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Are there any architectural vocabularies, or periods of time in design, you are glad are no longer with us? There are a few for me:
A) the brutalist style using reinforced concrete, with exposed deep concrete beams or waffle slabs inside, like:
* University of Washington Gould Hall (Architecture):
* Yale Univ SOA (Architecture):
B) the post-modern style, like:
* Humana Builidng, Louisville, KY (Graves):
* Comerica Tower, Detroit, MI:
* IBM Tower, Atlanta, GA (Johnson):
C) the "space station that fell from earth" style, like:
* something I found via search engine for Morphosis:
I think that from this period to the present time, there are still design works that are interesting and timeliness spins on building geometries that will please people for much longer periods of time.
Eisenman, whatever style he has
Victorian, although havent gone away, I wish it would.
does 'bad economy' count as a style? i'm ready for that one to go away.
decon's coming back!
Hideous, whatever it was. He did a lot of work in Ohio, for some reason, including the University of Cincinnati architecture school.
he was great on paper
come on, the house series still holds up
but yeah, cincy archi and that columbus convention center ugh(ly)
All this glass...not truly a style but you get it
yeah, I just made that up
We can keep the Victorian "painted ladies" on San Francisco's Alamo Square, and rid ourselves of the others, keeping just those as an icon, the same way the Statue of Liberty appears as an icon at the end of "Planet of the Apes," on the beach.
It's even worse when you see Victorian fish scales ... in vinyl.
Ditto for Craftsman. Don't like it. It's the new housing vernacular in a lot of places. When I was a kid, they were old, musty homes nobody thought of, where octogenarians lived with cats that ran away from visitors. Just some random association.
Greene and Greene are the essence of the craftsman style, and they are in the same category as early Wright.
Victorian is an often lovely period style, as the previously noted example of San Francisco attests. Crappy vinyl knockoffs of any style suck. Of course there are many questionable examples, but even they share an attention to detail and decoration that people enjoy and relate to.
I'd be overjoyed to attend funerals of deconstructionism and post-modernism. And the international style, at least as applied to residential work.
I asked a question in my American Arch. History class about why the Victorian style was not mentioned, while French Second Empire and others were. The prof was the coolest of all the history profs, but he got haughty on this one. He gave me a lecture that Victorian is a misnomer ... it's been a while but, IIR, he said it is more aptly named the Queen Anne or "stick style," the latter of which he did mention. He went to Princeton. I did not. I think he cringes when he hears the word Victorian. I still use it because everyone else does and non-architects don't want history lessons.
Sure, we can appreciate older housing styles and those who coined them. However, I like newer housing stock. It feels more minimalistic, tends to have larger newer windows, and kitchens/bathrooms are much more livable. Moreover, it doesn't have a musty smell.
I love a lot of original Craftsman style, but I despise Steampunk. Ugh, DESPISE it.
I'm wondering how diffused the Craftsman style was before it became a vernacular for new housing in many regions, sometimes even seen in the red brick oriented Southeast. With what I know of Indy - that being downtown, Broad Ripple, and "the pyramids," is any of it found in Broad Ripple, which I guess is the cool neighborhood? One of my best friends in grad school was a IUPUI const. mgt. undegrad and he called Broad Ripple home upon returning to Indianapolis, and I remember the predominance of clapboard-sided bungalow type homes.