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Freshcut, do you work in the Industry? If so we've likely crossed paths at some point.

 

ETF: exactly. You can't blame it all on the client, but you can't force the client to build something they don't want either.

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And if we were to eliminate everyone who wanted something because it was "cool", Styleforum would have a grand total of about 23 members.

Actually, there are only six distinct members. The other accounts are their various socks.
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He must be a sock puppet, as he hasn't worked out how to quote in 5 years.
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But God damn is that bedroom dismal. Those lights are some of my favorites, but they even made them look like shit.

 

I was going to buy those lights for my kitchen, but then realized that would make a total of 8 lights in the open space with black shades and that was too morose even for me.

 

I could be down with that light treatment for bedside tables if they got rid of the headboard, sculpture and the rug. Possibly the side tables as well. And maybe the bed. So pretty much everything.

 

In Nicaragua shopping for houses. Ready to kill vacation home architects.

 

Architect: So here I acid washed the concrete to make it feel like it's been kissed by the setting sun.

Me: A good coat of paint should take care of it.

 

lefty


Edited by lefty - 2/26/14 at 2:38pm
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I don't have extensive personal experience with tropical architecture, but the experience I do have is depressing.
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Half the stuff is designed for retiring americans, so functional, but ugly as shit.

The other half is designed for retiring americans with no money, so dysfunctional and ugly as shit. 

 

Saw a hacienda I liked but it came with horses and I have no Wrangler jeans.

 

Oh well, nice vacation at any rate.

 

lefty

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I don't really like anything about it. The wood is obviously very beautiful in itself, but none of the design elements do anything for me. Bad proportions, bad detailing, bad design.

 

 

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And that's why it's awesome.

 

That house is a mess. it sort of screams "look at me, I am so modern, I have angles" and then it's just out of proportion, the angular front end does not work together, the square and rectangular shapes look like thrown together without a concept. it also screams "look at me, i want to be minimal" but there are too many materials. The interior spaces look convoluted, the stairs look like a after-thought gimmick for attention.

 

No wonder, a British shit box that looks exactly the same is in the driveway.

 

Frankly, the wooden light over the table is the best thing in and on it.

 

The house that was posted before that, on the other hand is a completely different story ...

 

Mike

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@ freshcutgrass, why are you being so petulant? You presented a building for critique and inevitably the critiques flowed forth.

Because you guys completely surprised me...I thought for sure the peanut gallery would lap it up. Although it's obviously not nearly the disaster you make it out to be, so I'm assuming it was just good enough to start pushing a bunch of contrarian buttons. And please stop referring to that snark you belch as "critique".
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In Nicaragua shopping for houses. Ready to kill vacation home architects.

Various parts of my mother's house she had built in the DR literally started drifting apart within a year of being built. The best materials and workmanship don't mean a thing if the soil testing isn't done properly.
And law suits in these countries over this stuff is just a joke.
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freshcutgrass, if you are not Canadian, you really ought to be.
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You guys are doing great!
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Half the stuff is designed for retiring americans, so functional, but ugly as shit.
The other half is designed for retiring americans with no money, so dysfunctional and ugly as shit. 

Saw a hacienda I liked but it came with horses and I have no Wrangler jeans.

Oh well, nice vacation at any rate.

lefty

Turn them into Cordovan.
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Because you guys completely surprised me...I thought for sure the peanut gallery would lap it up. Although it's obviously not nearly the disaster you make it out to be, so I'm assuming it was just good enough to start pushing a bunch of contrarian buttons. And please stop referring to that snark you belch as "critique".

Turning into SH?
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Turning into SH?

Not fit to lick his boots
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Not fit to lick his boots

Is SH?
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