Great Architecture from Around the World

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Great Architecture from Around the World

Post by FangKC » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:53 pm

This thread is devoted to showing examples of interesting and beautiful architecture from around the world.

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Post by FangKC » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:56 pm

I thought I'd start out with something fun.  This is a photo of carved panels of a sculpture used in the Parswanatha Temple in Khajurabo, India.

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Post by Gladstoner » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:37 pm

FangKC wrote: I thought I'd start out with something fun.  This is a photo of carved panels of a sculpture used in the Parswanatha Temple in Khajurabo, India.
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Re: Great Architecture from Around the World

Post by FangKC » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:30 pm

The Vishvanath Temple built in AD 1002 in Khajurabo, India.

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Re: Great Architecture from Around the World

Post by FangKC » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:50 pm

The carved figures on the Lakshmana Temple in Khajurabo, India.

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Re: Great Architecture from Around the World

Post by alpha_glamourina » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:17 pm

The creations of Gaudi always stir my emotions and fire my imagination- I think his work is thrilling. 

Here's a detail from the Caso Batllo (the Dragon House).  It was designed and built in 1905–1907. The local name for the building is Casa dels Ossos (house of bones) for its skeletal organic quality. It was originally designed for a middle-class family and situated in a now prosperous district of Barcelona, Spain.

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Post by PumpkinStalker » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:25 pm

Alpha, that is absolutely the most amazing thing I've ever seen.  I love it!  Thanks for posting.  That just got made my desktop.

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Post by alpha_glamourina » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:33 pm

Oh, i'm so glad to hear that you were moved by this!  Definitely make time to google "Gaudi" images; what you'll discover is nothing short of breathtaking.  Most of his buildings are in Barcelona, but he did an incredible cathedral in Mallorca that's worth seeing too. 

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Post by PumpkinStalker » Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:49 pm

I think if a morel fungus got made into a building, this is what it would look like.  Not a stunning endorsement, but I think it's great!

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Re: Great Architecture from Around the World

Post by FangKC » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:18 pm

I love Gaudi buildings too.  They remind me of strange architecture one would find in a Star Wars movie, a Lord of the Rings city, or even a Tim Burton film.  They are whimsical and unique.

Here's a link to some of his buildings:

http://www.greatbuildings.com/architect ... Gaudi.html

Here's a photo of Gaudi's Casa Mila:

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Post by FangKC » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:22 am

Some of Gaudi's other work in Barcelona:

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Probably Gaudi's most famous work is Cathedral Sagrada Familia.

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Gaudi building proposed for New York City:

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Re: Great Architecture from Around the World

Post by FangKC » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:42 am

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Sagrada Familia Cathedral

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Park Guell

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Gaudi snail gargoyles.

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Gaudi chimneys.

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Gaudi tile.

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Casa Botine in Leon.

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Re: Great Architecture from Around the World

Post by FangKC » Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:48 am

Gaudi's Magic Square.

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A Gaudi wall.

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Gaudi  double-screen doors.

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Post by alpha_glamourina » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:21 pm

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Post by TheBigChuckbowski » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:03 pm

I went to Barcelona in December and I have to tell you the Gaudi stuff is amazing in person. La Sagrada Familia is pretty unbelievable. It's already gigantic and the plans call for it to be even bigger. Parc Guell is probably my favorite place I've ever been.
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Re: Great Architecture from Around the World

Post by FangKC » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:59 pm

Arcosanti, an urban laboratory in the Sonoran Desert near Cordes Junction and Mayer, Arizona. 

Arcosanti in Phoenix is designed according to the concept of arcology (architecture + ecology), developed by Italian architect Paolo Soleri. In arcology, many systems work together, with efficient circulation of people and resources, multi-use buildings, and solar orientation for lighting, heating and cooling.

http://www.arcosanti.org/

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What Arcosanti might look like in the future.

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Greenhouses at Arcosanti.

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More on Arcosanti at:

http://www.nd.edu/~ndmag/arcosw98.htm

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Re: Great Architecture from Around the World

Post by FangKC » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:42 pm

La Chiesa del Dio Padre Misericordioso, the Jubilee Church in Rome, designed by Richard Meier.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio_Padre_Misericordioso

http://figure-ground.com/travel/image.p ... lee_church

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Re: Great Architecture from Around the World

Post by FangKC » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:38 pm

The Park of Monsters in Bomarzo, Italy. 

Mouth of Hell by Pirro Ligorio.

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The Mask of Madness

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The War Elephant

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The garden at Bomarzo was built in the sixteenth century by an Italian nobleman as a memorial to his wife Guilia. Populated by Fish-tailed Harpies, Fortified Elephants, a Grotto of Venus and a Mask of Madness, turtles, lions, dragons and bears, it was called a ‘sacred grove’ - Sacro Bosco, by its creator, Vicino Orsini (c.1513-84).

http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/in ... marzo.html

http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/se ... dei+Mostri

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Re: Great Architecture from Around the World

Post by Roanoker » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:04 pm

This one reminds me of the Opera House in Sydney Australia.
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