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Old 02-26-2021, 12:35 PM   #441 (permalink)
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:05 AM   #442 (permalink)
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here's an insane but also beautiful apartment complex from China. I love all the little oddities you can spot.
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Wow! That's an extraordinary building, Marie!
Two things I like most: that it doesn't take much tweaking of conventional geometric shapes to come up with something completely new, and that the architect is modest enough to let the tenants' choices dictate how his building will ultimately look.

Famous for the opposite approach, to the point of bolting furniture to the floor so that tenants wouldn't move pieces around and "spoil" his building, is Frank Lloyd Wright. Plenty of other architects see a commission as an opportunity to thrust their ego and arrogance on others imo.

Still, to go back and defend FLW, his designs could be incredible. In this thread, 15 minutes is a long time to spend on one building, but when you see what an absolute jewel this building is, I hope you'll consider it justified:



By today's standards, there's perhaps too much inventiveness in this building: decoration everywhere you look, and rather cleverly, the only rest from it all is in the hotel bedrooms.
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Old 03-14-2021, 09:34 AM   #443 (permalink)
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Oh cool, I agree with your opinion on FLW. Definitely need to watch this
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:04 AM   #444 (permalink)
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Back in the 1980s I was walking around London one day and saw this unusual building by chance. I had never seen anything like it: a greenhouse right in the centre of London full of little architectural jokes. At the time I didn't even know there was such a thing as an architectural joke - but I had stumbled on the iconic birthplace of the British Post-Modern movement, built by Terry Farrell, and alas, already demolished

(If it's not clear from the photos, behind the big frontage, there is only half a building, and two of the columns, which should be doing the actual "work" of supporting the glass-roofed building have been turned into purely decorative elements instead. The 3 solid columns on the left, that look like they are doing the heavy lifting, are holding up almost nothing.)

The Post-Modern style has come up with a lot of interesting buildings, but not many that are as simple and stylish as this one.
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:01 PM   #445 (permalink)
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:57 PM   #446 (permalink)
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Old 05-09-2021, 06:14 AM   #447 (permalink)
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You have some nice pics of France there, Dianna, all taken by yourself I presume. Thanks for contributing to this thread.

For technical reasons, I only post photos I can find on google, I'm afraid. Here's one of an art gallery in Eastbourne; a post-script to a dialogue I had here ages ago, about colour in architecture:-

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Local to where we live, typical look of the roads and houses.. A chateau and then a basic house can be next door...


both taken from the car, on the move, in same location...


Guadalest, S. E.Spain near to Benidorm

All my pictures this time taken with a phone camera, very pleased with the Guadalest one as it looks very much like one that is on the internet..
the others of churches etc were not mine but off the internet.
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Old 05-23-2021, 07:48 AM   #449 (permalink)
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I love your first two pics ! That kind of street, on a wet day, reminds me of a village in Cornwall I used to visit, but of course there are scenes like that all over Europe: old buildings on a crooked street are so attractive.
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But if you're commisioned to build a modern university building, what can you do? This is the busy, brick-clad Queens Building for De Montfort University in Leicester. It seems to look like a different building from each elevation, which makes it unusual. Also striking are the ventilation towers:-

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This link for world wide architecture is good if you have time on your hands....
https://www.e-architect.com/city-buildings

this next one includes the local online newspaper we get, quite useful, and the architure of that first one is to me pretty gross...but then I like the old buildings overall...churches I like to wander about in and think stuff..although I am non religious that makes no difference to me.

https://www.connexionfrance.com/Mag/...n-architecture
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