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26 Jan 2007, 9:41 pm

What is everyone's favorite genre of Architecture? (Cite examples if possible)

I like the architecture in Barcelona, Spain from the early 20th century--especially the work by Antonio Gaudi. When will they ever finish La Sagrada Familia?

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26 Jan 2007, 9:53 pm

I'm not sure of the style, but Frank Gehry designed a building at MIT called the Stata Center that is interesting to say the least.

I.M. Pei designed the Hancock building in Boston, and it's a fovorite of mine also, especially now that the windows aren't all falling out.

Not to be negative, but brutalism never did it for me. It's interesting at first, but the buildings are just so depressing with all those slabs of concrete. My school (U-Mass Dartmouth) is designed in the brutalist style, and it's horribly confusing.

The Boston area is great for archetecture, there's elaborate churches from the 1600's and thoroughly modern works as well


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27 Jan 2007, 12:21 am

I'm pretty general. I love old British castles (yeah, I know, that's VERY general). I also like Tudor design as well as some Hispanic inspired designs.


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27 Jan 2007, 5:44 am

I tend to like old-world architecture the most. I'm not much for the modern contemporary styles unless they have a very organic, curvy or intricate deocrative element. I think I'd be perfectly happy if architecture never progressed beyond the early 1900s. Although maybe some futuristic building technology will make more crazy organic architecture feasible someday.

I'm very fond of Art Nouveau (which I think Gaudi was a part of). Stuff like this:

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And Gothic:
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Also I love all manner of European castles, medieval buildings, Tudor style, classical Greek, Egyptian, ancient stuff...



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27 Jan 2007, 5:51 am

Am beink big fan of "plain".



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27 Jan 2007, 5:18 pm

Tuscany


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28 Jan 2007, 12:19 am

I'm a big fan of late romanesque/early Gothic architecture. OOH and BYZANTINE architecture. MMM....



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31 Jan 2007, 12:04 am

Victorian Gothic.

Though, that Art Nouveau looks beautiful...reminds me of elves...



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31 Jan 2007, 2:01 am

I really love the 1950's era architechture.

All those right angles, sharp odd angles and long or tall & flat angles get me silly. The use of so much glass.



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02 Feb 2007, 5:28 pm

Gothic Cathedrals are nice, but I find them creepy some times
I also like Tudor.
Oh yeah, I have always found stadiums facinating!! I just Can't stand sports!! !!



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02 Feb 2007, 11:07 pm

I'll put in a shout out for Art Deco
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03 Feb 2007, 5:50 am

Bauhaus, Art deco and Art Nouveau.