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Posted by  Nadine on January 15, 2004 at 02:59:05:

In Reply to:  Re: WHAT IS GOOD ARCHITECTURE?? posted by Amy on January 13, 2004 at 15:32:19:

I'm from England but living in australia. I enjoyed reading the responses and thought I'd comment at the end as I'm an interior designer, not an architect but if you've all done your history you'll know the two are inextricably linked.
Historically speaking, good architecture blends in with it's surrounding background. That is if Prince Charles has anything to do with it and you live in England:-)
If you're more contempory minded, both innovative style and function play a big part.
Palladio exists in just about every modern home in Australia as the Italian influence is huge. However, the German Bauhaus style is also very complimentary to functional streamlining and a degree of clean cut aesthetic symmetry.
Today I believe that good architecture, depending on which country you live, is a blank canvas. It can be reinvented and revisited with the most important and influential impact coming from the schooled and well trained eye of the architect.


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