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Guess the Architecture for 1/8/2019

Posted January 08, 2019 2:00 PM by MaggieMc

Can you guess this week's building?

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01/08/2019 6:36 PM

Reminiscent of St. Henry's chapel in Turku, Finland. Close but no cigar . . .

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01/09/2019 8:20 AM

Not even worth a roll up.

But does include the pointed barrel vault and similar shaped entrance.

Is there a word which means the same as concentric, but applied to non circular shapes?

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01/09/2019 8:19 PM

Looks like an Anglican church...the arches are similar....

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01/10/2019 10:55 AM

In reply to Brave Sir Robin's photo in post #1...

Looks like someone tried to "bury the hatchet" but left the sharp end sticking up!

I wish I could delete in the edit period and reply to the right post.

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01/10/2019 12:50 PM

Basic modernistic G(h)otic arc contour structure with roman door.

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01/14/2019 12:30 PM

Last week's building was a church, located in Tonga. Besides its location, in the suburbs of Nuku’alofa, I know next to nothing about this structure. Perhaps, armed with the actual image, you'll be able to help me out.

Image source: Jason Mann / Architecture Now

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01/15/2019 8:57 PM

It must be new...

https://thecuriouskiwi.co.nz/tonga.html

They say it's in the suburbs of Nukuʻalofa....you can zoom in with google earth and look around, but if it's just built still might not be visible...yet

https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/google_map_Nukualofa.htm

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01/17/2019 7:08 AM

Many of the Google street view images appear to have been captured in 1970, which seems very unlikely to me:-

Although, also curiously, who ever captured them didn't seem to realise that including the back of the truck in the images was undesirable.

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