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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 01-19-2012, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by mancat100 View Post
I see very, very few modern buildings that get it completely right. There's almost always something wrong with them - cheap materials, awkward placement, utilitarian functions on ugly full display, too auto centric, lack of grace and beauty, etc. Even the "good ones" invariably end up having some sort of unsightly flaw.
Do you know why developers don't want to use better materials? I know the cost issue but if they want to build iconic or at least buildings that will last, they should spend more.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:51 PM
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Originally Posted by BMOREBOY View Post
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.
I would never call McMansions "architecture". Most McMansions don't have architects working on their designs. It's just crap that builders and developers throw up to the masses to make them feel like Kardashians.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:08 PM
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Agreed. A lot of people in the world believe that those homes represent quality, craft, and immense wealth while us who know about true craft, quality, etc say there "crap".

Can everyone post "your" pictures or a link of old and new architecture that you appreciate; just to show our different tastes in architecture.
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