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Old October 8th, 2009, 09:23 AM   #61
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thanks everyone, these are all very good examples of mixed architecture......some of them look HOT but some look god dam ugly......the one in amsterdam is ridiculous, it looks like a factory, what is it by the way ??
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Old October 8th, 2009, 10:33 AM   #62
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thanks everyone, these are all very good examples of mixed architecture......some of them look HOT but some look god dam ugly......the one in amsterdam is ridiculous, it looks like a factory, what is it by the way ??
ooh, no, believe me, those are the most amazing offices of Amsterdam! It's a reconversion of a concrete crane track in the old harbor of Amsterdam (there used to be a big industrial crane driving around on top of this concrete thing to unload ships). It's across the water of the old city in a part that is slowly becoming part of the city. You'll have to imagine it sticks out quite a bit into the river, so you can see all of old amsterdam from there (which is at the other side of the river).

A crane track is a very improbable thing to reconvert - in all it's functionalism and uglyness - so this thing really is and unexpected beauty around there. If you'd be visiting amsterdam some time, try and find it - there is a little pond going there and in general it's an interesting area (and the pond is very nice). If you see it you'll understand what I mean




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Old October 8th, 2009, 10:56 AM   #63
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Wow! They did a very nice job over there! It's an excellent example of reconversion.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 07:30 PM   #64
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The problem with these designs is that most of the time the original beautiful building is completely destroyed when they build the new shine huge skycraper on top of it. The old interiors are completely demolished to make room for supporting pillars etc. The only thing left standing is the facade, just to fool people to think that the old has been preserved. Sometimes they even demolish this and make a new mock-up of the old with some small adjustments like less decorations or windows for example.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 11:00 AM   #65
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wow looks way better than before......i love it better at night hahaa
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Old October 13th, 2009, 11:38 AM   #66
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not sure about the status of this... but it's one of my favorites(Hearst being the other)
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of the same architects in Madrid: the Caixaforum Madrid, a museum






I think both are quite ugly
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Old October 13th, 2009, 02:52 PM   #67
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One nice one from Bucharest Romania

The old base was rebuilt from zero. so the old-style building is a new building.




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Old October 13th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #68
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Bucharest again:

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Old October 13th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #69
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Bucharest again:

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A new project approved:

The transformation (and consolidation) of this palace





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a bit after this model, also in the same area:

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or this model:

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(both buildings above were almost demolished by earthquakes though)


I'd like to hear your opinion on this kind of projects (which transform landmark architecture), but also help it survive by consolidating it.
This project preserves the old palace in its entirety, but the investor undertakes to consolidate the old building and restore it in exchange for the glass building behind it.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #70
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Beirut Souqs, Lebanon
Existing Building at the base was Purposely left in a ruined state to evoke the Lebanese civil war.


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Old October 14th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #71
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Here's one from Baltimore...not so good



DC is somewhat known for doing a bad job with this

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Old October 14th, 2009, 11:36 AM   #72
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oh, how I hate this building. The architectural institute at least is done with the best of intentions - I allways felt this one wasn't, the old facade is just rudely abused.

The other one seems sensitive. I remember there is a thirth reconversion, but more solid, I suppose allso on the Calei Victoriei - or on Buluvardul Regina Elisabeta ... I don't remember, it seemed quite nice on the drawings.
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Agree. Many of these additions work well, but this one is a mistake.
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DC is somewhat known for doing a bad job with this

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WTF?... terrible!
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Old October 26th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #77
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that looks really disgusting haha, they should have just left it how it was !!
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Old October 26th, 2009, 05:06 PM   #78
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Small example from Belgrade, Serbia

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Nice thread!!
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In the following example, neither the old building nor the glass tower are particularly outstanding, but the whole is fairly harmonious. Uruguayan consulate, Rosario, Argentina:





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