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Old October 5th, 2014, 10:17 PM   #1
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Unusual suburban environments

Suburbia is very often mundane. This thread is for posting images of more interesting/unconventional suburban projects.

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Newhall, Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom
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Old October 6th, 2014, 03:12 AM   #2
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That looks really good, actually! Much more preferable to that pastiche kitsch in most suburbs.
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Old October 6th, 2014, 11:11 PM   #3
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These are some very unique suburban houses in Australia...





Unique Triple - Unit Housing by ODR Architects
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Old October 6th, 2014, 11:16 PM   #4
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Alternatively, there is Javier Senosiain's take on suburbia...



Satellite House Complex, Mexico
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Old October 9th, 2014, 02:00 AM   #5
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good info,thank for your sharing
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Old October 9th, 2014, 05:09 AM   #6
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That last one is so retro-futurist! Definitely not meant for old boring people...
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Old October 9th, 2014, 11:05 PM   #7
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now for something even more retro-futurist, if a little less whimsical...




Bolwoningen, Netherlands
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I love the concept. You don't see buildings like those anymore.
Not practical, but that's probably not what you're looking for when you're living there.
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Old October 12th, 2014, 11:25 PM   #9
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Here are some brutalist suburban environments...


Alexandra Road Estate, London



Whittington Estate, London


Student accommodation, University of Canberra


Habitat 69, Montreal
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Old October 12th, 2014, 11:57 PM   #10
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I'm positively giddy that someone like Senosiain can actually be in business today. Great tip! His whole webpage is crazy.

Here's some Danish modernism classics, the Kingohusene by Jørn Utzon(the man of Sydney Opera House fame):


www.utzonphotos.com


http://anavedobomgosto.blogspot.se/2...ngohusene.html


http://anavedobomgosto.blogspot.se/2...ngohusene.html

And a modern Danish interpretation of the suburb: Stack the houses on top of an inclined parking garage and call it "The Mountain" (by Bjarke Ingels/BIG):


http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark...in%20Dwellings


http://2011-2012.nclurbandesign.org/...ain-dwellings/


http://w-a.pl/aktualnosci.php?artykul=1062


http://www.archdaily.com/15022/mountain-dwellings-big/
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From the 1950s/60s in the West Coast of the USA there is something called 'desert modernism' which makes up some beautiful suburb neighbourhoods. Many houses are different unlike the pastiche stuff of today.










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