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    The exterior looks like a public toilet block.
    When your daughter plays "House," she pretends to be an annoying doctor with a pill-addiction and a limp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tati View Post
    Where's the medieval part?
    The only things that jumped out at me are the clerestory windows and the exposed stone interior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tati View Post
    Where's the medieval part?
    It's in the use of materials. Can't build with stone here so owners chose concrete block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    Hideous exterior, hate it inside too except for the giant Jenga thing in the 5th photo.
    You just don't understand how to interpret old ideas into new ones.

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    Most are little impractical in So California don't you think?
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    That's what I thought. Not even a moat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by msdeb View Post
    its all horrible. The insides are so unfriendly, so sterile looking.
    You never had the opportunity to go inside. It's beautiful. The mix of concrete with natural wood was surprisingly warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    So basically the wife had what she wanted built & totally fucked over the hubby's romaneque bit?
    If you used better language people would take you more seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baked_tater View Post
    Boring.
    Couldn't disagree more. You just don't understand modern architecture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    What a disappointment!
    The only disappointment is when people make comments about things that they have no knowledge of. I suggest you take a course in modern architecture and learn how to make constructive criticism rather than just flam rep throwing

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    That's what I'm thinking. I guess she considers that wood table by the white chairs medieval. And possibly that painting in the same room, sort of.
    This is terribly unfair,of course. They may have a dungeon.
    Only a basement wher they lock up idiots that don't have a brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hustle4alivin View Post
    From some angles, it looks like a municipal building or an elementary school that would be built in SoCal. Hideous.


    And I was wondering where the moat or the round table was myself.
    Taking things too literally is a sign of low intelligence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    There are a couple of bits of wood but (the majority of) it looks like pressed ply not even solid wood (IMO).
    You obviously don't understand a thing about modern architecture. Plywood is a staple material probably used mostly by Frank Gehry. But you probably don't ha a clue who he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DitaPage* View Post
    Dreadful! Sounded promising and cool from the title.
    Lack of intelligent isn't something to strive for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    It's so ugly and cement-blocky on the outside, like a government building (school/prison) as someone said upthread. And it does look like cheap plywood throughout.

    Cinderblock+plywood was someone's idea of a dream house? Oookay...
    Lack of intelligence. And maybe a lack of education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VenusInFauxFurs View Post
    The exterior looks like a public toilet block.
    I think you're all envious that a project came to fruition that you could never have had the foresight to design and build yourselves. The act of interpreting ancient styles into current language is difficult and takes talent. You don't have to agree or even like what was accomplished. But you should repect it.

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