26 Feb '15, 11am

Grumpy Architect Time

Response to #7: "Why do people want to build houses that look old?" On the other hand, why so so many architects want to build ugly modern sterile cubes and boxes that don't even evoke the feeling of a house?! Christopher Alexander et al really did "nail" a lot of worthwhile archetypes. #117-"Sheltering Roof." 116-"Cascade of Roofs,: etc. Many if the aesthetics of "Old Houses" are warm and beautiful, and enveloping, not disdainful of the human lives within. The beauty of the homes of the Arts and Crafts movement will endure for a long time, and with good reasons. Page through many architectural journals and magazines and you will find many homes that might not be so pleasant to actually live in. And yes, some that are indeed beautiful to experience.

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/guest-blog...

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