Author Archives: Michael Diamant

Spain, Portugal & Italy

The Spanish, Portuguese and Italian classical scene is characterized by lots of knowledge in restoration work but only a few classical firms that build new. On the other hand all chapters of INTBAU do study tours to these countries and … Continue reading

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US & Canada

North America has the largest single classical scene with a wide range of firms with very high quality. Also, there is a wide range of education opportunities to study to become a classical architect. For more projects from the US … Continue reading

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Scandinavia

After a positive period of classical oriented post modernism in the 1990s, the Scandinavian countries (incl. Finland) returned to extreme modernism. Few new classical projects are being built, mostly single family homes. On the upside is that an “uprising” has … Continue reading

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Poland

Poland have a vital reconstruction scene that is currently rebuilding monuments in both old Poland and the territories acquired after 1945. The scene for new traditional architecture is much smaller, but as Poland is a large country there are still … Continue reading

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BeNeLux

All three countries belonging to the acronym have an evolving market of vernacular and classical architecture. Most large scale projects are in the Netherlands but the best new projects are found in Belgium. The Netherlands has many noteworthy projects of … Continue reading

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Russia and Ukraine

Russia has a rich vernacular and classical scene with both creative heights and pastiche. Most but not all interesting projects are in the twin capitals Moscow and Sankt Petersburg. What is interesting is the ongoing experimentation with the classical tradition … Continue reading

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Hungary & Transylvania

Hungary and Hungarian inhabited Transylvania has a strong vernacular scene. In addition there is also lots of prominent building in Hungarian organic as developed by Imre Makovecz. While not always succeeding aesthetically, it is a fresh and new take on … Continue reading

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