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The Architecture Thread

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

  1. Suit of Nettles

    Suit of Nettles Senior member

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    Next up: a fire-retardant house built over a volcano, and a secluded cottage with gigantic neon signage.
     
  2. E TF

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    Isn't that what's great about it though? A great big, ridiculous, over the top, 1980s spaceship landed in a pond. No half-arsery, no compromise - honest.
     
  3. Hayward

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    I actually like the house, but it does look like it should really be _under_ the water.

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  4. jsroczyn

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    What a great design! :} where and what is this? :}
     
  5. Douglas

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    My house can withstand typhoons, but the only way to walk from room to room during one is to go outside, which is pretty fun in 100mph winds.
     
  6. lawyerdad

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    You have airlocks instead of hallway doors or something?
     
  7. Find Finn

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    I think he's referring to the Australian house, there's no windows in the central area. :facepalm:
     
  8. lawyerdad

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    Ah, thanks. Duh. :blush::facepalm:
     
  9. archetypal_yuppie

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    Withstand flooding???? Nonsense. Look at that topography and explain to me how that location could experience flooding, except for a 500 ft rise in sea levels.
     
  10. ethanm

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    There are these crazy things called rivers that sometimes overflow.
     
  11. archetypal_yuppie

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    Yeah I hate it when to top of Mt. Everest gets flooded by these new things called rivers that I clearly don't understand.

    Do you not see the tall ocean-front ridge (left), declining slope (right)?
     
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    Are you implying that flooding only occurs at sea level?
     
  13. Find Finn

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    They get more likely the lower you get, especially if there's a lot of hills.
     
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  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Without a topographic map of the property, this is just dick waggling. Let's move on.

    Anyway, met with our architect this morning for our remodel/expansion. Starting to get excited about it. Assuming it comes off as planned, will def post pics here for everyone to slag.

    :)
     
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  15. archetypal_yuppie

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    What a BS straw man - I have not implied that anywhere. I'm make the obvious (to people with at least half a brain) point that local high points need to be below massive watershed areas to be capable of being flooded. The reference to rise in sea level was an implication that the nearby ocean would have to rise hundreds of feet to flood that house, because there is no watershed around to do it. Look at the terrain running into the ocean. You're just being an idiot, which is becoming a theme.
     
  16. SkinnyGoomba

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    Does everyone need their very own leg to piss on, move along...
     
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  17. E TF

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    What are you having done?
     
  18. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We have a typical San Francisco home with garage/unfinished space on the ground floor and living space above. We're converting about 3/5 into a larger entry, laundry room, and master suite.
     
  19. lawyerdad

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    What are you, stupid? Why would anyone do less than 7/10?
     
  20. Hayward

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    I assume SB has a reliable expediter?
     

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