Modernist Architecture

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  1. river Valued Senior Member

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    Has the demand for these kind of Homes increased lately ?

    Just wondering
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    It seems going green isn't much in style these days with buildings built that incorporate little or no ecologically minded designs. More square feet. more land destroyed for homes, where will it end and better ways to design a good ecological home be built?
     
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  7. river Valued Senior Member

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    Yes

    Thanks Magical

    Fantastic Homes

    Homes in which I would want to live , if I could afford them

    river
     
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    I can't view it because the message says my country can't view it.
     
  11. river Valued Senior Member

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    Really
     
  12. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    We're sorry, the video you're trying to watch cannot be viewed from your current geographic location due to rights restriction
     
  13. river Valued Senior Member

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    Now thats a shame because it is worth watching
     
  14. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    People aren't that crazy about living in a concrete box, turns out.
     
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  15. river Valued Senior Member

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    Modernist Architecture is far more than this building material

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=pictures of modernist homes &qpvt=pictures of modernist homes &FORM=IGRE&id=08FA864D3E535595C31087EFFC04FCEB73AE8CDA&selectedIndex=0#view=detail&id=08FA864D3E535595C31087EFFC04FCEB73AE8CDA&selectedIndex=0

    There is far more examples if you just put in modernist homes

    The breadth of imagination is enormous

    The homes are fantastic and are not mansions
     
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  16. cosmictotem Registered Senior Member

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    Well, there is the tiny house trend.

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  17. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    How does it get water or flush the toilet?
     
  18. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Most homes aren't designed by an architect and are just cookie cutter designs.

    If you have enough money to get an architect involved from the beginning in the design and building process you would see houses built much differently.

    That's not the case however.
     
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    In many tiny homes you have the options of different hookups to water and sewer, to go completely off-grid with a composting toilet and carry your water in or anywhere in between those two extremes.
     
  20. river Valued Senior Member

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    We need to enjoy this Architecture purely on its own merits.
     
  21. river Valued Senior Member

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    We need to enjoy this Architecture purely on its own merits.
     
  22. Gorlitz Iron Man Registered Senior Member

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    Well the Ancient Greeks believed that the quality of architecture had the power to influence a man's behaviour. Good architecture they thought could literally prevent people from doing bad things.
    They gave us the first classical architecture for this very reason, a style that has been copied, reshaped and revived many times since, but has yet to be bettered.

    But just thinking about today's offerings, do the kind of current styles being employed such as post or late modernism or for that matter structural expessionism really embody the kind of qualities we still associate with classical archecture, can they lift a man's soul so as to make him want to be a better person in same way that the Greeks believed of their archicture?

    There have been later periods of quality architecture, since the Greeks, take for example the baroque or even art nouveau periods, what they both shared in common was a desire for beauty. That the aesthetic of a building really mattered, and it's this philosophy that indeed gave us such magnificent buildings. Where by contrast for most of the 20th century and now into the 21st the kind of buildings normally being built are of a far more utilitarian form, the emphasis has been far too much on practicality over the aesthetic and our architecture has lost it's beauty along the way. Surely we now need to adopt styles that marry both practicality and the aesthetic in equal measures if we want what we are building today to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
     
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  23. river Valued Senior Member

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    Agreed
     

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