Monday, March 19, 2018

Looking Around: All Buildings Are Interesting

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Springhouse (I assume) Mosquero, New Mexico (Sixgun Siding)
(McMansion Hell) Consider this statement: All buildings are interesting. There is not a single building that isn’t interesting in some way. 
To say that something is interesting is not a qualitative statement - it does not imply that all buildings are “good” or “bad,” or that all buildings are Important Architecture® - only that they are interesting.
When I tweeted this idea, several folks responded in the comments with buildings they thought were Not Interesting, yet somehow interesting enough to warrant a web search, image download, and a response to the tweet. Most of these buildings were part of our everyday mundane American landscape: a university building, a ranch house, an Applebee’s. However, as the discussion unfurled, it quickly became evident that even the most quotidian buildings are, in fact, interesting. Continued

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Big Kmart, Tucumcari (Sixgun Siding)

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