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Favo(u)rite buildings

Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:06 pm

I have a completely untrained eye, so don't ask me about different "schools of architecture" but these are some of my favorite buildings.

Manchester Central Library, Manchester, UK. It has a whispering wall and, being round, it juxtaposes (<--get me) beautifully with the other faux-gothic spirey stuff around the city center.

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Cliche alert: I'm a Mackintosh freak and I think the GSA (Glasgow, UK) is just about the most beautiful thing ever.

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Chicago also deserves it's own architecture thread. If you haven't taken the Chicago Architecture Foundation river tour, do so! [/img]

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Post by crystalball » Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:32 pm

Blimey, that Mackintosh building is amazing. I need to go to Glasgow!

I am a big fan of Art Nouveau architecture so I like Brussels an awful lot. Loads of private houses there were designed by Victor Horta and they are stunning:

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Post by alongwalkhome » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:03 pm

That is AMAZING, m. The fluid lines and tiling are just stunning! Wow. Wow!

Dunno why, but it kinda reminds me of that Mackintosh painting "Harvest Moon." That tentacley affect.

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I've heard Mackintosh classified as both "Arts and Craft" and "Geometric Nouveau". I think his painting especially fall under the latter. His exhibit posters (and his wife's) were very Nouveau indeed. I wish my dreams looked like this.

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Post by Justine » Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:23 pm

oh I love Art Nouveau...but not only mackintosh but Hector Guimard or Henry van der Velde and August Endell or Josef Maria Olbrich, Peter Behrens and Josef Hoffmann...even Gaudi!!! But I think Victor Horta I like best!ImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by alongwalkhome » Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:25 pm

That subway station is GORGEOUS! Boston's T signs are about as impressive as a form letter.

Funnily enough, I'm not a huge fan of art nouveau paintings per se; it's beautiful when you're surrounded by it in a room though like that, though. I tend to be drawn to clean lines (form follows function!)--and that's why I love Mackintosh. But I DO love his "splashes" of organic shapes woven into otherwise angular/geometric designs.

Like this hallway, with the hint of the roses on the lamps. I could lie on that floor and stare up for hours:

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Re: Favo(u)rite buildings

Post by moopind » Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:29 pm

Today I went to a presentation at Park Hill flats in Sheffield. It was interesting.

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Post by Silver Girl » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:39 pm

moopind wrote:Today I went to a presentation at Park Hill flats in Sheffield. It was interesting.

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Odd you should say that. In a complete non-sequitur, I was on See Hear on the telly this week.
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Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:32 pm

Silver Girl wrote:
Odd you should say that. In a complete non-sequitur, I was on See Hear on the telly this week.
I didn't know they still made that. Coo! What did you do on there?

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Post by bocken » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:08 pm

Silver Girl wrote:
moopind wrote:Today I went to a presentation at Park Hill flats in Sheffield. It was interesting.

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Odd you should say that. In a complete non-sequitur, I was on See Hear on the telly this week.
My workplace was on it last week, supposedly (we all forgot to watch it).

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Re: Favo(u)rite buildings

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