!
I see what you mean, but I think the fact that it is actually IN Egypt lends it an authenticity that it wouldn't have if it had been built elsewhere.

And bottom line -- it's still far preferable to modernist tedium.

Kitsch is a term that I have great trouble with in general, because it lacks a strict definition. It's a term that's too easily deployed by modernists against anything that has ornament.
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