The Architecure Apprecation thread (AAT)

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  1. Daemoniac

    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    Beginning to really appreciate some major architecture these days, so i decided to start a thread to see what everyone else likes in their buildings too :) Im a huge fan of old Gothic style cathedrals, industrial areas, and generally interesting designs.

    Also have a thing for churches in general. Im not 'religious' in any way, but there is something about a beautiful church, theres so much fork gone into them and they are just beautiful.

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    The Church of Halligrimur in Iceland.

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    Milan Cathedral in Italy

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    Borgund Stave church in Norway

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    Sagrada Familia in Spain

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    St. Basil's Cathedralin Russia

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    Las Lajas Cathedral in Colombia

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    WTF? :lol:

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    Cologne Cathedralin Germany (Probably my favorite :eek: Its incredible)
    And more of this one:

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    Must visit Germany :yesway:

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    That big building in Dubai. Looks like something out of a 'futuristic' building from some old as NES game :lol:

    So, what are some of your favorite buildings?
     
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    vontetzianos SS.org Regular

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    :agreed:I LOVE architecture. I'm really into old Norse architecture like the one you've posted
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    It just looks really different.
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    The Sagrada Familia in spain is also really up there. Pretty much anything by Gaudi is awesome.
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    I also love old Germanic castles, but then my father is German, so I'm biased:lol:.

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    Nice idea for a thread:agreed:
     
  3. Daemoniac

    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    Castles always get me, i have to visit Europe to see some, especially German and Scottish ones :eek: Just incredible...
     
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    Scar Symmetry Ex Whiny Bitch

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    good thread idea dude :yesway:
     
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    vontetzianos SS.org Regular

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    Where exactly is this? Its quite an amazing location.
     
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    Scar Symmetry Ex Whiny Bitch

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    it's Las Lajas Cathedral in Narino, Colombia.

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  7. Daemoniac

    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    Definitely a beautiful building, absolutely. Though, i still prefer the early/middle gothic era churches and cathedrals :yesway: Theres just so much more work gone into them (artistically).

    Fantastic building though,.
     
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    Great thread idea! I believe one of my buddies got to see castles when he went to scottland(?) with his dad years ago.

    I'll find something to contribute, i promise lol
     
  9. Daemoniac

    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    ^ That would have been awesome. There are a whole load of Scottish castles id like to see, the tought of seeing a giant crag of rock with a ruined castle sitting on top, and the rolling grey mist and grey/green hills is just incredible :D
     
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    I'm also quite fond of Frank Geary's designs:
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    I was looking up pictures of ruins for a tattoo idea, i'll post some in a bit.
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    I'll use this oppotunity to post some of my architectural photographs lol


    The Big Ben clock tower in London obviously :p
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    St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice.

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    Chrysler Building, NYC.

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    TimothyLeary Tune in, Drop out

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    great pictures! make me want to be in those places!!

    put moar!!!!
     
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    i was doing a project for my product design class where we had to create a kitchen utensil and try to incoorparate architecture into it, so i based mine on japanese architecture, some japanese architecture is really out there, though i always love simplistic styles too.
     
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    Wow, awesome stuff coming up!
     
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    I've been to venice :hbang:

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    Moscow is sick too:

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    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    I wish i could find some pics of the Palace Versailles. I found some, but nothing of the entire palace (end to end)... its fucking massive, and one of the most incredible buildings ever :eek: Beautiful stuff.
     
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    liamh Geek-chic

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    I'm really into japenese architecture:
    The golden pavillion in kyoto:
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    Yeah, Japan does have some truly epic architecture. Great stuff.
     
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    lefty robb Shred like a mofo Contributor

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    this is near my house, I love it, its totally metal, I mean, come on, its full of nothing but medieval weaponry. :metal::metal:

    I actually studied this building for architecture in one of my college art classes, I could like LIVE in this building.

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