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Old June 3rd, 2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Modern Townhouses

Hi Guys

Im looking for pictures and infos about these modern kind of rowhouses. or is there already a dedicated thread?

what do you think are the pros and cons of this type of urban living?

here some canadian examples i found in a quick google session





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Old June 3rd, 2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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these are new





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Old June 3rd, 2011, 08:35 PM   #3
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as for them - they are a good use of land, help densify, inside they are often pretty small though but you usually get some nice outdoor space that you wouldn't get in a tower or apartment and is more manageable than a fully detached house
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 09:07 PM   #4
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Heres something from Amsterdam, The Java Island, fantastic stuff -

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Old June 3rd, 2011, 09:12 PM   #5
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they look very nice, is every single one induvidually owned and built by privates? i wonder how the planning worked.. because they must have been built at about the same time i think, otherwise it gets very complicated
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 09:55 PM   #6
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 10:03 PM   #7
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they look very nice, is every single one induvidually owned and built by privates? i wonder how the planning worked.. because they must have been built at about the same time i think, otherwise it gets very complicated

Guess: They where built be a single developer who hired different architects to design each individual building. We have seen something similar been done here in Oslo with Tjuvholmen and in Copenhagen with Sluseholmen.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 10:06 PM   #8
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i agree dancing banana. i wouldn't mind living in that development. the others....i don't think i could take it for too long.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 04:33 AM   #9
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I find most new townhouses very ugly, especially the kinds shown in the first post and the ones in Amsterdam. These new townhouses, on the other hand,are beautiful (in Toronto)


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Old June 17th, 2011, 10:51 AM   #10
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I, on the other hand, find the Toronto one very ugly with bad proportions.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 11:09 AM   #11
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me too :l
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Old June 17th, 2011, 05:22 PM   #12
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The Netherlands is full modern town housing, just check; Suburbs in The Netherlands thread...more than 20 pages full of them.

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Old June 17th, 2011, 06:18 PM   #13
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Some of the ones in the Netherlands look great! Not a fan of the ones that look chaotic and without any harmony though. Don't understand the appeal.

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I, on the other hand, find the Toronto one very ugly with bad proportions.
No need to mock me. Rather immature.

Though that is interesting. So you prefer these proportions?


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I take it you find older architecture in that style ugly too?
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Old June 17th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #14
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I, on the other hand, find the Toronto one very ugly with bad proportions.
i don't like it just because i don't like the style, but what's wrong with the proportions?
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Old June 17th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #15
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New townhouses in the US tend to be traditionally styled due to their higher resale value. Modern is always a tough sell.

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Old June 18th, 2011, 03:40 AM   #16
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I'm disgusted at what has happened to the Townhouse. If they all were as artisitic as the ones in Amsterdam then it wouldn't be such a shameful downgrade imo...
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thx joshsam, thats what im looking for! i guess those 4 story townhouses need a lift? not a fan of those traditional american townhouses, but i guess they work fine in the suburbs and are much better than stand alone suburban houses.
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Old June 18th, 2011, 11:13 PM   #18
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A lift? It's a house,not an appartment, get of your lazy ass!

Btw those house have a small floor space so two most upper floors will be bedrooms. really a lift? who can afford that? Those houses are also green houses, btw everything newly build is up to high enviromental standards in The Netherlands. Al lift consumes a lot of energy. Still can not believe people would actually have a lift inside their house
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My neighbor is really old and she had an elevator attached to the side of her house
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