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Originally Posted by Fred49 View Post

^why?
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

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It's a good piece of architectural theory that actually applies to real world circumstances, which is rare.

Most people conflate the term "spacious" with a house that has many square feet. In most cases, that means a mansion with a shitload of unusable rooms clustered together. But there is very little that's actually useful about that degree of space if we can only occupy one room at a time in a house full of hermetic rooms that are generally redundancies of themselves. It's "exceptional" living only in a commercial sense, or a social sense related to the house as a status symbol of wealth. Most mansions are really dreadful pieces of architecture and are terrible places to occupy.

The opposite theory is that spaces are best when small and intimate, which is more typical of an urban environment for obvious reasons. This house is probably a more truthful medium. We need ample space for its own sake because it offers isolation and relaxation, but we don't actually need much of it for programmatic use, like cutting vegetables or taking baths, so the intimacy of rooms is beneficial too. Small is pragmatic. So this house has a large space for sensory pleasure and small spaces for utility. The low ceiling drop and the unusable area below it reduces any sense of claustrophobia or agitation that small enclosed rooms can create, without actually making the areas themselves cavernous or incongruent to domestic needs. It's quiet poetic.

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What is this? An architectural theory applied to real world circumstances for ANTS??
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I love those modern architecturally-designed houses! Only problem is that most of them are not kid-friendly and with 3 little ones myself, I guess my dream home will have to wait a few more years until they are a bit older.

There are very few homes that qualify as adult-friendly and kid-unfriendly, unless it's caused from parents' apprehension related to their kids' potential to mess their nice stuff up. If kids can survive pizza rolls and gummi bears they can survive hardwood floors.
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Originally Posted by OakCreekHitter View Post

I love those modern architecturally-designed houses! Only problem is that most of them are not kid-friendly and with 3 little ones myself, I guess my dream home will have to wait a few more years until they are a bit older.

There are very few homes that qualify as adult-friendly and kid-unfriendly, unless it's caused from parents' apprehension related to their kids' potential to mess their nice stuff up. If kids can survive pizza rolls and gummi bears they can survive hardwood floors.

I suspect his concerns are more about cantilevered stairs without guardrails and similar.
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I was watching HHI where an american couple with small kids were looking at house outside Paris. The mother examined the second floor windows and expressed serious concern that they opened up and her kids could fall out. The French real estate agent looked at her, blinked a few times and said, "Just tell them not to jump out the window." 

 

The couple found another place with bars on the windows.

 

lefty

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Steven Holl
Cite De L'Ocean Et Du Surf
Biarritz, France
2011


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Steven Holl
Ile Seguin (Pinault Foundation)
Paris, France
Competition Runner-Up




2002

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Jean Nouvel
Ile Seguin (Pinault Foundation)
Paris, France
Competition Winner

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Christian Kerez
Warsaw Museum of Modern Art
Warsaw
2014


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Thomas Phifer
Taghkanic House
Hudson Valley, New York
2002


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Han Tümertekin
B2 House
Büykhüsun, Turkey
2001


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ARX
Leira House
Leira, Portugal
2011


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Li Xiaodong Atelier
Water House
Lijiang, China
2011



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post #1335 of 3352

^ My kind of place.

 

lefty

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