Iconic buildings - That make you go.......

Iconic buildings - That make you go.......

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Vyse

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110 months

Saturday 23rd January 2016
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Some abandoned soviet place.

marmitemania

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128 months

Saturday 23rd January 2016
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Vyse said:


Some abandoned soviet place.
That is Budludzha and it was one of the first places I thought of when I saw this post.

Sticks.

7,965 posts

237 months

Sunday 24th January 2016
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hairyben

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169 months

Sunday 24th January 2016
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Police State said:
Here's one that shows it at it's best.

makes more sense in that pic, but it fails a) when it took you illustrating the point for me to see and b) it seemingly only making sense from a perspective 99.99% will never see. I've been past it many a time and the fact that someone went to a lot of effort and sucked up an inflated amount of tax $ to try to do something clever and still ended up with what is to the casual viewer such an unremarkable bleak and monolith like structure makes it all the worse.

wolfracesonic

6,011 posts

113 months

Sunday 24th January 2016
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This might have been put forward before, but in the best continuity announcer style 'Here's another chance to see!' the Fagus shoe last factory, built unbelievably in 1911-13. To me it looks like it could have been designed and built yesterday as the offices of a mid-size IT company. Maybe not as iconic as some posted up here but quite impressive all the same.


krallicious

4,284 posts

191 months

Sunday 24th January 2016
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The Seven Sisters in Moscow.

All built just after WW2 and they made a lasting inmprssion on me 20 years ago.

Staying in Russia, the Kremlin and the Hermitage derserve a nomination.

280E

1,693 posts

93 months

Sunday 24th January 2016
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Always had a soft spot for 'Fort Dunlop' by the M6 - before its 'redevelopment', of course...

Great name, too!

Superhoop

4,653 posts

179 months

Sunday 24th January 2016
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Growing up in Warwick, I got to see the castle most days.... Strange then, that I didn't really appreciate it until I moved away.


DaveGoddard

1,177 posts

131 months

Sunday 24th January 2016
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Johnnytheboy said:
the front door was 30 ft high and opened by dwarves to make it seem even bigger
laugh

Several of my favourites have already been mentioned, but this one is one of the best to me (mainly cos it's only just up the road from me) - Lichfield Cathedral.







The three spires remind me of La Sagrada Familia - I remember studying Gaudi's work in art at school, so many of his buildings were just incredible.

I also love the Crooked Spire in Chesterfield, and the church is quite impressive inside too.



Also, this may not look hugely impressive from the outside, but I really want to visit it and explore its various mysteries - this is the church of Rennes-le-Chateau in France.



Inside, it gets weird - you can read about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rennes-le-Ch%C3%A2te...

RDMcG

18,303 posts

193 months

Sunday 24th January 2016
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The Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur...built right in the middle of the lake......






pistolpedro

216 posts

153 months

Sunday 24th January 2016
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Les Espaces d'Abraxas - Paris



M2 (Mazda) Building - Tokyo



The Atlantis - Miami



No. 1 Poultry - London


Rostfritt

3,098 posts

137 months

Monday 25th January 2016
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ChemicalChaos said:
Also very noteworthy for their gorgeous stonework both inside and outside are the Wills memorial building in Bristol:





Wow, I have never seen inside there, that is quite impressive. Just next door is the museum, which is also a pretty grand inside.



Keeping in the same town, The Arnolfini, which comes from a time where buildings were built to last. Built as one of many warehouses around the harbour of Bristol, now not good for its original use it is an exhibition space and generally arty place with a nice cafe.


LaurasOtherHalf

21,429 posts

182 months

Monday 25th January 2016
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What no Ponte Tower?

My all time favourite, though I do have a bit of a thing for brutalist architecture.





The fact the building has had such a varied history helps;
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/may/11/joha...

Phillip Bloom did a nice little documentary on it too;
http://youtu.be/6ekDvKfQSaY


Chebble

1,869 posts

138 months

Monday 25th January 2016
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Some stunning buildings here.

London is home to a few unique buildings, some of my favourites (ignoring the more obvious historical ones).

7 More London:




Portcullis House:


Strata:



SIS HQ and St. George Wharf Tower:


Naturally, some will disagree that they all have the 'Wow' factor, but there's undeniably something about them in my opinion.

Cotty

37,422 posts

270 months

Tuesday 26th January 2016
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pistolpedro said:

No. 1 Poultry - London

Unfortunately known for a the number of people who have jumped from it.

toasty

6,936 posts

206 months

Tuesday 26th January 2016
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toasty

6,936 posts

206 months

Tuesday 26th January 2016
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Heitzcraftwerk in Wuerzburg, Germany

Edited by toasty on Tuesday 26th January 09:34

Rosscow

8,458 posts

149 months

Tuesday 26th January 2016
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pistolpedro said:
No. 1 Poultry - London

Really?

I thought the previous building was a much, much nicer looking piece of architecture. Unfortunately No.1 Poultry looks exactly like a poor piece of 90's design to me.

Here's the old Mappin & Webb building:


E24man

5,749 posts

165 months

Tuesday 26th January 2016
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ChemicalChaos said:
And the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral (which is absolutely fecking ginormous):





The Anglican Cathedral is truly astonishing and majestic and was originally planned to have twin towers...



.... but it would still have been dwarfed by the cancelled Edwin Lutyens design for the Catholic Cathedral...







Which would have been twice as tall as St Paul's Cathedral in London and larger still than St. Peter's in Rome

pistolpedro

216 posts

153 months

Tuesday 26th January 2016
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Hi Rosscow, I think its really interesting looking building with some great details the striped limestone facade and clock tower are two of my favourites plus the building has some really interesting interior spaces as well as the roof garden

I've put some further pics below





I have an interest in post modern architecture and the building is one of our greatest examples of this style here in the UK


If you are interested in finding out more this article explains a bit about its history and the controversial plan to overhaul it

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/09/15/postmodern-archit...




I watched the video posted on the Ponte Tower a few posts up , really enjoyed it, thanks for sharing