771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

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771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

Postby Nathan » August 1st, 2018, 5:00 pm

I just stumbled on this project while browsing F and C... I love it. Great cause, fun design. Can't wait.

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Re: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

Postby MNdible » August 2nd, 2018, 8:44 am

How sustainable of them that they were able to salvage the ground floor windows from an abandoned Pizza Hut!

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Re: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

Postby Nathan » August 2nd, 2018, 9:57 am

MNdible wrote:
August 2nd, 2018, 8:44 am
How sustainable of them that they were able to salvage the ground floor windows from an abandoned Pizza Hut!
How interesting to make fun of design choices that are supposed to be a reflection of American Indian heritage design and culture.

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Re: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

Postby MNdible » August 2nd, 2018, 10:01 am

Oh, get over yourself. I'm not making fun of the American Indian source material. I'm making fun of a poorly executed, simplistic, and jokey interpretation of it.

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Re: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

Postby Nathan » August 2nd, 2018, 10:05 am

MNdible wrote:
August 2nd, 2018, 10:01 am
Oh, get over yourself. I'm not making fun of the American Indian source material. I'm making fun of a poorly executed, simplistic, and jokey interpretation of it.
Poorly executed? I think this looks great. It also mentions in the article how they've been planning this for 7 years and are still looking to try to save money, so to imply something they've been working so hard to accomplish is poorly executed and a joke is likely very insensitive especially from the likes of you.

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Re: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

Postby nBode » August 2nd, 2018, 10:09 am

Lol calm down guys.

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Re: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

Postby MNdible » August 2nd, 2018, 10:35 am

Yet another reminder that opinions on design are subjective.
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Re: 771 University Ave. (A Good New Home)

Postby Nathan » August 2nd, 2018, 10:48 am

What's not subjective is deciding to make light of something that an American Indian group has been working very hard on, on a strict budget to bring the character and feel of their heritage into a building that young adults can build on their future and history all together into a productive space. Sure it would have been easier and probably cheaper to have square windows, so while you don't have to "like" it, it's probably best not to make jokes about how "poorly" they were able to execute their own heritage into the buildingin a "cheap" and "simplistic" way.


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