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Old January 15th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #1
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The Other Modern - Modernity that respects the past

In this thread I hope to post examples of the "Other Modern". In this case the other modern means buildings that are innovative but use traditional forms. These buildings are not perfect examples of classical or traditional architecture and are at the same time not examples of "Modern" architecture as it is currently defined. They are not post modern but neither are they crazy flights of fancy. Here are a few examples to start us off and I hope others will post more as they come across them.

St Pierre Cathedral - Rabat, Morocco

http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidst...el/6858227605/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24151047@N05/2887395604/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24151047@N05/2886561477/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/khowaga/5865478175/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24151047@N05/2887395732/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24151047@N05/2887395842/

Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Trinité - Blois, France

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org...e-dame-de.html

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org...e-dame-de.html

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org...e-dame-de.html

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org...e-dame-de.html

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org...e-dame-de.html

More to come.....
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Waiapu Anglican Cathedral - Napier, New Zealand

http://brianaralph.blogspot.com/2013_09_01_archive.html

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/83438080
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Boston Avenue Methodist Church - Tulsa, Oklahoma

http://www.flickr.com/photos/army_arch/2961621380/

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Madonna Della Strada Chapel - Chicago, Illinois

http://www.flickr.com/photos/loyolau...o/11354147106/

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Saint Pascal Church - Chicago, Illinois

http://www.flickr.com/photos/repowers/5875490917/

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The example from Boston Avenue Methodist Church - Tulsa, Oklahoma reminds me a lot of an Art Deco structure, or I am wrong? I understand the meaning of this thread, but maybe a lot of Art Deco structures will be posted in here, which I don't really look like a problem as they really have similar characteristics, but we already have a thread for Art Deco structures so I suggest that it would be better if we don't put Art Deco in here instead of his own thread.
I'm probably going to post more Art Deco structures in the future. This thread is to be a bit more focused than the larger Art Deco thread and will feature predominantly religious structures.
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Would be nice if you also put the inauguration years for these buildings, so there is a clear timeframe.

I was expecting this thread to be more about urbanism that puts new alongside old without the new forcefully replacing the old. But it would seem you're interested in modernist styles that relied to a good extent on ornament. That doesn't have much to do with respect IMO, for example if I build a Bauhaus-like villa that doesn't mean I've disrespected Gothic architecture. Maybe "Classic architecture inspiring modernism" or something along those lines would be a better thread title.
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Garrison Church of St Martin - New Delhi, India











http://dome.mit.edu/handle/1721.3/55879
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This is a massive fortress-like garrison church quite unlike any other British church in India. It is austere and starkly modernist in its style. Designed by Arthur Gordon Shoosmith, an assistant to and 'disciple' of Sir Edwin Lutyens, the architect of New Delhi, it is described by Philip Davies (in "Splendours of the Raj (1985)) as "a massive gaunt monolith of 3-and-a-half million bricks looming straight out of the arid Indian plain...a great lumbering dinosaur of a building - 'Lego in Indis'."

Gavin Stamp goes further by stating that "it is without question one of the great buildings of the 20th century." It is a view shared by many architectural critics and yet it remains off the beaten path and a little-known gem.

Its foundation stone was laid on 23 March 1929 by His Excellency Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood, BART GCB, GCMG, KCSI, CIE, DSO, LLD Commander-in-Chief in India who had earlier commanded Australian forces in Gallipoli in 1915.

Similar in design to the huge war memorials which sprung up all over the British Empire after WWI, St Martin's is almost windowless, seemingly unwelcoming, even forbidding and severe. It is a huge brick structure which one does not associate with 'colonial architecture' nor with ecclesiastical buildings although the Modernist movement did later introduce stark and simple churches. The closest examples of a similar building to me would be Guildford Cathedral (1927) but with fewer windows and doors or at a stretch, even Battersea Power Station (1933).

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Nice and unique architecture..Pretty cool
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Cathédrale Sacré-Coeur - Casablanca, Morocco

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pabloqtoo/741296806/

https://weepingredorger.wordpress.co...lanca-morocco/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rikstruiksma/13966834180/

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Our Lady of Pilar Church - Larache, Morocco

https://www.flickr.com/photos/miguel...da/16371449542

https://www.flickr.com/photos/miguel...da/16186121559

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Cathedral of Saint Joseph - Hartford, CT


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Saint-Baptiste church of Molenbeek, Belgium

Art Deco at Molenbeek 2 by Alessandro Vecchi, on Flickr

Église Saint Jean-le-Baptiste, Molenbeek by Simon Blackley, on Flickr

Art Deco at Molenbeek by Alessandro Vecchi, on Flickr

Art Deco at Molenbeek and a foot by Alessandro Vecchi, on Flickr

St Jean Baptiste ¬ 9877 by Lieven SOETE, on Flickr

Wonderful Saint-Baptiste church of Molenbeek. by pierre.paklons, on Flickr
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We seem to have an Art Deco/Gothic Revival/Spanish Revival mixture going on. Quite interesting.

Laguna Presbyterian Church - Laguna Beach, California


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Cathedral of the Ascension of Our Lord / Magnitogorsk, Russia / 1998-2003



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A building in Amsterdam


West African modernism of Diebedo Francis Kéré


Church of Christ the King, Cork, Ireland


A mosque in Amsterdam


A villa in China that mixes Asian, Italian, and Modern influences


A townhouse in China
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Naval Reserve Armory - Seattle, Washington

Seattle Naval Reserve Armory by Oran Viriyincy, on Flickr
former Naval Reserve Armory by Debra Jane Seltzer, on Flickr
"The Former U.S. Naval Reserve," South Lake Union by Benjamin Lukoff, on Flickr
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^that one's a bit on the tacky side
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