Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The House that Spawned a Million Mini-Malls

This is Dickie House, by Rob Krier (1976)
When Rob designed this house,
it was all about Golden Sections and sophisticated references 
Rob is of course the older brother of Leon Krier 
both super influential post-modern neo-traditionalists
little did they know that this would end up being 
the blueprint for every mini-mall and rite-aid store 
in Whateverville
and the signature porch would be home to every passing homeless.
Intriguingly the perfect cube house has a room for a household spirit
which is maybe an entity from another time?

that lives amongst the lines of the suddenly super interesting line drawings

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