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Does anyone else think modern architecture is so ugly it is safe from kidnappers? Take a look at the Gothic styles, or Neoclassical, Victorian. Modernism and postmodernism is a crock of relative ****. We truly have a murderer walking the streets.

Take a look at this:
Boston City Hall 2010: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boston_city_hall.jpg

The **** is this? Fascist architecture?
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I don't think postmodern architecture is hideous. I admit, I don't particularly like the building you've attached but the existence of one distasteful postmodern building does not automatically make everything else terrible. There are lots of really nice postmodern buildings, such as the Sony Canari building and Parkview Square in Singapore.
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Does anyone else think postmodern architecture is so ugly it is safe from kidnappers? Take a look at the Gothic styles, or Neoclassical, Victorian, heck even Modernist, postmodernism is a crock of relative ****. We truly have a murderer walking the streets.

Take a look at this:
Boston City Hall 2010: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boston_city_hall.jpg

The **** is this? Fascist architecture?
It's Brutalist architecture, another example closer to home is the old Birmingham Library (now replaced)

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It's Brutalist architecture, another example closer to home is the old Birmingham Library (now replaced)

This is clear proof there is no God. Modernism has now been placed on my list as well
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Does anyone else think postmodern architecture is so ugly it is safe from kidnappers? Take a look at the Gothic styles, or Neoclassical, Victorian, heck even Modernist, postmodernism is a crock of relative ****. We truly have a murderer walking the streets.

Take a look at this:
Boston City Hall 2010: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boston_city_hall.jpg

The **** is this? Fascist architecture?
I think it is a matter of intended consequences. Architecture that was considered great and pioneering for example the barbican estate however as the needs of the population changes over time , the architecture is favoured. How were the architects supposed to know what people in the future want , whilst in that topic there's a great video surrounding this topic it's rather long.

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Mm, the modernist movement (including Brutalism) was somewhat crippled by a mindset that, by creating architecture in a certain way, a society could be shaped and moulded into a unified utopia.

Obviously sounds a bit abhorrent in hindsight, but coming out of the World Wars it had a lot of traction, as a way of portraying the host nations as triumphant and resilient.

That's why so many highrise estates in this country are from the 1950-1960's, it was thought that these concentrated residences would maximise efficiency and allow for a more 'rational' urban planning to take place. However people soon realised that citizens were rather fond of their neighbourhoods retaining identity and soul, and would rather kill themselves than live in anonymous pigeon holes :rolleyes:
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Mm, the modernist movement (including Brutalism) was somewhat crippled by a mindset that, by creating architecture in a certain way, a society could be shaped and moulded into a unified utopia.

Obviously sounds a bit abhorrent in hindsight, but coming out of the World Wars it had a lot of traction, as a way of portraying the host nations as triumphant and resilient.

That's why so many highrise estates in this country are from the 1950-1960's, it was thought that these concentrated residences would maximise efficiency and allow for a more 'rational' urban planning to take place. However people soon realised that citizens were rather fond of their neighbourhoods retaining identity and soul, and would rather kill themselves than live in anonymous pigeon holes :rolleyes:
Well that backfired. They've created a dystopia for my eyes.
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