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Old October 28th, 2014, 04:34 AM   #41
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I hope they will fix the outside.

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Old October 28th, 2014, 10:34 PM   #42
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Poland.
Nice restoration that sticks to the architect's vision.
izzit only me that i don't see much difference between these two picture. They just remove the curtain in the office, paint the ground floor pillar into white colour, remove sign board + bicycle parking lane and put a parking sign on one of the pillar.
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Old October 29th, 2014, 12:19 AM   #43
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That's the point - they didn't change the architect's original vision

They repainted the black parts as well, and maybe refitted the interior.
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Old October 29th, 2014, 01:57 AM   #44
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Old October 29th, 2014, 10:06 PM   #45
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Old November 29th, 2014, 03:10 AM   #46
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Old November 29th, 2014, 03:56 AM   #47
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Old December 2nd, 2014, 12:03 AM   #48
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Old January 6th, 2015, 11:04 PM   #49
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Lisbon, capitolio theatre (1931).





During decades the original project was transformed several times into this ugly beast...



Now the city council wants to recover the original building as it was in the 30's. Not finished yet, but it looks good already.

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Old January 6th, 2015, 11:32 PM   #50
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Old January 7th, 2015, 12:19 AM   #51
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nice thread. very good examples
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Old January 7th, 2015, 04:17 AM   #52
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During decades the original project was transformed several times into this ugly beast...
Makes you wonder how many Early Modern beauties are hidden all around us under layers of careless renovations and filth
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Old January 7th, 2015, 12:09 PM   #53
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I'd never have guessed it was an old building, how does something as attractive as that gets turned into a carbuncle?
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Old January 7th, 2015, 04:18 PM   #54
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Makes you wonder how many Early Modern beauties are hidden all around us under layers of careless renovations and filth
I see (using street view) many examples in Bucharest. Unfortunately many people confuse "careless" with "ugly", and destroy those buildings. They can't see the hidden beauty and quality behind.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 04:22 PM   #55
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A nice building hidden by decades of careless maintenance.

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Old January 26th, 2015, 08:50 AM   #56
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Many renovating architects like to preserve the old gritty patina of brick and stone ruins because taking it away would impact the character of the building. But this is the first time I've seen that done with a 1960s commieblock. Preserving the stained concrete shell while adding modern components. No repainting or anything


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Old January 27th, 2015, 02:59 AM   #57
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Looks trully beautiful
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Old February 25th, 2015, 12:18 PM   #58
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300 South Wacker Drive, Chicago
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That raised part on the Chicago map graphic is the location of the skyscraper.
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 10:02 AM   #59
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Telavi,Georgia. Converting typical Soviet Commie block into nice apartament building.

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Old March 2nd, 2015, 10:15 PM   #60
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Here's one building from Split, Croatia, that will be finally restored to its former glory this very year

Hrvatski dom (Croatian chamber building) was one of the finest examples of lavishly decorated secession buildings in Dalmatia, if not whole Croatia. During the WWII, facade was stripped off by Italian fascists, as well as interior details and frescoes, leaving building plain and devastated for over half a century.

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1905.










I really hope that I'll be able to post some pics of finished facade this time next year
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