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    Building architectural thread - favorite architectural features.

    We started this thread at our old home ( http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...pic.php?t=1903 ) but continue here.

  • ombugge
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    See how Chinese cities have developed over the last few decades: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/24/ar...nes/index.html
    The amazing architecture of some of the new skyscrapers are mind boggling, maybe especially in Shenzhen, where there were nothing but a few small fishing villages and market towns as late as in the mid 1960's and early 1970's, when I first traveled though there on the way to/from other places in China by train from Hong Kong.
    Even in the early 1990's when I first spent some time there it wasn't much except around the ferry point in Shekou, near the Luohu border crossing and some low factory buildings dotted around, especially in Chiwan. https://randomwire.com/tag/development/page/2/

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  • ombugge
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    And the latest Singapore surprise building, the "Dim Sum Basket Building": http://www.straitstimes.com/singapor...pped-classroom

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  • ombugge
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    Here is another much acclaimed modern building in Singapore, the Park Royal @ Pickering:

    Want to know more about this hotel? Here is a link: http://www.parkroyalhotels.com/en/ho...pickering.html

    As a contrast, a traditional shop house in Chinatown, not far away:


    Times are a-changing.

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  • ombugge
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    The National Library building in Singapore has received a lot of accolade since it's completion in 2005: http://www.nlb.gov.sg/VisitUs/Nation...yBuilding.aspx

    I have taken pictures of this building before and posted it in the Singapore thread, but never actually entered the building before.
    Here is an external shot from Middle Road:


    The bottom floor is open to air for the most part and form a covered Concourse/plaza which is accessible to the public at all times.

    I didn't take any pictures, except of this bench, which is situated on the concourse:

    Also posted in the Street Art thread.

    We tried to get up to the roof garden at 16th Floor, but that is only accessible through the Corporate HQ of the National Library Board at 14th and 15th floors, which was closed at the time.
    The only thing I got was pictures of the view from the 14th floor:

    The white building in the center of the picture has an interesting architecture as well, at least for those who like new and experimental styles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugis%2B
    The black/orange box behind is part of it.

    Looking the other way you can see the Downtown area in the distance:

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  • wherrygirl
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    This is so well designed, isn't it? Great economical use of space and the amount of covered storage areas is surprising.

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  • pakarang
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    Here is a couple that didn't want to have GIGANTIC house loans, so they instead built a tiny mobile home which appears to contain almost everything:

    http://m.side3.no/ville-ikke-ha-gjel...s/5470201.html

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  • pakarang
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    13 ship-themed buildings in the world:

    http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/...und-the-world/

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Building architectural thread - favorite architectural features

    How about this feature in your condominium: (video): Home of ombugge in Singapore??

    http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/55919/he...over-bakkeplan

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Building architectural thread - favorite architectural features

    Very nice place to live, but thinking about the tsunami, isn't this a bit too close to the sea...?

    But, actually, if I remember correctly, this is a small "lake" a little further inland...

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Building architectural thread - favorite architectural features

    An old water tower in London turned apartment:

    http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/12/08/t...likk/24752516/

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Building architectural thread - favorite architectural features

    A new way to use old road-bridges that are not in use any longer?

    http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/11/01/t...ropa/24094579/

    Interesting concept... very... ehhh... out of a sci-fi movie almost...

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  • Seagull
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    Re: Building architectural thread - favorite architectural features

    Gorgeous, and understandably a source of pride in your job back then, pakarang.

    I don’t always… hardly ever enough ….get around to commenting on many of your architectural posts and links, but I always love looking at them.

    My own dream is rather modest, I just wish my miniscule apartment had a balcony, even just a weeny tiny chair-sized one.
    The original plans for the south facing site, a stunning white ziggurat with terraced balconies, very modern for the 80’s especially in an area with some historic listed buildings, was never built and the land resold to another developer who played safe with rather boring blocks. At least the "design" avoided too much pseudo-historical pastiche (crow-stepped gables and suchlike) or my pet architectural hate: –windows with balcony-like railings tagged on without there being a balcony, and scarcely enough width to hang a window box.
    Last edited by Seagull; October 7th, 2012, 15:30.

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  • pakarang
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    Re: Building architectural thread - favorite architectural features

    Home Sweet Home.... Busaba Pool Villa (a project I was so honored to oversee during my years when I worked in Thailand):

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  • Oistein
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    Re: Building architectural thread - favorite architectural features

    Main door on a building in Muskat, Oman




    The lock

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