homes, houses, and abodes n plants

Off topic

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby starfox64 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:50 am

Image

This is a product shot, but I'd fuck with a closet organization system like this so hard.

Herringbone floor too.
  • 9

"Authorities say the phony Pope can be recognized by his high-top sneakers and incredibly foul mouth."
User avatar
starfox64
 
Posts: 1144
Joined: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:41 am
Location: your mom
Reputation: 2127

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby starfox64 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:23 am

@stingray sam agreed. i'd also like closet doors.
  • 1

"Authorities say the phony Pope can be recognized by his high-top sneakers and incredibly foul mouth."
User avatar
starfox64
 
Posts: 1144
Joined: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:41 am
Location: your mom
Reputation: 2127

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby exprof » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:39 pm

GOAT home: Corbusier's Villa Savoye.

Image

Spoiler:
Fun fact: The driveway was designed to curve to a to match the comfortable rotation of the steering wheel of the owners car, esp. cool since no one else in the town owned a car.

  • 7

User avatar
exprof
 
Posts: 517
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:32 pm
Reputation: 4713

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby sagc » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:17 pm

Image
Image
Image

My place in Kingston, which I moved into in April - I'll have better pictures once I'm back in the fall and hang up some prints that I've got. I've only actually lived there for about a week, but I like it a lot - it doesn't overpower the furniture nearly so much as my last place, which was as student-y as it got, and felt like it was going to blow over in the next strong wind as an added bonus.
  • 10

User avatar
sagc
 
Posts: 76
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:36 am
Reputation: 333

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby Syeknom » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:16 am

Looks very orderly and upscale for Jamaica
  • 3

User avatar
Syeknom
 
Posts: 2109
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:48 pm
Location: Amsterdam
Reputation: 7983

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby sagc » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:09 pm

Rep/Syeknom: Kingston, Ontario, which I probably ought to have specified.
  • 0

User avatar
sagc
 
Posts: 76
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:36 am
Reputation: 333

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby starfox64 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:03 am

anyone have any hudsons bay blankets? are they worth the money?
  • 2

"Authorities say the phony Pope can be recognized by his high-top sneakers and incredibly foul mouth."
User avatar
starfox64
 
Posts: 1144
Joined: Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:41 am
Location: your mom
Reputation: 2127

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby bels » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:33 pm

Going nuts looking at places. Everything cool too expensive etc. Was looking at properties that had already sold and found this tiny house that sold in April that looks so fing peng. If it came back on the market I'd buy it in a second.

Image
Image
Image
  • 20

Last edited by bels on Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image
User avatar
bels
Yung Winona
 
Posts: 5042
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:43 pm
Reputation: 18705

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby bels » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:44 am

stappard_ wrote:
bela wrote:That housing estate looks amazing. Is it fully gentrified out and filled with Our Legacy wearing Architect archetypes?



Its about 90% of the way there yeah - lots of stuff like this now


Image





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensible_space_theory

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronan_Point

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Road_Estate

http://municipaldreams.wordpress.com/20 ... h-housing/

  • 2

Image
User avatar
bels
Yung Winona
 
Posts: 5042
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:43 pm
Reputation: 18705

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby stappard_ » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:06 am

Other estates on the noble-but-flawed 20th century London housing roll of honour:

Maiden Lane
Image

Span Blackheath
Image

Churchill Gardens (Powell and Moya I love you guys)
Image

Golden Lane
Image

Southwood Park
Image
  • 7

User avatar
stappard_
 
Posts: 633
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:16 am
Reputation: 2963

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby bels » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:13 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sentinels

Image


In 2004, the Sentinels Residents Association submitted a petition to Birmingham City Council complaining about waste facilities. They also complained about a man, who had previously threatened suicide, being rehoused on a high floor of one of the towers

  • 2

Image
User avatar
bels
Yung Winona
 
Posts: 5042
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:43 pm
Reputation: 18705

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby stappard_ » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:20 am

I'm a huge apologist for brutalism but its fair to say they went too far with those things. judge dredd stuff
  • 1

User avatar
stappard_
 
Posts: 633
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:16 am
Reputation: 2963

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby CMYK » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:17 am

On a more philosophical note, any thoughts on the Corbusier quote "A house is a machine for living in" ?
  • 0

Image
User avatar
CMYK
 
Posts: 280
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:55 pm
Location: Boston
Reputation: 1258

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby bels » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:22 am

Reminds me of the Gibson quote:

"Cathedrals are like machines to finding the soul"
  • 0

Image
User avatar
bels
Yung Winona
 
Posts: 5042
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:43 pm
Reputation: 18705

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby smiles » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:37 am

le Corbusier always seems so absolute and totalitarian. His city plans were inhumane.
  • 3

草地跑過的腳印
User avatar
smiles
 
Posts: 989
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:25 pm
Location: BK
Reputation: 6577

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby bels » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:44 am

On the topic, I'd love to read abut Urban Planning. Anyone got any recommendations? Why cities are what they are, how they come about, etc?
  • 3

Image
User avatar
bels
Yung Winona
 
Posts: 5042
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:43 pm
Reputation: 18705

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby stappard_ » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:51 am

A collection of scans from a Frank Lloyd Wright book for you guys

Image
  • 3

User avatar
stappard_
 
Posts: 633
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:16 am
Reputation: 2963

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby wiggly--woo » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:09 pm

bela wrote:On the topic, I'd love to read abut Urban Planning. Anyone got any recommendations? Why cities are what they are, how they come about, etc?


i'm doing a degree in urban planning (albeit joint honours with geography) so i guess this is my time to shine. if anyone ever happens to be interested in the endless joy that is urban planning, here's a little reading list of what i'd personally recommend

Spoiler:
Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser

Cities are Good for You by Leo Hollis

(^^both very much aimed at 'the general reader')

these are aimed less at the general reader but should still be accessible:

Cities of Tomorrow by Peter Hall is great for an overview/history of urban planning as a field (in terms of both theory and practice)

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs - the definitive book on urban planning in many people's eyes. revolves around the need to create streets and neighbourhoods that are vibrant and alive (as opposed to the mechanical toy-like cities that le corbusier et al were designing). don't be put off by the fact this book is over 50 years old now.

Towards Cosmopolis by Leonie Sandercock is really good. tears modernism apart and then pushes a very post-modern view of how cities should be planned.

Rebel Cities by David Harvey is not exactly specific to planning but a good read if like me you're a socialist at heart. some interesting stuff on the city as a site of class struggle, and discusses a lot of recent events e.g. Occupy Wall Street, London riots and so on.
  • 5

User avatar
wiggly--woo
 
Posts: 205
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:09 pm
Location: 54°58′20″N 1°36′30″W
Reputation: 824

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby CMYK » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:57 pm

@wiggly--woo

A question. If cities are very purposefully "designed" or engineered, even if it is meant to produce "vibrant and alive" neighborhoods, isn't that still taking away some degree of agency from those who will be living there? Kind of a "this is pretty and you will like it" determinism.
I have a (undeniably idealistic) vision in which the "ugliness" of modernism and brutalism presents the populace with a unified front to "rebel" against and make their own. That's why I find myself drawn to chipped concrete, shitty graffiti tags, and ledges waxed from skateboarders. Humanity finds a way. Has any thought/work/study been done on this type of thinking (perhaps not to the extreme degree mentioned above)? To me all the beautifully designed towns just seem creepy, insular, and cultish.

(full disclosure, all of my knowledge on this subject was learned from wikipedia pages, so pardon me if this is a dumb question)
  • 1

Image
User avatar
CMYK
 
Posts: 280
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:55 pm
Location: Boston
Reputation: 1258

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby hooplah » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:22 pm

@bela--i second @wiggly--woo's recommendation of jane jacobs - the death and life of great american cities. great read, very ineresting

also, a country of cities by vishaan chakrabarti is interesting so far. haven't finished it yet, but it is pretty america-centric so i dunno if you're interested in that.
  • 0

User avatar
hooplah
 
Posts: 448
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:20 pm
Reputation: 2351

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby wiggly--woo » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:59 pm

CMYK wrote:A question. If cities are very purposefully "designed" or engineered, even if it is meant to produce "vibrant and alive" neighborhoods, isn't that still taking away some degree of agency from those who will be living there? Kind of a "this is pretty and you will like it" determinism.

I have a (undeniably idealistic) vision in which the "ugliness" of modernism and brutalism presents the populace with a unified front to "rebel" against and make their own. That's why I find myself drawn to chipped concrete, shitty graffiti tags, and ledges waxed from skateboarders. Humanity finds a way. Has any thought/work/study been done on this type of thinking (perhaps not to the extreme degree mentioned above)? To me all the beautifully designed towns just seem creepy, insular, and cultish.


i could write about that for days on end but to give the shortest answer possible, the problem with any "vision" of an ideal city is that some people will like it and others won't like it. any "utopian" vision of a city or a society is essentially indistinguishable from "dystopia" because having one individual's vision of a perfect world imposed on everybody else is thoroughly dystopian. real life cities inevitably represent a patchwork of countless different planning/design visions rather than one singular vision, but post-modern planning is definitely trying to give power and agency back to the people and communities that actually make up the city.

it's also worth saying that planners and designers are only one of many 'forces' that shape cities. Marxist geographers argue that cities are primarily shaped by capitalist political economy and uneven development. after all, cities as we know them didn't really exist prior to the industrial revolution and it could be argued that the capitalist mode of production has had far more influence on how cities look and are organised than planners ever have.

I like how you mentioned skateboarding because so much academic stuff has been written about skateboarding as a form of rebellion and as a way of socially "producing" urban space. most of it is inaccessible unless you just so happen to have subscriptions to cultural geography journals, but if you ever get some spare time you might be interested in something like this as it discusses street skateboarding in New York in relation to some pretty interesting theoretical stuff about resisting autonomy/capitalism and (re)shaping urban space.

also, if it's "creepy, insular and cultish" design you're after look no further than China
  • 11

User avatar
wiggly--woo
 
Posts: 205
Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:09 pm
Location: 54°58′20″N 1°36′30″W
Reputation: 824

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby exprof » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:41 pm

Idk if anyone's posted Habitat 67, it's really cool. More info here.

Image
Image
Image
more interior after spoiler

Spoiler:
Image
Image
Image
Image
  • 8

User avatar
exprof
 
Posts: 517
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:32 pm
Reputation: 4713

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby ramseames » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:11 pm

there's this building downtown i've been by a few times and always thought was neat/someone's really pimp house. Googled it today cuz i remembered to take note of the address. Turns out its actually a 6 unit strata condo building, and was built in 1981. crazy ahead of its time, would have guessed it was less than 5 years old.

shitty pics taken from some real estate site:

Image
Spoiler:
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
  • 6

User avatar
ramseames
 
Posts: 2235
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:14 pm
Location: vancouver
Reputation: 6687

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby ramseames » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:33 pm

ramseames wrote:post


edit: lol whoops totally renoed in 2011. so there u go. Either way sweet place.
  • 0

User avatar
ramseames
 
Posts: 2235
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:14 pm
Location: vancouver
Reputation: 6687

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby bels » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:20 am

I know houses are more desirable and "better" but I can't shake the feeling that flat are just cooler and cool people live in flats and only dorks have houses.
  • 4

Image
User avatar
bels
Yung Winona
 
Posts: 5042
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:43 pm
Reputation: 18705

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:33 am

What about houseboats?
  • 0

User avatar
Bobbin.Threadbare
 
Posts: 939
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:07 pm
Location: London
Reputation: 6078

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby bels » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:58 am

It seems like some cool people should live in houseboats. However I met a poet once who lived in a houseboat but they weren't that good. As a result my opinion on houseboats is causing a significant amount of cognitive dissonance right now.

Depreciating asset though innit?
  • 3

Image
User avatar
bels
Yung Winona
 
Posts: 5042
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:43 pm
Reputation: 18705

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:29 am

bela wrote:Depreciating asset though innit?


You're so deep in the house buyers mindset that even your lexicon has shifted. Do we need a bridging loan for the TOJ?
  • 0

User avatar
Bobbin.Threadbare
 
Posts: 939
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:07 pm
Location: London
Reputation: 6078

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby smiles » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:29 pm

When I was like 12 we took at houseboat down the canal du midi for about five weeks or so. It was great fun. Everyday we would stop in a tiny random town and get delicious cheese and bread. Very relaxing to fall asleep on water too.
  • 2

草地跑過的腳印
User avatar
smiles
 
Posts: 989
Joined: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:25 pm
Location: BK
Reputation: 6577

Re: homes, houses, and abodes

Postby ramseames » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:49 pm

man furniture shopping is so shitty.

it should not take 10 min to find an SA that's willing to talk to me. when i say i want to order something, they should know how long it'll take for it to come in, not a rough estimate about when the warehouse might have it/when they might ship it. and that estimate should not change by a week (in their e-inventory system) literally within the span of our 10 min conversation.

in other news i finally fucking found a desk that's not ugly looking/made of woodchips and imitation metal/outside my price range. hope it shows up before the end of the month
  • 3

User avatar
ramseames
 
Posts: 2235
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:14 pm
Location: vancouver
Reputation: 6687

PreviousNext

Return to Care

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest