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Surface Ornament makes a building more interesting.

Surface Ornament makes a building more interesting.

This is the Coors Building in Downtown Littleton (metro Denver) that I helped a client buy last year!  Great clients.  Fun project

This is the Coors Building in Downtown Littleton (metro Denver) that I helped a client buy last year!

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Think only Barbie can have the dream house? This is the house of Ruth Handler, the founder of Barbie, in Santa Monica, California. It was her real life dream house until her death in The facade of the beach house is painted in bubble gum pink & purple.

Poundbury 2006 - Variable housing gives streetscape texture and variety even if in reality this was done by a design firm, not each first owner expressing their character.

Poundbury 2006 - Variable housing gives streetscape texture and variety even if in reality this was done by a design firm, not each first owner expressing their character.

Poundbury Village Store, Poundbury, Dorset

Poundbury Village Store (C) Stuart Buchan

What a stunning property Waterloo, Avoca Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, 1890 #australianhomes #sydney

House in Melbourne, Australia. these old gingerbread terrace houses are common in parts of australia but almost always have white wrought-iron lace on a dark brick facade. this one is nice as they have reversed the colours.

The homeowner's space ends at the street, but as a bonus, gets to enjoy personal outdoor living space by providing shelter for the walkway below.

The homeowner's space ends at the street, but as a bonus, gets to enjoy personal outdoor living space by providing shelter for the walkway below.

Old-Market-Square-Nottingham-01 « Landscape Architecture Works | Landezine

UPDATED: Old Market Square, Nottingham by Gustafson Porter + Bowman « Landscape Architecture Works

Attached housing is not new, and it comes in many varieties. These houses included locally-quarried rock as well as bricks and timber. Soon after settlement, a quarry, timber mill and brick kiln is built to provide the materials for local housing. Today, labour is too expensive and these basic materials are now considered luxury. But there is new technology that can lower the price, and provide the beauty.

Attached housing is not new, and it comes in many varieties. These houses included locally-quarried rock as well as bricks and timber. Soon after settlement, a quarry, timber mill and brick kiln is built to provide the materials for local housing. Today, labour is too expensive and these basic materials are now considered luxury. But there is new technology that can lower the price, and provide the beauty.

Poundbury_ALL0146 by JonathanLClarke, via Flickr  Google maps: Challacombe Square / Challacombe Street, Poundbury, England, United Kingdom

Poundbury_ALL0146 by JonathanLClarke, via Flickr Google maps: Challacombe Square / Challacombe Street, Poundbury, England, United Kingdom

ArchitectureWeek Image - The Amazing Flexhouse

ArchitectureWeek Image - The Amazing Flexhouse

19th-century facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhoo

Behind an unassuming facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhood, Ching Ian and Yang Yeo's renovation of a typical shophouse venerates tradition while looking squarely to the future.

"Singapore shophouse facades are known for their mix European Neo-Classical and traditional Chinese architectural details, their louvered wood shutters, and for their often lively paint schemes."

"Singapore shophouse facades are known for their mix European Neo-Classical and traditional Chinese architectural details, their louvered wood shutters, and for their often lively paint schemes.

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