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Old January 5th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Your Favorite and Least Favorite Architecture Style

For Me My Favorite would be some combination of Italianate, and early Chicago style (like what you see in many older down-towns).




My least favorite (which despise over even 70s modernism) would be anything colonial suburban

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Old January 6th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #2
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Favourite is Modern (not confused with international modernism) as in buildings with a lot of glass and metal in the design, while having a cool design.


International Modernism
Gothic
Art Deco
Other classic styles
Brutalism

Least Favourite: Whatever this is... late 90s' postmodernism?
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Old January 6th, 2013, 03:12 AM   #3
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Post-modern & modern Minimalist
Brutalist & New Formalism
Minimalist Abstract & Gothic
Art Deco

Least Favorite:
Modern
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Old January 6th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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Pretty much anything built before 1945 is good. Anything after gets into modernism and all of our architecture lost the human touch after WWII.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 05:03 AM   #5
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for sure the italian architecture
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Old January 7th, 2013, 05:04 AM   #6
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i love the building of renzo piano in london is amazing
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Old January 7th, 2013, 10:42 AM   #7
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Favorite: Art Nouveau, Beaux-Arts, (Neo-) Baroque, Rococo, (Neo-) Gothic, Art Deco, Renaissance, many national "historical revival" and eclectic styles, so on.

Palacio Longoria, Madrid , 1904, architect: Josť Grases Riera.
Foto by Luis GarcŪa, from wiki.


Sometimes like, sometimes not: Classic, Neo-Classic, "high-tech" and international Modernism.
Don't understand at all: Constructivism, Brutalism, Functionalism, Minimalism, Deconstructivism...

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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:32 AM   #8
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Favorite: Postmodern and minimalist modern


Least favorite: excessive baroque/rococo and gothic
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Old January 7th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #9
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Favorite:

Brick Gothic
French Renaissance
German Renaissance
English Baroque
Queen Anne - Shingle Style
Art Nouveau
American Craftsman
Prairie Style
Expressionist

Least favorite:

Classical
Rococo
Neoclassical
neo-Baroque
Beaux-Arts
Bauhaus

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Old January 10th, 2013, 07:26 AM   #10
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Favorite: Pure gothic



Despise: Baroque and Rococo
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Old January 20th, 2013, 04:59 AM   #11
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My favorites are Art Deco and Victorian both of which evoke the romance of the old and the modernism of the new. I also love Art Noveau
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Old January 21st, 2013, 10:42 AM   #12
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If even on Skyscrapercity modern is often cited as one's least favourite architectural style... There's been a problem with modern.
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that is because modernism is built specifically for the function it was constructed for, and not to give a positive affect on its environment, or positively affect the people it is viewed by(unlike a Victorian, or Gothic cathedral).
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Old January 21st, 2013, 11:31 PM   #14
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Eh? Someone voted modernism as their least favourite? Who? Modern and Modernism are different things. The former has unique shapes, glass and steel integrated in their design, while modernism is rectangular buildings built mainly in the 1960s-70s.


Even so, TD Center from the base is something you have yet to behold.
I kinds disliked modernism until I saw that, and now I am a modernist.

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My least favorite (which despise over even 70s modernism) would be anything colonial suburban

I really like that house haha.

This is the kind of style I like...





General OTT imperialism style, although I like other designs...

I don't know what design style this fits into, but I really like the Chicago Aon Centre, I think it looks really smart.

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Old January 24th, 2013, 01:58 AM   #16
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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:23 AM   #17
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The Aon Centre looks quite sterile and bland if you ask me
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Looks clean and smart, not frou-frou
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frou-frou????
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The Aon Centre looks quite sterile and bland if you ask me
I like the clean, strong vertical lines. And the white marble cladding.
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