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which one is the eyesore?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by matadorpoeta, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    I see one decent house that needs a paint job and a modern monstrosity that "features" a garage.
     
  3. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    I see one decent house that needs a paint job and a modern monstrosity that "features" a garage.

    +1, the owner of the "in need of repair" place should sue the other house owners for visual aggression. That garage has been optimised to fit as many SUVs as possible...
     
  4. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    They are both ugly. I lived a couple blocks from Bart Prince's house in Albuquerque. I was too young to to care, but I'm sure his neighbors bitched. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I hate closely-packed suburbs. When I buy in a couple years I'm not even gonna look at anything with less than half an acre. I was browsing realtor.com and I think people that build 3000+ sq.ft. homes on .17 acre lots are completely retarded. Who wants to have an alley between their home and the next?

    I also agree that houses with garages that take-up 3/4 of the front of the house look really ugly.
     
  6. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    They are both ugly. I lived a couple blocks from Bart Prince's house in Albuquerque. I was too young to to care, but I'm sure his neighbors bitched.

    [​IMG]

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    not for me, but i like it.
     
  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    They are both ugly. I lived a couple blocks from Bart Prince's house in Albuquerque. I was too young to to care, but I'm sure his neighbors bitched.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Awesome.
     
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    Awesome.

    for real, looks like a shipwrecked UFO or something from Waterworld
     
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    One's a reminder of the modern materialist mindset and the other, a reminder of gentler but altogether generic times.
     
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    Bart Prince is awesome. Here are my favorites: [​IMG] [​IMG] Anyone interested further should check out his site.
     
  11. matadorpoeta

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    Bart Prince is awesome.
    so why would his neighbors bitch?
     
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    so why would his neighbors bitch?
    Because all of his neighbors live in stucco homes built in the spanish or mission style. Mr. Prince's UFO is clearly visible from the sidewalk and street, and uh... is rather conspicuous in it's uniqueness. Knowing what kind of stuff stupid people bitch about, I wouldn't be surprised at all if sometime in the past 20 years or so nobody had complained. Here's a google map view of his neighborhood.
     
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    so why would his neighbors bitch?

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Tokyo Slim

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    Hahah

    What a hilariously proportioned entrance. Looks as fake as Kim Kardashian's exit.
     
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    [​IMG] This looks like the side of the Nautilus, aka, my dream house.
     
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    They are both ugly. I lived a couple blocks from Bart Prince's house in Albuquerque. I was too young to to care, but I'm sure his neighbors bitched.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    I like it because it looks like babies go there to die. Not child-proof. at. all.
     
  17. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This looks like the side of the Nautilus, aka, my dream house.

    The Nautilus was my first thought too. And this one ...

    [​IMG]

    ... reminds me of the Millenium Falcon.
     
  18. rubylith

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    They are both ugly. I lived a couple blocks from Bart Prince's house in Albuquerque. I was too young to to care, but I'm sure his neighbors bitched.
    Oh my god, I remember that house (I lived in ABQ as a kid too). Yeah, a lot of people hated it at the time. When did that stone tower go up, I wonder? He should have made it out of wood or metal instead.
     
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    As an urban planner, who specializes in heritage preservation and built form and who works for a very fast growing suburban municipality, next to Toronto, I have to explain to people why the houses to the left are the "POS" not the house to the right.

    For interesting rants on this subject check out

    http://www.kunstler.com/eyesore.html

    In reviewing architecture it is important to try and appreciate the skill and thought that goes into design as well as the ultimate form of the building. There are tonnes of buildings I don't like, but I can appreciate the skill of the execution.

    I appreciate and somewhat like the building shown from Albuquerque. Would I want to see an entire development of them, no.
     
  20. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    As an urban planner, who specializes in heritage preservation and built form and who works for a very fast growing suburban municipality, next to Toronto, I have to explain to people why the houses to the left are the "POS" not the house to the right.

    For interesting rants on this subject check out

    http://www.kunstler.com/eyesore.html


    In reviewing architecture it is important to try and appreciate the skill and thought that goes into design as well as the ultimate form of the building. There are tonnes of buildings I don't like, but I can appreciate the skill of the execution.

    I appreciate and somewhat like the building shown from Albuquerque. Would I want to see an entire development of them, no.


    i live about 10 minutes form the 'previous eyesore':

    [​IMG]

    in person, it appears to be made of cardboard, as does every other structure i've seen go up in the last few years (except for that metal-spider gas station i posted).

    i'm also tired of architects who only think in squares and rectangles, and can't wait for the backlash, but it's taking so long.
     

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