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Best looking buildings in the world

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by imageWIS, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    After posting some things to the ugly buildings thread, I thought I would post what I think are nice buildings to this thread.

    Xilinhot Airport.
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    Really?
     
  2. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    One thing about the World Trade Centre is the how they are viewed from an architectural standpoint. After 9/11 they've been called beautiful, inspiring, etc. And from a symbolic standpoint now; yeah, I agree. They do mean a lot, and the images are incredibly powerful.

    But no offense, I always thought they were ugly things.


    They were. There's a really good chapter in an otherwise crappy book that is devoted to how they represent everything that is wrong with architecture. It's worth a read.

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  3. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    is this thread for people to post pretty pictures of houses or is it limited to high rise buildings?

    i cant think of many modern high rises that give me a rise.
     
  4. East2West

    East2West Senior member

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    I like a lot of Michael Graves work
     
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    I think the most famous U.S. buildings are the White House, Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and the World Trade Center,


    Would also add the pentagon.
     
  6. mordecai

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    Representing three very distinct, yet equally gorgeous styles.

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  8. Balthazar

    Balthazar Senior member

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    It's something like this.

    1.Pyramids
    2.Taj Mahal
    3. Great Wall of China
    4. Eiffel Tower
    5. Colosseum
    6. Parthenon
    ...

    I think the most famous U.S. buildings are the White House, Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and the World Trade Center, but I don't know if any are among the top 10 in the world. St. Peters, the Duomo, St. Basil, the Forbidden City, Sydney Opera House, the Pantheon, and some others are in the mix.



    I'd definitely count the Sydney Opera House as one of the world's most beautiful buildings. In terms of recognizability, I'd be surprised if it weren't ahead of the Colosseum and Parthenon.
     
  9. mordecai

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    leaning tower of pisa too.
     
  10. musicguy

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    This is in no way the best looking building, but it's still pretty awesome. [​IMG] [​IMG] Neuschwanstein castle [​IMG] Versailles Palace [​IMG] Angkor Wat [​IMG] St. Basil's Cathedral [​IMG] Palace of Westminster [​IMG] Royal Palace of Brussels [​IMG] Imam Mosque, Iran [​IMG]
     
  11. HORNS

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    One of my faves: [​IMG] Milan Duomo
     
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    [​IMG]

    Suddenly I feel like some orange juice.
     
  13. HORNS

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    [​IMG] Golden Pavilion - Kyoto
     
  14. StephenHero

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    Suddenly I feel like some orange juice.

    You need some artichoke dip to go with in?
     
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    Really?
    Actually yes, as far as airport buildings usually go, I thought these where quite pleasing to the eye and reflect local culture. Attachment 66694 Although the main terminal building itself is just some generic blob of glass and steel. Similar with many other airports.
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  17. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Everyone, please post the name of the building and location.
     
  18. legorogel

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    [​IMG] München Residenz
     
  19. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    As far as functional public buildings go....

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    Marilyn, be a darling and tell the gentlemen where we are...

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    And it houses the most beautiful sculpture I've ever laid eyes upon:
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