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Thread: Contemporary architecture

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    Contemporary architecture

    Please, share your thoughts on contemporary in regards to other styles of architecture. Are you this type:



    Or this type:



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    Re: Contemporary architecture

    Contemporary is nice, I hate the local Virginia architecture in alot of places which is basically an enforced modern emulation of what a colonial building looks like. It gets old fast and is really drab and ugly.

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    Re: Contemporary architecture

    i like all kinds of architecture........if it's good.

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    Re: Contemporary architecture

    It depends on whether or not it's still practical inside the building. If so, then sure, why not? It's interesting to look at, IMO. Just don't sacrifice practicality for something as impractical as looking different.

    Though in residences, I do really enjoy the 'open living spaces' internally which is becoming more contemporary. Where the kitchen, dining and living room are exposed entirely to each other. I feel like it's going to help promote family life again... or force teenagers to hide in their rooms even more...

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    Re: Contemporary architecture

    I get really caught up in the architecture here in New Orleans. I guess I didn't know whet to make of the glass pyramid in the courtyard of the Louvre. My reaction was not "I hate it" but I immediately started envisioning other options. I don't remember what my brother thought. He's got better taste than me.

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    Re: Contemporary architecture

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    I get really caught up in the architecture here in New Orleans. I guess I didn't know whet to make of the glass pyramid in the courtyard of the Louvre. My reaction was not "I hate it" but I immediately started envisioning other options. I don't remember what my brother thought. He's got better taste than me.
    Well Mr. Pickle, does this mean your Brother is a Cucumber? LOL!

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    Re: Contemporary architecture

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Please, share your thoughts on contemporary in regards to other styles of architecture. Are you this type:

    I am this type, more Mediterrian, Tuscany, Spanish arch, rod iron, court yards, pools & fountains, and outdoor living with bars, patio furniture, fireplaces, stucco & rock & tile.

    Last edited by shintao; 04-19-11 at 06:30 PM.

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    Re: Contemporary architecture

    Quote Originally Posted by shintao View Post
    Well Mr. Pickle, does this mean your Brother is a Cucumber? LOL!
    Sorry Charlie, Starkist doesn't want tuna with good taste. Staskist wants tuna that tastes good.

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    Re: Contemporary architecture

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i like all kinds of architecture........if it's good.
    Yeah, any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.

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    Re: Contemporary architecture

    Form vs. function, image vs. substance, appearance vs. efficiency?
    The appearance of a building, to me, is less important than its efficiency. That being said, nearly all styles can be made more efficient and it won't even be noticed. Considerable efficiency can be attained with some loss in appearance and still be acceptable to an "image" person.

    Any posters familiar with Architecture 2030? Edward Mazria is a prophet without honor in his own land. If we had been building according to his proposed building codes for the last 3 decades (since his passive solar book came out), our energy needs for heating and cooling (electricity and natural gas) would be considerably less than they are now.
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