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The Architecture Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Connemara, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Well-Known Member

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    Looked at it again. The concrete just reminds me way too much of a parking garage. Nice views though.
     
  2. SkinnyGoomba

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    The concrete is pretty much the only thing I like about it....and the location.

    The cabinetry and furniture are very strange.
     
  3. ethanm

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    That house looks like a beachhead fortification. Are crew-served weapons included in the asking price?
     
  4. venividivicibj

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    I'm much more okay with the concrete than I am the aerial view. Looks...off
     
  5. sugarbutch

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    Another house with odd television placement

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  6. archetypal_yuppie

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    That house sucks. It forgot to have "rooms."
     
  7. Pliny

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    ?? Maybe it's an architectural version of the T-shirts u c there like 'Precise Dwarf Bravery' or 'I feel happiness when I eat potato'.
     
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  8. sugarbutch

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    I guess there's the possibility that the room is deeper than it appears, and some piece of furniture could be placed in front of it. But it would still be odd.
     
  9. Journeyman

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    Speaking of Japanese architecture, here's an interesting article which sums up many of the things that my non-architect Japanese wife has told me about houses in Japan. I've often pointed out to her the contradiction between the apparent Japanese reverence of old public building and art - temples and shrines, artworks, pottery etc - but their strong distaste for old things when it comes to private housing.

    http://www.archdaily.com/450212/why-japan-is-crazy-about-housing/

    Combined with an inheritance tax, that attitude means that quite a few people in Tokyo end up inheriting property from their parents that is worth more without a house on it, than it is with a house on it, so they end up having to knock the house down and have the debris carted away before they can sell the land and pay the inheritance tax.

    However, as the article points out, on the up-side, it means that Japan does end up with some very interesting houses. Of course, it's worth noting that the vast majority of Japanese houses are pretty awful, largely pre-fabricated places that will look very shabby within a few decades of being erected.
     
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    At least it has surround sound.
     
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  11. Find Finn

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  12. ethanm

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    I really like that house. It looks very livable. Bedroom could use a carpet though.
     
  13. Find Finn

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    Sterile, institutional. Lacks warmth or home-ness. Hard to tell without being there, but IMO the ceiling is too dominant. Wants tiering, pitch, a secondary .. Living space has an oppressive Underneath feel.

    Rug's gotta go b4 someone faceplants
     
  16. Journeyman

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    But that rug really ties the room together...
     
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  18. Find Finn

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    I'm tempted to ask, do you even know architecture?

    Contemporary Brazilian architecture is based on their long history of brutalist architecture (Niemeyer, Da Rocha, Burle Marx, Reidy, Bardi, Bernades etc. etc. etc.), which is one of the reasons, why their contemporary houses feature a large amount of concrete, another reason is concretes ability to keep cool, so the place is actually livable on hot summers days, which is 300 days a year.
     
  19. Pliny

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    I don't. But architects don't design just for architects, surely, so my opinion is valid if not expert.
     
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  20. Find Finn

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    It's not designed for architects, but for the client who commissioned it, so it suits the climate and lifestyle they have.

    As before mentioned this type of architecture is very common Brazil and the exposed concrete serves a purpose.
     

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