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Old Posted May 15, 2012, 1:49 AM
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The Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta GA

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsurya/...n/photostream/

1355 Peachtree Street, Atlanta GA

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xinminc...-10054722@N07/
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Old Posted May 15, 2012, 2:20 AM
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Both of those look phenomenal.
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Old Posted May 15, 2012, 12:18 PM
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Las Vegas, ground zero of kitsch, pastiche, etc. finally got a little culture in the form of a bona fide Art Deco arts center.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts:
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http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012...ght-las-vegas/
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King of Kitsch indeed!
Well bugger me who would of thought? That large tower warms this curmudgeon's heart I don't mind telling you. If only other cities started to build more liek this, OH for a true Art Deco revival. One can dream.
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Old Posted May 15, 2012, 1:26 PM
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The Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Atlanta GA

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsurya/...n/photostream/
Ha, that looks almost exactly like the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto.



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Old Posted May 26, 2012, 12:01 AM
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Here's something I ran into on Curbed.com:


On the left is what Gene Kaufman (one of the most hated architects in NYC) came up with. The project was then handed off to Atelier & Co., which came up with the rendering on the right, which is now being built.
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Amber Palace, located in decayed, postmilitary area of this 115 000 pop city in Central Poland (Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship) is a luxury hotel, but it also serves as a home for foundations donated by its owner and creator, businessman Krzysztof Gradziel. By the mainstream neomodern architectural critique Amber Palace is totally condemned as a faux-style pastiche, but its role in redevelopment of Wloclawek has been hardly no discussed or even recognized.

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Old Posted May 26, 2012, 1:08 AM
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Probably one of the most controversial modern structures in Poland, EU. Designed by Barbara Bielecka &Co. from Gdansk Institute of Technology, erected 1994, finished 2004 as the biggest catholic church/temple in Poland. Lichen is a small village in Greater Poland, since 1970s it has been developed to one of the biggest catholic sanctuaries in Europe. New Temple in Lichen sets the tone for the whole complex. One of the most impressive things is, that it has been build from donations only.

Tower height: 141,5 m.







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Old Posted May 29, 2012, 2:32 AM
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For those who are interested in Neo Historism, I highly suggest visitng the architect Daniel Lee's website.

http://www.danielleearchitect.com/

A PDF version of the site:

http://www.danielleearchitect.com/Da...eArch_0714.pdf
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Don't know why I never posted these. When I lived in Lafayette Louisiana for a few months last year I lived in a new urbanism development called River Ranch. It's a huge development built completely in historical urban styles. Parts of it are better than others but overall the entire 400 acre or so project is built like a traditional city.









This is just a tiny portion of the development and it's still got a lot of room to grow and build up.

Heres a pdf of their master plan. http://www.riverranchdev.com/files/r...rplan_8_19.pdf

Its one of the most well done new urbanist developments I know of. The only one that beats it is The Village at Hendrix in Conway, Arkansas. Ive posted photos of that one somewhere earlier on this thread (pg. 11).
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^Very similar to Harbortown in Memphis. I don't know if you ever had a chance to check it out when you visited town.

http://www.harbortownonline.com/
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I briefly drove through it, I didn't too much care for it. Maybe I didn't see the good parts of it.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2012, 5:39 PM
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I briefly drove through it, I didn't too much care for it. Maybe I didn't see the good parts of it.
The further you drive back the worse it gets due to a different developers after the original one there's large bland apartment complexes. The southern part is the best part, but the nicer streets are somewhat secluded. Its kinda easy to get turned around back there.
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probably the nicest thread on ssp. so many beautiful buildings---and the majority of them i really like. it is a shame that so many american communities have elected to build steel and aluminum buildings or huge squares and boxes for church buildings.

i have been in a few of these buildings shown in the thread. i absolutely love the workmanship in the church of st. thomas aquinas in ca. now, that's my idea of modern building. my criticism of the schemerhorn building in tn centers around the massive detail that looks so nice, particularly on the exterior, but putting those cheap-looking cross bars in the windows, instead of building the pantheons. who, these days can build the nicest buildings, when they try? answer, the feds; however, they, themselves, have begun using the same type of mass produced windows, and against all of that marble, concrete, hard surface woods, etc., just draws more attention to the lack of attention to detail in the windows. do it right and make last, i say. more and more we see nothing but crap and poor rationalization for building the kinds of building going up.

again, i'll visit this great thread over and over, because there is just too much to take in at one or two visits.
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That Kiev Marriott is amazing. All the more so since it's a commercial building.
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Flagler Kenan Pavilion - Palm Beach, Florida - Completed 2005





http://www.hedrickbrothers.com/project/flagler-kenan-pavilion-flagler-museum-palm-beach

Not quite traditional but interesting. Cooper Johnson Smith is one of my favorite modern firms.

Reedy Creek Fire Station - Lake Buena Vista, Florida - Completed


http://www.massfiretrucks.com/PAST%20UPDATES%202011.htm

Tom's Fire Pictures @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcfr22/4938446646/

Tom's Fire Pictures @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcfr22/4938649332/

Brown University Fitness and Aquatics Center - Providence, Rhode Island - Completed 2012


http://www.mgrear.com/news/brown-university-dedicates-new-aquatics-and-fitness-center-complex/



http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Building_Brown/projects/afc/#
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2012, 9:02 PM
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Now THAT is how you build 'em. What a beautiful design...blends in so well it could be a hundred years old and appears at first so lean and simplistic though you get lost in the detailed brickwork and wrought iron finishes. America needs more of this.

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Infill project in Houston.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2012, 6:59 AM
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Classy. That is some awesome infill.
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