Posted by nadine on January 22, 2004 at 16:43:19:
In Reply to: Re: Stripping homes - different people, different needs posted by JWmHarmon on January 22, 2004 at 12:18:05:
In England, it tends to be traditions that dictate how buildings are designed, not peoples individuals tastes hence glass structures are nowhere near as common as they are in Australia where I now live. Given the intense heat and often unpredictable weather patterns, this popularity of a lot of glass surprises me especially if houses aren't built North facing where they make full use of the Winter sun.
I'm sure the Victorian dislike of daylight and sun must still prevail in the UK when I look at how small the use of glass still is in a building design. But then, mostly that is due to the climatic conditions and again, traditional style. Winter last nearly 9 months over there so people prefer to feel cosy and tucked away from the outside elements.
I like Australia and their diversity of architecture. Having travelled the world, I think they now boast some of the best contemporary building design in the world. Sydney Opera House is just one of their best.
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