ruminations about architecture and design

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

up vs. down and in vs. out

Architecture disrupts memory. Traditional architecture, because of its unabashed historical references is actually more subversive than contemporary expressions. Now that we have different stages of the modernist revolution, the map of traditional architecture has gotten more complicated. The house pictured above is old by the standards of the internet age. Its date of construction--1960ish---is less important than its date of interior renovation from 2007ish. That the owners were seeking a more colonial living experience didn't lead them to stint on systems like air conditioning, good wiring, and comfortable furnishings.

The eclectic approach is now the only honest one--where you put the flat screen television is all that matters.

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