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Old June 23rd, 2012, 07:45 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by tommolo View Post
That's the reason for the famous "less is more" idea. And it worked very well in XX century! But now we're in XXI century and we do not need to suspend aestetical research in decoration and pure timeless shapes. We already have or houses, there is no longer a need to avoid decoration nowadays. Mies has suspended architecture to let in engineering and economy. Now it's time to get back to architecture, because times had changed since the great Mies Van Der Rohe. Our problem is that our houses are too industrial and soul-less, and so every new architecture must be classical in the sense of bring back soul to cities. That do not mean to build in the same way of 200 or 300 years ago, but definitely the hate for decoration has no meaning nowadays. We do not need that, really.
If anything, the new technologies we have developed not only allow us to develop structures that are efficient yet allow varied forms, especially that of past periods. It now allows us to take styles from the past and then transform them into grand creations inconceivable to the developers of the time. Most art involves taking elements from the past, and architecture is no different. The key is not simply copying and going through the motions, but taking that core value, adding some original flavor, and turning into something wondrous.

Beautiful structures BTW.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 02:59 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by Kanio View Post
I could expect the Ukrainians, Americans or Kazakhs to build some kind of ahistoric shit but the Brits?? They disappointed me
However i must say the example from St. Petersburg is really well done, very good materials, nice proportions. I would never guess if it's modern or original
Well say it !
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Old July 13th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by פובליק פיינט View Post
You don't get it, sorry. Architecture, as we hope, is not dead. And this kind of buildings make it dead. When there's no more progress and we start just to copy old forms, it is sign of crisis. Lack of self-confidents. But most of all, poor taste and philistinism of the investor.
This kind of architecture is not based on any tradition and heritage, it is just parroting old and adding ZERO new. Asset is ZERO.
Without new inventions, our civilisation would be dead. Because our brain would start to deteriorate.
This kind of architecture is insult to the Man, his aspirations and dreams.
I agree

These buildings you showed here don't have soul, soul of the time they are crated in.
They are baroque or some other style wanna be
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