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Old December 13th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Is this post-modern ???

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Here are some photos from Serbia, of new buildings trying to fit into old city center and to look modern at the same time. The result is a modern building with some "clasiccal" elements, that looks odd, silly and artifitial. What do you think about them? Wouldn't it be better to make a building that follows 100% one of the old styles instead of trying to make such a mixture of new and old.

Zrenjanin (Serbia) - main street

(a) Renesansa shopping center







(b) another shops




Novi Sad (Serbia) - city square

(c) Apollo shopping center





(d) another building (staying unfinished for more than 15 years), with the Cathedral and Apollo center in the beackground:

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Old December 13th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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Yes it is postmodernism (at least the facades). Very tacky and Disney-like, but that's the way i like it. Imo it is a good thing when old and modern elements merge into a complete new style. Postmodernism can function as a good supplement on historical shoppingcentres. Most of the time modernism fails in creating warm and sociable areas, postmodernism is more human scaled, recognizable and understandable for people who are passing by. Postmodern buildings refer to the (most of the time old) surroundings, without just copying it.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #3
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... Most of the time modernism fails in creating warm and sociable areas, postmodernism is more human scaled, recognizable and understandable for people who are passing by. ...
I agree that the resulting atmosphere is more human, streets could again have clasiccal layout, the buildings are built adjacent to each other. I find it great for new residental areas. However, it looks a bit strange in the old historic center of a town.

Concerning new residential building, here you could check many examples from Serbia and other ex-Yugoslav countries. There is a construction boom in many cities:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=938656

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=359

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...240483&page=17
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Old December 14th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #4
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Post modern

also post modern comes from post war.. new materials.. new shapes..
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Old February 8th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #5
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I am not sure the buildings above are post-modern. But they might be borderline cases.

The way I understand postmodern, it is not a revival style but more a style that rejects the anti-ornament dogma of classical modernism. Building (b) looks more like a post-modern building the others like mixes of post-modern and revival architecture, Quite disney-landish.


There are a number of post-modern, non-revival buildings in Vienna. I like them actually.



Library of the technical university Vienna (1987). The owl on the corner was pretty controversial when it was built but I think its great.



"Arik-Brauer-Haus", a simple residential block from the early 1990s. It is located in one of the inner districts.



This one is a federal building housing a ministry. It is already more on the weird side of the spectrum but I'd prefer it any day over a bland modernist building.


These 3 examples look very different from the those above, don't they?
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