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Old September 24th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #21
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Woooowwww! Lisbon's transitions are incredible! So many nations could take a hint from that! Instead of destroying old buildings! That is awesome!
They even look great.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 05:53 AM   #22
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Budapest - Europeum






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Old December 9th, 2011, 01:51 AM   #23
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Old December 14th, 2011, 01:45 AM   #24
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Old December 14th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #25
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Indianapolis

Griffith Block (facade moved from across the street).



All three buildings

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And coming soon




There are more, I just can't find any decent pictures of them.

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Old December 14th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #26
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Old December 17th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #27
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Loads of horrible stuff


I prefer a proper renovation over most of this crap anyday. And don't tell me they'd have to tear down the old buildings instead, no way.
Reconstructions are always possible.

There's room for modern ego trips elsewhere, but please don't take away the dignity of our historical buildings, thanks.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 12:28 AM   #28
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I kinda like this concept of mixing the new with the old. A example that came to my mind:

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Old December 18th, 2011, 11:45 AM   #29
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Loads of horrible stuff


I prefer a proper renovation over most of this crap anyday. And don't tell me they'd have to tear down the old buildings instead, no way.
Reconstructions are always possible.

There's room for modern ego trips elsewhere, but please don't take away the dignity of our historical buildings, thanks.
Agree with erbse. Most of the examples in here show lack of respect for the original architecture. When you remove all the interior of an old structure and just use the facade as some wrapping paper, you remove the essence of the underlying architecture. What remains is just some dead skin. Imo it is even better to tear down an old structure than to disgrace it like this into an architect's wet dream.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #30
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The result of mixing the original architecture of a building with something new in 99% of the cases something hideous. The examples from Serbia show how things shouldn't be done. The only stylish and good looking photos till now are the ones from Braga, Portugal and the one from Budapest.

This building in the centre of Sofia, Bulgaria is maybe one of the best examples in my contry that mixing can look perfectly:
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Old December 18th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #31
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Example from Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Abandoned old Slaughterhouse (1880) was transformed into a Supermarket (2008).
Facade of the new building itself is cool and pretty creative, but I have certain reservations about placing it in the old structure. Especially the portal was done clumsily, now acting like a blind appendage to the new building. Cannot understand why architect didn't use it in it's senseful purpose as a entry.

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Old December 20th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #32
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This building in the centre of Sofia, Bulgaria is maybe one of the best examples in my contry that mixing can look perfectly:
Looks absolutely awful imho. Looks cheap and Kitsch, like something out of Disney Land.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 12:18 AM   #33
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Little bit different example by concept, as it's not only facade..
Well, this was the only way to save this 1860's house from demolition

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Old December 21st, 2011, 12:39 AM   #34
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one of the worst examples of facadism. Old Collins st Melbourne bank takked onto a 70s Melbourne uni building

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...crete_lawn.jpg
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Old December 21st, 2011, 12:41 AM   #35
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These grand old buildings were facaded for one of Melbourne's tallest buildings

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...chitecture.jpg


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Old December 21st, 2011, 01:33 PM   #36
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:05 AM   #37
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At least they were saved, but still terrible...
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 12:38 AM   #38
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Well that was the point behind it. To make an exiting blend between modern and historic rather than make it looks like a modern building with a kitsch first floor.
THIS

I love the Oslo and Braga ones. I hate when the first historical floors are invaded by horrific boxes of glass on top, just kitsch.

PS. Such a shame for that beautiful building on Melbourne.

PS1. I think Berlin is the most avantgarde city on this topic imho.

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Old December 24th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #39
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Preserving a façade to the point it is merely an appendage (aesthetically and structurally) to a completely, and much bigger/taller, new building is the uttermost example of what is wrong with today's "head in the sand" approaches of many architects and planners who are too afraid to get rid of old buildings altogether when they are not significant enough to justify their preservation on its own merits, with these bizarre "outconstructios".
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Old December 24th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #40
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Look what they did in the city of Ostend, Belgium. It's already done over 30 years ago, but still...


http://static.skynetblogs.be/media/6...041729f3c3.jpg

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Everything in this pic you see used to be 17th and 18th century buildings once...


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