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Old December 29th, 2006, 02:58 AM   #1
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Architectural features you seem to always love?

What are some architectural features that always stand out as attractive to you?

...For me, I'd have to say when an old (stone) building with old-world detail has a glass face/shell added over top/ in front. I love the contrast and the way it pulls out every little stone/decorative/custom detail.
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Old December 29th, 2006, 04:48 AM   #2
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The SHOPHOUSE window & associated plasterwork

A hybrid of various cultures, these are native to Singapore & the other Straits Settlements.

The variety is thrilling:




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Old December 29th, 2006, 12:48 PM   #3
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The SHOPHOUSE window & associated plasterwork

A hybrid of various cultures, these are native to Singapore & the other Straits Settlements.

Shophouses!!! Gotta love them! Styles from colonial styles to styles with Malay, Peranakan and Chinese influences, Art Deco and Modern styles. Finally Brutalist shophouses. Too bad shophouses are not built anymore, the newest being built in the 1970s.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=22791

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=226308

Really something very unique
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Old December 29th, 2006, 05:54 PM   #4
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Old December 29th, 2006, 07:39 PM   #5
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The windows. If it has no windows then it is ugly.
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Old December 30th, 2006, 12:34 AM   #6
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This look of stone is something I always liked. I guess it has Gothic elements?


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Old December 30th, 2006, 01:33 AM   #7
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i always like the light blue glass on a building.. and i kno ill get shot for this but i like tall boxes
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Old December 30th, 2006, 02:05 PM   #8
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Glassy Buildings. Whatever the colour of the glass is, it doesn't matter
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Old December 30th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #9
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Big ass cornices and overhangs.
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Old December 30th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #10
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Industrial Brick Buildings


(one of my all time fav building)

Medieval stone-wood combination with murals


Art Deco and Bauhaus styles
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Old December 30th, 2006, 10:33 PM   #11
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anything with a glass facade grabs my attention

and buildings with curved walls or edges also seem to grab my attention
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Old December 31st, 2006, 02:14 AM   #12
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Grand Atria and staircases
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Old December 31st, 2006, 10:58 AM   #13
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I like steel on the windows of the facade especially over a blue glassy facade.

Here is an example; 2IFC.

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Old December 31st, 2006, 11:28 AM   #14
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Glassy black facade with gold fixtures:

Very Very reflective buildings and boxy, smooth glass towers

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Old December 31st, 2006, 11:43 AM   #15
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Old January 1st, 2007, 04:30 AM   #16
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Old January 1st, 2007, 05:16 PM   #17
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Old January 1st, 2007, 05:26 PM   #18
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glassy curves, and glassy buildings that lean out as the rise, or taper in as they rise. any corners that have acute angles.
and anything with exposed structural elements.
anything art deco in shape/style

but really i love pretty much all things lol.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 04:16 PM   #19
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Cool, the Pink Floyd factory
THE factory - as I also always used to say... the story behind:

Animals was alsways my fav LP in the mid-80s. But I never knew what kind of factory it is and where the hell!!! Then I saw a small clip about London on TV and for a break of a second it passed by in a picutre... so - LONDON! But I was never there... In 86 we went for an exchange program to Canterbury with high school and then for 4 days to London - LONDON, where the FACTORY is - YEAH

Driving into the city I didn't see it anywhere, didn't even know the name - nothing! On the forth day I was laying around in Hyde Park with some friends and suddenly cought a glimpse of a chimney like that, went on a higher place to find out where it is - YES, in the south, I checked the map - must be Battersea. So I took a friend and rushed to the Tube to go to the closest station that seems to be there. And on the street we saw it in the distance - MY FACTORY!!!!

We were walking through the eery neighbourhood (hey 20 years ago!) and there it was: abandoned and magestic! We climed a fence and took a lot of pictures... it was one of the best day of my life!!!!!!!!

Logically later I learned everything about the building and I visited the area every time I was in London since then
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