The Architecture Thread

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

  1. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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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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    All good points. Depends on how much you hate other people, though.
     
  3. Hayward

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    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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  5. sugarbutch

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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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    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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    Oh Good! I can troll that one too!
     
  10. Hayward

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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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  12. lawyerdad

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

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