Thursday, May 29, 2003

Another (Vinyl) Brick in the Wall
I observed the most horrendous innovation in architecture and facade design this morning. While out for a walk I passed by an old apartment building that has been in a constant process of renovation for the past 2 years or so. The work on the place has accelerated in recent months, with new windows, dormers, and roofing. However, this morning I was horrified to see that the entire outside of the building had been dressed up with a veneer of fake plastic bricks. Maybe not even bricks at all, but sheets of vinyl pressed, formed, and painted to look like bricks and convey the same texture. Yes, I have seen this before at various fast food outlets, but never for an actual house. It looked absolutely awful when compared with the houses on either side - both made of real brick and both identical in dimension to this plastic monstrosity.


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