deco bricks

Monday, April 21, 2008

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I was flicking through the photos from the Sydney trip, specifically the stuff from the last day in Potts Point with all the Art Deco buildings.

It also kind of tied in with a show I saw yesterday about modern architecture and how everybody seems to cling to copies of the past instead of creating something new... especially when it comes to those new housing developments (I do wish they'd followed through the story of the developer who said he would meet with the architects doing really creative stuff in Holland). It did kind of strike a cord in me because I totally fell in love with the Deco buildings in Sydney.

I know that if I won the lottery tomorrow and hired an architect to design me my perfect house, he might need to bring his own valium, because I don't really have a "perfect house" in my head. I like the deco brickwork, I like modern architecture with clean lines, I like interesting windows in interesting places, I like balconies and courtyards, I like wooden clad houses, I like curved lines, I like stone houses, I like the original Tudor buildings, I like crisp white render, I like the idea of having a red front door.

All I know is that the house would have to have an entire room or wall or staircase or something that was basically all cubes or bookshelves or something. I've always loved the idea of having one of those library rooms where the walls are floor to ceiling bookshelves... and I really love the idea of those stepladders that slide along on a track.

I also like the idea of bold coloured walls, scarlet and green and chocolate and gold... and at the same time I like clean white walls...

It's so obvious I'm a Pisces... two little fishies, both swimming in opposite directions...

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3 comments:

Peter Monday, April 21, 2008 5:44:00 pm  

...I've always loved the idea of having one of those library rooms where the walls are floor to ceiling bookshelves... and I really love the idea of those stepladders that slide along on a track.

I also like the idea of bold coloured walls, scarlet and green and...


Are you reading my mind!

New building ideas in Holland... http://tippinthescales.wordpress.com/2008/04/21/my-home-is-my-castle/

Tom Tuesday, April 22, 2008 8:27:00 am  

I'd love a room with floor to ceiling book shelves. In fact I'm thinking of making some to replace some low level shelves as I've run out of room.

You don't get much Tudor architecture in Aus. I quite like it - was actually born and spent the first 10 years of my life living in a tudor cottage. Trouble was I was too tall for the ceilings aged 10 as they were 5'11 in the best bits with low beams everywhere else. I'm more of a Queen Anne / Georgian style person now - grand sash windows with square panes of glass, and intricate fanlights above the front doors. Not much of that in Aus either! :)

yani Friday, April 25, 2008 8:54:00 am  

Not that I'm aware of Peter ;)... the houses that they were talking about were a bit similar to the castles I think... in so far as they were all on a created island that used to be swampland...

You're right Tom... Tudor of course being a couple of hundred years too early... but you do get a sprinkling of mock Mock Tudor... which can look okay, or be kinda tacky...

And you were over 5'11" when you were 10? Good lord... what did they feed you!

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