I like Edwardian architecture, so England.
You cannot deny the architectural beauty of India, though.
I live in the English country side. it is kind of amazing being able to go for walks and seeing things like castles and ancient walls. I always took churches for granted but architecturally, they're quite amazing.
>tfw you will never be a British officer in the Raj, chilling in the sun, buying spices and being loved by the upper caste
Morrowind definitely looks like it was inspired by India's architecture style. It's one of the few places on Earth that looks so fucking alien and exotic to European style buildings while having a feeling of great mysticism and elegance in its own right
Why's that bad? Everything was inspired by something. Or most things were anyway. I'm not sure which country did it first but there are beautiful castles all over Europe. It's like saying all those castles are shit because they're inspired by a source piece of architecture.
Turkey should win by miles.
You have Bronze age Anatolian artefacts, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. There are more intact ancient Greek sites in Turkey than there are in Greece.
Not to mention Istanbul being one of the most amazing and historic cities on Earth.
Really? Nobody mentions France?
Between ancient Roman viaducts, earliest Merovingian buildings, Romanesque abbeys, beautiful Gothic cathedrals, and all the Baroque and Classical and Neoclassical stuff, Kenneth Clark spent half his time there while shooting Civilisation.
Any country with brutalist architecture. That shit gets my cock diamond hard. Dystopian sci-fi like, powerful, pseudo modern. Unfortunately, many of these beauties are being teared down these days.
You will probably like that, the Chêne chapelle from Allouville-Bellefosse.
Cozy castle thread? Cozy castle thread.
Must post the British version. (pic related)
> In 1067, the monastery of Mont Saint-Michel gave its support to Duke William of Normandy in his claim to the throne of England. This he rewarded with properties and grounds on the English side of the Channel, including a small island off the south-western coast of Cornwall which was modelled after the Mount and became a Norman priory named St Michael's Mount of Penzance.
The thing about France though is it's not even just all the famous monuments, but anywhere in the country you'll find all kinds of random unknown places that have plenty of history and are beautiful.
Random little castles.
Random little churches.
guess when this beauty was build
no looking it up
What about the other British version?
I'm going to pull for my own:
Spain and Portugal
Best example of Pre-Romanesque architecture, Islamic Architecture, Mozarabic Architecture, Renaissance, all the different kinds of baroque...You name it.
When it comes to western architecture, nothing beats the Iberian Peninsula.
France, and the housing castles on the Loire river
I would also like to add Versailles and Vaux-le- Vicomte between many others. AND i take Belgium into France, so I'll add Bruges, Antwerp, Waterloo and Brussels
You just googled it and saw the date when the original church must have been built, because the church in that picture is very very obviously Baroque and could not possibly have been built at any time near the 11th century.
why the hell did the ethiopians build these churches like this into the rock rather than out of it?
No China or Japan?
Office building in Singapore.
Pic related is the barbican estate in london. It was love at first sight. Really wanted to live there.
So aside from finances, is there any reason buildings like this are never attempted anymore? Modern architecture doesn't seem to take any leaps, with some exception. But I'd really like to see glass and steel or stone renditions of temples and buildings in more than just ruins.
No ambition among the ultra rich.
No slave labor inflates the prices greatly, and stock companies means there is less of personal rich people.
There isn't any other real reason.
It also helps most extreme buildings was partially public works, which means they got built slowly via taxes.
>It's one of the few places on Earth that looks so fucking alien and exotic to European style buildings while having a feeling of great mysticism and elegance in its own right
Nailed it, I fucking love Indian architecture inspite of having made dozens of POO IN DA LOO posts on 4chan.
All that Gaudi stuff get's boring fast if you're from there or visit the city constantly, t.b.h.
There's more beautiful, yet less colorful, stuff in Barcelona. The streets in general are cute.
>No slave labor inflates the prices greatly
Well that makes sense. I mean, it just feels like humans are just lazying around right now. I enjoy looking at Dubai because, despite slums being just in the back ground, the buildings are so innovative and marvels. Sure I'd never ever be rich enough to so much as get to the entrance, but the fact that Burj Khalifa even exists makes me happy. I want to see humanity leave an impression the way the ancients did. Granted glass and steel wont last as long as the pyramids, but it's stil a step.