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Old June 7th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #1
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Old June 8th, 2009, 06:39 AM   #2
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Wow that was fantastic! Thanks for posting this
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Old June 8th, 2009, 10:34 AM   #3
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I only recognize some of those projects. Can you identify where they're located and the status of each (e.g., planned, u/c, completed)? Thanks
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Old June 8th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #4
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I struggle with calling this stuff "Modern" architecture. Modernism is a style in which simplicity are pure form are paramount. These buildings are from a new era. I think it's more accurate to say Contemporary Architecture, but I feel like this stuff deserves something more unique.

I'm sorry though, I can't say I'm a fan of many of these.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #5
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Well, the Burj Al Arab has about 3-4 pictures of it, and there are loot of projects renders. I would like better some pictures of existing modern architecture.

Like those:
I think that this building is interesting.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:In...s_IMG_4292.jpg

also:

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Commerzbank-7.jpg/
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Old June 9th, 2009, 02:38 AM   #6
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Wow....pausing to look at just about all of those pics, i realise how fortunate we are even if not built for just the concept presented. Do agree though that just about all of them illustrate a different form than modern, because for every one of these buildings there is another 'x' many that are a lot more subtle in design.

A lot there i couldn't put a name or location to either!
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Old June 9th, 2009, 11:00 PM   #7
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im not a fan of some of those. i prefer to see existing "modern" sturctures than renders.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #8
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What is this?!?!? Its HOT!!!!
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Old June 13th, 2009, 01:51 AM   #9
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some of them really exciting, but putting them together makes me feel it's... too much

like eating too much chocolates

icons have to stand alone (like the Eiffel Tower). when they're in a group, each one weakens another, and we end up having a mess and chaos instead of a symbol (Dubai/China case)
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Old June 13th, 2009, 02:07 AM   #10
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or would it push the bounds of what iconic architecture is? As much as I agree with you though, but I think there could be a positive spectrum
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Old June 21st, 2009, 05:00 PM   #11
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wow what a collection ! Do you think we can identify a style ? and have all of theme benn approved? i hhave never seen some of them , are tey real projetcs? thanks for such a post
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 07:38 PM   #12
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Here is a great example of modern architecture; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is actually only a few blocks from my house

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Old June 22nd, 2009, 08:00 PM   #13
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here is another great example of modern architecture in minneapolis. It is the central Public Library in Downtown Minneapolis




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Old June 22nd, 2009, 11:36 PM   #14
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This is really starting to irritate me. THIS is an example of Modern Architecture:



Modern architecture is usually characterized by:
-an adoption of the principle that the materials and functional requirements determine the result
-an adoption of the machine aesthetic
-a rejection of ornament
-a simplification of form and elimination of "unnecessary detail"
an adoption of expressed structure
-Form follows function

Absolutely NONE of the pictures posted are of Modern Architecture.

These are great examples, however, of Contemporary Architecture and many are great examples of Deconstructivism. A more recent term (that I'm not really sure I like) is Blobitecture or Blobism, which refers to the more fluid designs pictured. A great example of Blobism is London City Hall.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 03:37 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ajknee View Post

Modern architecture is usually characterized by:
-an adoption of the principle that the materials and functional requirements determine the result
-an adoption of the machine aesthetic
-a rejection of ornament
-a simplification of form and elimination of "unnecessary detail"
an adoption of expressed structure
-Form follows function

Absolutely NONE of the pictures posted are of Modern Architecture.

These are great examples, however, of Contemporary Architecture and many are great examples of Deconstructivism. A more recent term (that I'm not really sure I like) is Blobitecture or Blobism, which refers to the more fluid designs pictured. A great example of Blobism is London City Hall.
No need to come over all mouthy! To put it bluntly we are all intituled to our own likes/dislikes. Here is a quick definition of what you are trying to say:

Modern Architecture or Modernism was a product of the mid-20th century.

Famously coined as the International Style by Reyner Banham, the Modern style was linked notably with Le Corbusier and central European and generally western architecture.

Modernist Architecture eventually made its way to the Developing World and also to colder climates in the North where the white concrete didn't always weather so well.

Le Corbusier had a key and central role of what we know today as great modernist architecture, the rest well.. it’s a mixed bag really.

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Old June 23rd, 2009, 05:52 AM   #16
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this is why I love architecture, this is why I love SSC
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Old June 24th, 2009, 11:07 PM   #17
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Wow.

Majority of them are in China. awesome.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #18
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Nope... most are in Europe and Asia minor. Mostly designed by westerners.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 05:59 PM   #19
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This is awesome!!
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Old June 26th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #20
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ajknee, would you consider this to be modern architecture?
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