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Old December 18th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #61
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Do you actually think that this one is better than all of the cathedrals in Europe?
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Old December 18th, 2010, 09:53 PM   #62
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Old December 19th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #63
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I'm pretty sure no one else will say this, but world trade center (before 9/11) although it might not be that pleasing, that thing did sure look effing goregous at night.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 03:53 AM   #64
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Old December 19th, 2010, 05:30 AM   #65
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all these beautiful europe buildings survived from world war two,very beautiful.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 05:51 AM   #66
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Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, SABAH, North Borneo

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Old December 19th, 2010, 05:54 AM   #67
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some chinese style old buildings.






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Old December 19th, 2010, 07:35 AM   #68
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I am so sorry that temple might be historical but certainly not beautiful....
why are you sorry? the temple has withstood almost 2000 years of harsh tropical weather. It might not be as preserved as the Taj (which is breathtakingly beautiful) but it's shape and sobriety make it one of the most beautiful pyramids ever made.
here's a simplified reconstruction of what it might have looked like before:
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Old December 19th, 2010, 07:37 AM   #69
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Shokin-tei, Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto.


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Old December 19th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #71
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Shokin-tei, Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto.


Photo by Raphael Azevedo Franca, from wikipedia
Yep, welcome to the birthplace of modernism - 500 year old moon viewing palace a queen chose to create in a zen ascetic style, dismissing the lavish decorations of court for the life of a nun. Le Courbousier studied this place intently, and combined the functionality of its style with the flat-topped medieval medina buildings of Morocco to create the international style. The grounds are also a masterpiece of Japanese garden design.


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www.columbia.edu, http://avetter.files.wordpress.com

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compare that with the traditional style at the time:


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Old December 19th, 2010, 04:16 PM   #72
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Yep, welcome to the birthplace of modernism - 500 year old moon viewing palace a queen chose to create in a zen ascetic style, dismissing the lavish decorations of court for the life of a nun. Le Courbousier studied this place intently, and combined the functionality of its style with the flat-topped medieval medina buildings of Morocco to create the international style. The grounds are also a masterpiece of Japanese garden design.


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The marriage of landscape, internal space and external composition make that a serious contender. I suspect that the photos you posted don't really capture it as it isn't really one view that makes it special, more the experiential power of the whole. I came across this building at university and have seen films of it but have sadly never made it to Japan to see this, and the other great Japanese palaces in the flesh. Some of the posts above just place otherwise run-of-the-mill buildings next to water and claim them to be the most beautiful in the world because they twinkle, but frankly, so do oil refineries at night. Buildings like the Katsura Imperial Villa though are truly deeply beautiful in that they have the power to really move you.

Personally, buildings that have really smack-down taken my breath away, and still leave me talking about them years later are the Al-Hambra and Neuschwanstein - again - it's that marriage of building, setting and detail that really need to work for true greatness.


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Falling Water is also on my must-see list for the same reason.


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Similarly, Renzo Piano in Noumea always seemed pretty special to me.


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Old December 19th, 2010, 06:18 PM   #73
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Do you actually think that this one is better than all of the cathedrals in Europe?
yup..i think it more beautiful the most cathedral in europe..forget about historical value..this is not a most beautiful history building,i thinks the color is vibrant.design,size and landscape around it make it one of my list,cathedral in europe is nice,but the color look same,black,brown,and the gothic stylesometimes look like hunted abondend building..so i think this is way better to be on my list..



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Old December 19th, 2010, 08:03 PM   #74
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It looks okay but not most beautiful. I don't like using modern material and technique and copy ancient design. Looks fake. Modern technique should have modern design.

I like the Japanese palace very much. I think it is most beautiful in the world. Everything is perfect and simple include landscape.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #75
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-castle neuschwanstein in bavaria, germany
-taj mahal
-grand palace,bangkok
-allianz arena, munich
-elbphilharmonie, hamburg ( we`ll see
-versaillles castle
-ICC, SWTC, petronas tower, Shard, NYWTC 1..
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Old December 20th, 2010, 04:47 AM   #76
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Re Neuschwanstein.

Surely it's more a case of beautiful surroundings as opposed to a beautiful building?
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Old December 20th, 2010, 09:33 AM   #77
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Let me guess, you are an Indian living in Melbourne. Both of these buildings are ugly, sorry.
No acctualy, I'm a 14 year Australia, born and raised here as were my parents. What's stuck up your ass?
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Old December 20th, 2010, 10:34 AM   #78
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Old December 20th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #79
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Surely it's more a case of beautiful surroundings as opposed to a beautiful building?
do you think that neuschwanstein is not beautiful itself only the surroundings ?
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Old December 20th, 2010, 01:58 PM   #80
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do you think that neuschwanstein is not beautiful itself only the surroundings ?
I think the surroundings add to it's beauty. It's a great building/castle in itself, but were it not for the surroundings I don't think it would make any 'top 10 most beautiful buildings' list.
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