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Old January 24th, 2017, 05:02 AM   #3221
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Once the buildings age a little they will be absolutely fine.
You've got a point there too. They may look better with a couple decades on them, but at least now they don't really look authentic. Maybe it's something about buildings with painted plaster facades, they don't look as "real" as those with brick, stone, etc.
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Old January 24th, 2017, 07:02 AM   #3222
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Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Built in the 14th century, the stupa was damaged in the April 2015 earthquake. Repaired and restored by both local and private donations, the structure was reopened on November 2016.

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Old January 24th, 2017, 10:49 AM   #3223
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Afterwar socrealist architecture in old town of Gdańsk, in this case commieblocks which are stylized convincingly enough for most people to belive they are actual 300-500 years-old tenements. In other words you can say that tourists go to see something that is only an incomplete facade (literally) of what it used to be, thinking it is the real deal, while it is not at all.

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Transparency and authenticity in city's structure and architecure should be equally important as pleasant looks. Or even more. War losses or shift in urban ideology is also part of the history of specific place and shouldn't and even cannot be wiped out so easily as buildings or streets. It can be fixed, but it has to be done right and you cannot pretend that nothing has happened.
First, not everything built in 1950's is socrealism, these buildings have nothing to do with socrealism.
Second, what you tell was the exact premise of the reconstruction of Gdansk. Unless a facade of a building survived, or if was important enough for the exact reconstruction, it was clearly marked it was not authentic and it was obvious for... people living 60 years ago.
After next 60 years some of the developments you praise now will seem old to some people because most people are not educated in history of architecture and it always will be so.
Fate of old Gdansk after the war is the best what could have happened, given the times and the other possibilities that were considered.
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Old January 24th, 2017, 06:01 PM   #3224
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Indeed. They've gone the right path in Gdansk. Imagine how it'd have looked if they'd gone for the Kassel or the Magdeburg way... Jeez. Not a single visitor would stray there. Considering how poor socialist Poland was and that much of the old town of Gdansk was part of another culture, it's quite astonishing what they did there. It's even worth a UNESCO World Heritage designation imho, probably more so than the old town of Warsaw (which was reconstructed in the 1950s and designated World Heritage in 1980).

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You've got a point there too. They may look better with a couple decades on them, but at least now they don't really look authentic. Maybe it's something about buildings with painted plaster facades, they don't look as "real" as those with brick, stone, etc.
Actually most reconstructed baroque houses in Dresden just look like recently renovated buildings, with many examples that can be found here.

Without any hesitation some of Dresden's reconstructions are among the best ever created of patrician/civil houses across the globe. If you dismiss that, you clearly should learn a thing or two about the place, the methods and the result. Best option clearly is to just visit the place and see for yourself.
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Old January 24th, 2017, 08:31 PM   #3225
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Old January 25th, 2017, 08:42 PM   #3226
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Old January 26th, 2017, 12:38 AM   #3227
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Old January 26th, 2017, 12:44 AM   #3228
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Ooo so nice! Is this reconstruction as it was, or just inspired by existing building?
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Old January 26th, 2017, 10:02 AM   #3229
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Old January 26th, 2017, 10:42 AM   #3230
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Drama theater of Kaunas

Couldn't find many photos to compare building before and after renovation. There is a book about this theater and it's renovation, enjoy: https://issuu.com/nkdt/docs/knyga_web
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Old January 26th, 2017, 07:45 PM   #3231
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An abandoned building transformed to the Town Council

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Hotel Baviera transformed to a commercial building (now Baviera Office)

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Old January 27th, 2017, 02:07 AM   #3232
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Ooo so nice! Is this reconstruction as it was, or just inspired by existing building?
It seems to be inspired on the pre-war building.

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Old January 29th, 2017, 09:41 AM   #3233
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Le Corbusier's La Tourette Monastery

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Old January 29th, 2017, 12:54 PM   #3234
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Looks pretty shit. Would've been nicer if they'd skip the paint and laser cleaned it.
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Old January 29th, 2017, 01:52 PM   #3235
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Old January 29th, 2017, 01:54 PM   #3236
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Old January 29th, 2017, 02:04 PM   #3237
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Looks pretty shit. Would've been nicer if they'd skip the paint and laser cleaned it.
It was originally painted.
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Old January 30th, 2017, 01:50 AM   #3239
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can't find the before photos, but this old 30s(?) office/cafe building was much torn down. it was rebuilt last year and the upper floors are flats, bottom is still a cafe (cafe lologar). the building on the right edge also underwent a similar renovation

central tehran, iran




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small cafe, built in a rebuilt and renovated qajar house


diamond cafe, tehran


https://www.cafeyab.com/guide/cafe-diamond




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Old January 30th, 2017, 01:56 AM   #3240
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sanati museum, toopkhaneh square, tehran


http://www.tishineh.com/touritem/782...-Sanati-museum

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