New-build old-school buildings (evoking old styles)

bdurden

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I really wish Boston was getting a few pre-war revivals — they really are timeless when executed as well as those examples from NYC.
Hell, even West Palm beach is getting one.
 

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I've been trying to figure out why I don't like these buildings, although I should. I've figured it out: the asymmetry of the upper floors. It makes a ton of sense from a pricing and value for clients standpoint, but it looks ridiculous.
 

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I've been trying to figure out why I don't like these buildings, although I should. I've figured it out: the asymmetry of the upper floors. It makes a ton of sense from a pricing and value for clients standpoint, but it looks ridiculous.
It does look ridiculous in the example above but it’s a common design element in the Rosario Candela-designed apartment buildings RAMSA is ripping off. See 740 and 778 Park Ave for example.
 

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I've been trying to figure out why I don't like these buildings, although I should. I've figured it out: the asymmetry of the upper floors. It makes a ton of sense from a pricing and value for clients standpoint, but it looks ridiculous.
It was VE’d down to this. The first proposal was more symmetrical.


Pretty cool roof treatment imo. I really would like to see copper roofs come back.


I think I like the setbacks of the current iteration more though. Im not really a fan of the bump outs that most stern designs have, if I have to critique something. That being said theyre still better than most of the glass crap going up in every single city, copied and pasted across the world.
 
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Heres a modern take on an old school style in greenwich village. I wish more architects tried experimenting with masonry buildings like this vs always just either copying old designs, building something in shitty cheap precast, or all glass. As weve seen in Boston lately too theres some very good options for masonry precast to choose from now. Cities all over the world and throughout time have shown that what people enjoy most is the scale and materials of buildings built like this, so we should build more imo.

https://newyorkyimby.com/2022/11/54...ompletion-in-greenwich-village-manhattan.html
 

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I wish more architects developers banks tried experimenting with masonry buildings like this vs always just either copying old designs, building something in shitty cheap precast, or all glass.
Fixed that for you... It's the developer making the decision, and the developer is trying to appease a lender. A lender only sees dollar signs, not brick, precast or glass. Architects love brick.
 

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