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Old April 22nd, 2010, 05:07 PM   #61
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I think beauty is depend on context and surrounding APPLY into the architecture even it simple or not
what if the Great Pyramid of Giza locate at the busting city like New york, does the pyramid still beauty?

Seagram building in New York is my favorite


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Old April 22nd, 2010, 06:10 PM   #62
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 01:58 PM   #63
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its in beijing, the beijing opera house
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Old April 26th, 2010, 08:41 PM   #64
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YES!

people mistake simple architecture with low quality architecture. look at the simple lines of the housing all along the mediterranean. another example would be the cubist adobes in the southwestern US. they might not have ornament, but they do have proportion, practicality, etc.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 05:15 AM   #65
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Old April 28th, 2010, 02:20 AM   #66
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Old April 28th, 2010, 02:33 AM   #67
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Old April 28th, 2010, 11:27 AM   #68
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that Beijing Opera House is incredible!

could you define simple architecture as architecture that you can recognise instantly by it's outline? or that you can describe the shape in a sentence or two, and someone could build a model of it.
eg. The Shanghai Tower is a round cornered triangle cylinder that twists and tapers and has a sloped top.
I guess that's the shape though, not the building itself, of which the exterior materials can make a difference.
Just imagine the twin towers with a really shiny glass cladding(I can't imagine that actually!)
eg, the Sydney Opera House, and the SWFC.
I actually think the (exterior of the) Sydney Opera House is quite simple, with clean cut edges, and the curved surfaces just sections of a sphere.

the Shanghai Tower isn't particularly complex in design, just a round cornered triangle cylinder that twists and tapers and has a sloped top.

Are there any rectangular buildings that have a very smooth consistent cladding all over?

I wonder what the pyramids would look like in NY, because they aren't exactly little. somewhere in mid town would be interesting.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 05:20 AM   #69
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Raukokore Anglican Church, Eastern Bay of Plenty NZ

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Old April 29th, 2010, 06:48 AM   #70
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simple can be beautiful if it's not ugly
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Old May 1st, 2010, 08:04 PM   #71
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This is not very good.

Complexity is like this - the old East Saxonians, for me this is just easy to design.

But . . . this is for . . . the "helmet guy".

Got it from the home?
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Old May 7th, 2010, 03:29 AM   #72
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Old May 9th, 2010, 01:24 AM   #73
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Portugal Pavillion by Architect Siza Vieira for the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition.
Simple, but aesthetically and technically audacious.
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see the architecture of last Pritzker prize winners....yes, minimalism can be really beautiful
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Old May 14th, 2010, 05:23 PM   #78
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Couldn't agree more.
SANAA, Peter Zumtor and the very probable winner of the next Pritzker prize David Chipperfield. The new wave in architecture is defenitely delicate and worked, unspectacular and very very beautiful.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 05:34 AM   #79
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OK, I think we are getting really confused here. Simple is different from minimalist, and different again from undecorated. Some of the modern examples posted are anything But simple. They may be minimalist, or even stark, but they are NOT simple. And some of those more traditional buildings are simple, some are rather complex.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 05:33 AM   #80
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little house in a charming surrounding, it's a machine. But that's some serious muscles!
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