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Well no duh... but to criticize on the merits of the content is one thing... but to merely call their presence in such a feature "boasting" is just cynical.
post #2162 of 3631
They have a fucking yard sign that proclaims their house runs on less energy than a blow dryer. If that's not a form of self-righteous attention-whoring, Donald Trump is a Cistercian apostle.
post #2163 of 3631
It's very easy to design a passive house that is unassuming and doesn't shout for attention like the one pictured. How the hell do these people think that the fact that their house is passive exonerates them? They have built and ugly and ostentatious house without any regard for their neighbourhood. Putting out that stupid sign in their yard really speaks volumes about what kind of people they are. They really are a prototypical example of the kind of Eco-Evangelist who puts off and angers the people they mean to convert.
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I toured the Hanna (Honeycomb) House last Friday. On the one hand, I can appreciate the total commitment to the hexagon; but if I lived there I think I might wake up one night screaming -- just too much. I said this to my guide, who is the granddaughter of the original owners and spent a good bit of time in the house as a kid, and she smiled and laughed a bit then admitted, "yeah."




You can find many more photos of the exterior and some of the interior, here are a few of some details I haven't seen online elsewhere.






post #2165 of 3631
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It's very easy to design a passive house that is unassuming and doesn't shout for attention like the one pictured. How the hell do these people think that the fact that their house is passive exonerates them? They have built and ugly and ostentatious house without any regard for their neighbourhood. Putting out that stupid sign in their yard really speaks volumes about what kind of people they are. They really are a prototypical example of the kind of Eco-Evangelist who puts off and angers the people they mean to convert.

$100 says they're on and off vegans.
post #2166 of 3631
Fumihiko Maki
A Fucking Pile of Shit
Astor Place, New York
2013











post #2167 of 3631
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They have a fucking yard sign that proclaims their house runs on less energy than a blow dryer. If that's not a form of self-righteous attention-whoring, Donald Trump is a Cistercian apostle.


FFS
post #2168 of 3631
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Fumihiko Maki
A Fucking Pile of Shit
Astor Place, New York
2013

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Hmmmm, a glass box, how interesting.
post #2169 of 3631
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I didn't know Modernist cathedrals like that existed. It's great.

My next-door neighbor: The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

post #2170 of 3631
Also known as the washing-machine agitator.
post #2171 of 3631
And the Phillips-head.
post #2172 of 3631
We call it The Juicer.
post #2173 of 3631
We call it the Maytag. Not to be confused with The Wurlitzer, aka the Marriott at 4th and Mission.
post #2174 of 3631
saw this in paris;
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