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Poll Question: What style of architecture do you most fancy?
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    Posted: 16-May-2006 at 22:42
Now that we have concluded that this thread works properly......Big smile
 
What is your favorite type/style of architecture? What style most makes you ooh and ahh?
 
And why? Was it Roman, for their ingenuity? Or maybe Egyptian for their large-scale structures? Or maybe Gothic for its grandeur?
 
Of course feel free to express any other style you admire if its not on the list, they only had room for 10.
 
 


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Persian, easily my favorite.  It used to be Chinese but after seeing that stuff in person it all starts to look the same.  Persian and transoxianan architecture however is amazing and has enough variations to keep a ADD type person like me enthralled.  Gothic and Islamic would be my next faovites.
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Byzantine because it's the expression of a very moral ideology.
 
 
 
Also, it's a such armonious unity between the dogma and their material expression that logicaly cann't be the result of a natural way of thinking.
 
 
The Byzantine builders were sort of engineers but like the painters and other artisans were praying when working. We could say that the Byzantine art it's a result of prayer because it's fundaments are not rational, like in the Christian West, bust mystical; it's the product of praying minds. This explain the incredible armony of Byzantine architecture and art.
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Islamic.....

The sheer simplicity of it is beautiful.   I also like Romanesque Churches and Japanese archetecture for the same reason.

 



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What is the Islamic architecture?!!
 
This Persian art and artitecture! Smile
 
1,000 years old Mosalla of Shah Abdulazim Complex in my city Tehran:
 
You can see all types of Persian arts here!

Moarragh Kari: (Marquetry-Work)

Gereh Kari: (Knot-Work)

Kashi Kari: (Tile-Work)

Rasmi Bandi: ?

Kase Kari: (Bowl-Work ?)

Barjasteh Kari: (Relief-Work)

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Shishe Kari: (Glass-Work)

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Persian architecture is fairly distinct from other mid eastern kinds but these are islamic persian designs, with the arabic script and all.

Personally i like the classical greek better or at the same level of persian architecture because it just seems so tranquil with a mediterranean setting.
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Originally posted by Cyrus Shahmiri Cyrus Shahmiri wrote:

What is the Islamic architecture?!!
 
This Persian art and artitecture! Smile
 
1,000 years old Mosalla of Shah Abdulazim Complex in my city Tehran:
 
 
Thanks for posting the beautiful; pictures.  Though I admire the engineering aspects of Gothic Cathederals, there are to many statues and the structures look cluttered.  The cultural tradition agaisnt portraying the human form allows for a lot simpler structure.
 
In regards to Islamic verse Persian Archeatecture....  Your point reminds me of what I saw in Guinea.   Conakry is about 80% Muslim yet I saw numerous Romanesque style churches (complete with dual bell tower like structures).
 
I though these were churches until I realized that they were all mosques.  Evidently, the local "Islamic" Archeatecture was heavily influenced by the French and thus the church-like mosques.
 
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In Iran there are several churches and synagogue that you think to be mosques!
 
Vank Cathedral:
 
 
This is a church in Persian style.
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The Cathedral interior reminds me in a little way of the interior of the Haga Sophia in Instanbul.   Though I am sure that the blended style of the interiro of the cathederal in Iran was a peaceful cultural process.
 
The Haga Sophia cathederal / mosque / museum in Instanbul, Turkey is an example of an achitectural style style that was mixed following conquests.    So is the mosque /  cathedral is Cordoba, Spain. 
 


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I think there is no such classification as "islamic architecture", it should be classifed as "Ottoman architecture", "Umayyad arch.", "Persian arch.", "Seljuk arch." and "others" because it is very diverse from period to period, from people to people and from states/empires to states/empires styles.
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True, but that's what you get for living in a eurocentric world. That and nobody thinks it's important to understand distinct differences between cultures other than their own.
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I would say my favorite type of architecture either comes from ancient Roman or Byzantine.

Roman building took architecture to a new level, they took many influences and with the help of the Roman arch created wonders. Also Byzantine architecture is so beautiful but still holds that Roman ingenuity.
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I am Gonna have to say Gotich architecture! One of my Favorite Buildings in the world:

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I would have to say Islamic. Persian runs a close second, but some of it is just a little over the top in my opinion.
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I'm a big fan of Gothic architecture, including the revival styles like Gothic Revival and also the Tudor Era buildings in Britain (sort of English Gothic) For me, Byzantine comes very close but unfortunately we don't have many secular buildings from the Byzantine period. 
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Architecture based on indian model, counting only hindu or budhist architecture (about the islamic-indian architecture can be make a wonderful pic):

Vijayanagar-Hampi:



Lotus Palace



Stone Chariot






Chola architecture:

Thanjavur temple



Airavateswarar temple



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Camboya-Angkor:



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Originally posted by Menumorut Menumorut wrote:

Byzantine because it's the expression of a very moral ideology.
 
 
 
Also, it's a such armonious unity between the dogma and their material expression that logicaly cann't be the result of a natural way of thinking.
 
 
The Byzantine builders were sort of engineers but like the painters and other artisans were praying when working. We could say that the Byzantine art it's a result of prayer because it's fundaments are not rational, like in the Christian West, bust mystical; it's the product of praying minds. This explain the incredible armony of Byzantine architecture and art.


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Yer, Persian architecture is breath-taking.. very ornate in terms of decorative detail.  I agree with Cryptic in that the Vank Cathedral looks very much like the interior of Agia Sophia.

There's some beautiful structures there, but in terms of general architecture, I would have to say Byzantine, as it also encompasses Classical Greek.

"The Byzantine Empire was no less than a continuation of the Greek world as it had evolved after the age of Alexander the Great.  Even from as early as the reign of Constantine the Great we can identify the Byzantine Empire as the Greek Empire of the middle centuries.
It was filled with works of art that had survived from ancient Greece and with the masterpieces of it's own exquisite craftsmen.

It's architecture also influenced the dome in western cathedrals, mosques, onion domes of Russia.




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Hi,
 
I also like Gothic architecture. Cathedrals are not only marvelous building but quite an engineering achievement. I believe Cathedrals where the origin of modern civil engineering and high rise building.
 
Besides, Cathedrals are symbolic books, designed for the initiated in ocultism to read, another thing why I found them so attractive.
 
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Nice thread.
 
Greco-Roman is a good mix of both Religious and Civic based architecture.
 


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