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Post comfy/grand historical architecture from your country. Anything 1900 or older is good.
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Ely Cathedral
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Oxford skyline
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Kings college Cambridge
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Plz contribute
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Lincoln cathedral before the spires fell
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Wells cathedral's beautifully carved front facade
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>>3952006
why no spires
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>>3952023
Probably structural instability. Even without spires it's 5/5
Pictured is Durham cathedral
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Old royal naval college
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Why doth no one contribute
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>>3952068
I had a weird dream about this place.

It started with me as a kid playing on a bridge near a watermill, then I was in a wooden cabin on a ship arriving at different ports, then we were apparently trading in the Malay archipelago, I remember looking at a map and being surprised at how large Borneo is and that there was so much stuff on the other side of the world just sitting in the sea. Later I returned home and I was with this lady on the lawn in front of this place and I had a sense I was a success and had made it.
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>>3953904
Nobody cares
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>>3953910
Wow r00d
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Ely Cathedral interior
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>>3953910
i dew
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>>3953904

I wish I had such dreams. Mine are fun but more weird and I wanna be a sailor too
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>>3951881
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>>3954312
something about romanesque architecture intrigues me
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>>3951881
alcazar of seville

>Inbf muh Muslims, muh leftist.
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>>3954456
More of Alcazar of Seville.
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>>3953827
Serious question, is this the official 4chan place for architecture threads?
I've seen them on /int/, /r9k/, /n/ and /pol/, but no regular thread anywhere, which is unfortunate
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>>3954456
>muslim shit
It should've been detonated
Captcha: Madrid AGAY
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Neocolonial school in Rio
curiosities: it has swastikas on the basement and the ceiling tiles have owls drawn on them (the symbol of philosophy)
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picture of the owls

forgot to mention that it has very thick walls, a rarity in current brazilian construction
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>>3954490
>Muslim shit
Back to /Pol/ brainlet!
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>>3954508
t. muslim
ALL mosques and muslim architecture should be blown up.
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São Paulo town hall (stripped classicism)
built by the matarazzo family, the richest in Brazilian history
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>>3954533
detail close up
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completed 2016
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completed 2012
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new yale building, completed in the curent year of 2017
high quality stuff, the best money can buy
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>>3954518
t. wh*toid
Don't worry in no time that's what will happen to all your pretty churches because you keep importing us hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!
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The granite makes me cum.
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>>3954569
>curent year of 2017
Anon, I...
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Golden Temple of Vellore.
It's gilded with 1500kg of gold.
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the atrium of my state's capitol building
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Raigarh Fort.
Built by the founder of the Marathas.
It stands in ruin now, but I think the moss adds to its character as a tourist attraction.
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the senate chamber
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Red Fort.
Built by the fifth Mughal emperor; while I'm not too big a fan of Indo-Islamic architecture what really impresses me is its size. It contains 103.06 hectares within its walls, dwarfing some of the largest European castles such as Malbork which is only 21 hectares by comparison.
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house assembly chamber
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The Kailasa Temple of Ellora.
Probably one of my favorite buildings in India.
It's all cut from one stone, and considering it was built in the 8th century AD, its condition is pristine.
The stone carvings are also impressively intact.
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>>3955090
A couple more pictures:
Here is a giant pillar and a nice angle of the complex.
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>>3955067
>>3955053
>>3955035

a view down the street of the building itself
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>>3955090
>>3955104
Some 1,200+ years of wear and tear, yet a depiction of the Mahabharata is still intact.
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Center of the Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebidu.
Can't help but adore the pillars, myself.
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Gigantic corridor of the Ramanathaswamy Temple in Tamil Nadu.
It seems endless.
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Can we have a hnnnnnnnnnnnggggggg
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The front of the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur.
You now know why Jaipur is called the pink city -- many other "Mahals" in Jaipur are built with red/pink sandstone, which I think works quite well. But out of all the "Mahals" I think this one is my favorite.
It served as a palace to the Maharaja of Jaipur.
Though, it was built in 1799, so it is cutting it close to the cut-off date for this thread.
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>>3955254
Oh yes we can, Anon.

Here is the Rani Ki Vav, which is basically the opposite of the Taj Mahal as in it was constructed by a grieving, widowed queen as a memorial for her husband, and at a much earlier date.
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>>3955090
now that is very impressive
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>>3955292
Really is.
I still struggle to wrap my head around the fact that was probably all done by hand.
There are many stone-cut temples in India but I find that one the most impressive.
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>>3955305
>I still struggle to wrap my head around the fact that was probably all done by hand.

That is the struggle of trying to accept something that you know to be impossible. That structure, as well as structures similar to that one, namely rock-cut structure, where evidently not made by hand, as pseudoscientists want the masses to believe.
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>>3955338
If not done by hand, how was it done?
Water cutting a basic shape out, then chiseling out finer details?
Or what?
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>>3955338
Have more faith in humanity.
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>>3955357

We (the masses, most people) don't actually know, but it is obvious that those structures cannot have been made by chiseling (lol), which is absurd.

Either they were made with technological devices that we don't have, they were formed with geopolymer, or they were made from "grown stone" -- or a combination of two, or the three, of these possibilities.

>>3955365

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>>3955035
over the top ameriSHARTS
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>>3955513
your thoughts on this?
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>>3955568
tryhard/10
still prefer it to anything Modernists are shitting out today
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>>3955568
Nice building but poor surroundings
Alnwick castle
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St. John the Divine in NYC
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Woolworth Building in NYC
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Inside of St. John the Divine
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Altar of St. Pauls in London
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Apse of St. Vitus in Prague
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>>3956251
And for something a bit simpler, the mausoleum of Theodoric the Goth near Ravenna
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OC, Basilica of St. Nicholas, Amsterdam
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antwerp central station
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>>3955513

typical sour grape foreigner
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My favourite church
Shame that it is pr*testant
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I love stripped classicism. It's so fashy
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>>3952023
most of the time that was because they ran out of money whilst building it
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>>3954319
fuck antwaarpe... gent > antwerpen
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>>3955053
Neat
Only the most butthurt roosters don't appreciate american neoclassic
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A bit sad that architecture has to be relegated to this shit board
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White House was completed in 1800
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>>3959124
I get how you feel, I mainly dislike the amount of /pol/ posters and armchair historians that post their misinformed opinions as facts. /int/ is also a good place for architecture but it's definitively not a better board either.
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>>3959216
boring
it must be sad being european and seeing america do neoclassical better than they ever could
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>>3959242
this is the jefferson building by the way

>>3959238
yes, the problem is that there is no perfect board for architecture and this one is the closest
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the capitol
one of the most underrated works of architecture in the world, probably because it is still used (and rather important)
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column detail
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>>3959266
I'm gonna admit that the Americans did a great job on the neo classicism.
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E PLURIBUS UNUM
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>>3959291
unfortunately it's all in the past
no more classical tradition anywhere

funny how it basically died down in a bit more than half a century
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>>3959291
I love the mesoamerican decorations this place has. Gives it a more unique design.
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>>3959303
wow, beautiful
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>>3956849
Are you 12 or something? This board is not for minors.
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>>3959300
It sucks that modernism is mostly done half assedly and only been implemented to look aesthethic by the nips and the mexicans. Though I dream of a resurgence of classical architecture.
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recently reconstructed
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>>3955291
>opposite of the Taj Mahal
Did they give all the workers extra hands afterwards?
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Wells cathedral is truly a masterpiece
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oh, what's this?
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>>3961741

It's just the United States Post Office and Courthouse in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
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>>3959844
hearty kek
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>>3961749
That's a grand post office
Pictured is highclere castle
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>>3961988

it was built for an important industrial city at a time when the post was among the most important things, the rail lines used to run up to and inside the building so post could be offloaded en masse
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>>3961749
>>3961741
Built 1931
Wiki says it's beaux-arts but to me it seems much more like stripped classicism. Thoughts?
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>>3962135

it's stripped
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>>3961749
Pittsburgh is such a hideous city
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>>3955200
>>3955104
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>>3955090
Beautiful, but are these still the original sculptures, or examples of restoration from the past 1800 years? I remember going to the Dambulla Cave Temples in Sri Lanka, being astounded by the quality, only to realise that despite the site being over 2100 years old, many of the paintings date from the 18th century.
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>>3956782
Same design, just slightly bigger.
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>>3962478
From what I can tell, they are both still in their original states, and no major reconstruction has occured.
The Kailasa Temple was all built/finished in the same time period, but the Hoysaleswara Temple was raided in the 14th century, so there was likely some paintwork that was redone at a later date.
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>>3954482
They're pretty common here, but there's no 24/7 thread
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>>3954456
if you like this sort of architecture you are probably not a leftist, and if you are then you are an inconsistent and dishonest one
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>>3963129
>>3963122

comfy
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>>3963855
>Not showing the Church building it self
Wew Bulgarbro
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Here is the nearest Cathedral to my own person.
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>>3964220
Too dark to see. Where is that?
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>>3959124
every time I try to start one of these threads, it always dies out with little to no interest
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>>3963862
i don't get it, were there windows there or are those arches on the wall just decorative?
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Syon house interior
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Ancient Greek ruins in Spain
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Torre de Belém, Lisbon
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>>3966444
orthoNUTT incoming, OP
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>>3966765
Don't worry you can still convert
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>>3966444
maybe it's because it's all boring ol' churches from Europe m8, little more variety might be good.
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>>3966815
Ok but no m*sques
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>>3966467
>Decoration only which is fairly typical of the Bulgarian medieval architecture. The decorative arches themselves are borrowed from the Byzantine architecture at the period in fact the whole Turnovo Artistic school of Bulgaria is very heavy on byzantine influences. One difference is that in the Bulgarian architecture the decorative arches do not have corresponding arches on t
he inside unlike the ones in the byzantine buildings.
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pictures don't do it justice
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>>3966907
Muh orthonigger
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>>3966953
Here you go my mongol friend
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>>3967026
LIFT OFF
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gonna finish this thread off
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>>3968160
you cheeky fuck, I had a few more lined up
at least you posted the pinnacle of Islamic architecture. they were damn good at decorations
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>>3968160
>>3968162
I guess Muhammad's mum never told him off for scribbling on the wall
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>>3955035
looks neat...almost byzantine...jealous
>>3955053
however this looks like the type of baroque interior that i don't like
>>3955067
while this has a similar interior i like it better, more neo-classical than baroque
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>>3967026
wow thats a great angle
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>>3966815
Architecture today is destined to be boring because it's deeply (but not equally) divided into the classical revivalists and the status quo of modernist/contemporary/brutalist/whatever

The first group, because they are focused on not messing up the traditional, are stagnant in making anything truly new. After all, there is a big risk of failing to make something true to tradition. If it was the case that the thread had not been nearly lost, we likely would have seen more architects being bold within tradition.

Now, the later are boring on their own. Just scribble something and let engineers do the building with the magic of glass panels and steel structured
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>>3968162
>>3968160

makes me think of a turkish bath
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>>3966953
>>3966968

why are the windows all bricked up?
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>>3963227
I'm a borderline socialist swede and I love historic architecture, European, Asian, Gothic, Roman, Christian, Muslim, doesn't matter. I also like most modern architecture and progress. Why does that make me inconsistent or dishonest?
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>>3969529
Beats me
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>>3970267
Because modern architecture exists only as a contrast to good architecture
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>>3970267
your aesthetic sense is contributing to the fracturing of our living environments
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>>3955254
I'm not even a tile fucker and I want to lick those rooftops
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>>3970267

kys




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