Message - Re: DON'T READ THIS !!!!!!!!!!-Preferences modern vs traditional

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Posted by  JWmHarmon on October 20, 2002 at 21:16:42:

In Reply to:  Re: DON'T READ THIS !!!!!!!!!! posted by Orion on October 20, 2002 at 16:06:51:

I prefer architecture that is inviting to human occupants whether it is tradional or modern. It makes no difference to me which it is as long as it is inviting and generates a feeling of wanting to be there and stay for a while.

I also look at all sides of a building to see if the architect was concerned only with the main street facade or whether the architect designed a complete building. I also look for how a building respects or shows disrespect for its neighbors.

I also look for the context in which a building designed. Is it supposed to be jarring and unsettling or is it supposed to be restful and inviting. Could the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame really exist in a classical building? Should art museums be architecturally artisic? Should a residence be built of concrete and stainless steel? Should a church be iconoclasitc?

If the building works for its intended purpose, does it matter whether it is modern, post modern, deconstructivist, traditional, classical, or whatever classification one wants to give it?

I like many different kinds of buildings and styles.

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