What's your favorite architecture style?

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17 Mar 2010, 8:29 pm

For example, Medieval Gothic, Baroque, etc...

I'm quite fond of the Rococo style that was prevalent in the early 18th century.



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17 Mar 2010, 9:32 pm

Queen Anne. That's an initial impulse. I could reconsider over time and post again.



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17 Mar 2010, 9:51 pm

I like the Bauhaus school of thought, although not as much for its architecture. I can find something to like about every style of achitecture, though. I think every style has its place.



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17 Mar 2010, 10:03 pm

Geometric, but still somewhat organic. Very much like FL Wright, or Atlantis in Stargate.


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17 Mar 2010, 10:04 pm

Art Deco and Bauhaus



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17 Mar 2010, 10:45 pm

neoclassical. elegant and simple.



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18 Mar 2010, 12:04 am

Victorian, Art Deco, and whatever else strikes my fancy...;)


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18 Mar 2010, 3:13 am

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18 Mar 2010, 5:28 am

Implausible, chaotic structures with portals and bridges in silly places.
Mild example: Hamoukar, with entrances on the roofs and ladders by every wall.

But it's all good.


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18 Mar 2010, 12:10 pm

I was going to ask Postures where in the world that interesting photo was taken (people here seem to love posting photos without titles!) but I have (ingeniously) managed to find out it's from the island of Kizhi off Russia. Excellent!



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18 Mar 2010, 12:13 pm

:D It is excellent indeed! Russian churches are so pretty.


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18 Mar 2010, 1:08 pm

i see now you beat me to it, Postures. Your Russian house is maybe nicer than the ones i found but here they are even so :)



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18 Mar 2010, 1:12 pm

what also struck me was Japanese castles. here's the Himeji

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and for the western tradition what for some reason struck me was the Rietveld-Schroeder house (The Netherlands), where perhaps the inside is nicer than the outside.

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18 Mar 2010, 1:31 pm

Woodfish those are really pretty! :o

I also like these:

St. Petersburg
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Moscow
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And many, many more :D


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18 Mar 2010, 1:57 pm

Ascetic.

Ice-needles Gothic
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Modern chrome-and-glass, simple, not extravagant
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18 Mar 2010, 3:01 pm

Postures wrote:
Woodfish those are really pretty! :o


thanks! :)

Postures wrote:
I also like these:


i especially like St Petersburg .. and especially the mad cupolas! :D


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