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The Architecture Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Connemara, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Parker

    Parker Well-Known Member

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    Some faves. and usual suspects:

    Craig Ellwood / Hunt House
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    Neutra / Kauffman House
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    Neutra / Ohara House
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    Spain has got some great new architecture
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  2. LabelKing

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  3. juniper

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    The gothic villa Strawberry Hill in London. Built by Horace Walpole the son of Robert Walpole Britain's first Prime Minister, completed in 1776. Pre dated the Victorian gothic revival by several years.


    Is there nice brick under all that horrid rendering?
     
  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    The small Italian city of Gibellina was destroyed in an earthquake in 1968. A new city was built nearby called Gibellina Nuova-- surreal looking and vaguely decrepit. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Oscar Niemeyer's unfinished International Fairground in Tripoli, Lebanon. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. spertia

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    My wife and I spent our honeymoon in one of these houses:

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  6. denning

    denning Well-Known Member

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    Where is that Spertia?
     
  7. Nicholas

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  8. spertia

    spertia Well-Known Member

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    That is the island of Anguilla (British West Indies) in the Caribbean.
     
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  10. unpainted huffheinz

    unpainted huffheinz Well-Known Member

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    One of the more interesting installations I have done was at a Peter Gluck designed residence in Lake George, NY. Click on the Inverted Outbuilding tab on this page:

    http://www.copper.org/applications/a.../homepage.html

    Yes, the siding is solid copper, and it did cost a fortune.
     
  11. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    That Idaho home was great.

    I'm mixed on the Greek Revival revival. I like the original style a lot, and can sympathize with the architect/owner's dilemma--existing Greek Revival farmhouses in NY are generally in poor condition and require an almost complete rebuild. But the "faux-timey" part is annoying.
     
  12. nate10184

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    I think this property is beautiful but I'm definitely a swissophile.

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  13. Mr.Pinchy

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    Does anyone have any pictures of beautiful universities that they'd like to share? I'm at UOttawa and this brutalism/concrete slab thing is getting on my nerves.
     
  14. spertia

    spertia Well-Known Member

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    this brutalism/concrete slab thing

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  15. Fuuma

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    The interior of this recently-built Greek Revival in the Hudson Valley will make Matt vomit. [​IMG]

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    http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/200...30-away_9.html


    This is stomach turning, can't someone buy one of those and trash it to make their macMansions instead of the nice ones?
     
  16. LabelKing

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  17. RyJ Maduro

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    Siegfried Line esthetic?
     
  18. Mr.Pinchy

    Mr.Pinchy Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty much what our library looks like, except more concrete and less open spaces.
     
  19. LabelKing

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