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post #436 of 539
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
A 'European' version:



Photographed in close to darkness, hence the bright lights

where is this??
post #437 of 539
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Originally Posted by Windycity View Post
where is this??

even though it's trying to look like Norway/Sweden, it's in the north of The Netherlands.
post #438 of 539
maybe its the photography but those places look far superior to the standard of mcmansion posted earlier in this thread

they just look like upper middle class houses
post #439 of 539
Yeah, they look fine. Just on small plots of land since they are waterfront.
post #440 of 539
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The places in the first post looked nice (and I don't think it was just because it was a pretty photo). A little big for their plots and what have you but they look nice. These however, are mcmansiony as shit.
post #441 of 539
If it's one thing that travel has taught me ... American tastes do often tend toward bad ... but Americans doesn't have a corner on the market.
post #442 of 539
There's nothing quite like* an architect on architecture. *as pompous as P.S. My grandfather worked with FLW and by all accounts Frank was an unbelievable horse's ass.
post #443 of 539
To me, this shit represents McMansions in my area:

http://bit.ly/f3qVE9

http://bit.ly/exOm8l

http://bit.ly/fpKMmC

And this shit, not really:

http://bit.ly/hTkYTN

http://bit.ly/gThTbw
post #444 of 539
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There's nothing quite like* an architect on architecture.

*as pompous as

P.S. My grandfather worked with FLW and by all accounts Frank was an unbelievable horse's ass.

And your point is?

Subsitute [architect] with [cardiologist]; [attorney]; [USPS employee]; [professional athlete]; [university professor]; [artist]; [men's store clerk]; [rock star]; [super model]; [critic]; [maitre d']; [blogger]; [politician]; [groundhog in Pennsylvania in February]; [internet expert]; [etc., etc.]; and what would be the difference?
post #445 of 539
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Originally Posted by unjung View Post
To me, this shit represents McMansions in my area:

http://bit.ly/f3qVE9

http://bit.ly/exOm8l

http://bit.ly/fpKMmC

And this shit, not really:

http://bit.ly/hTkYTN

http://bit.ly/gThTbw

there is so much land around the properties, something i'm not used to in NYC
post #446 of 539
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Originally Posted by venessian View Post
And your point is?

Subsitute [architect] with [cardiologist]; [attorney]; [USPS employee]; [professional athlete]; [university professor]; [artist]; [men's store clerk]; [rock star]; [super model]; [critic]; [maitre d']; [blogger]; [politician]; [groundhog in Pennsylvania in February]; [internet expert]; [etc., etc.]; and what would be the difference?

Obviously everyone has a strong opinion on their field of employment...a cardiologist on malpractice, an an artist on artwork...(many of those examples don't fit this framework...)

My point was that I've found architects to be the MOST bullheaded, and also have the most incredible sense of self-importance...

i.e. that architecture is the most important aspect of our lives, and that The Architect has the all-knowing authority to dictate said architecture and by proxy dictate how others should live.
post #447 of 539
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Obviously everyone has a strong opinion on their field of employment...a cardiologist on malpractice, an an artist on artwork...(many of those examples don't fit this framework...)

My point was that I've found architects to be the MOST bullheaded, and also have the most incredible sense of self-importance...

i.e. that architecture is the most important aspect of our lives, and that The Architect has the all-knowing authority to dictate said architecture and by proxy dictate how others should live.

Yes, but you posted your position in this thread (which is kind of a dumb thread to begin with), following what I at least considered a fairly innocuous statement. I'm curious about that.

Are you an architect? How many architects do you actually know?

Your statement just seems quite the generalization, at best, and a gross exaggeration at worst. Either way, I don't really see the point.

There are pompous asses in every profession, without a doubt. I wonder if other issues are at play here, though.
post #448 of 539
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maybe its the photography but those places look far superior to the standard of mcmansion posted earlier in this thread

they just look like upper middle class houses

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Originally Posted by otc View Post
The places in the first post looked nice (and I don't think it was just because it was a pretty photo). A little big for their plots and what have you but they look nice.

These however, are mcmansiony as shit.
post #449 of 539
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My point was that I've found architects to be the MOST bullheaded, and also have the most incredible sense of self-importance...
As an architect I mostly agree. There is few things more boring than socializing with archtiects. I avoid it at all costs.
post #450 of 539
I've been considering buying a place in my hometown for the last 6 months or so. It would mainly serve to give me more incentive to visit my family...so a "vacation" home of sorts... These homes would both need a skillful architect and builder to accomplish what I want. Are they McMansions? http://www.trulia.com/property/photo...rhope-AL-36532 http://www.pointclearlakefront.com/ Leaning towards the 2nd bc I can do a lot with the acreage and really want to put in a clay tennis court and guest cottage if I have room.
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