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Fri May 11, 2018 9:24 pm

Post your favorite buildings from your hometown.

Utrecht, Th Netherlands:

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In the center of Utrecht, architects Sluijmer and van Leeuwen designed a striking structure of seven-storey glass and steel on a plot of three by five meters, which is habitable as a house. In this house, space has been invented in an inventive way. The steel main support construction marks the traffic space, which also forms the core of the house conceptually. The residential functions and furniture (which are integrally designed) are 'hung' directly on this construction. The house disappears into the ground where one arrives at a crossing of two fourteenth-century cellars. The special thing about this house is its extraversion. This house opens up to the city. Whoever studies here looks through the curved glass wall to the Dom, who sleeps here looks out over the canal or sees the stars. The kitchen on the sixth floor offers a view of the city. Greatness has been created on the smallest conceivable surface.


Architect: Architecture firm Sluijmer and van Leeuwen, Utrecht



For more photo's and info, the website of the architect: http://www.architectuurbureau.nl/projec ... /0/3/drift
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Sat May 12, 2018 6:44 am

There really are no favorite buildings here. Southwest Oregon Community College campus is nice, but nothing outstanding. I find it odd that the library is a five story building with only two stories with windows. I don't know what that is about. I am not a student or employee, so I am not about to go nosing around. The McCullough Bridge was an engineering marvel when it was built. Southwest Oregon Regional Airport terminal is interesting. That with the view of the McCullough Bridge makes for a beautiful postcard!

We lived in STS (Santa Rosa CA) for six years. AT&T had a building there with a wind sculpture on the side. Thousands of aluminum discs that would sway in the wind and create patterns. It was so beautiful.
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Sat May 12, 2018 7:03 am

Hometown?

Well, I was born in Athens, so...there's that. Plenty of favorites, but I must say the Acropolis Museum is amazing.

Grew up in New York, so...there's that also. I'm partial to the Verrazano Bridge...so elegant and graceful. Contrasting with The Brooklyn Bridge, a brute tour-de-force. I love walking across that bridge. Wish I could walk across the Verrazano. What a view that would be.

Have lived in Louisville for 28 years. Not really sure I have a favorite bit of architecture here. I do enjoy walking around Old Louisville or The Highlands. Beautiful old homes. Too many of them had been sub-divided into apartments, but people have been buying them up and restoring them. Wish I had the money, time and patience to do that.

I really need to think about what bit of local architecture I would consider my favorite.

Oh, and getting sorta old and slightly technologically stubborn, I haven't bothered to figure out how to link outside pictures to this website...or any other for that matter.
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Sat May 12, 2018 7:29 am

See, the best building anywhere is Milwaukee City Hall.



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Sat May 12, 2018 7:42 am

Airstud wrote:
See, the best building anywhere is Milwaukee City Hall.


The problem with the Milwaukee City Hall is that it is in the Flemish Renaissance Revival Style, and that's just gross. But, Laverne & Shirley helped redeem it.
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Sat May 12, 2018 7:53 am

fr8mech wrote:
Airstud wrote:
See, the best building anywhere is Milwaukee City Hall.


The problem with the Milwaukee City Hall


Off of that phrase alone...


...the gauntlet is down.

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Sat May 12, 2018 9:44 am

The Eastern Building in Los Angeles, it is Art Deco.

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Re: Architecture

Sat May 12, 2018 9:49 am

fr8mech wrote:
Airstud wrote:
See, the best building anywhere is Milwaukee City Hall.


The problem with the Milwaukee City Hall is that it is in the Flemish Renaissance Revival Style, and that's just gross. But, Laverne & Shirley helped redeem it.


You mean this one?

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Sat May 12, 2018 9:50 am

The archboston community floats pretty freely between here and there, so I might as well post a link there, you'd see a lot of the same posters that cluster around the Boston aviation thread http://www.archboston.org/community/index.php

We have some awesome posters who go out and take pics of major projects as they move along.

My personal favorite? Overall it's the https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/General ... c_Building, but that's NYC. For portsmouth nh where I'm from, is the rockingham. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockingham_Hotel
 
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Sat May 12, 2018 10:52 am

I live in Den Bosch (aka 's-Hertogenbosch). The city is full of protected monuments, but by far the best one is of course the Sint Jan cathedral.

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Sat May 12, 2018 2:25 pm

From Warsaw, not my home town but current place of residence, The Palace of Culture and Science, Stalin's gift to Poland completed in 1955, it marks the very center of Warsaw.

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Inside there is a concert hall

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Pool

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Cinema

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Cafe's/Bars

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Rendering of future plans for the property, mini central park.

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Sat May 12, 2018 9:09 pm

The City Hall (yellow building) with the main square

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The largest of the two central churches looks quite majestic.

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The church is also very nice looking but also much older (11th and 14th century).

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This is also a nice looking building

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Sat May 12, 2018 9:54 pm

Dutchy wrote:
fr8mech wrote:
Airstud wrote:
See, the best building anywhere is Milwaukee City Hall.


The problem with the Milwaukee City Hall is that it is in the Flemish Renaissance Revival Style, and that's just gross. But, Laverne & Shirley helped redeem it.


You mean this one?

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There are much more flattering angles to photograph it from, but yes that is the building.
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Sat May 12, 2018 11:45 pm

Pretty sure the Europeans will beat us Americans hands down, but here's more pictures of my home city, because it's still pretty for a city in the US.
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Also much more pedestrian friendly than cities outside of the Northeastern US.
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Sun May 13, 2018 1:28 pm

Jouhou wrote:
Pretty sure the Europeans will beat us Americans hands down, but here's more pictures of my home city, because it's still pretty for a city in the US.
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Also much more pedestrian friendly than cities outside of the Northeastern US.
For the sake of linking airport codes to scenery, this is where PSM is ;)
Also to the guy posting images of Eskilstuna, that's where my family emigrated from!


Looks like a nice town. A pedestrian/bike friendly city will help society for a number of reasons. :bigthumbsup:
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Sun May 13, 2018 5:13 pm

Hard to beat this one :

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Sun May 13, 2018 5:15 pm

nicode wrote:
Hard to beat this one :

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Quite easy for me to beat that one. Paris is a beautiful city. The Eiffel tower is indeed impressive, but there are more impressive buildings in Paris I think, you underestimate your own hometown.

How about this one:
Louis Vuitton Foundation.

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Or, Pyramide du Louvre:

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Mon May 14, 2018 4:52 pm

nicode wrote:


I'd say it depends on from what perspective one looks, engineering, aesthetics, uniqueness and etc.
I find the Eiffel tower to be very unique and also a marvellous engineering work but perhaps not that good looking.

Stockholm City hall

https://www.visitstockholm.com/globalas ... tangle.jpg
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Drottningholm Palace
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... k%29_1.jpg

Gripsholms castle
https://www.visitstockholm.com/globalas ... tangle.jpg

The Bell rock lighthouse
http://www.welcometoscotland.com/img/77 ... 8dc6c3.jpg

Forth Bridge
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Mon May 14, 2018 6:50 pm

Dutchy wrote:
you underestimate your own hometown.

The Louvre and the Louis Vuitton are indeed also impressive.

Each one has its own impression. 8-)
 
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Mon May 14, 2018 8:51 pm

nicode wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
you underestimate your own hometown.

The Louvre and the Louis Vuitton are indeed also impressive.

Each one has its own impression. 8-)



I, for one, like to wonder through the city streets of Paris. Brilliant, more the atmosphere and the collection of buildings then just a single one. But agree, everyone his own.
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Mon May 14, 2018 11:35 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Post your favorite buildings from your hometown.


1911 vintage hydro power plant (still operational) on the Labe/Elbe River in LKHK, my hometown:

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though not my hometown, I really like the old/modern fusion of architectural styles, Ferrari Museum in Modena:

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Tue May 15, 2018 11:36 am

Le Negresco, Nice. It's just perfect. Unfortunately a little difficult to photograph "cleanly" due to various street lights, palm trees and traffic lights in the way.

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Hotel Suisse also looks beautiful.

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Tue May 15, 2018 3:00 pm

We call it Megatron's butthole.

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My favorite however is probably the inside of the Marriott Marquis

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Tue May 15, 2018 3:29 pm

cranberrysaus wrote:
We call it Megatron's butthole.
It's probably a very good stadium, but it looks hideous. Big thumbs-up though for the nickname, that gave me a chuckle.
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Wed May 16, 2018 4:13 am

Let's go Hoyas!
 
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Wed May 16, 2018 6:18 am

City hall in Utrecht:

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Back, you either love it or you hate it, but it is a bold statement:
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Wed May 16, 2018 7:35 am

Not too far from where I live, I came across this thing the other day:

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The name of the town escapes me, but I thought it was worth posting here!


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Wed May 16, 2018 6:07 pm

notaxonrotax wrote:
Not too far from where I live, I came across this thing the other day:

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The name of the town escapes me, but I thought it was worth posting here!


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Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_Fam%C3%ADlia

Very interesting project, on so many levels. Antoni Gaudí started the project in 1882 (!). Amazingly, many generations of construction workers worked on this without ever seeing it finished. Just like the great European Cathedrals which cost many of decennia to be built. It should be finished in 2050. An interesting fact is that there were never any real drawings,

Before being finished it is already a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Architecture wise, Barcelona is a very interesting city. I love to be there. It is the hometown of Antoni Gaudí, an absolute brilliant but crazy architect.

la Sagrada Famíli
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Casa Batllo
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Park Güell
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Worth while to visit.
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Sun May 27, 2018 9:30 am

An impressive city indeed, Dutchy.

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Sun May 27, 2018 12:42 pm

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The famous Rietveld Schröderhuis, listed on the world heratidge list and near my house.

More info for the interested: https://www.visit-utrecht.com/locations ... oderhuis-1
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