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Old August 12th, 2011, 04:09 AM   #41
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Old August 12th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #42
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I like modern + dynamic (and maybe its ecoligical too, i dont know):

The Bishopsgate Tower, London:





And 20 Fenchurch, London:



I really like London's new skyscrapers...they push the envelop whilst remaining very classy


Eureka Tower is my favourite tower in Melbourne

http://resources2.news.com.au/images...urka-tower.jpg

I like the fact the it symbolises the history of Melbourne (rebellion/gold rush/Blood shed)
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Old August 12th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #43
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Skyscraper style, indeed the skyscraper itself, is not a subject on which
much eloquence is possible. A building at such a scale cannot fail
to look like hell. Its more a question of how to vitiate such hellishness
where it is directly encountered, that is to say at the level of the street.
Originally they used setbacks. As the tower went up it stepped backed
a certain distance from the street. Now this treatment really just
needs to be formalized into a generalized strategy for mitigating the
dystopianizing effects of the overwhelming massiveness of the tower.
The kind of architecture that works so well at street level, the 3 to 5
story highly decorated individual masonry building must be preserved, must
be used as a buffer between the the street and the tower. As long
as one is insulated from directly encountering a tower, the rest will
take care of itself. That is to say given enough distance, viewed
from sufficient distance, the natural ungainliness of the tall building is largely vitiated.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #44
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Definitely Art Deco! there's a kind of magic..
Soviet style's skyscrapers too
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Old August 18th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #45
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Looking at the picture posted above, at street level of the COMPLETED Bishopgate
tower, one at first thinks he is looking at scaffolding contractors forgot to remove
rather than the grand entrance to a building. Ive never seen anything quite so willfully
preposterous and hideous. Now how do architects get away with this ? It is because
it is no longer the public, but architectural theorists with PhDs, that determine
what gets built. The public knows what it likes, invariably seeking out
the old quarters of European towns to experience their charms. They
never go take trips to be around buildings such as Bishopgate. The
problem is that architects believing in their own lofty superiority, are convinced
that their PhD's and arcane theories supersede any right of the public to
influence architecture, to bring into being architecture the public actually
likes and wants to be in.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 12:44 AM   #46
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Favorite style

I prefer the architecture of Art Deco/Moderne in the 20's and 30's and portions of the Post Modernism style. I think those buildings had better proportions and style. Too many taller buildings today appear lifeless 'shapes' generated on the computer.

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Old August 18th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #47
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Art deco and Futurism/Modern
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Old October 25th, 2012, 10:25 PM   #48
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1. Modern
2. Gothic
3. International Modernism
4. Expressionist/Deconstructionism
5. Art Deco
6. Brutalism (excluding most commieblocks, I prefer more abstract brutalist forms)
7. Postmodernism
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Old October 28th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #49
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Modern, dynamic and art deco!
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Old November 19th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #50
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Art Deco, Modern, InternTional and Futuristic.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 06:23 AM   #51
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welllll i would say old fashioned style
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Old November 20th, 2012, 01:22 PM   #52
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This is my fav. i dont really know about architectural styles but I like a buildings with glassy, smooth or detailed facades, and better if it is curved.

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I like modern + dynamic (and maybe its ecoligical too, i dont know):

The Bishopsgate Tower, London:





And 20 Fenchurch, London:



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Old November 20th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #53
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I am sorry, but 20 fenchurch reminds me:
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Old November 20th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #54
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I really like the combination of flat and straight edges with the rounded surfaces & corners of LA's Library Tower. It seems very compleat.

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Old November 21st, 2012, 04:00 PM   #55
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I really like the combination of flat and straight edges with the rounded surfaces & corners of LA's Library Tower. It seems very compleat.
so..u like straight edges blended with rounded surfaces & corners..
maybe u like petronas towers too

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Old November 21st, 2012, 04:06 PM   #56
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I like the way they blend in the LA Library Tower.

Petronas is OK for Malaysia, but y do u keep pushing it? It wouldn't be my first design of choice.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 09:25 PM   #57
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I like modern, post-modern, conservative and chinese stuff like this: [P]
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 08:01 AM   #58
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I love imagination flow it look really awesome.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 08:05 AM   #59
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2.Soviet

Haha, from my name: Stalinist is possibly one of the best styles in my opinion. Just sad not many are made anymore.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 09:25 AM   #60
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Gothic post modern brutalist
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