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Old May 7th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #41
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I love Commieblocks. Am I weird?
Commie blocks always gave me a good feeling.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 09:10 PM   #42
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Still in Marseilles, the La Rouvière district, photo (and caps) by Chrispic. These buildings are very impressive when you see them for real, unfortunately it's a bit hard to find pics on the net.

Is this commieblock in IAM old school videoclip Petit frere ?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=l2rEdM5x4DU
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Old May 7th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #43
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Still in Marseilles, the La Rouvière district, photo (and caps) by Chrispic. These buildings are very impressive when you see them for real, unfortunately it's a bit hard to find pics on the net.

I love them
I didn't think France had many of this
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Old May 7th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #44
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I didn't think France had many of this
France has ton of commieblocks.

Here are some views from my window in Nanterre :





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Old May 7th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #45
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You live in a nice place.
I live in the south of Tehran and most of those kind of buildings in Tehran is in the central city.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #46
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Another pic of my complex:



My school (graduated though ):

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Old May 7th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #47
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Many people like to live closer to the centre, to facilities etc and often that means living in an apartment (not a commieblock though neccesarily). If everybody lived in a house on a big plot, very few people could live close to the centre and the city would take up a huge area which would then mean that public transport wouldn't work properly and the city woould have to become car dependant. It would also probably mean that the centre would 'die' in favour of retail malls on the outskirts. Understandably, many people don't like this idea.

Commieblocks are often unattractive but they don't have to be, some are quite nice neighbourhoods with lots of greenery and good public transport.

As for who lives there, in Western Europe it is mostly lower income households but in Eastern Europe it seems to be more mixed.
I know what u mean, but why do they built those ugly apartment-towers? I mean, if people here in San Diego want to live closer to downtown, they just rent/buy an apartment in a nice tower, we have apartment towers for median-income families and they do not look like those commieblocks from Europe or Asia. Our apartments tower (or condo-towers) look like this.


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Old May 7th, 2008, 11:42 PM   #48
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^And how much do they cost to rent? 1100 or 1500 just for a one bedroom room? It wouldn't be worth it and those middle-class families that live there are probably more in debt then you could even begin to imagine.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #49
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Is this commieblock in IAM old school videoclip Petit frere ?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=l2rEdM5x4DU
Don't know (I'd have to check) but I don't think so. These huge buildings on the cliff are actually a quite wealthy private residence.

Here are some buildings located in the north-east of central Paris called "les orgues de flandre" (don't know if they would be considered commieblocks by the thread starter but they definitely are residential modernist architecture)

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Old May 7th, 2008, 11:58 PM   #50
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I know what u mean, but why do they built those ugly apartment-towers? I mean, if people here in San Diego want to live closer to downtown, they just rent/buy an apartment in a nice tower, we have apartment towers for median-income families and they do not look like those commieblocks from Europe or Asia. Our apartments tower (or condo-towers) look like this.


It's too few. And cost a lot to design completely different buildings.
Anyway, buildings are the most beautiful when they are the same



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Old May 8th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #51
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Here's a pano showing the towers of Paris' Chinatown.



That's how it looks from inside the district


An urban failure in my opinion, those the view at the top of these towers must be breathtaking.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #52
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I like the right side of the picture!
Post more!
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Old May 8th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #55
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"La grande Motte" resort on the Mediterranean

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Old May 8th, 2008, 12:20 AM   #56
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St. Jamestown, Toronto, Canada



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That picture of Paris is interesting. In Toronto, some of the buildings in St. Jamestown are named after Canadian cities.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #57
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i made a commie block in sketchup a while ago, what do you think of it :

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add some balconies
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Old May 8th, 2008, 04:42 AM   #59
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Commieblocks in SimCity 4!

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Do you know what commieblocks are? 'Cause thats not it
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