OH YEAH, I guess DA Monkey is from Redcliffe, Queensland.Tranplanner said:I think it's in Australia actually. Though the SF homes look awful, the apartments don't look too bad (on their own).
True...I don't live in such an interface. My sister certainly does.The Irish One said:Destroy all non natives ;-)
I think there are plenty of legitimate reasons for nonnatives such as scottish grass for the kids in parks, ornamentals, etc... In suburban rural interface eucalyptus is a threat to your house in the event of a wild fire or any fire for that matter.
I like Parkinson, although it is a long way from here. I remember it as natural bushland setting with large rural residential lots.JNL said:I stayed with friends in Parkinson, (
Which is why I am always skeptical of the Neo-Classical Architectural Cult when they claim that traditional architecture needs to reconquer America. A very watered down version of traditionalism already does rule the world, outside a few showpiece projects. And, even the examples they give of "New Classical" buildings are often, somehow, just not very convincing (or appealing). Still, since modernism has pretty much utterly failed (outside of a few enclaves like Art Deco Miami Beach) to create an attractive, humane vernacular, I guess we'll have to live with "Developer Colonial" and the regional versions therof. Heck, I would probably prefer a nice beaux-arts 1900 temple to the Koolhaas thing in Seattle (opinion from drawings and photos only )Howard Roark said:Romanticized imports of foreign vernacular have been going on for some time. Wren was influenced (and copied) the Greeks and Romans (who had copied the Greeks) The Victorians were obsessed w/ Italian ruins and every garden became an Anglicized version of Tuscany. Country Club Plaza in KC was styled after Andalucian theme..