Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The Gamble House
This is a house that I like (click the picture to go to a website with more views). I think the Arts and Crafts movement captured something about what makes things beautiful that was lost in later architectural styles. I could also compare this house with Fallingwater. Sure, it would be more dramatic living over a waterfall, more adventurous. But isn't home where you go when you want peace, coziness, not adventure? Besides, it gets kind of humid, and the ceilings are so low you bump your head all the time, and if you tripped you could really scrape yourself up on those exposed rock surfaces... I think his style works better for hotels, where you want a bit of adventure and drama.