The Architecure Apprecation thread (AAT)

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  1. Daemoniac

    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    There is nothing like walking up to a building of exceptional beauty, or one that gives you the absolute creeps... its like the ultimate symbol of man, and history. Its what we live in, and what (mostly) reflects the times. Very interesting as much as anything :yesway:

    Also, going back to what someone said a couple of pages ago: Japanese Architecture... their castles are incredible :eek:

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    Then theres all the Gothic era stuff which is simply incerdible... the amount of detail in it is enough to inspire anyone :holy::

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    yeah I often think about that, they display the pinnacle of mankind's acheivements of any given era. even with buildings being built in my town I still stare in awe at how we can make something so precise and beautiful.

    architecture is a key example of what seperates us from animals; our appreciation of aesthetics.
     
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    Gothic architecture wins hard:yesway:. Not only is it beautiful but it was also revolutionary. Many new concepts of building came about during the Gothic era.
     
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    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    I know, it was absolutely fabulous. The flying buttresses are by far one of my favorite inventions of the architectural world.... the detail was incredible, the materials were amazing, and the actual designs of the building themselves (the layouts etc..) were fucking beautiful...

    Take the Milan cathedral for example.
     
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    Pauly Not so local lefty

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    The cathedral in Palma is nice, I have some pics of it (I'm no photographer though):

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    Also I'm a closet supertall skyscraper geek, so I'll post a few of my favourites, there's just something about megastructures that fascinates me:

    Shard in London, currently a hole in the ground but it'll be finished in time for the Olympics. Will be the UK's tallest building and first 300m/1000ft+ building. Hooray!

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    London Bridge Quarter.........The Shard.........London Bridge Place


    Kingdom Tower - Jeddah, just a proposal at the moment, but along with Nakheel Harbour Tower would compete for the first 1000m+ building in the world:

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    Chicago Spire, sadly this is on hold due to the recession. :( Foundations and basement done, but just a huge circular hole in the ground at the moment. Hope it gets built:

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    Burj Dubai obviously, topped out, opening 09/09/09!
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    Shanghai Tower, excavation has begun, going next to the rather nice International Finance Centre next to it:
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    Russia Tower, Moscow...on hold:
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    One Dubai, Jumeirah Gardens, various buildings, this was the centrepiece all on hold.
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    Looking forward to the rebuilding of the WTC too, some nice buildings and the memorial's pretty cool. Currently under contruction, slowly but surely.

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    There's actually loads more but I haven't got time haha, gotta go!

    Also the Burj Dubai is 818m metres tall and merrrrr at most things being on hold.
     
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    RenegadeDave Huge nerd

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    I build buildings, so my appreciation for architecture is somewhat tainted. A lot of these designs have huge gaping holes that it's on the "means and methods" of the contractor to make them work. Granted I've never got to work on a project that could be described as any sort of monument, maybe the caliber of architect is different.
     
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    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    ^ You'd hope they'd be using the very best contractors they could find... i mean, if they arent... :ugh:
     
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    ^ Indian Architecture is mighty impressive too. I have to say though, i like the Russian buildings, mixing the style of Middle Eastern architecture with the colour and vibrance of Asia and Europe :yesway:
     
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    Dude, That iceland Church is out of this world!
     
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    Yeah, its pretty incredible. It looks exactly like something you'd expect out of iceland tho :lol:
     
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    goddamnit I love buildings!
     
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    I need moar! someone post something epic :yesway:
     
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    Alright. THE most epic ceiling I've seen: the Cathedral ceiling at Westminster Abbey in the UK

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    The Sistine Chapel;

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    xXxPriestessxXx One Among the Fence Contributor

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    The Seattle Public Library is one of my favorite buildings because it is just strange looking. :lol:

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    And also this because it is awesome.

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    feast your eyes on these Castles:

    The Potala Palace, Tibet
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    Mont Saint-Michel, France
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    Matsumoto Castle, Japan
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    Hunyad Castle, Romania
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    Lowenburg Castle, Germany
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    Prague Castle, guess where?
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    enjoy :)
     
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    ^ :bowdown: Great stuff dude.
     
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    I thought you might like those ;)
     

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