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Old June 3rd, 2013, 10:24 AM   #101
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Quite neat:
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Rice University's James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy built in 1997

The Byzantine architecture follows the style of the rest of Rice University's absolutely stunning architecture.

All pictures are from the Institute's website.



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Old June 3rd, 2013, 10:25 AM   #102
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Fresh townhouses:
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If they'd vary a little in height and materials/architecture, they could be really lovely.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 03:28 PM   #103
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This type of architecture is beautiful, but it'snt accessible to people with disabilities.

Is legal to build it?... I think in Spain directly would'nt accept the project.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #104
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Private residences do not need to be handicap accessible, nor should they be unless the person living within is actually handicapped.
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This type of architecture is beautiful, but it'snt accessible to people with disabilities.

Is legal to build it?... I think in Spain directly would'nt accept the project.
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Private residences do not need to be handicap accessible, nor should they be unless the person living within is actually handicapped.
Not only that, but I'd be willing to bet that those townhomes are very rarely accessed from the front. This development has enclosed parking accessible from the other side of the block (the rear of these townhomes). Those townhomes were listed at between $10-17 million USD (though a few sold below asking price).
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Old June 6th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #106
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Old July 10th, 2013, 07:11 AM   #107
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The 2013 Brick in Architecture Award winners have been announced and the following are some of the better entries. (More to be posted)

Kent R. Hance Chapel - Lubbock, Texas


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Old July 11th, 2013, 11:27 AM   #108
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In Europe after the Third Reich, there is a fear for colums, stone and classicism. But why not build like the one established in the USA? The «white, grecian classicism», fine and elegant! And not in the slightest way sort of fascism-y, but democratic since more than 230 years!
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Old July 11th, 2013, 01:10 PM   #109
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Classicism means Ancient Greece and all that goes with it (democracy, philosophy, personal freedom, entrepreneurship, rationality etc) that's why early Americans, who were all Illuminists, shaped their public buildings according to that style.
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I love this architecture exemples.
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while there may be the odd example that strays across the border in to tackyland, the fact is that none of the others would be criticised at all if they were built in 1910 rather than 2010.

Some just have a odd sense of unease about building in old styles. More often than not they tend to be fans of modern architecture.

Yes, they aren't doing something new, but why is there a need to do something new. A building isn't a piece of modern art, making a statement. It's purpose is to be functional to those who use it, and pleasant to those who see it.

It should never be about an architect showing off, showing what he can achieve through modern materials and construction, or indeed showing how unconventional he can be.

There are countless fantastic examples of modern architecture, and it is good that many do push the boundaries, but there's no need at all to discard what's worked from the past just because it's from the past.

Nearly all of those 18th/19th century buildings that people accept as being genuine were examples of revivalist architecture anyway.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 04:50 AM   #112
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I see the Superior Ink Condominum pictures are down, and I walked by them today, so let me post some more:



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More pics, please!
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Various classical styled buildings U/C in Manhattan's Upper East Side:

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Another new classical style tower for New York City:
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Also more good news for neo-traditionalists- Peter Pennoyer is designing a condo on 151 East 78th Street that will be 16 stories with 14 residences.



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I like this one in Manhattan's Upper East Side, some American architects really are still fluent in classical architecture language:

1110 Park Avenue, NYC



http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37431

Simple, well proportioned, elegant, beautiful. Timeless.
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Stalinist Classicism continued throughout the 60s (even the 80s in some places like Bucharest), so I wouldn't really agree with the above statement. But yeah, since dictators of the 20th century obviously preferred the neoclassical, it's become somewhat harder for traditionalists. But architecture should be generally free of political claims on it.
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A very convincing new classical style tower design for Manhattan, go check it out:

Jade Hotel NYC Addition

(by architects team Atelier & Co)
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An interesting bit of Prairie School architecture:

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital - Elmhurst, Illinois - 2013


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