Tall buildings (of a sort)

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Tall buildings (of a sort)

Postby ctesiphon » Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:50 pm

The Brother sent this link on today, and I thought it might be appreciated here.

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http://ahboon.net/2007/03/08/narrow-habitation/

From which this was linked: http://www.nyc-architecture.com/GON/GON005.htm :)
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Re: Tall buildings (of a sort)

Postby PVC King » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:33 pm

Mother of God seems a little less appropriate than the eye of a needle for that house given their perchant for religious names. I seems to taper out to a reasonable width and unlike most South American dwellings the sides are finished to a reasonable standard which really makers it a regional novelty given that they spent little on the facade.
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Re: Tall buildings (of a sort)

Postby Sloan » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:05 pm

One can only imagine what shape the inhabitants of this dwelling maintain in order to manoeurvre around inside (for sure one would bend down with caution) and it raises the question of what effect does long term residency have on one's frame of mind - like the letterbox effect of widescreen only flipped 90 degrees to a vertical axis.

The inhabitants must be very upright citizens.
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Re: Tall buildings (of a sort)

Postby ctesiphon » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:28 pm

Sloan wrote:The inhabitants must be very upright citizens.

Well the first line of the manifesto of the Upright Citizens Brigade (http://www.uprightcitizens.org/) does include the line:

"I, _________, do hereby swear [...] to disrupt the sedentary status quo at all costs..."

But I'm not sure this is what they meant. :)
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Re: Tall buildings (of a sort)

Postby Peter Fitz » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:52 pm

interesting, think i'll lodge a planning app to develop my side entrance ;)
thanks for posting ctesiphon ... looks a bit more like 2.5 - 3m at the back though ?
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Re: Tall buildings (of a sort)

Postby ctesiphon » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:22 pm

I think you're probably right- both side walls visible simultaneously in the above pic.

Or is the spirit of Flann abroad in Brazil? (You'll note who sent me the link in the first place. ;))
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