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Best country or city in architecture
Hello Friends,

I am in the midst of a personal project in photographing architectural buildings, and am seeking your insight in a specific country in which you think should be the top country for best elements in design. Think of light, space, theoretical and geometrical balances in design, cultural message, and in beauty. My interest is in traditional, yet modern finish to the building.

Please specify why you have chosen the country and the subject of architecture.

Cheers!
Much regards,
Shaheen Sultan Dhanji
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Best country or city in architecture
Aesthetic value, architectural direction, preferences are extremely subjective and varies in this world. Be wanderlust and discover places which offers different design, treatment to lighting, space and etc. Happy discovering...
Maya Sanskrit
Best country or city in architecture
Japan. I have observed delicate balance in emerging architecture with respect to tradition as well they have sense and pride in adopting new and refining them in craft before putting idea to building. Visit www.archspace.com to see yourself for other countries as well...

Regards,
Dushyant Nathwani
Best country or city in architecture
Istanbul, for the magical hybrid of the east and west... of both Islamic and Christian influences and cliches...

Literally everywhere in the world can be your subject, if you choose to see what you want to see..
Maya Sanskrit
Best country or city in architecture
Thanks Maya for your insight....Much appreciated. Actually, I am just seeking people's views on their experiences or likes of various architectural visions. Istanbul, no doubt has great buildings. Thanks again.

Regards,
Shaheen
Shaheen Sultan Dhanji
Best country or city in architecture
Hi Dushyant,
Much appreciated for your insight. Japan is a beauty! I would also say, that, the landscaping is quite gorgeous in Japan. There is a subtle beauty resonating in the building forms in Japanese architecture. Thank you again.

Regards,
Shaheen Sultan
Shaheen Sultan Dhanji
Best country or city in architecture
London... composed of series of urban villages forming a cosmopolitan city. One will understand what it is like to live with history (be it good, better if it is bad or scandalous) when you live in this city.
Maya Sanskrit
Best country or city in architecture
Paradise. I think that the best country or city of architecture always lies in the heart of the beholder. That memories and intellectual thinking is in the brain. Memory can also be in the body and then you like architecture from childhood? That the heart belongs to Islamic architecture that in a way also comes from text (intellectual) and goes to the heart. When Dutch architecture was new it was amazing, city planing and thinking for me.

London is my home in my heart, but that is not because of the building but the people. Damascus is in my heart because of the building, and especially the Ummayyad mosque. Bursa in Turkey with the fountains inside the mosques is close to paradise.

My city Stockholm is so so, it is beautiful in summer, Copenhagen is more nice because it has a smaller scale in relation to man. Like the Konaks houses in Istanbul. Please view my photographs on http://hem.bredband.net/b662288/photos.pdf

Linnea
Linnea Palme
Best country or city in architecture
mmm... I would like to visit a Scandinavian country - land of ikea and Stockholm design house.
Exotic lands with wonderful mix of culture, history, contemporary and modern has always been intriguing... Imagine Cambodia's Angkhor Wat, Indonesia's Borubodor, Inca - Mayan city in Mexico and etc...
Maya Sanskrit
Best country or city in architecture
Japan. It is combining tradition and modernity. Its white, rectangular and abstract shapes, its stilts, its flat roofs are making its proper identity. Japanese culture is an amazing source of creation in architecture. Check out that article I just found on Japanese architecture, it is providing all details you may need on it. Here is the link: Japanese-architecture
Valentina Yuven
Best country or city in architecture
Paris in France, because the Germans did mininal damage this city in the Second World War means there is an amazing amount of circa 1900s "Art Nouveaux" architecture which combined elegance and beauty with function. :)))
Frank John Snelling
Best country or city in architecture
with the passage of time,still i shall say japan,because they creat spaces worth exploring.....we can say dwellings.
Dushyant Nathwani
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