Well last week's pilot was quite successful I thought, and many people enjoyed it. And it's a change from all the usual grumbling and bickering ion here all too often, so I thought I'd continue with it, for those who have a love and fascination with architecture of all kinds.
And what better place to start, than the home? After all, they say that that's where the heart is.
So come on, let's see what yer've got! Can be any home or house which has caught your attention or imagination, good, bad or just downright ugly. Could be your own home, or something you've seen while abroad.
I grew up on the nineteenth floor of this one, Sandall house in East London. The '15th floor' thing indicates where a little girl fell out of the window to her death recently. Very isolating, tower blocks. Very little sense of community. Bad design really, speshly for families.
Stayed in an apartment in this monstrosity, Trump Tower in NY. Eric Clapton's son died after falling through a narrow window of a skyscraper apartment building, so no windows can be opened and it's all horrible artificial air con. Takes ages to get to street level, and you never get to see your neighbours. Simply the worst type of environment for kids No, tower blocks just aren't right as 'homes', imo.
Keeling House in Bethnal Green, with some older terraced cottages in the foreground. Modernism doesn't really seem to have worked well in terms of housing, with the cottages now far more desirable as homes. If they're still there. Lots of terraces have been bulldozed to make way for new developments, sadly.
If money were no object, I'd really quite like to have a flat in this place!
Come on, show us yer homes and houses!