The Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella, Lago Maggiore in northern Italy looks quite nice. Never been.
What architecture do you admire?
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The Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella, Lago Maggiore in northern Italy looks quite nice. Never been.
What architecture do you admire?
|by Anonymous||reply 297||June 3, 2023 6:24 AM|
Royal Courts of Justice, London
|by Anonymous||reply 1||April 23, 2023 1:06 PM|
Not one of the world's great works of architecture but the lobby of the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York is attractive.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||April 23, 2023 1:12 PM|
Sherry Netherland Hotel
|by Anonymous||reply 3||April 23, 2023 1:13 PM|
The Swiss-Italian lakes are drying up. Terrible drought.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||April 23, 2023 1:17 PM|
R4, maybe it will turn around like in California where there were years of drought, which did do damage to the redwood forests, but then there were a couple of years with plentiful rain.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||April 23, 2023 1:20 PM|
Yikes. Some of these choices are gaudy beyond belief.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||April 23, 2023 1:30 PM|
Any FLW prairie style building like Taliesin
|by Anonymous||reply 7||April 23, 2023 1:56 PM|
Of course there's Fallingwater.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||April 23, 2023 2:19 PM|
Edificio Copan, São Paulo
|by Anonymous||reply 9||April 23, 2023 2:31 PM|
Castel Sant'Angelo - Rome
Pantheon - Rome
Real Alcazar de Sevilla
Casa de Pilatos - Seville
Wells Cathedral - Somerset
Haddon Hall - Devonshire
|by Anonymous||reply 10||April 23, 2023 3:36 PM|
R9 poorly conceived. All the ledges are inhabitable, city smog collectors, hard to clean, and now all covered with netting in various stages of decay.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||April 23, 2023 3:54 PM|
Gamble House in Pasadena
|by Anonymous||reply 12||April 23, 2023 4:00 PM|
The Bradbury building in LA.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||April 23, 2023 4:01 PM|
The old Richfield Building, downtown LA. Pics never did it justice. The black and gold edges, shining in the sun...
It's gone, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||April 23, 2023 4:04 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 15||April 23, 2023 4:06 PM|
^ When I was a kid I used to draw that castle while imagining the life of the guy that built it... Little did I know he was Gay 🙂
|by Anonymous||reply 16||April 23, 2023 5:49 PM|
This place... Biltmore
|by Anonymous||reply 17||April 23, 2023 5:51 PM|
The mosque in Tarim, Yemen. That tower is mud brick.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||April 23, 2023 6:35 PM|
^ What happens when it rains? 😳
|by Anonymous||reply 19||April 23, 2023 8:00 PM|
@r14, I love Martin's blog, I read it everyday
|by Anonymous||reply 20||April 23, 2023 8:04 PM|
I loved walking across W. 67th Street to get from where I lived on 69th to where I worked on Madison Avenue. A lot of the buildings had two-story artists studios, which I always imagined to be the perfect New York residences. Most famous among them was the Hotel Des Artistes, with its first-floor restaurant, Cafe Des Artistes (which closed in 2009).
|by Anonymous||reply 21||April 23, 2023 8:21 PM|
This building has too many names, but it is my favorite:
|by Anonymous||reply 22||April 23, 2023 8:34 PM|
Villa Farnesina in Rome
|by Anonymous||reply 23||April 23, 2023 8:58 PM|
1 Centre St. NY, NY
|by Anonymous||reply 24||April 23, 2023 8:59 PM|
R21 and the original pool survives!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||April 23, 2023 9:04 PM|
New York Surrogate's Courthouse, which is very close to R24's Municipal Building.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||April 23, 2023 9:04 PM|
If homes count, the Ford House is one of my favorites.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||April 23, 2023 9:07 PM|
Mar a Lago
|by Anonymous||reply 28||April 23, 2023 9:11 PM|
I like the interior of the Ford House, R27.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||April 23, 2023 9:11 PM|
I love these chairs, r25. I have a set I had reupholstered in a blue-and-green fabric from Knoll Textiles.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||April 23, 2023 9:12 PM|
I like the wonky modern building at 41 Cooper Square.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||April 23, 2023 9:15 PM|
The Bayard-Condict Building at 65 Bleecker Street. It's the only Louis Sullivan building in New York.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||April 23, 2023 9:20 PM|
The very grand dining hall of Biltmore, R17's choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||April 23, 2023 9:29 PM|
One of my favorite places to visit. Been there twice and would happily go again
|by Anonymous||reply 34||April 23, 2023 9:41 PM|
Gaudi's Sagrada Familia
|by Anonymous||reply 35||April 23, 2023 9:49 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||April 23, 2023 9:53 PM|
LOL. R36 wins. Thread closed. Breathtaking architecture.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||April 23, 2023 10:02 PM|
It's gaudy but I do like Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||April 23, 2023 10:22 PM|
The ballroom at Marble House.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||April 23, 2023 10:24 PM|
Hey! Fat is where it's at
|by Anonymous||reply 40||April 23, 2023 10:26 PM|
I've been there, OP!
Building: Taj Mahal.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||April 23, 2023 10:29 PM|
Did you enjoy Isola Bella, R41? It looks quite nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||April 23, 2023 10:51 PM|
I like the 1950s L.A. futuristic style of that McDonald's restaurant, R40. Thanks for posting it.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||April 23, 2023 10:57 PM|
115 Fifth Avenue in New York, the former Arnold Constable Dry Goods store. It was built in the Second Empire style.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||April 23, 2023 11:01 PM|
But of course, r42!
Lakes Maggiore, Garda, and Como are primo!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||April 23, 2023 11:34 PM|
Glad to hear it, R45. I'm jealous.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||April 23, 2023 11:37 PM|
Metropol Parasol in Seville
|by Anonymous||reply 47||April 23, 2023 11:41 PM|
The American Radiator Building on Bryant Park. I never realized it had a twin in the Richfield Tower (R14).
|by Anonymous||reply 48||April 23, 2023 11:45 PM|
450 Sutter building in San Francisco. Home to many a dental office, including my former dentist and periodontist.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||April 23, 2023 11:46 PM|
Another view of 450 Sutter.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||April 23, 2023 11:47 PM|
Lobby area, 450 Sutter.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||April 23, 2023 11:48 PM|
I used to live near Horatio West Court apartments in Ocean Park/Venice CA. Pictures never captured their magic. Just a perfect creation of space, angles, arches, and that green trim that emphasized the design magic.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||April 24, 2023 12:01 AM|
R19 Annual rainfall in Yemen is under 5 inches.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||April 24, 2023 12:03 AM|
^ Good thing, their building melt
|by Anonymous||reply 54||April 24, 2023 12:43 AM|
The Watergate hotel (Washington, DC) is a cool-looking building. I've never been on the inside.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||April 24, 2023 12:58 AM|
^ You should just break in and look around 😏
|by Anonymous||reply 56||April 24, 2023 1:00 AM|
I loved seeing these on TV and in movies. And they look even cooler in person (at least from the outside).
Chicago has some great buildings, but these are my favorite.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||April 24, 2023 1:04 AM|
r57 reminds me of how much I liked living in the Towers at the U. of Pittsburgh.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||April 24, 2023 1:09 AM|
Speaking of Chicago, j'adore the River City apartment building. I can't find a good photo from water level.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||April 24, 2023 1:20 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||April 24, 2023 1:23 AM|
The Union Buildings in Pretoria, ZAF.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||April 24, 2023 1:48 AM|
River City was a place I crushed on back in the eighties, but it has had some problems as of late. You're better off on printer's row.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||April 24, 2023 2:17 AM|
The Santa Barbara County Courthouse - it's an exaggerated wet dream of Spanish Colonial opulence. Out of scale, bloated, theme park... but stunning in person.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||April 24, 2023 2:25 AM|
Filoli, of Dynasty fame. But what a commanding, dignified house.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||April 24, 2023 2:53 AM|
I really like that one, R63.
I love the old Art Deco buildings like the Fred F. French Building, 551 Fifth Avenue, New York. It was built in 1927. Here's the lobby.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||April 24, 2023 2:55 AM|
Charles Scribner Building on Fifth Avenue
|by Anonymous||reply 66||April 24, 2023 3:01 AM|
Another view of the Scribner Building.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||April 24, 2023 3:03 AM|
One Wall Street
|by Anonymous||reply 68||April 24, 2023 3:12 AM|
R61's choice. Very grand.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||April 24, 2023 3:19 AM|
Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University
|by Anonymous||reply 70||April 24, 2023 3:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 71||April 24, 2023 4:07 AM|
Post a photo, R71.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||April 24, 2023 4:15 AM|
It's in all the architecture books but I still love Notre Dame du Haut.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||April 24, 2023 1:42 PM|
Our Lady looks like she’s wearing a pompadour.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||April 24, 2023 3:06 PM|
R74 I was thinking it was a giant slug eating the building.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||April 24, 2023 3:42 PM|
Hagiai Sophia. It's really a marvel.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||April 24, 2023 5:28 PM|
Nah, R74, the roof just completes the avant garde look. I hear the interior is disappointing because of the small windows but at least the exterior is cool.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||April 24, 2023 10:36 PM|
The church of Val-de-Grâce in Paris
|by Anonymous||reply 78||April 24, 2023 10:39 PM|
IAC Building in New York
|by Anonymous||reply 79||April 24, 2023 11:01 PM|
R79 Ha, I was going to post "looks like it was influenced by Gehry, and they say he hasn't influenced others architects much...." Then I looked it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||April 25, 2023 2:27 AM|
Oh right, R80. Gehry did actually design the building. I won't mention which Gehry building I don't like. I think threads have been deleted in the past for doing that.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||April 25, 2023 4:44 AM|
The Great Court of the British Museum
|by Anonymous||reply 82||April 25, 2023 5:19 AM|
OMG R82! That’s the first I’ve seen that, it is truly breathtaking!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||April 25, 2023 2:44 PM|
R15 Seeing it in person was a mixed experience for me - a beautiful site, and definitely that German/Fairy Tale gestalt. But there was (is) something off about it for me.... it was built in the 19th century, and seemed more like a theme park rather than an actual old castle. Hohenzollern castle, parts of it built centuries ago, seemed more authentic, and less cutesy.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||April 25, 2023 3:10 PM|
It does look impressive, R83. Building big courtyards with transparent ceilings has become a bit of a trend over the past twenty to thirty years. Here's the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||April 25, 2023 6:53 PM|
Oh darn. The link worked in the preview.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||April 25, 2023 6:53 PM|
Kogod Courtyard. Hopefully this link works.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||April 25, 2023 6:56 PM|
Then there's the atrium at Brookfield Place in Toronto, designed by Santiago Calatrava.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||April 25, 2023 7:00 PM|
R22, I knew the late owner of the Villa Rotunda, through some colleagues who were his architecture students at the University of Virginia, but I never got to see it with him -- an offer he very kindly and sincerely offered to pretty much everyone. Lovely guy, but what an amazing house...
|by Anonymous||reply 89||April 26, 2023 10:50 AM|
Calatrava's insect-like TGV station Lyon Saint-Exupéry
|by Anonymous||reply 90||April 26, 2023 12:31 PM|
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Rome
|by Anonymous||reply 91||April 26, 2023 12:51 PM|
And now after R91, a little sorbet to cleanse the palate.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||April 26, 2023 2:54 PM|
originally the U.S. Custom House at 1 Bowling Green in New York
|by Anonymous||reply 93||April 26, 2023 7:12 PM|
25 Broadway in New York, originally the Cunard Building
|by Anonymous||reply 94||April 26, 2023 7:16 PM|
Interesting how many "favorite building" pics are interiors.
Union Station, downtown LA.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||April 26, 2023 7:22 PM|
Love that pic, R95. I remember L.A.'s Union Station was on the AIA's list of "America's Favorite Architecture".
|by Anonymous||reply 96||April 26, 2023 7:35 PM|
Philadelphia's 30th Street Station
|by Anonymous||reply 97||April 26, 2023 7:48 PM|
Looooooove this thread. It is a good reminder that we can built great pieces of architecture, even in America with all our history and our problems. If we built all of this using the labor of the poor before we had civil rights, imagine what we could build right now, and how the People who work on the crews can actually come out as winners too.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||April 26, 2023 7:56 PM|
The slave trader mansions in Rhode Island are stately, elegant, and wonderful. Tarnished by their origins, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||April 26, 2023 8:08 PM|
Nightingale-Brown House is very refined. But still a bit cake like.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||April 26, 2023 8:09 PM|
Love those two houses, R99 and R100. Thanks.
Many people probably already know that Newport, Rhode Island used to be popular in summer with the very rich in the late 19th and early 20th century. One of the mansions there, Rosecliff, was used as Gatsby's mansion in the 1970s version of "The Great Gatsby" with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||April 27, 2023 5:09 AM|
I thought Linden Place looked familiar, R99. I believe it was used as Daisy Buchanan's house when she first met Gatsby in the 1974 version of the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||April 27, 2023 5:29 AM|
The staircase at Rosecliff.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||April 27, 2023 5:32 AM|
The staircase at Rosecliff is a masterpiece. As is the whole house. It's a pleasure pavilion. Grand Trianon. The white ballroom that opens on both sides, one to the sea. It's just the best. The scale is fantastic. Grand, but intimate too. Stanford White
|by Anonymous||reply 104||April 27, 2023 7:15 PM|
The Great Synagogue of Rome is quite nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||April 28, 2023 5:09 AM|
The buildings in Paris's Place Vendome.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||April 28, 2023 5:28 AM|
28 Liberty Street, New York
|by Anonymous||reply 107||April 28, 2023 4:04 PM|
56 Leonard Street, New York
|by Anonymous||reply 108||April 28, 2023 4:38 PM|
56 Leonard Street, New York
|by Anonymous||reply 109||April 28, 2023 7:45 PM|
There's a lot to love here, a lot of people here have great taste and an appreciation for classical architecture
If I had to pick just one favourite, it has to be Versailles.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||April 28, 2023 9:05 PM|
Thank you for your post, v8fairy. A great work of architecture.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||April 29, 2023 4:54 AM|
Any toilet 🚽
|by Anonymous||reply 112||April 29, 2023 5:24 AM|
Woolworth Building NYC
|by Anonymous||reply 113||April 29, 2023 12:18 PM|
VIA 57 West, New York
|by Anonymous||reply 114||April 29, 2023 12:37 PM|
The Morgan Library in New York
|by Anonymous||reply 115||April 29, 2023 12:45 PM|
St. Regis Hotel in Rome
|by Anonymous||reply 116||April 29, 2023 1:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 117||April 29, 2023 2:17 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 118||April 29, 2023 2:30 PM|
Rinascente department store, via del Tritone, Rome
I don't know. Isn't doing a major renovation of a department store kind of a waste of money? I thought they were all struggling and gradually going bankrupt because the brands they sell are cheaper online.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||April 29, 2023 10:12 PM|
Galeries Lafayette in Paris
|by Anonymous||reply 120||April 29, 2023 11:11 PM|
Holkham Hall in England
|by Anonymous||reply 121||April 29, 2023 11:16 PM|
Codman-Davis House, 2145 Decatur Place, Washington D.C.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||April 29, 2023 11:26 PM|
A lot of people need to learn to link to images that preview.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||April 30, 2023 12:37 AM|
No sway. That's a useless skill.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||April 30, 2023 12:39 AM|
Denver - the Shangri-La House
|by Anonymous||reply 125||April 30, 2023 12:46 AM|
Very cool, R125. Thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||April 30, 2023 12:50 AM|
Just trying something.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||April 30, 2023 4:06 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 128||April 30, 2023 4:06 AM|
Nobody for the House on the Rock?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||April 30, 2023 5:52 AM|
What is that, R129?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||April 30, 2023 6:32 AM|
Oh, I see. Interesting story behind it.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||April 30, 2023 6:35 AM|
Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
|by Anonymous||reply 132||April 30, 2023 8:32 PM|
Washington D.C.'s subway stations with their coffered ceilings
|by Anonymous||reply 133||April 30, 2023 8:38 PM|
Whimsical, over-the-top New York Yacht Club at 37 West 44th Street. The bay windows represent the sterns of galleons.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||April 30, 2023 8:55 PM|
Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo in Venice
|by Anonymous||reply 135||May 1, 2023 1:29 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||May 1, 2023 1:31 AM|
The marble walls glow inside.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||May 2, 2023 2:01 PM|
Good choice, R137. The Beinecke Library does look cool.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||May 2, 2023 2:07 PM|
An obvious choice. The main branch of the New York Public Library.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||May 2, 2023 2:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 140||May 2, 2023 2:15 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 141||May 2, 2023 2:20 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 142||May 2, 2023 2:26 PM|
Sorry, but it's one of the more architecturally important buildings in the city.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||May 2, 2023 2:30 PM|
Phillips Exeter Academy Library
|by Anonymous||reply 144||May 2, 2023 2:31 PM|
Another beauty in, of course, Paris: The Palais Garnier (Opera House).
The exterior is gorgeous, but it's really the interior that's just breathtaking (Mary!!)
|by Anonymous||reply 145||May 2, 2023 2:32 PM|
Great choice, Dutchie. A landmark of world architecture. Thanks. The staircase is a wonderful place to make a grand entrance.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||May 2, 2023 2:36 PM|
Side view of the Opera Garnier
|by Anonymous||reply 147||May 2, 2023 2:40 PM|
Well, as long as were looking at libraries: Powell Library, UCLA.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||May 2, 2023 2:58 PM|
Very nice, R148.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||May 2, 2023 3:10 PM|
It's not everyone's cup of tea but I like the tree-like design of the Geisel Library at U.C. San Diego.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||May 2, 2023 3:16 PM|
I like that, R150
|by Anonymous||reply 151||May 2, 2023 3:22 PM|
Thanks, Dutchie. Some people hate all Brutalist architecture.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||May 2, 2023 3:24 PM|
Brutalism, Minimalism, Functionalism, et.al.
Some buildings arresting to the eye and pleasing. Some buildings abominations.
St. Mary's in SF.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||May 2, 2023 3:41 PM|
That is really cool, R153, like a modern piece of sculpture. Great post. I've never seen that building before.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||May 2, 2023 3:44 PM|
Boston's City Hall is another example of Brutalist architecture I like.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||May 2, 2023 3:50 PM|
R139 through R143, no need to apologize, that is a beautiful building, you guys are lucky to have it and I'm glad its appreciated
Here's our ugly lump of a Public Library
|by Anonymous||reply 156||May 2, 2023 8:34 PM|
R152 I know what you mean. As for me, I adore the baroque opulence of the Palais Garnier, but I can appreciate the Geisel Library just as much.
As long as one can recognise that there’s a CONCEPT behind it all, a vision — any style can look fantastic.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||May 2, 2023 9:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 158||May 2, 2023 9:19 PM|
That I've ever been in? Versailles, hands down. But fuck me, I need to travel more.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||May 2, 2023 9:43 PM|
You beat me to it, R158!
|by Anonymous||reply 160||May 2, 2023 9:44 PM|
Haha, v8fairy. I have to admit that your library is a little harder to appreciate.
Btw, I don't live in New York. I'm in Canada. I've visited NYC about four times and photographed the NYPL building. I also like the flagpole bases on the terrace in front of the library (linked photo) except for the ox skulls which don't show up in the photo. We have similar skulls as decoration in our local legislature which was built in 1913. Not sure if they're supposed to represent mortality or if they're purely decorative.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||May 2, 2023 11:39 PM|
Not my favorite building but I do admire the creativity. Rome's Palazzo Zuccari
|by Anonymous||reply 162||May 2, 2023 11:42 PM|
It doesn't have to be buildings you've actually visited, Native West Virginian. It could be buildings you admire just from photos.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||May 2, 2023 11:47 PM|
Oops. The link stopped working. Maybe this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||May 2, 2023 11:59 PM|
Atrium of the former Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||May 3, 2023 12:06 AM|
A ha. I see you're in Auckland, New Zealand, v8fairy.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||May 3, 2023 12:50 AM|
New York's supertalls definitely aren't my favorite buildings --- skinny pencils sticking out of the regular skyline.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||May 3, 2023 12:50 PM|
A favorite: Casino Marino, designed by William Chambers and built between 1750-1775, just at the edge of Dublin. It's a mid-Georgian pavilion, a small 'pleasure house' which looks as though it might have two or three rooms on two or three levels, but instead has 16 rooms.
For me it's a great exercise in Georgian architecture, in pavilions as perfect buildings, and in the compromises that come --and there are always compromises-- in fitting in the necessary spaces of a proper, livable house in a small space where external appearance is everything and the interior a surprise.
(A few interiors views as well if you open the link)
|by Anonymous||reply 168||May 3, 2023 1:21 PM|
R168 that's wonderful.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||May 3, 2023 2:05 PM|
That is lovely, R168. Thanks for the post.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||May 3, 2023 6:31 PM|
This is the most polite thread on DL. Something about architecture I guess...
|by Anonymous||reply 171||May 4, 2023 2:09 AM|
I want to encourage other people to post, R171. God knows there are plenty of my choices on this thread already.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||May 4, 2023 5:17 AM|
It is a nice thread! I like this
And R168, that is an absolutely awesome building, beautiful and right sized
|by Anonymous||reply 173||May 4, 2023 10:10 AM|
Who wants some FUDGE?
|by Anonymous||reply 174||May 4, 2023 11:00 AM|
Some of my favourites houses are those erected for the staff of the margravial properties, like here in Ansbach near the orangery. It has just the right dimensions. I would love living in one.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||May 4, 2023 11:28 AM|
La Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 13th-15th Centuries
3 photos at link
|by Anonymous||reply 176||May 4, 2023 12:16 PM|
That's an excellent choice, R175, one many North Americans wouldn't be familiar with. Love the honeycomb decoration of the Alhambra.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||May 4, 2023 2:34 PM|
The Palacio Barolo in BsAs
|by Anonymous||reply 178||May 4, 2023 2:40 PM|
I like this photo of the roof of the Printemps department store in Paris. That's probably the opera house in the background.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||May 4, 2023 2:41 PM|
A larger photo of R178's choice, the Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||May 4, 2023 2:46 PM|
Casino de Madrid
|by Anonymous||reply 181||May 4, 2023 2:47 PM|
Chatwal Hotel in New York
|by Anonymous||reply 182||May 4, 2023 3:01 PM|
There'xs a twin of the B.A. tower in Montevideo, Uruguay
|by Anonymous||reply 183||May 5, 2023 2:51 PM|
Ah okay. The Palacio Salvo in Montevideo. Same architect.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||May 5, 2023 3:14 PM|
40 West 10th Street in New York
Nothing spectacular but kind of cute. This used to be a carriage house. Italian liquor heir Enrico Cinzano owned it for a couple of decades. Sean Parker, Napster co-founder and former Facebook president, bought it in 2011 for $20 million. In 2014, neighbors complained when Parker brought in construction crews to dig up part of the street to deliver faster Internet service to the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||May 5, 2023 7:28 PM|
Cartier store in New York, former Morton F. Plant mansion
|by Anonymous||reply 186||May 5, 2023 7:42 PM|
R186 In college I had a drunken 3-way with a Whitney and a Plant. They had huge cocks and I, only my working-class Irish Catholic nubbin.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||May 5, 2023 7:57 PM|
Good to know, R187. Which college did you go to?
|by Anonymous||reply 188||May 5, 2023 7:59 PM|
I was at Brown and they were at Yale of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||May 5, 2023 8:19 PM|
400 Riverside Drive in New York
|by Anonymous||reply 190||May 5, 2023 8:22 PM|
Oh I see, R189. Some people have all the luck. They came from old money and were also well endowed.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||May 5, 2023 8:23 PM|
8 East 62nd Street
|by Anonymous||reply 192||May 5, 2023 8:27 PM|
The reason this thread is soooo pleasant is that many of our trolls are on sabbatical.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||May 6, 2023 12:23 AM|
Sydney Opera House.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||May 6, 2023 1:28 AM|
R193 you rang?
|by Anonymous||reply 195||May 6, 2023 2:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 196||May 7, 2023 5:04 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 197||May 7, 2023 5:08 PM|
7 East 91st Street
|by Anonymous||reply 198||May 7, 2023 5:12 PM|
7 East 91st Street
|by Anonymous||reply 199||May 7, 2023 5:14 PM|
1109 Fifth Avenue
|by Anonymous||reply 200||May 7, 2023 5:17 PM|
Lloyd's of London
|by Anonymous||reply 201||May 7, 2023 5:33 PM|
King's Cross Station
|by Anonymous||reply 202||May 7, 2023 5:39 PM|
Book Tower in Detroit
|by Anonymous||reply 203||May 7, 2023 5:54 PM|
Laverstoke Mill, England
|by Anonymous||reply 204||May 7, 2023 6:01 PM|
Bard College, Center for Performing Arts
I wonder how the Gehry fantastical mathematics will age. Interesting in 2006, but silly and overblown in 2066?
|by Anonymous||reply 205||May 7, 2023 6:44 PM|
Haha. Please don't criticise Gehry too much. I think threads have been deleted in the past for that reason (or maybe that's just my impression). My favorites of his buildings are probably the Guggenheim Bilbao and the concert hall in L.A.
Another chateauesque mansion at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 79th Street, the former Harry F. Sinclair house. I thought the exterior was used as a location in the movie version of "Great Expectations" with Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow. It stood in for the New York home of the Anne Bancroft character.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||May 7, 2023 7:21 PM|
Castle Howard, England
I first came across this stately home when I watched the 1981 version of "Brideshead Revisited", with Anthony Andrews and Jeremy Irons.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||May 7, 2023 10:43 PM|
Rotunda Room, Neiman Marcus in San Francisco (Union Square). I ate there once or twice. It felt like a "Ladies That Lunch" place in the best possible way.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||May 7, 2023 11:21 PM|
Thanks, R208. Beautiful place.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||May 7, 2023 11:37 PM|
427 Broadway in New York
|by Anonymous||reply 210||May 10, 2023 9:31 PM|
101 Spring Street, New York
Not the world's most beautiful building but I really like the photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||May 10, 2023 11:06 PM|
Lobby of Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower in Brooklyn
|by Anonymous||reply 212||May 10, 2023 11:14 PM|
Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
|by Anonymous||reply 213||May 10, 2023 11:18 PM|
Plaza Mayor, Salamanca
|by Anonymous||reply 214||May 11, 2023 1:51 AM|
Really beautiful, R214. Thanks. If you have any more ideas, please post them.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||May 11, 2023 5:06 AM|
Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux
|by Anonymous||reply 216||May 11, 2023 5:29 AM|
New Town Hall in Munich
|by Anonymous||reply 217||May 11, 2023 6:00 AM|
Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków, Poland
|by Anonymous||reply 218||May 11, 2023 6:06 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 219||May 11, 2023 6:08 AM|
Łazieńki Palace in Warsaw
|by Anonymous||reply 220||May 11, 2023 6:15 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 221||May 11, 2023 6:16 AM|
Real Alcazar de Seville, Spain. 10th - 16th Centuries
[multiple images in link]
|by Anonymous||reply 222||May 11, 2023 6:58 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 223||May 11, 2023 12:31 PM|
Great choices, R222 and R223. Thanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||May 11, 2023 12:56 PM|
My favourite home town building, The Anzac Memorial, Sydney. A good place for some quiet contemplation
|by Anonymous||reply 225||May 11, 2023 12:57 PM|
Attractive imposing building, R225. Thanks.
I just read that the Alcazar of Seville was used as a location for "Game of Thrones". It was supposed to be the royal palace of the House Martell.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||May 11, 2023 1:06 PM|
Brussels' Grand-Place with another grand town hall, like the one in Munich.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||May 11, 2023 2:12 PM|
Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark
|by Anonymous||reply 228||May 11, 2023 2:44 PM|
Place des Vosges in Paris
|by Anonymous||reply 229||May 11, 2023 2:46 PM|
Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome
|by Anonymous||reply 230||May 11, 2023 3:06 PM|
Hallgrimur Cathedral, Reykjavik, Iceland
Not my favorite cathedral, but sitting on top of a hill it dominated the city and has an odd aesthetic based on old-time Lutheran churches.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||May 11, 2023 3:43 PM|
I really like that bold, modern look, R231. One of my favourites.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||May 11, 2023 10:19 PM|
Place Stanislas in Nancy, France. I can't find a bigger picture that I like.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||May 11, 2023 10:23 PM|
Though the ornate gate to Place Stanislas is a bit much. Too Baroque or Rococo or whatever the style is.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||May 11, 2023 10:25 PM|
Speyer Cathedral in Germany
|by Anonymous||reply 235||May 11, 2023 11:41 PM|
Obvious choice. Florence's cathedral.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||May 12, 2023 12:32 AM|
R236 My older brother has, it turns out, trypophobia, which revealed itself by a viscerally negative reaction to the cathedral in Florence. Who knew?
|by Anonymous||reply 237||May 12, 2023 2:56 PM|
Interesting, R237. I've never heard of this phobia. I actually think the designs on the exterior walls make the cathedral even more beautiful in a Renaissance kind of way. I wonder if Florentines considered the patterns a more "modern" and pared down version of all the ornamentation on Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe.
What I don't like is the striped columns inside Siena's cathedral. Kind of an odd design choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||May 12, 2023 3:55 PM|
Another view of Florence's cathedral
|by Anonymous||reply 239||May 12, 2023 4:07 PM|
R238 Kind of like the mosque in Cordoba. Visigoth arches - made into a mosque - then build a Christian cathedral right in the middle of it. One of the most interesting buildings in the world, for sure...
|by Anonymous||reply 240||May 12, 2023 4:19 PM|
Definitely not this building. What an eyesore.
Sharp Centre for Design, Ontario College of Art, Toronto
|by Anonymous||reply 241||May 13, 2023 6:20 AM|
That looks very nice, R240. I've never seen that mosque-church before. Thanks.
The striped columns in Siena's cathedral look too busy and gaudy. They'd be kind of distracting if you were trying to meditate.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||May 13, 2023 6:25 AM|
Vufflens-le-Château, like a storybook castle, but 100% authentic, no ersatz.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||May 13, 2023 11:30 AM|
29 boulevard Haussman, Paris
|by Anonymous||reply 244||May 13, 2023 12:41 PM|
Les Invalides in Paris
|by Anonymous||reply 245||May 13, 2023 12:56 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 246||May 13, 2023 1:12 PM|
Château de Blois
|by Anonymous||reply 247||May 13, 2023 1:22 PM|
Château du Clos Lucé in Amboise, the last home of Leonardo da Vinci
|by Anonymous||reply 248||May 13, 2023 2:54 PM|
Château du Clos Lucé
|by Anonymous||reply 249||May 13, 2023 2:55 PM|
We've got some Richard Morris Hunt spammer in here. Nobody gives a fuck about the Loire chateaux anymore! They aren't pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||May 13, 2023 4:00 PM|
Thanks for trolling, R250.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||May 13, 2023 7:15 PM|
Don't be silly, R250. Almost every architecture book has the staircase from the Chateau de Blois.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||May 13, 2023 7:34 PM|
3246 N. Halsted
|by Anonymous||reply 253||May 13, 2023 7:41 PM|
The Steamworks bathhouse in Chicago, R253? Interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||May 13, 2023 7:43 PM|
Chateau Margaux, of vineyard fame
|by Anonymous||reply 255||May 13, 2023 7:52 PM|
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower in Tokyo
|by Anonymous||reply 256||May 13, 2023 8:33 PM|
Ginza Place in Tokyo
|by Anonymous||reply 257||May 13, 2023 8:44 PM|
This building seems like a really bad idea - too exposed to the elements, lack of security.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||May 13, 2023 8:56 PM|
R258 lack of security is not an issue in civilised Japan. Many people dont even lock their cars there
|by Anonymous||reply 259||May 13, 2023 9:26 PM|
I'm very surprised, v8fairy. There's one cultural difference to admire. Good to know.
I'm in a smaller city in Canada. I went to a grocery store in the suburbs in what I thought was a safe, middle class neighborhood. It was after dark, maybe 9 pm, but there were still lots of people going in and out of the store. Unfortunately, I like to park away from the majority of cars, closer to the edge of the parking lot. I know you shouldn't do this but I left two parcels on the back seat. When I came out of the store after half an hour, the back car window had been smashed and the smaller package on top had been stolen. The thief probably thought there were expensive electronics in the package but, in fact, it was $30 worth of vacuum cleaner filters so it was definitely worthwhile smashing my window for that. I went inside to ask about security camera footage but they said they only had cameras pointed at the front of the store. I think this was the first time in my life that my car has been broken into. I'm naive and I never thought there were people walking through the parking lot and checking out if there's anything worth stealing inside the cars, especially in that neighbourhood. Now I park close to the other cars and hide everything in the trunk.
In Canada and the U.S., they joke that farmers in rural areas don't lock their doors because they have nothing worth stealing 😆.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||May 13, 2023 9:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 261||May 13, 2023 9:53 PM|
Please post buildings that you like, R250.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||May 13, 2023 10:00 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 263||May 13, 2023 10:11 PM|
Thanks for the interesting video, R263. I heard that "Little House on the Prairie" was quite popular in France, especially the Nellie Oleson character.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||May 13, 2023 11:02 PM|
Cube Houses in Rotterdam
|by Anonymous||reply 265||May 13, 2023 11:12 PM|
U.S. Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs
|by Anonymous||reply 266||May 13, 2023 11:20 PM|
U.S. Air Force Academy Chapel
|by Anonymous||reply 267||May 13, 2023 11:22 PM|
Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus in Berlin
|by Anonymous||reply 268||May 14, 2023 1:47 AM|
Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York
|by Anonymous||reply 269||May 23, 2023 3:29 AM|
135 West 70th Street, New York
|by Anonymous||reply 270||May 23, 2023 2:28 PM|
R270 That building entrance reminds me of the tire factory in Santa Ana... as a kid I was entrigued by it, and how and why they'd make a factory have ancient Assyrian details. Then tire production stopped and ,uncharacteristic of California, it was so interesting they redeveloped it as a shopping mall.
20th century California: an Assyrian tire factory, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||May 23, 2023 3:12 PM|
^^ so intrigued I lost the ability to spell.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||May 23, 2023 4:44 PM|
Many malign it, but I still think Graves’ Portland Building is one of the most stunning and intriguing Post Modern buildings and I’m glad it escaped the reactionaries who wanted to demolish it.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||May 23, 2023 6:46 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 274||May 23, 2023 7:03 PM|
Cool building, R271. It looks like there was a taste for exotic architecture in southern California in the 1920s and the palace of King Sargon was being excavated at the time. The owner of the factory chose this style to project strength.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||May 23, 2023 8:33 PM|
R271, the building at R270 was originally the Pythian Temple. It's now luxury condos. It was built in 1927 to serve as a meeting place for the 120 Pythian lodges of New York City. From what little I've read, the Knights of Pythias sound a bit like the Masons. Louis Armstrong, Nelson Rockefeller and presidents Harding, McKinley and Franklin Roosevelt were Pythian knights.
Lady Gaga's parents live or lived in the building.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||May 23, 2023 8:47 PM|
I liked the old LAPD building (Parker Center) in DTLA. Sad that it was demolished.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||May 23, 2023 9:07 PM|
Thanks, R277. It's sad when you think of all the great buildings have fallen into disrepair and been demolished.
I like L.A.'s Department of Water and Power Building, which I was introduced to on one of DL's architecture threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||May 23, 2023 9:16 PM|
The Municipal Services Building in Philadelphia, near City Hall.
Not groundbreaking architecture but I think it's attractive. I think it looks better in person than in photos.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||May 23, 2023 9:28 PM|
The Transamerica Pyramid building in San Francisco isn't my favorite building, but it's unique. When walking around the area in SF, it's a good reference point.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||May 23, 2023 9:34 PM|
New York City Hall
|by Anonymous||reply 281||May 23, 2023 10:39 PM|
1908 lobby of Dime Savings Bank, Brooklyn
|by Anonymous||reply 282||May 23, 2023 10:46 PM|
Colony Club in New York
|by Anonymous||reply 283||May 24, 2023 3:42 AM|
Metropolitan Club, New York
|by Anonymous||reply 284||May 24, 2023 3:49 AM|
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in New York Botanical Garden
|by Anonymous||reply 285||May 24, 2023 3:55 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 286||May 24, 2023 4:31 AM|
133 avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris
|by Anonymous||reply 287||May 24, 2023 7:31 PM|
630 Ninth Avenue, New York
|by Anonymous||reply 288||May 25, 2023 4:19 PM|
Hotel de Soubise, Paris
|by Anonymous||reply 289||May 25, 2023 4:32 PM|
Marine Building in Vancouver, Canada
|by Anonymous||reply 290||May 25, 2023 11:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 291||May 25, 2023 11:43 PM|
Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Canada - interior ramps
|by Anonymous||reply 292||May 28, 2023 4:58 PM|
Canadian Museum for Human Rights - atrium
|by Anonymous||reply 293||May 28, 2023 5:01 PM|
40 West 23rd Street
originally Stern Brothers Dry Goods store
|by Anonymous||reply 294||May 29, 2023 12:15 AM|
I like this photo of R14's choice, the Richfield Tower in L.A. It was demolished in 1969 unfortunately.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||May 29, 2023 12:22 AM|
38 East 69th Street NY
|by Anonymous||reply 296||June 1, 2023 4:21 AM|
Sanssouci palace in Potsdam, Germany
|by Anonymous||reply 297||June 3, 2023 6:24 AM|
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