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Old January 8th, 2015, 12:05 PM   #21
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GREAT thread idea. I hope to check back and see more here
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Old January 8th, 2015, 08:37 PM   #22
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An old city center train shed turned into a commercial building with tourist information center, souvenir shops and cafes



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Old January 9th, 2015, 05:25 AM   #23
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Nice Try dude! but the shadow part looks a bit weird...
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Old January 9th, 2015, 05:38 AM   #24
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It's better than what I can do, definitely
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Old January 9th, 2015, 06:31 AM   #25
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Old January 9th, 2015, 07:44 PM   #26
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Old January 12th, 2015, 07:29 PM   #27
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Old January 13th, 2015, 03:47 PM   #28
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Old January 17th, 2015, 08:18 PM   #29
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My first photoshop (minimalist) renovation. This is Aviz building, a Lisbon highrise from the early 70's. Today the fašade is completely adultered by ugly sun protections, air-conditioning systems and even advertisements. This fašade in the photo isn't the worst one. You can see the entire building here (street view)

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Old January 17th, 2015, 08:55 PM   #30
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I think sun shades are fine if they match the colour of the windows, so black, dark grey, basically. Even brown ones look acceptable sometimes if the window frames are wood.

White frames and shades look terrible on any modern building.
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Old January 18th, 2015, 07:14 AM   #31
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Old January 19th, 2015, 12:00 AM   #32
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Old January 20th, 2015, 12:28 AM   #33
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great job and very interesting! I like them!
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 06:54 AM   #34
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What should be done to the Robin Hood Gardens building instead of demolishing it:


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Old January 23rd, 2015, 10:53 PM   #35
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It would be nice to have a short description of the photoshopped image - at least in which city it is located.
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Old January 25th, 2015, 04:45 PM   #36
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Press house, Rīga, Latvia. Built in 1978, abandoned in around 2000. An eyesore in the city center.



*yay, sparkles*

But in reality there are some distant plans of demolishing the building. I'm not sure why, though. Although the interior is in an awful state, the structure itself is okay. It would be a shame for the 22-storey building to be demolished as we don't have many high rises.
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Seventies-ifying a 70s soviet housing block


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Old January 29th, 2015, 05:27 PM   #38
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Rīga, Latvia

The ministry of agriculture building. Widely known as "the silo" due to it being a gray, agriculture-related tower.

So I got a little inspiration from Lever House in New York and made this

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Really nice. I bet that's how the architect wanted it to look.
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Old January 29th, 2015, 10:29 PM   #40
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Maybe... A lot of things have changed from the original project.



For example, it should have been a complex of 3 buildings - only one got built. The building should have had un-openable windows with double glazing of infra-red ray blocking glass with 1,5 cm gap in between so the interior wouldn't heat up. Since the windows of the building can actually be opened (and they do), I'm guessing that they also did none of that heat blocking...

The original project stated that this would become one of the most beautiful places in the city. Nowadays it's in the "TOP 10 ugliest buildings in Rīga"

BTW the highrise in the background of my visualization was also similarly Soviet but it got rebuilt in the early 2000s
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