Monday, 16 May 2011


Why does this house have three different colours (and that's just the street facades)? Which one's the right one for a house like this, and for a house like this in 2011? Why is one of them Absurd Azure? I don't have the answers, and I'm not even sure what I think of it, but I do like the fact that it's there. 

PS. This building type is a relative of the Berlinian apartment house which imported to Norway in the 19th century. They don't have a very nice reputation, but I love them for such reasons as their nice scale, lofty ceilings, flexibility, wedding cake-like ornamentation and ability to house many people while creating positive outdoor spaces around them. 


  1. If you want to know why you like this house take a look at Nikos A. Salingaros last book Twelve Lectures on Architecture, page 52-53:

  2. None of the colors are historially correct. These houses were not painted originally except for the windows and doors.


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