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Old May 26th, 2010, 03:53 AM   #1
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- The World's Finest Piece of Architecture -

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1) This thread is a tribute to the great architecture of the world.
2) Only ONE choice of building is allowed to be posted per user, meaning that you should give your decision a bit of thought.
3) All posts should be reserved for your contribution to the thread, and not for discussion of the previously posted examples. This is a photo thread and not one for discussion or debate.
4) Up to 3 high quality photos can be posted per post to support your decision for the building you have chosen, so again make sure that you give some though to your selection of photo's.
5) The format of your post should be as follows:

Name of building - City or Town, Country
eg. Hôtel de Ville - Paris, France

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Old May 26th, 2010, 04:01 AM   #2
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Baha'i Temple - Willmette, USA


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Old May 26th, 2010, 04:09 AM   #3
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Damn, this is a tough one.
I have to say, the Pantheon in Rome.


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Old May 26th, 2010, 07:54 AM   #4
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Old May 26th, 2010, 12:33 PM   #5
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You can't make such a decision. There's no one finest piece of architecture. One cannot compare the airport of a megacity with the egyptian pyramids.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 06:13 PM   #6
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I just say about Turquoise Gemstone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turquoise (This deposit, which is blue naturally, and turns green when heated due to dehyration, is restricted to a mine-riddled region in Neyshabur, the 2,012-metre (6,601 ft) mountain peak of Ali-mersai, which is tens of kilometers from Mashhad.)

Goharshad Turquoise Mosque - Mashhad, Iran





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Old May 26th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #7
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A night view to support my decision:

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Old May 26th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #8
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Institute for Sound and Vision - Hilversum, Netherlands

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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:27 PM   #9
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ufff, I had a really double feeling about that building. It is incredibly richly materialized, a lot of innovative details. But the big space has an agressive feeling to it and the materials feel a bit rococo - only accent, no backdrop.

Well, of course, that's from a critical perspective.

I like the villa VPRO on the same campus better
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Old May 26th, 2010, 11:49 PM   #10
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Old May 27th, 2010, 12:39 AM   #11
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Chrysler Building - New York City, USA


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I maintain that, 80 some years later, this is still the finest skyscraper ever constructed.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 02:37 AM   #12
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Old May 28th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #13
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Old May 29th, 2010, 05:59 AM   #14
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LOL @ everyone posting more than 3 pics. Proof that either no one reads, or that everyone's too ******* dumb.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 06:00 AM   #15
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Fancy sticking that in the "Great ceilings" thread?
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Old May 29th, 2010, 06:46 AM   #16
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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul/Constantinople, Turkey.

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Old May 29th, 2010, 02:14 PM   #17
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Far more beautiful from the inside than the outside. Thanks...never knew about that. Always considered the Blue Mosque to be more beautiful - guess I was wrong.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #18
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Royal Exhibition Building - Melbourne, Australia
Why? The eclectic design of the building is suggested to have been inspired by multiple buildings from around the world. Such include the Florence Cathedral which inspired the dome of the Royal Exhibition Building, and the Rundbogenstil which was the inspiration for the main pavilions. Parisian architecture also had great influence on the building.

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Old May 29th, 2010, 03:24 PM   #19
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Institute for Sound and Vision - Hilversum, Netherlands

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Shame the vision impaired people can't enjoy the splendid colours and architectural design..
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Dimethyltryptamine, am I correct saying it's Australia's only world heritage listed building?
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