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View Poll Results: Are you a fan of new architecture?
Yes 12 36.36%
No 21 63.64%
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I like both, depending on the particular building. I do find that I tend to prefer older buildings, although I've seen plenty I thought were just hideous. I'm certainly not well-versed in architecture though, I simply have my own taste.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:14 AM
 
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Maybe I said it wrong, I do like some new architecture but most of it sucks in my opinion. It may just be the materials being used. It lacks craft in a major way and it looks very generic.

One modern piece of architecture that I appreciate is the Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City. That's a beauty and looks very clean, it can definitely withstand the test of time. I guess it's the way developers are building in "cities" that looks more like it should be in suburbs.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:03 AM
 
Location: New York
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How "new"?
I'm a fan of all types of architecture, because I try to appreciate it for what it is. It's a new style of building. I like modern, streamlined things. I do like the Comcast Building jm02 posted.
Not all modern, New American architecture is ugly to me.

Just a question based on others' posts:
When you say that buildings must be built to serve the people, do you mean that skyscrapers shouldn't have been built in the first place?

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:30 AM
 
Location: The City
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How "new"?
I'm a fan of all types of architecture, because I try to appreciate it for what it is. It's a new style of building. I like modern, streamlined things. I do like the Comcast Building jm02 posted. I also like this academic building in Cooper Square in Manhattan:

Not all modern, New American architecture is ugly to me.

Just a question based on others' posts:
When you say that buildings must be built to serve the people, do you mean that skyscrapers shouldn't have been built in the first place?

Skyscrapers make most sense when built in denser areas and capitalize on the synegy of services (like transit or population or infrastructure). It seems like more and more they can be built with mixed use at the street level which makes them less isolated to those not working in them and better at interacting with the place. This is not always the case and many times skyscrapers are built more as a status symbol for a company and/or place.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: the future
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Just one question; what happened to the "quality" look of American architecture?

The type of architecture that actually had craft in it, it seems like everywhere I go the new buildings look cheaply built. I'm a fan of progression in architecture but the buildings, home, etc being built now is crappy.

You dont see too much craft within these "McMansions", new office buildings, etc.

Am I the only one that feels this way?

I was in D.C. earlier this month and saw plenty of new construction going on but it all looked tacky to me. It's not just D.C. though, its everywhere. These new buildings aren't built to withstand the test of time, I can tell you that.
Baltimore could use some new construction anything. Some of the blocks are so monotonous with rowhomes more variety of would be great and more modern
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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I kind of feel about modernist architecture the way I do about rap. It's not accurate to say I hate all of it - in fact there is a small, small percentage I enjoy, but it's pretty safe to say that most of the time it holds no appeal for me.

What can I say, but most architecture bores me after Art Nouveau bought the bullet.

There are exceptions, like this:

File:Chicago Library Downtown.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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You dont see too much craft within these "McMansions", new office buildings, etc.
I may not be a fan of new office building but I am a HUGE fan of the modern McMansion. I absolutely love them. Especially those stucco ones that you see in So. CaL. Maybe you don't but I personally don't want an old ugly home. I love the space and brightness of these new homes. And I love the suburban neighborhoods too.

The only thing I can say is that I wish they would come back with the 1930s art deco building style for cities. It was very classy and there hasn't been anything like it since.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I may not be a fan of new office building but I am a HUGE fan of the modern McMansion. I absolutely love them. Especially those stucco ones that you see in So. CaL. Maybe you don't but I personally don't want an old ugly home. I love the space and brightness of these new homes. And I love the suburban neighborhoods too.

The only thing I can say is that I wish they would come back with the 1930s art deco building style for cities. It was very classy and there hasn't been anything like it since.
What 1800s era home is ugly? All of these McMansions look alike with cheap materials and little character. You mean suburban subdivisions?
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I kind of feel about modernist architecture the way I do about rap. It's not accurate to say I hate all of it - in fact there is a small, small percentage I enjoy, but it's pretty safe to say that most of the time it holds no appeal for me.

What can I say, but most architecture bores me after Art Nouveau bought the bullet.

There are exceptions, like this:

File:Chicago Library Downtown.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I'm definitely an Art Nouveau fan, although some of the architecture I've seen is a bit too far over-the-top for my taste. With Art Deco, I tend to either love it or despise it.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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I may not be a fan of new office building but I am a HUGE fan of the modern McMansion. I absolutely love them. Especially those stucco ones that you see in So. CaL. Maybe you don't but I personally don't want an old ugly home. I love the space and brightness of these new homes. And I love the suburban neighborhoods too.

The only thing I can say is that I wish they would come back with the 1930s art deco building style for cities. It was very classy and there hasn't been anything like it since.
You're not going to make a lot of friends here. Also in a hundred years or so I bet people will be praising and trying to protect the old McMansion homes. So it is all relavent.
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