It seems Swamplot readers have had a little trouble identifying the highrise building discussed in yesterday’s Slow Home Design School video exercise. It’s new, it’s “Downtown,” and this west-facing apartment is on the 17th floor, says instructor and architect John Brown.
But is it even in Houston? Really?
What does Brown have to say about the floor plan?
A few carefully chosen excerpts:
This front entry is incredibly pretentious. It is really really big and really really empty . . .
. . . a liveried servant . . . to meet you at the door give you your martini and take your coat and your briefcase and school knapsacks and everything . . . that would just be great!
. . . seeing the whole big view in front of you . . . a place that’s designed to impress.
. . . set up for this household help situation where somebody’s in there making hors d’oeuvres and dinner and you’re sitting out here enjoying the view . . .
It just seems ostentatious and something that’s designed to impress and to be sold . . .
Okay, now that’s reading like a sales brochure. So maybe it is here. But . . . where?
- 07.21. What’s Wrong With This House? Part 2 – 2800 sqft High Rise Apartment, Texas [Slow Home]
- What’s Wrong with This Highrise Apartment? [Swamplot]
Video: Slow Home