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Belsius 09-15-2008 02:15 PM

Architecture thread
 
Im bored, so I wanted a new thread. Post pictures of buildings you love or hate. It doesnt matter if they are famous or big or whatever. It can be the house your dog lives in if you like it.

This is the Town hall in madrid. My favourite building in Madrid.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2017/...fc9750.jpg?v=0


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2113/...d88f1a.jpg?v=0


This ones the Museum of modern art Reina Sofia. Its my fav, It has al lot of Picassos stuff including the "Guernica" but the building is just terrible.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/115/3...1baa3d.jpg?v=0

fancylad 09-15-2008 02:25 PM

cool. good man, belsius.

Here are some Toronto buildings i love.
1. Ontario college of Arts and design:
http://www.arcspace.com/architects/a...nter/1ocad.jpg

2. Royal Ontario museum:
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/images/pics/libeskind2_lg.jpg

BTW., Bel: I really like the town hall in Madrid. Absolutely amazing building. and yes, the museum is pretty tragic.

Snooch 09-15-2008 02:25 PM

Good idea.....

Heres my altime favorite, siplistic design all based on location, location, location

http://www.totalwallpapers.com/natur...-polynesia.jpg

Snooch 09-15-2008 02:26 PM

And this one takes the cake

http://aboyfromindia.files.wordpress.../taj-mahal.jpg

fancylad 09-15-2008 02:30 PM

Oddly enough, i like rather simple buildings as well, while most people hate them.

There was a book that was recently published about Toronto's concrete architecture from the 1950s to the 70s. There's something about gray, simple concrete architecture that i really like. Most would find it bland, but there's something i like about it - maybe it's that it's "keeping it real" - can't really put my finger on it.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA240_.jpg

Snooch 09-15-2008 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 55721)
Oddly enough, i like rather simple buildings as well, while most people hate them.

There was a book that was recently published about Toronto's concrete architecture from the 1950s to the 70s. There's something about gray, simple concrete architecture that i really like. Most would find it bland, but there's something i like about it - maybe it's that it's "keeping it real" - can't really put my finger on it.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA240_.jpg

It shows strength, no need for the fancy frills of colours and angles and fancy lines, straight and strong, like an old castle.

Or at least that is how it is with me.

Benzo 09-15-2008 02:35 PM

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2327/...f2ff5afca6.jpg

:suspicious::giggity::suspicious:

fancylad 09-15-2008 02:39 PM

my two favorite buildings from london:

Tate modern and battersea power station....
http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/ta...rn/tateext.jpg

http://www.abbeylocks.co.uk/Locksmit...0Battersea.jpg

Of course parliment buildings were nice too...

and yeah snooch. You are quite correct in your analysis.

Belsius 09-15-2008 02:44 PM

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/images/pics/libeskind2_lg.jpg

that one looks pretty cool.

this are another two nice looks at the plaza where the Town Hall is.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/...04de40.jpg?v=0

http://www.travelphotosworld.com/pho...-in-Madrid.JPG

Snooch 09-15-2008 02:53 PM

Signal hill

http://www.callipygia600.com/allpict...ignal_hill.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...#39;s_NF_2.jpg

Looking down onto city at night
http://www.cs.mun.ca/~jj/pics/misc/S...at_night_1.jpg

fancylad 09-15-2008 03:09 PM

rather nice, snooch.

Aar_Canada 09-15-2008 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 55716)
cool. good man, belsius.

Here are some Toronto buildings i love.
1. Ontario college of Arts and design:
http://www.arcspace.com/architects/a...nter/1ocad.jpg

2. Royal Ontario museum:
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/images/pics/libeskind2_lg.jpg

BTW., Bel: I really like the town hall in Madrid. Absolutely amazing building. and yes, the museum is pretty tragic.

Too bad the Crystal doesn't look like it does in that rendering. I was quite excited about it. Libeskind's whole idea was to create an illuminated, transparent crystal but that dream came crashing down when it was realized that sun + sensitive exibits = disaster. Now, we're left with a angular, tin monstrosity.

fancylad 09-15-2008 03:20 PM

come on.. it's close enough.. most of the "real" photos were too big for this thread..

Here's a real one. It's still impressive to me.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2257/...08277478e2.jpg

Aar_Canada 09-15-2008 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 55721)
Oddly enough, i like rather simple buildings as well, while most people hate them.

There was a book that was recently published about Toronto's concrete architecture from the 1950s to the 70s. There's something about gray, simple concrete architecture that i really like. Most would find it bland, but there's something i like about it - maybe it's that it's "keeping it real" - can't really put my finger on it.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA240_.jpg

They may be 'pleasing' to look at and sit nicely within the confines of an architectural booklet, but they're horrible to work in, horrible to live in, leak and become stained with rust and mildew, have a shelf life of 30 years before they start crumbling, but are so dense and heavy that explosives are required to rid the city of their visual stench.

I wrote a blog a while back about this very subject, if anyone has any inkling...

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...9B5C74C7989716

Aar_Canada 09-15-2008 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 55731)
come on.. it's close enough.. most of the "real" photos were too big for this thread..

Here's a real one. It's still impressive to me.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2257/...08277478e2.jpg

Impressive, yes. Those steel workers won some sort of international award for what they accomplished here. I watched them work on that ROM webcam for a year. It's just ugly though and once you get past the "Wow, cool..." phase, what are we left with? It's an insult to the old building because it makes no attempt to harmonize - not a surprise, seeing as his original idea was sketched onto a napkin and didn't involve any of the surrounding buildings.

fancylad 09-15-2008 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aar_Canada (Post 55734)
They may be 'pleasing' to look at and sit nicely within the confines of an architectural booklet, but they're horrible to work in, horrible to live in, leak and become stained with rust and mildew, have a shelf life of 30 years before they start crumbling, but are so dense and heavy that explosives are required to rid the city of their visual stench.

I wrote a blog a while back about this very subject, if anyone has any inkling...

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...9B5C74C7989716

meh. to each their own. I'm no engineer so i can't really comment on the structural and practical aspects of these buildings. (although i do live in one - and it's fine)

As for your assesment of the rom - you hate it. i like it. opinions.

Aar_Canada 09-15-2008 03:39 PM

Of course they're opinions.

Aar_Canada 09-15-2008 03:53 PM

I've always loved Mies van der Rohe's Toronto Dominion buildings.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1179/...0eb8a5.jpg?v=0

Snooch 09-15-2008 04:07 PM

http://www.waterland.net/gfx/content...37;20dubai.jpg

Belsius 09-15-2008 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SnoochieBoochie (Post 55748)

this, it should be illegal.


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