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Old December 9th, 2012, 03:31 PM   #61
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Commieblocks are brutalist not international style
Sorry, but generally you are wrong.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 06:26 AM   #62
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:38 AM   #63
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Commieblocks are brutalist not international style
They usually were considered International Style, but not in the same sense as corporate capitalist architecture. Communists generally referred to International Style as "their" architecture after Stalin, because of their hopes of world domination, and to compete with Western trends. It's kind of like how Soviet satellite states called themselves democracies and/or republics, but in reality they were all corrupt and shitty totalitarian systems.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #64
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Commieblocks were born by socialist, but in capitalist country.
They exist in almost every bigger city in this world with the same function - cheap response for massive birthrate.

And yeah, we can call them international style housing architecture.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 09:01 AM   #65
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Actually, the idea of "commieblocks" came from Le Corbusier, who was believed to have been a fascist. The reds took his "Ville Contemporaine" idea and implemented it in a completely opposite manner.

Still, it's fun to call boring buildings in uninspiring places commieblocks.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 01:09 AM   #66
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Damn, really? I was writing about him, but thought he was a socialist. Actually principles in his Charte d'Athčnes were more in socialist manner.
Anyway, the strict idea of commieblocks is invariable no matter on what side he was.
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Le Courbusier didn't have many political attachments on classical left-right lines. He was a reformist, one that believed on creating a "new city" for a "new man". Many movements followed upon this idea of forging a "new (man/citizen/soldier" using "new" technology/infrastructure etc.
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Le Courbusier didn't have many political attachments on classical left-right lines. He was a reformist, one that believed on creating a "new city" for a "new man". Many movements followed upon this idea of forging a "new (man/citizen/soldier" using "new" technology/infrastructure etc.
Maybe, but he still associated himself with fascists for much of his career. Also, his work generally upheld the bourgeoisie/proletariat system. The Marxist concept was completely different, whereas the city and country were to be indistinguishable.
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Safeco PLaza is great. It would be awesome if it didn't spoil the integrity of the building by having a different set-up for its ground -floor.
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Not finished yet, but I'm so excited for it to be built in my home country because of its fine example of international style architecture. Very rare to see buildings this clean nowadays!
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also, not sure if this fits the bill or not, But Minneapolis' IDS center is a classic!:
Actually, the IDS Center is one of the first examples of postmodern, and certainly the best within Minneapolis. As far as International Style goes, I too love One Financial Plaza (I refuse to call it Canadian Pacific Plaza). In fact a lot of the buildings in this thread aren't International Style, instead general modernism.

Anyways, I like International Style in Miami Beach.

Crystal House, 1961:

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While both of these are considered MiMo (Miami Modern Architecture), a Googie style "native" to Miami, I fail to see why considering Googie as a whole usually applies to smaller-scale buildings.

Also, there's some nice International Style buildings in Miami proper, but I prefer more classical styles in the main city.

New World Tower, 1965:
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