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Old Posted Jun 18, 2012, 2:35 PM
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Canada has some solutions to the glass box phase

Absolute World Condos (A.k.a. Marilyn Monroe Towers). These are for sure no boring glass box


The L Tower (U/C)


These are just a few new buildings in Canada that I have seen that seem to try to change the look of boring glass box buildings or go with something more classic.
Absolute World Condos is very impressive considering the developer was working on a shoestring budget (i.e compared to Gehry's Beekman Place)

L Tower, on the other hand, is shaping up to be yet another window wall pile.
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2012, 10:52 AM
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L Tower, on the other hand, is shaping up to be yet another window wall pile.
Except, you know.. the most important face of it is curtainwall that is looking fantastic.

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How ironic. I want them to build MORE glass buildings. Or at least revive art deco. I can't stand postmodernism.
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I love boxes
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Give me boxes (glass, concrete, what have you), or give me art deco, classical, beaux-arts.. I agree with the getting rid of pomo. It's garbage.
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I have always been a fan of Pomo, or at least the better stuff. like all architectural forms, it obviously has some horrid buildings, but in general Pomo is not that bad.
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How ironic. I want them to build MORE glass buildings. Or at least revive art deco. I can't stand postmodernism.
Wouldn't reviving art deco be considered post modern?
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2012, 9:06 AM
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I have always been a fan of Pomo, or at least the better stuff. like all architectural forms, it obviously has some horrid buildings, but in general Pomo is not that bad.
Not all pomo is bad, but the ones that I hate seeing are the open balcony international style. They're everywhere, cheap, and for some reason people like to assign odd colors to them.
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Many "postmodernist" buildings (as they are called) today look absolutely NOTHING like art deco, so don't even begin to compare them. The only similarity is that they use stone. Nothing else. They don't convey the class and art deco integrity like the 30s buildings. There are only a rare few pomo buildings that manage to successfully pull off the true modern art deco look, for example, the Minneapolis Wells Fargo Center and Guangzhou Pinnacle.
If architects put a bit more thought into their work and stick to the true rules of art deco, who knows? Pomo might become much better.
Of course, that's just my opinion.
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