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Old August 10th, 2013, 07:19 AM   #1481
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I think the gotic/neogotic style its to harsh to build, cause one mistake in proportion and scale would be horrendous.. i prefer the classic architecture, romanesque / french. neoclassical
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Old August 10th, 2013, 08:04 PM   #1482
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Old August 11th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #1483
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Old August 12th, 2013, 10:57 AM   #1484
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If they just abandoned the idea of a low ceiling and instead, they made the ceiling high and grandiose like in the good old days, then the building wouldn’t look so fake ... because in most of these cases, that’s what kills the building...

Because otherwise it looks like if they are trying to cover a modern building with a classical façade.
This is exactely the problem. There are already plenty of companies producing these elements.
problem is with todays ceiling hights of 2,5 to 2,7 meters at best compared to 3,50 to 4,00 during baroque and historism.
At this point money comes in whay harder than on classic facade elements. The upper meter of the room is unused space and cost a lot of construction materials.
In adition it cost a lot more money to heat those rooms because of their larger volume.
Investors wont spend money on that.

Just take a look at the buildings from baku for example. Most of them are quite good in their facade elements but nearly all of em fail in proportion because of their low ceiling hight.

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Old August 12th, 2013, 11:22 AM   #1485
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These structures look awesome..the traditional art flows in every corner of those buildings which look exquisite and classy..the landscapes are beautiful as well.
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Old August 12th, 2013, 04:40 PM   #1486
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Still waiting for some new gothic-style buildings...
One of the best examples Quinlan&Francis Terry London's Gothick villa, built 1989 -1991


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Old August 12th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #1487
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Old August 13th, 2013, 05:34 AM   #1488
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Marrakech Plaza

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This is not classical at all. Discrete, but not beautiful. This should go to a postmodernist pastiche thread.



This is indeed beautiful, but I don't see the point of building something like this in north america.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 09:08 PM   #1489
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What i dont understand is why those "architects" try to build something that looks historical while there are tons of old competition desigs that never got realized. Just take a look at those...
Need a new cityhall? try this! :
http://architekturmuseum.ub.tu-berli...9&Daten=182139
Need a parliament Building? try this! :
http://architekturmuseum.ub.tu-berli...79&Daten=83548
Need a something for individual purpose? try this! :
http://architekturmuseum.ub.tu-berli...79&Daten=83418

There are old designs for everything. Europes archives are full of this!!! They just have to open their eyes. And even if it doesnt fit your architect ego to just use the design of somone dead for a long time you could take a look an learn the right proportions an after this do what they did during historicism... combine elements of the classic stiles in a tastefull way! Its not that hard.
You're so right, any competent architect should be able to get proportions right. Just shows how badly taught they are today compared to the past. My greatest wish is that Penn. Station (NYC) will one day be rebuilt to Mc Kim, Mead & White's original designs, highly unlikely I know and if it does ever happen it will probably be after I'm gone - lol !
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Old August 16th, 2013, 01:23 AM   #1490
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You're so right, any competent architect should be able to get proportions right. Just shows how badly taught they are today compared to the past. My greatest wish is that Penn. Station (NYC) will one day be rebuilt to Mc Kim, Mead & White's original designs, highly unlikely I know and if it does ever happen it will probably be after I'm gone - lol !
Why not build a building that is both a grand Beaux Arts terminal, and original in design?
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Old August 17th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #1491
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Why not build a building that is both a grand Beaux Arts terminal, and original in design?
I certainly would not be against that but doubt it could match the genius of the original - the greatest transport terminal ever built and demolished to the eternal shame of N.Y.C.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 11:32 PM   #1492
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Old August 18th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #1493
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Old August 19th, 2013, 02:58 AM   #1494
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Few more photos of the Smith Center in Las Vegas.










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Old August 19th, 2013, 03:50 AM   #1495
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They weren't kidding with the art-deco look. That's the real deal, unlike the failed pomo wannabes from the 90s and early 2000s. Nothing outside the style!
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Old August 19th, 2013, 03:56 AM   #1496
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Honestly, I think of Pomo as a bridge between building the buildings of the international style and historical styles, as if architects are slowly moving back towards traditional styles. I know that it may look hideous at times, but at least it's moving back towards the historicist direction.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 04:05 AM   #1497
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I hope they will have practiced enough with postmodernism to abandon it completely and start building proper historic styles again.

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Old August 19th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #1498
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I imagine that will be the case, anyway that's just my take on PoMo.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 02:31 AM   #1499
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"Noble nest", Levshinsky lane, 11/19, Moscow, Russia, architect. Ilya Utkin, 2004.

Offered to the attention example of modern neoclassic. This house is in the depths of the quiet Moscow lanes. The building as if sunk in the historic city, as if standing here always. At the crossing lanes tactfully corner of the house is decorated with smooth rounded crowned with a tower-gazebo, which holds the prospect in cross lanes. Draws the attention of the highest quality cladding of decorative bricks and thoroughness of the architectural details. Curious balcony, it does not support traditional Atlanta, but mascarons Atlanteans, producing a strong impression on the viewer.



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Old August 20th, 2013, 10:36 AM   #1500
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Few more photos of the Smith Center in Las Vegas.
The building is too good and classy to be located in Las Vegas which is (in)famous as the capital of kitsch.
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