Architecture and Color

Paleo Retiree writes:

Trad vs. modernist. Why do our developers and designers want us to inhabit a colorless, reflecty, non-tactile world?

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff, formerly Michael Blowhard. Now a rootless parasite on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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4 Responses to Architecture and Color

  1. Will S. says:

    Reblogged this on Patriactionary and commented:
    It’s like they instinctively hate beauty, and want to increase ugliness.

    Note, too, that when a city is filled with the latter, all the highly reflective buildings all reflect each other, thus increasing the ugliness exponentially.

    Also, they hate birds – modern buildings kill more birds flying into windows than older ones do. So, modern architects hate life. (Not just birds; they hate tree-filled parks popular with people; would rather replace them with concrete plazas where nobody wants to linger. No, their instincts are anti-life, in general. Trees, birds, people; social life…)

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  2. Kenny Evitt says:

    I’m pretty sure the answer is mostly, if not entirely, economics. I’d bet everything about the trad building would be much much more expensive than the modern building to design and build today.

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  3. jjbees says:

    We live in a world where we have had so much progress we can’t afford all of the nice things our ancestors had for hundreds of years. We have these cheap glass and steal monstrosities that seem to exist only to engender anomie in those who live and work around them.

    We need a reactionary architectural movement. No more modernist glass and steel, no more brutalist concrete.

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    • peterike says:

      “We live in a world where we have had so much progress we can’t afford all of the nice things our ancestors had for hundreds of years.”

      That’s a really good line.

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