Wednesday, June 11, 2008

use and beauty

One of major daily gripes is how everyone in my town seems insistent on tearing down perfectly nice (if old and possibly outdated) homes and replacing them with McMansions which inevitably are much too big for their lots. It makes me want to shut my eyes every time I go to the market. When one renovating soul decided to go with a simple (lot size appropriate) Craftsman design, I felt like knocking on their door and giving them a hug because they did something different.

The post about Walter Burley Griffin at BibliOdyssey makes me long anew for more interesting architecture. It includes gorgeous Deco designs of his for municipal incinerators that resemble those for theatres so closely that they're nearly identical. For example:

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