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Quite possibly. But with housing in major cities dancing around $1,000 per sf, it makes an interesting choice as opposed to a microstudio, shacking up in functionally obsolescent apartments or long commutes. Moreover, it allows to an extent for raising kids versus two of those other choices.

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Quite possibly. But with housing in major cities dancing around $1,000 per sf, it makes an interesting choice as opposed to a microstudio, shacking up in functionally obsolescent apartments or long commutes. Moreover, it allows to an extent for raising kids versus two of those other choices.
All good points. Depends on how much you hate other people, though.
post #2238 of 3352

I do know that sort of project is not for me. For one thing, my bedroom door has to be within 10 feet of the bathroom door or else. 

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I know I was the one to bitch about SH posting more, but came across these pictures this morning. Not being schooled in architecture at all, it may well be a monstrosity, but I found it quite tastefully done and at the very least aesthetically pleasing...






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Isn't that better suited to SH's tasteful interiors thread?
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Hmm, didn't know that thread existed. I'll do some searching...
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Takuro Yamamoto
White Cave House
Kanazawa, Japan
2013





I don't quite understand the point behind huge floor to ceiling windows that stare out directly into a white wall.
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The purpose of floor-to-ceiling windows isn't just for the views, but rather for great natural lighting and a seamless blend between outdoors/indoors.
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Isn't that better suited to SH's tasteful interiors thread?

 

Oh Good! I can troll that one too!

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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

I know I was the one to bitch about SH posting more, but came across these pictures this morning. Not being schooled in architecture at all, it may well be a monstrosity, but I found it quite tastefully done and at the very least aesthetically pleasing...






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I like this. This is obviously a redeveloped loft space so there are some interesting challenges being met here.

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Hard to find a good collection of picture online, however the Tokyo International Forum is a very nice space when walking around inside:

http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Tokyo_International_Forum.html

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I agree that the use of space (in the pictures bourbonbasted posted) is interesting and appealing, but I find the mishmash of surface textures and patterns very visually cluttered and off-putting (at least in pictures, which is not always a fair representation).
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I think the color saturation has been cranked up a bit in those photos, which would make the various colors and textures more apparent than they would be in RL.
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Where they made changes to the building to accommodate a residential setting seems very uncluttered and appears to have been chosen that way on purpose. The white walls, simple molding and industrial furnishings are all nice choices.

I like some of the furniture, though I think I would remove all of the chairs in the corners of rooms. I think many designers are uneasy about leaving a corner of a room bare. I have no idea why that is.
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Takuro Yamamoto
White Cave House
Kanazawa, Japan
2013





I don't understand why the dining table is crammed into that space.
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