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Capturing the essence of a three-dimensional structure is not easy. Usually, one photo can not do justice to any single piece of architecture.

This section is a collection of both what I consider "good" photography and what I consider "record" photography.
Some simply represent an attempt to record my visit to an architectural site rather than create great photography... others, I think, are quite technically and artistically good.

I learned something from visiting each one of these projects... some were exceptional architecture...
others taught me that fame does not always mean quality architecture...

The ratings shown on these projects are an expression of my own personal tastes and evaluations.
Was the project groundbreaking? Were the spaces inspirational? Was there order and consistently in the design?
How well were the details handled? How was art integrated into the structure? How was the overall experience?


Travel Fanatics Unlimited Ratings:

*****  excellent       ****  very good       ***  average/good       **  poor       *  terrible      


unless otherwise noted all images copyright d. holmes chamberlin jr architect llc



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british columbia parliament

victoria, british columbia, canada

francis rattenbury

****

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butte historical civic architecture

butte, montana, usa

various architects

****

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la grande arche

paris, france

johann otto von spreckelsen

****

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metropolitan government center

tokyo, japan

kenzo tange

***

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park guell

barcelona, spain

antoni gaudi

****

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parliament "bee hive" offices

wellington, new zealand

sir basil spence, fergus sheppard

****

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parliament library

wellington, new zealand

thomas turnbull

****

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parliament house

wellington, new zealand

john campbell f.r.i.b.a

****

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reichstag dome

berlin, germany

sir norman foster

****

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palacio federal legislativo

caracus, venezuela

luciano urdaneta vargas

***1/2

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spokane county court house

spokane, washington, usa

w a richie

****

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spokane regional public health center

spokane, washington, usa

warren hetlman

****

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sydney chief secretary's building

sydney, new south wales, australia

james barnet

****

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sydney department of education

sydney, new south wales, australia

george mcrae

***

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sydney department of lands

sydney, new south wales, australia

james barnet

****

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washington state capital

olympia, washington, usa

walter r wilder
harry k white


***1/2

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wisconsin state capital

madison, wisconsin, usa

george b post

***1/2

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zion national park visitor's center

zion national park, utah, usa

national park service
james crockett
larry kilborn
krista copeland


****




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