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this is new style for all buildings in my small town
can someone help me to find source style? I am sure they smuggled it from UAE
I live here, beautiful nature was destroyed to build the city
will it be better than commieblocks?
brown colour is used because 70% of state is desert
As nice as Bern is, I am not a fan of the highstreet model. Takes away depth from the city. Makes it too one dimensional.
Building in straight terrace lines in a poor choice.
Hughenden Manor, a Georgian mansion lived in by the Disraelis. Buckinghamshire.
I wonder because this is the type of buildings you usually can see in very hot and desert countries I know Kazakhstan has a desert and it can get very hot but aren't winters there really cold too? Is this type of buildings suitable for frozen winters?
From right to left
Nice, nice, nice, nice ,nice ,nice, nice , nice, nice, what the fuck is that.
BBVA Bancomer Stadium in Monterrey
Saint Walburga's church, Oudenaarde, Belgium
Early 17th century.
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
Posting switzerland is cheating t b h
They have never been in a modern war where the destruction of infrastructure is widespread and that forces countries into rapidly renovating or replacing buildings with cheap alternatives.
this is really triggering me
they are decent looking and relatively low blz don't compare them to these concrete monsters
Grimsby highstreet with the Dock Tower in the background. Has to be one of the ugliest places in the world.
It actually looks nice during the day, but I have to admit it does look better at night
Museo Soumaya, Mexico City
I think this is one of the most famous and most heavily criticized modern buildings in Mexico
yeah looks ok at the day too
Africa has some nice cities indeed.
lmao this looks like I don't even know what
it's a museum?
from that picture you could say it looks like some average mid/small american town
but I guess it gets worse when you look at the details
Yes, it's property of Carlos Slim, designed by Fernando Romero.
It's very eccentric, and it's just enormous, I actually like it, I think it looks really imposing and the number of internationally famous art pieces inside is just amazing.
Typical buiding in Westmount on the Island of Montreal (a city enclave in Montreal), similar architecture is also found in some areas in Montreal, especially around downtown.
The influence is obvious.
>tfw New England will never be white again
feels bad mang, it was our last hope too.
Instead of commies - pic related, new developements in Warsaw
yeah it's shape is really eccentric, i kind of like it too but I bet a lot of people criticize it and call it an eyesore
Budapest from an unusual perspective
yeah they are comfy, densely packed but not too tall and ridiculoulsy enormous like these concrete monstrocities, they look much more pleasing and friendly too
Center for the blind and visually impaired, Mexico City
please no, I don't want shitskins and more pretentious hipsters calling themselves as "artists" here
Sorry lad. Ids habnen
This looks so nice, I really like it.
Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico City
Manchester vs Hamburg
I think Manchester can match Hamburg from certain angles, but at street level Hamburg has much better preserved its old fancy architecture and grand feel, I think.
Bosque Altoza Club House, Morelia
I go there to eat breakfast sometimes, it's pretty nice and has a pretty good view of the golf course.
What does /urban/ thinks of Montreal's front stairs?
Malmö, nice city center, shame that the ghetto is so close :(
Mass St. in downtown Lawrence, KS. The only town in Kansas worth living in.
They are going to bulild a 266 meter buidling in Gothenburg..
Apparently its law that all big buildings need to be ugly as sin,,
It will probably always be alone. They are building this shit instead in Malmö..
some hotel >>53142777
it's not ugly, it's progressive : ^ )
also nice trips
but is it being built in vicinity of turning torso?
No, on the other side of the city. The rulers of Malmö are rather stupid..
newly constructed tower in Warsaw(spire not yet added)
Wrocław(Breslau) has alone tower too. I don't think it looks that bad though. Unfortunately I don't think it will get any more towers in near or even more distant future.
Victoria Tower is pretty interesting, though.
It was even funded by one of our filthiest oiljews, Arthur Buchardt, who wanted to build its replica in Finland and TWO of them here in his homeland.
oh god I remember this video some Pole posted once, with some village just outside of Vilnius, it looked like third world, rundown wooden huts, and all of this in vicinity of these highrises
these buildings in foreground here look rundown too and I assume it's a city centre
isn't Lithuania supposed to be more developed than Poland?
Royal Castle (just outside of stockholm)
The one in Finland never went through, and the one proposed for Tromsö (see pic) had its designed changed and is still going through a years long approval phase. He also proposed a direct copy, but white, for Stavanger. That too had an altered design to something more original. After the oil crash however, there have been no further plans concerning the project.
Royal castle (in stockholm)
So there were no plans for a copy in Oslo?
Wilanów, one of districts of Warsaw
this building looks like a special snowflake btw
This super dull and ugly "tower" is being built instead. Just can't believe how unambitious Finnish architecture tends to be. And this is a really visible place.
Hopefully the pic isn't bad quality.
>ywn be Swedish
that shit with wooden huts is called Šnipiškės, before crisis it was offered to those owners huge amount of money for their wooden shits but most of them declined and wanted more. Then crisis hit and so development slowed down there, though its getting better now, couple of new highrises will be started this year
The location of the two castles. You can take the boat between them, if you want to.,
We also get those boring buildings.. shame.
bad pic, here is another of Charleston.
ooh ok then that kind of people can be really annoying
>they want to actually improve and develop this area
>MUH WOODEN HUTS ITS MY HOME
Looking good. Are those areas restored after ww2?
Looking good for being in the states
The only town spared by General Sherman during the Civil War, he said it was too beautiful to destroy.
r8 my neighborhood, a bit old pic though, a bunch of new buildings have been built since it's taken.
No way, Bern is much prettier, Basel is only good for swimming in the Rhine.
yeah, too bad we couldn't restore all of city...
There's no money to be made in Oslo for Buchardt, I guess. Skyscrapers are still proposed there, and even approved, but everything always gets delayed for decades it seems. It's a miracle Barcode even happened.
Did someone say skyline? :^^^^^)))))
A view of the northern part of the Chicago skyline from Lincoln Park.
The skyscrapers dont make Oslo look any better. To modern.
I live close to Gdansk, that seems to be restored quite nice. Krakow is a nice city to.
Picture is Gdansk i took in oktober last year :)
The architecture in Miami is pretty uninspiring if I am to be quite honest with you lads.
Hervanta is the biggest suburb in Finland and has something like 25 000 resident.
Some newer towers built after the picture was taken. Architecture is still inspired by DDR.
Much of Oslo's core downtown area is already beyond modern, so I'd rather they go all the way instead of the half-assed shit that is there now. It was never a city in the lines of Copenhagen and Stockholm either, so it's better to do something that really makes it stand its own ground.
yes Gdańsk is really nicely restored though Kraków wasn't damaged though
Many of them have, Hervanta is an exception because the technical university of Tampere lies here. Something like 25% of the residents don't speak Finnish as mother tongue but I think a large chunk of them are exchange students. Haven't faced any "multicultural" problems here.
Yeah, i know, our guide told us so. I visited Krakow during high school 2013. The main thing was Auschwitz ofc. I spent time their complaining about all the visiting Jews and their Israeli flags in swedish :^)
The last white haven, soon to be taken over by Brazilian illegals.
After a long break they're now constructing a new tower in Tallinn! There's some really nice examples of open-minded modern architecture in Tallinn.
Well, i was forced to go as it was part of a school trip..
I have always heard that typical Mediterranean cities design is the most environmentally sustaintable.
I liked your harbor in Gdansk :^)
I like Spanish towns. Especially how they completely differ in looks from region to region.
A golden star to whomever figures out where this orthodox cathedral is. I'm going to dump other pics of the city.
Shame on the people who build such things.
It is sometimes said, hypothetically, that architects should be forced to live in the things that they build. You'd see a lot less commieblocks if that were the case.
Modern housing in a traditional design in North England.
I sigh a sigh of relief whenever I see a suburb of these things going up. Much better than what we used to build.
Nah, you see more Finnish influence there.
what do you think of Shanghai? I'm planning to move there in 2017. Pic related is near where I lived when I went there to study
Basildon is a textbook example of the post-WWII town centre architecture in England.
The city is Nice, on the French Riviera. The orthodox cathedral is the first orthodox temple ever built in western Europe in 1859.
And here is a recent planning application. Look, actual sloped rooftops. Classy.
It won't look as cool once the smog is gone, to be honest.
a new shopping center for Finnish tourist to buy booze from, under construction atm I think. More than 5% of Estonian GDP comes from Finns shopping there.
better than in Beijing
but still shit ofc
What is that pit?
Pic almost related, they need too move the town..
Vilnius has a surprisingly decent skyline
One of my favourite pictures.
The building in the foreground is the side of the old Catholic cathedral in Bristol. You cannot tell, but the area in front of it is actually nice.
The 2-chimney-things building in the background is the new Catholic cathedral.
The blue copper-roof building to the right of the new cathedral, and the pointed roof just behind and to the left, is a (very posh) private school which would make for a very nice looking cathedral itself.
I like the picture because it is a photograph of the nice part of Bristol (and it is indeed nice), but it still looks pretty dirty from that angle.
The area where it's located is characterized by the great quality of the design of the commercial buildings found there, when it was built that was taken as a chance to make a completely unique-looking building, it really adds a lot to the entire urban complex that surrounds it.
It's not just monopoly factories, the first floor merges perfectly with the open spaces around and the odd triangular shapes in its roof make up for a very interesting interior design.
Even if it was indeed just stacked monopoly factories, that wouldn't necessarily mean the design is bad.
Where is that? I didn't know we had any German-style surrounded-by-river towns (other than Shrewsbury, which hilariously fails to fill its own island, pic related)
Been there once, in 2007. Inner city is pretty nice. Also visited Limhamn and Bunkeflostrand in the southwest, which is where my mother grew up. Probably the comfiest "non-villaområde" (eng?) housing area I've seen. Probably was a lot different in the 60's but it was still very beautiful, very calm. And best of all, free from immigrants and scum which is really nice. Granted, that's 7 years ago, lots could have changed.
Commieblocks are cheap housing, built cheap, for the purpose to fit the cheap masses. Old-style European housing wasn't cheap back then, and it wouldn't be now either. That said, I do wonder why nobody attempts to build in old styles anymore. Through reconstructions it has been proven that we are as capable as ever.
Mercado Roma, Mexico City
it's not even that modern highrise apartments are anything but cheap
that's just a new trend in residental architecture, I doubt people would event want to live in 19th century houses
Highrise apartments are cheap when built cheap, and vice versa. But it's perfectly possible to make 21st century apartments that from the outside look like 19th century ones. It's just that it takes an awful lot of effort, and we've moved past the age where outward appearances really matter.
funny how obvious it is that the Russians never got there. konigsberg was even prettier a century ago, now it looks like this
>But it's perfectly possible to make 21st century apartments that from the outside look like 19th century ones.
yeah but for what reason exactly? people now are clearly more into minimalism than fancy facades
ping an looks good
this, fucking poles
New Skyscraper they are currently building in downtown Frankfurt. Looks like Godzilla bumped into it.
There is one projected but it will probably never be build. Then again. Frankfurt is growing like crazy, many residential highrises are planned now, maybe we will see a mixed use supertall in the near future.
Tianjin Goldin Finance Center (597m)
It seemed like Frankfurt had some slowdown for some time but now I guess it's coming back. Frankfurt is definitely one of the best skylines in Europe, probably most American looking one.
Thats true. I think the ECB is the main reason Frankfurt is having a boom. In the last decade the population has grown from about 650K (a size it had since the 1970s) to almost 720K, and its still going. Apartments get more and more expensive and gentrification is another problem, The last free spaces are filled with buildings and they ad floors onto the top of existing houses. Also the suburbs grow. Frankfurt and its direct neighbouring towns and cities have a population of almost 2.5 million people, theFrankfurt Rhine Main Metro aria is almost 5 million people. Really its getting crowded here.