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Old January 31st, 2017, 03:28 PM   #741
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exactly, the Rentilly palace was already a simple version of its original design and wasn't a beauty anymore.
The mirrors can be removed later, the whole limestone structure and also the few resting ornament of the building is still there.
I visited the parc before, during and after the transformation work.

I admit that I was shocked by the visuals before construction, but was convinced by the result. The idea works and makes the castle unique and merge into the beautiful parc.

Only the interior is disappointin (ok, its a museum for modern art now, white walls, cold metal stairs etc.).
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Old February 2nd, 2017, 04:54 AM   #742
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So they are going to build this... thing... in my city...


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Old February 2nd, 2017, 08:44 AM   #743
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Straight out of 1994.

Actually that would still be considered bad in 1994.
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Old February 2nd, 2017, 01:51 PM   #744
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Actually that would still be considered bad in 1994.
Quite. It's the kind of thing that would have been acceptable in an early 90s provincial city in Romania, but in the 2010s in such an important city like Guatemala City it is shocking...

It does actually remind me of this building in my grandparents' city: https://goo.gl/maps/LfWUychYocN2 When I was passing by it by bus during my childhood it would take my breath away, I was feeling put in contact with big city civilisation like I saw on tv
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Old February 2nd, 2017, 03:57 PM   #745
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Reminds me of this one in Constanta

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Old February 2nd, 2017, 05:01 PM   #746
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^ that's fantastic, I like all those postmodern details which differentiates it from all the other early ninetines shit glass boxes.
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Old February 2nd, 2017, 09:01 PM   #747
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I was actually quite happy about the construction because they already built the whole structure, but they just released the render a couple of days ago. I liked those setbacks, but then I found out the cladding looks like a 25 year old bad postmodernist building...
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 05:09 PM   #748
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It's like Donald Trump tried his hand at commieblocks.
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 06:41 PM   #749
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People usually seem to post poor looking buildings in this thread so I could never understand how they qualify as the bad side of architecture? If there wasn't enough resources how do you expect the building to look great or beautiful?
So here's my version of the dark side of architecture: the project was called Skopje 2014 and its first ambitions were to make the capital more European and believe it or not, tourist friendly. They've spend enormous amount of resources and most of these tacky buildings come with an astronomic price tag, yet they still look 'sort of' cheep.
When you add the disastrous economic situation of Macedonia to this highly controversial project, you realize even more how awful it is.
I'll start with the Public Prosecution Building. So even though the building aspires to look classical it has a dome that looks like a spaceship that landed over the pillars.

Project Skopje 2014 by For 91 Days, on Flickr

Skopje 2014 by Viktor Galeski, on Flickr


Next, the building of The Archaeological Museum. This beauty also looks very confused, it has Ionic pillars and a Timpanon, and a pair of domes on the sides. On the other hand it has a full curtain of highly reflective dark glass behind the columns. Yeah!

Skopje at night by Miki216, on Flickr

Last but not least a statue of an 'unknown' warrior, an over proportional statue with zero respect for the rest of its surroundings. In person all that you can see is Bucephalus's giant nuts.

Воин на коњ Скопје, Македонија , Александар Македонски , Alexander the Great by Nenad Tashev, on Flickr

At the very end, guys and girls please share more from Dresden's artificial 'heritage'. This thread exists because of such 'extraordinary' projects.
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The project Skopje 2014 is never-ending source of bad examples of architecture, with only few exceptions.
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I guess that's what we get when politicians decide that they could be great architects.
On the other hand our capital used to have huge potential indeed, but it's all thrown away now. The MRTV building in Skopje remains my most favorite building in SK, especially in person even though it had zero maintenance over the years. I'd say it looks very transatlantic.
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Old February 10th, 2017, 07:12 PM   #752
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Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas. I mean Las Vegas is the epitome of tacky, but this 'beauty' truly stands out, just like every other building in that city.

Two words that complement each other seem to be good enough to describe this marvel: luxurious and tasteless.

Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada by Jon Cobbin, on Flickr

Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas (24) by www.GlynLowe.com, on Flickr

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It's the same colour as the guy's spray tan.
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Old February 10th, 2017, 07:51 PM   #754
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Indeed.
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Old February 11th, 2017, 11:58 PM   #755
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It's just a regular International Style building with ugly window color. You wouldn't say the same about Mercury City Tower right? If it was built in the 70s/80s and just had black windows you guys would put it all over the mid century/postmodernism threads.
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Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas. I mean Las Vegas is the epitome of tacky, but this 'beauty' truly stands out, just like every other building in that city.

Two words that complement each other seem to be good enough to describe this marvel: luxurious and tasteless.

Here I would disagree. It totally fits to Las Vegas. And so I wouldn't call it ugly.
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Old February 13th, 2017, 07:23 PM   #757
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It's like Donald Trump tried his hand at commieblocks.

I 100% agree, I live in Toronto and seen beautiful brick house neighborhoods transform in the faux persian eque stucco box! totally disgraceful! does not fit in out city's urban fabric. Look at bridle path, uggh
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It has gained a bit of a celebrity status in the Malaysian state of Trengganu! I guess it's the "so bad that it's good" factor.






http://biskutmanis.com/2014/12/7-gam...ak-terengganu/
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