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Old December 19th, 2010, 12:59 PM   #141
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Shokin-tei, Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto.


Photo by Raphael Azevedo Franca, from wikipedia
Yep, welcome to the birthplace of modernism - 500 year old moon viewing palace a queen chose to create in a zen ascetic style, dismissing the lavish decorations of court for the life of a nun. Le Courbousier studied this place intently, and combined the functionality of its style with the flat-topped medieval medina buildings of Morocco to create the international style. The grounds are also a masterpiece of Japanese garden design.


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compare that with the traditional style at the time:


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Old December 19th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #142
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There was a wonderful article about this palace (with lots of nice pictures) published in Arts of Asia a year or two ago. The similarities with the Forbidden City were discussed in some detail.
really? whats Arts of Asia?

heres some more photos of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul







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and heres one of the Hue Forbidden City Palace, Hue, Vietnam

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Old December 19th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #143
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most of Seoul's royal palaces were destroyed during Japanese colonialism and occupation, and the rest in the Korean War, though a few are now being slowly rebuilt. Most of Hue was wiped off the map, including the Imperial City in the Vietnam War. Once again piecemeal reconstruction is slowly taking place.

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Old December 19th, 2010, 01:28 PM   #144
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the vietnamese and korean losses of their respective buildings seem to parallel each other...

koreans had north and south divided, had wars, damaged main palaces and eventually split.
vietnamese had north and south divided, had wars, damaged main palaces but luckily they are still one united country today.

why is it that during their own wars they want to destroy/damage their own culture and buildings?? it's such a shame
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Old December 19th, 2010, 07:55 PM   #145
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I know, but in those two cases foreign firepower actually destroyed much of the imperial citadels (US, Japan).
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Old December 19th, 2010, 08:13 PM   #146
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MALAYSIA EASTERN PALACE
Istana Melawati is the second national palace of Malaysia's Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) in Putrajaya after the Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur. It serves as a royal retreat for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

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Old December 20th, 2010, 12:04 AM   #147
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Two Mexican/Mesoamerican palaces.

Palace of Columns, Mitlaimage hosted on flickr

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Governors Palace, Uxmal
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Old December 20th, 2010, 02:06 AM   #148
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Royal Palace - Brussels

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Old December 20th, 2010, 05:39 AM   #149
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A thread about palaces and not much talk of India? Weird.

Taj Lake Palace



Umaid Bhavan has already been mentioned.

There's Rambagh Palace as well.

The best thing about these particular (Indian) palaces is that most of them have been converted into hotels. You can now go stay in them, if you fancy spending a bit of money.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 06:18 AM   #150
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India have many many wonderful buildings with different architecture but it is not known. People in the west think India only have slum.

Even other country like China, Thailand, Burma not known to many peoples...China have many wonderful amazing buildings.But lot of China building destroyed by Communists.
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Old December 25th, 2010, 04:38 AM   #151
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Old December 25th, 2010, 06:17 AM   #152
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India have many many wonderful buildings with different architecture but it is not known. People in the west think India only have slum.

Even other country like China, Thailand, Burma not known to many peoples...China have many wonderful amazing buildings.But lot of China building destroyed by Communists.
india is amazing with so many vastly different types of architecture and amount of buildings that many have never heard of.

taj mahal is the best though!!
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Old December 31st, 2010, 05:32 PM   #153
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Neither, the South-American one is my favourite
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Old December 31st, 2010, 08:59 PM   #154
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why are eastern palaces all bunched up in the same group???
SAY WORD

west in general have simillar designs but east is too large to sum it all in one, like eg chinese architecture is nothing like persian etc. there are way to many styles to be summed in one word
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Old December 31st, 2010, 09:01 PM   #155
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another thing is that there were some pics of indian palaces that had complete european architecture, with only some designs that were indian, u cant really count this indian architecture can you?? whats are ur opinions?
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Old December 31st, 2010, 09:05 PM   #156
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Babak Castle, Iran: made over 1000 years ago in such magnificent location


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Old December 31st, 2010, 10:36 PM   #157
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Ignore these modern palaces, let's go back to about 2000 years ago, the age of empires, and look at a palace of the king of kings:





















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Old December 31st, 2010, 11:41 PM   #158
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Old January 1st, 2011, 01:42 PM   #159
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The eastern palaces of course... NOT.

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Old January 1st, 2011, 01:50 PM   #160
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That is just massive. Huge sprawling repetitive buildings aren't necessarily very interesting. Just indicates the obscene amount of resources at their disposal.

That austere Japanese villa is much more endearing to look at.
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