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Old November 1st, 2015, 03:53 PM   #401
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The second image is actually Turkish.



Tiranë, Albania. The current prime minister and ex-mayor of this city encouraged residents to paint their buildings in bright colors to cut the Soviet-bloc drabness. The results are...mixed.



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Old November 1st, 2015, 04:00 PM   #402
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Kampala Hilton, Uganda. Looks like something out of a sci-fi movie.



Nouveau riche houses in Indonesia:




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Old November 1st, 2015, 04:11 PM   #403
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Tokyo


Staten Island...seriously? You're the world's biggest metro area, you should be able to do competent Western architecture that doesn't look like crap.


A few blocks away and you're in Tampa.
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Old November 1st, 2015, 08:17 PM   #404
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Unfinished monastery in Calabria, Italy.

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Old November 2nd, 2015, 02:55 AM   #405
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Staten Island...seriously? You're the world's biggest metro area, you should be able to do competent Western architecture that doesn't look like crap.


A few blocks away and you're in Tampa.
You're the world's biggest metro area so of course you're going to have the good, bad, and ugly. It's a matter of how much and what replaces what, which are applicable anywhere. The examples you give above aren't bad at all, and I actually like the second one. Please, give me some examples of new single-family homes in Tokyo which you consider the "bright" side of architecture.

Also, please cite your image sources.
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 03:25 AM   #406
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Someone cannot write Greek, because those letters (that look like ATHENAE) actually say LTHENLS.
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 03:32 AM   #407
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You're the world's biggest metro area so of course you're going to have the good, bad, and ugly. It's a matter of how much and what replaces what, which are applicable anywhere. The examples you give above aren't bad at all, and I actually like the second one. Please, give me some examples of new single-family homes in Tokyo which you consider the "bright" side of architecture.

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This is more my thing:

(from NipponNews, a Japanese newspaper)

or if you want Western, some of the old houses in Yokohama or Denenchofu like this one:

source: http://www.greatmirror.com

but on to the crap.

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Old November 2nd, 2015, 12:21 PM   #408
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This is more my thing:

(from NipponNews, a Japanese newspaper)
Meh, looks like a Miami Beach spec house. It's not my thing, but is certainly one of the better modern houses in Japan that I've seen so far. However, the car is sort of ironic.

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or if you want Western, some of the old houses in Yokohama or Denenchofu like this one:

source: http://www.greatmirror.com
So the modern house above is not Western? With that logic, the "Staten Island" and "Tampa" houses, likely constructed within the past couple decades, surely aren't "Western" either. Modernism is a German architectural movement from the 1920s, evolving from interrelated influence and globalization of architecture between West European countries and the United States.

Unless it's a traditional Japanese house with only Western elements for modern functionality's sake, you can't talk like it's 100% Japanese. I prefer using terms more specific to the origin of its dominant architectural style. Some people consider most houses in Japan inherently "Japanese" based on their unique layout and format due to the aforementioned cultural diffusion, geography, zoning, and urban planning policies.

With that in mind, here's a new "Western" house in Shakujii, Nerima I believe is "competent" classical European architecture:

http://photozou.jp/photo/show/3067962/200698418

Also, a traditional Japanese house with necessary Western elements:

http://blog-imgs-51.fc2.com/s/u/m/su...11810525ad.jpg

New POS which will hopefully be torn down within thirty years:

http://sumai.homes.co.jp/data/000740...e/5449-2-2.jpg
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 02:29 PM   #409
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 02:41 PM   #410
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An awful example from my hometown - The Panko Brashnarov Palace (seat of several state agencies, built this year and now is open for use)























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Old November 2nd, 2015, 03:54 PM   #411
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Hey, I live 6 km from this building Actually I've never considered to be especially ugly, and definately not in such amazing thread like this.

This city where it's located is famous from another silly architecture:



When I was passing there some time ago I noticed that it's "for sale". I wonder who would buy this thing. And I also noticed something else:



Not only there's "VIP PARKING AIRPORT" (Modlin Intl. Airport is only few km away) but "for sale" is written with childish error, it should be "SPRZEDAM", not "SPSZEDAM". Well, English is not my primary language so I may make mistakes, but when someone is making mistakes like the one in "SPSZEDAM" in his own language - then it says a lot about the guy who wrote it. And that would explain his taste and why he built such kitsch.

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Tianzi, or Son of Heaven Hotel, China

Is there "MPEROR HOTEL"!? Oh, chinglish...
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 01:39 AM   #412
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Let's go for a vacation to Sweden. The more free-market, more pro-wealth governments of the past 15 years have had some...interesting impacts on Swedish vernacular architecture. Nouveau riche incoming!






<--Yes, the front yard looked like a war zone for approximately 1 year after construction was complete.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 01:56 AM   #413
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Hoofddorp in the Netherlands can give Sweden a run for its money, though:




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Old November 3rd, 2015, 05:09 AM   #414
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I don't understand how so few of these houses' architects can get the classical styling and proportions right. My university has an entire course on classical art which includes architecture and how to get the correct proportions and placement of key architectural elements. And there's not even a course specifically for architecture! There are so many books on classical styling. Why can't they get it right?
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Probably they don't really bother to do it right. This new rich people want something flashy but often don't really have the money for a good architect and proper materials so they compensate with stuff like oversized columns. They also have a horrible taste I guess...
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 04:53 PM   #416
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 05:02 PM   #417
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When houses think they are toys..


Dwelling in Langwied, in the Austrian Salzburg province



Dog Bark Park Inn (gosh what a moronic name) in Idaho, USA
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Old November 4th, 2015, 02:44 AM   #418
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Probably they don't really bother to do it right. This new rich people want something flashy but often don't really have the money for a good architect and proper materials so they compensate with stuff like oversized columns. They also have a horrible taste I guess...
I can see why you'd say this...based on Google Street View some of the fastest-growing but still rather poor countries have really godawful architecture (Romania and parts of Southeast Asia come to mind).

Romania - http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/44.328325...2_-447.79_-6_0

http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/46.462278...-707.56_-4.5_0

http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/44.706795..._276.96_3.42_1

Indonesia -
http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/-8.058639...418.52_-5.06_0

http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/-7.961163..._28.18_-4.43_0

http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/-6.88082_...61_614.28_-4_0

http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/-6.3398_1...112.6_-10.09_0 - Mosque, I believe

And while I know everyone will recognize it when I say these are "nouveau riche houses", it's not necessarily true. I don't think that houses in, say, Utah (which has a level of income mobility comparable to Denmark) are any uglier than homes in Charlotte, NC (which...doesn't).

Charlotte - http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/35.130808...245.23_-4.69_0

http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/35.160037...452.33_-6.13_0

Salt Lake City -
http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/40.511717..._322.4_-4.31_0
(although admittedly I like Craftsman style houses)
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Old November 11th, 2015, 01:42 AM   #419
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Tall Nice by Franco Beccari, on Flickr
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Yeah, but that doesn't make it bad. On this thread we are "celebrating" the kitschy, the tacky architecture.
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