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post #316 of 539
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This is how I feel...

No, sorry, it's not just semantic.

You're being emotional.
post #317 of 539
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Originally Posted by johnapril View Post
You're being emotional.

My period is starting so you'll have to forgive me.
post #318 of 539
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It's technically not an imitation. It's a small, contained form of fire, which is completely natural. It's an imitation or artificial in the sense that using it doesn't allow the actual time of day to be represented. That would make its use less desirable than the sun, so if a space can be lit by sun light, you would be best to avoid incandescent bulbs all together.
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It's the same goddamn form of light as this.
I understand your thesis, and at a fundamental level I probably agree with the philosophical end that draws you toward the argument that you're making. We disagree in that I think you're taking the easy way out by srawing somewhat arbirary and poorly-informed distinctions that allow you to live with your beliefs -- I am drawn to that, too, but can't get past the fundamental illogic of doing so; thus I have a somewhat wider net that I am constantly trying to refine in a way that I feel is self-consistent. Fundamentally, the fact that electrons are running through a filament and banging into the atoms of that material, making them vibrate with extra kinetic energy, increase in temperature untill they give off that extra energy as light is really not equatable to a fire, where a rapid oxidation reaction takes place, chemically altering the substances involved, also causing some of them to rise in temperature and emit light (the notion of a blacksmith's heated billet does not remove the notion of fire, as fire was responsible for the energy imparted to the billet). Those two processes are so different that you can't equate them -- unless your standards of equivalence are such that they ARE equatable, then you can't hold concrete, "quartz" countertops, and drywall to be not equivalent to their "natural" counterparts. ~ H
post #319 of 539
Guys your philosophic penis meauring contest it getting in the way of the big ass houses.
post #320 of 539
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
I'd rather use the extra cash for some other upgrade...
Understood ... and as an architect I can assure all this this is how it typically works. I'm fortunate to have had very high-end clients ... and as I spent their money ... even they "cried uncle" form time to time.
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Understood ... and as an architect I can assure all this this is how it typically works. I'm fortunate to have had very high-end clients ... and as I spent their money ... even they "cried uncle" form time to time.

I hope you weren't too hard on Vox.
post #322 of 539
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I hope you weren't too hard on Vox.
The Mighty Vox cry uncle? Never! He might run away to the islands ... but no "uncle."
post #323 of 539
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post
I understand your thesis, and at a fundamental level I probably agree with the philosophical end that draws you toward the argument that you're making. We disagree in that I think you're taking the easy way out by srawing somewhat arbirary and poorly-informed distinctions that allow you to live with your beliefs -- I am drawn to that, too, but can't get past the fundamental illogic of doing so; thus I have a somewhat wider net that I am constantly trying to refine in a way that I feel is self-consistent.

Fundamentally, the fact that electrons are running through a filament and banging into the atoms of that material, making them vibrate with extra kinetic energy, increase in temperature untill they give off that extra energy as light is really not equatable to a fire, where a rapid oxidation reaction takes place, chemically altering the substances involved, also causing some of them to rise in temperature and emit light (the notion of a blacksmith's heated billet does not remove the notion of fire, as fire was responsible for the energy imparted to the billet).

Those two processes are so different that you can't equate them -- unless your standards of equivalence are such that they ARE equatable, then you can't hold concrete, "quartz" countertops, and drywall to be not equivalent to their "natural" counterparts.

~ H

A man of science!
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They are cool to look at but I bet they are impractical to use.
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They are cool to look at but I bet they are impractical to use.

Agree. You'd end up with water everywhere if you used that showed. Plus it would be kinda cold taking a shower in that room b/c the steam wouldn't build up very fast.
post #326 of 539
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I don't blame people for living in these houses. There are only so many houses built with an iota of intelligence or integrity. I blame the people designing them, building them, and marketing them to the people who don't comprehend the absurdity of it all.

+1
post #327 of 539
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
Agree. You'd end up with water everywhere if you used that showed. Plus it would be kinda cold taking a shower in that room b/c the steam wouldn't build up very fast.

It looks like you would have to be about 7 feet tall to adjust the shower head( how do you turn on the water? Voice command?). It also looks like the only place you could put towels is a long wet march from the shower area. If the shower drain is where I think it is, good luck trying to snake out a clog. You may have to have the marble slabs removed. What if you want to take a shower or bath at night? Better hope its a full moon. What if you want to use shampoo or something? Do you have to bring it from another room?


As far as finding drywall finishes being unacceptable, I take it most of you have not raised children.
post #328 of 539
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As far as finding drywall finishes being unacceptable, I take it most of you have not raised children.

Another +1 in the pro drywall argument.
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what happens when your dingleberries don't roll/are carried by the water to the drainage edge?
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what happens when your dingleberries don't roll/are carried by the water to the drainage edge?
Truly elegant people don't have those.
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