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Old February 14th, 2004, 08:27 AM   #101
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Hey Park View Square is great! The Chinese style also blend in well with it.

The world needs more of this stuff
Especially Singapore. Looking forward to more distinctive designs here in future but nothing too Shanghai
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Old February 14th, 2004, 11:42 AM   #102
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OMG! You took a pic of the base?
yeah i did... the original big picture looks alot more grand... :/ was in the car.. no time to take good pics haha
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Old February 14th, 2004, 12:25 PM   #103
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Hi ,Cliff ,how's your PVS drawing going?
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Old February 14th, 2004, 07:42 PM   #104
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Hey Park View Square is great! The Chinese style also blend in well with it.

The world needs more of this stuff
Chinese style? I dont really see much of that?
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Old February 14th, 2004, 07:46 PM   #105
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Does Parkview have alot of glass?

I've never seen glass and art deco mixed up like that.
Hmm...if you look at the full tower shots, both sides of the building basicaly look more or less the same. Thats the amount of glass it has, but I dont think the glass are too accentuated?
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Old February 14th, 2004, 11:36 PM   #106
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Chinese style? I dont really see much of that?
The grating in front of the large windows. Or am I mistaken about the style
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Old February 15th, 2004, 05:33 AM   #107
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that's not very chinese... chinese is... different.. i dont know how.. definitely in different colours... and different material.. more ornate.. more curves...
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Old February 15th, 2004, 06:46 AM   #108
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That grillwork around the entrance doesn't strike me as very Chinese either, nor do I find it particularly Art Deco.
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Old February 15th, 2004, 06:53 AM   #109
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Hmm..when I saw the building in real life, Chinese didnt spring to my mind, it had a more Hindu-like feel to it. In any case there is a very Oriental feel to it but I cant pinpoint any specific theme.

And as huaiwei said, glass is not the main focus. The thing that catches you is the extremely dark and rich chocolate brown that seems to absorb all the energy of its surroundings
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hrmmm maybe you can term it las-vegas-casino-kitsch...
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Old February 15th, 2004, 07:32 AM   #111
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Heirloom, I neglected to compliment you for those terrific pictures!

I agree with the rest of us: there is nothing particularly Chinese about Parkview. But it IS a super fine A-1 specimen of an Art Deco building!
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Old February 15th, 2004, 11:41 AM   #112
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And as huaiwei said, glass is not the main focus. The thing that catches you is the extremely dark and rich chocolate brown that seems to absorb all the energy of its surroundings
In fact, my impressions of the building was that it is so lacking in glass, that I imagined the interiors as dark and gloomy due to the lack of windows! And even if there are windows, they are tinted so dark...
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Heirloom, I neglected to compliment you for those terrific pictures!
no need for that they're quite terrible.. taken from a moving car as i mentioned. i do like those new bus stops like the one in the second pic...
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Just what are you people smoking?
Fine, you can call the window lattice a typical voodoo inspired design or something if it feels better.



WH, I didn't say the Chinese Lattice design was art deco, but that it blended in well with the art deco stuff. Too well it seems.

Btw, that architecture element is usually brownish as far as I know.
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Old February 16th, 2004, 12:22 AM   #115
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Sorry, Jo! I din't mean to step on your toes. And all I'm smoking is ciggies (too many).
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Old February 16th, 2004, 03:06 AM   #116
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Sorry too WH, everyone (just got the sudden feeling everyone was conspiring against me )
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Old February 16th, 2004, 04:18 AM   #117
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No reason to become paranoid all of a sudden, Jo All we're doing here is sitting around in a friendly fashion and looking at architecture. Occasionally someone disagrees with the others (happens to me quite frequently as a matter of fact ). So what's the big deal? Nobody has been ing you, have they?

And from your post and the pictures you show I now realize you were talking about the INTERIOR of Parkview! Well, that's a totally different story ... I was contemplating & commenting on the EXterior ... maybe some of the others as well.
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Old February 16th, 2004, 04:45 AM   #118
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hm,anyone know where i can find black&white-posters of Singapore skyscrapers/skyline?

just like this one:



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Old February 16th, 2004, 04:45 AM   #119
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Err.. no, I was talking about the lattice designs on the outside of the building ...and it is Chinese, anyone disagreeing is on crack

The thing within parenteses was not meant to be taken that seriously, more like a joke.. jebus, seems I should work a bit on improving the smiley usage

Hey, cool poster Drwho, where did you get that??
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Old February 16th, 2004, 08:21 AM   #120
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Oh dear poor Jo..

Hey I didnt completely rule out the possibility..noticed I said that there was something Oriental about the design? Its just that the motif was very well integrated with the highrise part of the building, creating a hybrid. That was sharp of you to pick out the elements though

@drwho..I havent come across any black and white ones, but I could try to use photoshop to apply the black and white imagery
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