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Old April 13th, 2010, 06:43 AM   #41
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Dude, thats not "SIMPLE"! Its an ornamented Art deco building.
If you compare it to some of the european baroque architecture it is extremly simple. Just look at the ornaments. Just very simply geometry and no complex strucutres. Of course it gets always simpler and simpler. A white box with a single door and nothing else would be the simplest possible. Don't think there is a clear definition of "simple" Its always relative to something else.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 08:25 AM   #42
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Isn't it all obvious? It's like asking if food needs to be cooked to be tasty.
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Old April 14th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #43
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^ No, it's not. That'd be the question "Can architecture be beautiful?" which is a whole different thing. While there are assumebly few people who like raw steaks, there might be many who dislike simple architecture in general.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 12:30 AM   #44
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Does anyone actually consider this "beautiful"?

It is simple, and very beautiful indeed.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #45
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If you compare it to some of the european baroque architecture it is extremly simple. Just look at the ornaments. Just very simply geometry and no complex strucutres. Of course it gets always simpler and simpler. A white box with a single door and nothing else would be the simplest possible. Don't think there is a clear definition of "simple" Its always relative to something else.
May be you are right. This thread is too subjective IMO . . .
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Old April 15th, 2010, 07:16 AM   #46
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where is it? Very pretty!

It reminds me of Louis Khan's Salk Institute

The plaza space was designed by Luis Barragan. Khan wanted a plaza filled with trees.

My favorite is Philip Johnson's Glass House:

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Old April 15th, 2010, 07:35 AM   #47
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[QUOTE=ArchiTennis;55268845]The plaza space was designed by Luis Barragan. Khan wanted a plaza filled with trees.


Barragan felt the view to the ocean shouldn't be spoiled and anything that was added would do just that so he came up with the water trough.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 07:57 AM   #48
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The plaza space was designed by Luis Barragan. Khan wanted a plaza filled with trees.


Barragan felt the view to the ocean shouldn't be spoiled and anything that was added would do just that so he came up with the water trough.
No. How'd suggesting the'Yd spoiling the view.

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Old April 16th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #49
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Some would call this simple; I'd say it's extremly beautiful.

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^ That's beyond my definition of simple.



That's simple.

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Plain and ugly, I'd add.
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Old April 16th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #51
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How could people ever consider that beautiful?
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Old April 16th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #52
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That's simple.
Actually mostly more complicated than this "cute" little house.

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How could people ever consider that beautiful?
Because people have different tastes I love first example it's so elegant.
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Old April 16th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #53
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http://www.ontarioarchitecture.com/Brutalistlondon.jpg

http://images.artnet.com/artwork_ima...aus-kinold.jpg

This is ugly with big U like this

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Old April 17th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #54
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Because people have different tastes I love first example it's so elegant.[/QUOTE]


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Old April 18th, 2010, 06:38 AM   #55
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it seems the question has changed to 'can simple be ugly' ...

but *****, you've got to love that big bastard. It's not a cute little house in a charming surrounding, it's a machine. But that's some serious muscles!

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Old April 18th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #56
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These are also simple:



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Old April 19th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #57
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Old April 20th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #58
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Niemeyer architecture - são paulo - Brazil


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Oca, an exposition place:

















Bienale Pavilon:







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Can simple be beautiful?

YES !!!




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