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Old December 11th, 2014, 11:44 PM   #281
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Old December 12th, 2014, 08:02 AM   #282
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Unfortunately those beautiful arches have been uglified by security machinery and a giant concrete wall that now blocks the view down its length.
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Old December 13th, 2014, 04:10 AM   #283
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ExxonMobil Building, Houston, USA (1963)

They are platting to destroy the original facade, with its fins which were very useful for temperature regulation inside the building - and which made the building seem ahead of its time.

This is a tricky one... While I love the original facade, the new one doesn't look bad.
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Old December 13th, 2014, 04:30 AM   #284
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They completely strip away the architectural integrity of the building. While the new clad may look okay, they might as well be demolishing the old one.

There's none of that vintage mod character left.

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Old December 13th, 2014, 05:06 AM   #285
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Notice the boulder in the living room They just built the house around it. Genius!
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Old December 13th, 2014, 09:51 PM   #286
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Actually the construction of that house is a piece of shit... But the idea is great indeed
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Actually the construction of that house is a piece of shit... But the idea is great indeed
What's wrong with it??
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This mansions from the 40s, 50s and 60s have some kind of amazing vibe in them. Modern designs don't have that anymore. I would live in one built around the 50s rather than a modern one.
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Old December 14th, 2014, 11:22 AM   #291
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What's wrong with it??
Are you asking seriously? The worst is roof made from corrugated sheet, which isn't the best material for roofs at least (but maybe in California it's less exposed for weather disruptive influence), perhaps make the house incredibly hot during almost whole day in significant part of the year and simply looks awful - absurdly and temporarily. The second thing is lack of any soffit under the roof, which shows its construction; it's seems as temporarily as the roof. But I like stone walls (5th photo), big terrace and the stone inside of course
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This was constructed in a time where 'honesty' of building design was a huge trend - where you could really feel how the building was built. It was designed to be as light and airy as possible. No thick insulation or pillars since they are not needed in that California weather.
The roof looks good to me, it doesn't look messy or badly put together like other constructions that use the same material.
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It was designed to be as light and airy as possible.
And there are better methods to do such a roof, this was the clue of my post. I see that it should be "airy", construction forces the roof to be like this, but in case of such an iconic house the cheapest materials might be used as some relish and if "the cheapest" isn't equal with "the worst".

It still reminds me luxury residences like garages worth $500.
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