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URBAN-CONSTANTA Aug 12, 2014 6:39 PM

Modernist and Art Deco architecture in Eastern Europe
Despite falling on the wrong side of the iron curtain and the demolitions of hystorical buildings the cities in the Eastern Europe still have a very large amount of art deco and modernist buildings built between the 20s and the 40s.

So feel free to post pictures with art deco, streamline and modernist architecture in EE cities. :cheers:

URBAN-CONSTANTA Aug 12, 2014 6:42 PM

So here i start with some buildings from my hometown.

1. Ferdinand Hotel

architect: George M. Andriescu
street: Ferdinand avenue

URBAN-CONSTANTA Aug 12, 2014 6:44 PM

2. Orient Express terminus

URBAN-CONSTANTA Aug 12, 2014 6:45 PM

Storage building buil in the 30s

URBAN-CONSTANTA Aug 12, 2014 6:47 PM

The teachers syndicate hq


architect: Ioan Căpşuneanu

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mousquet Aug 17, 2014 9:34 AM

There's a couple of these in my neighborhood too, including a midrise that I like a lot, but they're drowned in the middle of a bunch older or more recent buildings. I saw the most historic and touristy area of Miami, FL was entirely built in this style. That's where they show off in luxury cars over there. :haha: They're like :cool:. In fact, they say only very few urban fabrics in the world are as exclusively Art Deco as that of historic Miami. In France itself, we've got nothing like it.

This is looking good, obviously in a proper shape.

Originally Posted by URBAN-CONSTANTA (Post 6688569)

I assume local growth and new constructions will eventually help those excessively gritty in better maintenance. They should be preserved.

URBAN-CONSTANTA Aug 18, 2014 6:23 PM

Indeed Art Deco district in Miami is a must see for every art deco lovers :D
One intersting thing here in Constanta is that on Ferdinand Avenue, the section that runs through the old city 90% of the buildings are art deco and modernist.

The station was restored this year. I hope that many other buildings will get the same treatment.

URBAN-CONSTANTA Aug 18, 2014 6:24 PM

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mousquet Aug 18, 2014 7:36 PM

I'll tell you what, I like this shit now. I've had a lot of architecture and "social" lessons (not like rigorously socialist, but say liberal/progressist) for a coupla years, since I started venturing on these forums. Our French-speaking forum is pretty informative. There are some professionals out there daily posting some articles, and this one North-American forum is a perfect complement. That changed me to the point that I like modernism better than classicism now. :haha::yes: That's quite a spectacular change for a European kid. I didn't think it would be possible before coming to these forums. You guys have some cool stuff, I'm seeing in this thread. Take care of it, it'll be some historic little pieces sometime, I'm sure.

URBAN-CONSTANTA Aug 18, 2014 8:30 PM

well being in a city that has the majority of buildings build after 1880, because Constanta was a city build by english companies on the site of a small fisherman village, i was pretty used to modern architecture. It's a sad that the commies had demolished some of the old buildings and even in the early 90s they've dcemolished a big spectacular 6 storyes art deco Carlton Hotel :-<

anyways art deco and good old american cars :D


mousquet Aug 18, 2014 9:08 PM

Wait, what the hell are you doing now? Easy... As far as I'm concerned, I never praised any car brand, neither American nor even freaking German. Read again all over this forum. For now, cars tend to take way too much room in any urban environment trying to be serious and efficient. Anywhere. You know about that, or at least you should. Do you know we have to bury all parking garages over here nowadays? That is adding costs to any building and taking a lot of safety measures to avoid car theft. That's how you feel like entering a fortress when you get in a contemporary building in metro Paris today. I'm not saying cars would be any absolute devil either. I've never been in favor of totally banning them. They're pretty cool in the streets, especially shiny cars indeed for as much as you like them, but that's generally nothing girly, if you see what I mean, and mass transit is still the main solution in a real urban (that is dense) environment. Just saying. Don't show off your Cadillac, it just won't work where I am. The ignorant will be just jealous, which is actually nothing good for you, and the enlightened won't even give a crap and will just despise you, which is even worse. You see? I'm not trying to teach anyone, I'm telling about what I've always seen in my hometown. And I'm still from Paris... :shrug: Ok?

URBAN-CONSTANTA Aug 19, 2014 9:44 AM

Underground and multilevel parkings are build all over the world as a separate building or integrated in other buildings.
I don't know why people think that here in EE we live like in some undeveloped Asian or African countries :-?
Our first multilevel parking her ein my town was built in the 30's near a big Ford showroom. During the 20s,30s and the beginign of 40s there were a lot of US and UK companies here, the foreign companies were even larger in number than the romanian ones.
And that photo wasn't a show off :-?? Everybody loves classic cars and what fits best near an old building like that art deco hotel in the background than a classic car :-??

but we are going way off topic :D

URBAN-CONSTANTA Aug 19, 2014 9:48 AM

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URBAN-CONSTANTA Aug 26, 2014 2:45 PM

the city hospital

architect Ioan Puschila
built in the 50s, one of the last modernist buildings built in our city before the mass construction of ugly soulless commie buildings

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