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Old September 12th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #3921
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In harmony with its surroundings towering over the city?
Yes. A natural focal point downtown as opposed to, say, in a suburban area.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 09:33 PM   #3922
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Do you wear 18-19th century clothes? Should we bring back steam trains and sailing ships? No? Why not? Well because that era is over, the world has moved on. Why should architecture be any different?
Not comparable at all. Personally I would love to wear some 18th-19th century clothing on a daily basis, but they are hard to come by and too expensive for everyday use. In that regard, it would be impractical.

The metal meteorite that has crashed down in that military museum isn't any more practical than a more traditional, symmetrical and ornamented building. Probably not any cheaper either. It's not the same reasons as the one people might have when it comes to clothing.

Steam trains and sailing ships? This have to do with technological advances. If steam trains and sailing ships were as environmentally friendly as electric trains and as fast, large and reliable as modern day ships, why wouldn't we want them back?

Again, the argument is practicality. I don't see where this artsy, ego-boosting architecture where you have to be educated and informed by the architect himself as to why the building looks awe inspiring have the upper edge on more traditional architecture in this regard?
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Old September 12th, 2013, 10:14 PM   #3923
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Not comparable at all.
Yes it is. The whole point you guys are making is that we should build classical because its prettier. Then why not steam trains and sailing ships? They are prettier!

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Again, the argument is practicality.
Which is why we don't build classical.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 10:17 PM   #3924
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Atleast I wear clothes that are a continuation of 19th/20th century clothes and aesthetics;
suits, shirts, overcoats etc. Which is basically what everyone here is saying; architecture should rely on the same aesthetic principles they've always done.

Modern architecture can be compared to wearing a gimp suit and gag ball.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 10:20 PM   #3925
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architecture should rely on the same aesthetic principles they've always done.
Which are and why? You guys are more interested in dogma than good architecture. I like good architecture doesn't matter if its old or new.

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Old September 12th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #3926
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I agree with every word socrates#1fan said, and I can give you a fitting example that certainly is modern, yet isn't purely made to bolster the already bloated ego of its architect:


Source: http://www.taipei-101.info


Source: http://www.listoffive.com/top-5-tall...-of-the-world/


Source: http://www.homesthetics.net/taipei-1...-lee-partners/

There it is, all symmetrical and beautifully placed in harmony with its surroundings. It doesn't have to look like a turd (or lump of metal) with deeper meaning to be new, fresh and beautiful.

Anyways... back to topic.
That is an echo of the ancient 1200s traditional wood tower...and as such a testimony of the chinese ingenuity in building art...whether it fits the environment...I won't argue.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #3927
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Atleast I wear clothes that are a continuation of 19th/20th century clothes and aesthetics;
suits, shirts, overcoats etc. Which is basically what everyone here is saying; architecture should rely on the same aesthetic principles they've always done.

Modern architecture can be compared to wearing a gimp suit and gag ball.
Do you mean modern or modernist to be a...gimp suit....and gag ball ( never heard these words before ) ?
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Old September 13th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #3928
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Come on guys, stop ruining this thread!

Some photos of the reconstructed Schlosskapelle's beautiful vault







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Old September 13th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #3929
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Architecture must not follow style or traditional practice, but its purpose. Its reason for existence and location should define its shape.

P.S. AAaaaaa, what a vault, aaaahhhhh..

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This looks so great, even now without the Plaster and colour
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Come on guys, stop ruining this thread!
I think they should split this into another thread.
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Architecture must not follow style or traditional practice, but its purpose. Its reason for existence and location should define its shape.

P.S. AAaaaaa, what a vault, aaaahhhhh..

Was it made like the original was ?
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This looks so great, even now without the Plaster and colour
I don't think they gonna cover this splendid structure..there are lights and all in place already.
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Please, this thread is about Dresden neumarkt....I think that all these discussions must go in another thread...
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Old September 13th, 2013, 12:59 PM   #3935
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I don't think they gonna cover this splendid structure..there are lights and all in place already.
Not by now cause there is no money. The reconstruction of the Residenzschloß won't be finished in this decade.
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The intention, though, is that the brick work between the vaults would be covered with smooth plaster as I was informed.
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The vaulting is beautiful, but the columns are a little stubby.
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