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Old April 9th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #161
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A few nice ones. Lots of crap. The 50s/60s. The low point of architecture.
I wouldn't call it a low point. There is so many masterpieces built during that period.
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Old April 9th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #162
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I think it is due to changing tastes, perceptions and requirements in architecture. In the 50s-60s there were a lot of experimental architecture, like Unit d'Habitation, Habitat 67, etc.. some are successful, some are less successful.

Tastes and trends change. From loving the classical styles til the fading away of it in the 40s, eventually embracing the modern and even in the 50s-60s treating the previously much-loved classical styles as "old fashioned" (of cos other than their "design vs usage" being no longer relevant now) and many old beauties were demolished as consequence.

Who knows maybe some buildings we love now would be considered "crap" in 30 years time?
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Old April 10th, 2011, 04:42 PM   #163
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A large section of Downtown Portland Oregon was bulldozed in the 1960s as part of an urban renewal project.


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Old April 10th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #164
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Old April 10th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #165
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Extremely good project! This building was a marvel of architectural space.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #166
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Belgrade fair complex finished in 1957.



Hall 1, the biggest dome in the world (109m diameter) from 1957 to 1965, and still the biggest dome in Europe and the biggest in the world made of prestressed concrete.

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Old April 12th, 2011, 01:05 AM   #167
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Museum of contemporary art , Belgrade.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 02:50 PM   #168
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These are the really much nice Architectural work but I think now a days it is not difficult to make these kind of pictures or designs, all of them can easily be drawn on the Auto-CAD.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 09:44 PM   #169
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Magnificent collection, Love most of them

50s/60s is my favourite period.
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Old April 15th, 2011, 02:59 AM   #170
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We need to tear down 90% of the ugly shit that destroyed Europe during those years.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #171
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Good thread. It shows how taken in small doses, this style remains interesting, even pleasurable to this day. However, it has to be known that when this style represents the dominant majority of the buildings in a country (like it is in former communist countries), it quickly becomes incredibly ugly and bleak, up to an oppressive level. It's also very difficult to maintain.

Here are some nice examples from Romania:

































All from this blog: http://made-in-romania.blogspot.com/

Check it for higher res pictures.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #172
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More from Romania:





Built in 1959 on the Black Sea coast. Source: http://www.amdraci.ro/?p=12139

Promotional clip about the Black Sea cost from the archive footage of British Pathe:





http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...nord-1960.html



http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...ciul-pttr.html



http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...anta-1961.html

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http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...opal-1982.html

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http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...iana-1975.html

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http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...1983_1210.html

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http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...iera-1978.html


And from other places in Romania:



http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...unismului.html



http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...a-1965_18.html



http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...eazu-1972.html



http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...pati-1982.html

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http://vederidintrecut.blogspot.com/...scom-1987.html




Some of these buildings were built in the 70s and 80s, but the style is the same so I think it's worth showing them.

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Old June 12th, 2011, 06:07 PM   #173
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Ljubljana - Kozolec (1953-1957, arch. Edo Mihevc)



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Old June 12th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #174
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Some of the buildings / complexes of the Romanian seaside now lay in decay:





















From here: http://www.amdraci.ro/?p=10157
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Old June 12th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #175
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Ljubljana - Astra (1967, arch. Savin Sever)

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Old June 12th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #176
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Ljubljana - Metalka (1963, arch. Edo Mihevc)


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Old June 15th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #177
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Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok
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Old June 15th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #179
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KILL IT WITH FIRE!!
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Old June 15th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #180
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Good thread. It shows how taken in small doses, this style remains interesting, even pleasurable to this day. However, it has to be known that when this style represents the dominant majority of the buildings in a country (like it is in former communist countries), it quickly becomes incredibly ugly and bleak, up to an oppressive level. It's also very difficult to maintain.
I agree with you completely. The style is definitely not among my favorites, but there are some interesting pieces. When mixed in with other styles it can look cool, or at least be functional. But when the majority of buildings in a particular place in that style it quickly becomes soulless and depressing.

Like most things I think cities should preserve the very best examples, then replace the rest.

I wonder if this style will ever come back in vogue and people will scream about some of the classic examples that were allowed to be demolished?
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