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 some good firms that create both excellent vernacular and classical architecture.  A local group dedicated to promoting reconstruction and classical architecture is “Rekonstrukcje i odbudowy“.

For more projects from Poland, please visit this link.

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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 urban renewal where downtown modernism is replaced by semi classical buildings. Luxembourg is the home country of famous traditional urbanist Leon Krier but new classical developments are mostly but not entirely private homes.

For more projects from BeNeLux please visit this link and this link.

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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 thus trying to move it forward. Many projects take inspiration from Art Nouveau, a style that seems especially loved in the country.

Ukraine has a lot of classical inspired projects but few truly classically trained architects. While there are good projects, one problem is that developers are allowed to add to many floors to projects thus distorting the classical proportions.

For more projects from these countries please visit this link and this link.

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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 both vernacular and classical. Lately, several reconstruction projects (buildings destroyed during WWII) have been initiated in Budapest by prime minister Viktor Orbán.

 

For more projects from Hungary & Transylvania, please visit this link.

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UK & Ireland

The UK has one of the best scenes for new classical architecture. With this said, it is also of the least innovative, sticking to already established styles striving to master them to perfection. The UK is also the headquarter of INTBAU, thus giving it a global role in the rebirth of tradition. New projects can be found all over the country with entire developments also constructed beautifully in vernacular.

Ireland is more or less a part of the UK market with country houses being the most popular new classical projects.

For more projects from UK & Ireland, please visit this link.

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Germany

The german classical architectual scene more or less began with the reunification of the country in 1990. What initiated it was the large demand of historical reconstruction which triggered a lot of interest in generall for classical architecture. From a shy start in the early 2000s, the number of firms and projects have grown exceptionaly and the quality is generally very good. Projects are usually made in a strict, aschetic neo classical style with few or no ornaments.

Main centres of new classical projects are Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and München.

For more projects from Germany please visit this link and this link.

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Welcome

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Welcome to New Traditional Architecture. This site contains a regularly updated list of firms that either primary or partly work in classical, vernacular or organic tradition. You find the directory with links under the page “Architect firm links“.

On the main page below this text you can find information about trends in the different countries where classical architecture is practiced today.

For regular updated information and high res photos of new classical projects, visit the Facebook page “New Traditional Architecture“.

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