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They call it the 'New York warehouse' look, I think it's plain lazy

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14 minutes ago, darwin said:

Pic #6 

I hadn't seen that.  Mixing galvanised steel and brass!  The feng shui in that flat is all over the place.

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Got a client who is an architect with an office like this - but worse - plain block walls, heating pipes/lagged pipes showing etc. I was told it was wise I didn't ask when they were coming back to finish the office as apparently this is some sort of architectural statement. Its meant to be half arsed, apparently.

Suppose it makes adding additional sockets easier :)

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I laughed out loud at pic 6. But really it's not a joke. They can produce this sh!t and no doubt expect to make a nice profit from the sap that buys this.

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It's the cheapo cheapo look.  Cheapo cheapo but bump the price up by calling it something to do with the US - so glam. 

Though there are some advantages in knowing where the pipes etc are when drilling holes in the walls for pictures and mirrors etc.

It's grotesque - like the prices.

Edited by billybong

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8 hours ago, billybong said:

It's the cheapo cheapo look.  Cheapo cheapo but bump the price up by calling it something to do with the US - so glam.

I think most New Yorkers would turn their noses up at this.

Shower room only, so small that a bath cannot fit.

11 hours ago, little fish said:

:blink: ? 

Looks like the front door & hallway are in the bedroom? 

Wow, didn't realise that. So up to £170k for a studio flat? It just sounds worse and worse. There are flats within a 2 mile radius of this on for £40k less I'd much sooner view over this.

Even the Estate Agents can't think of much to say about it. The second paragraph just details Norwich City very briefly from a tourist perspective. :lol:

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When you put "New York Warehouse Style" into Google, these come up:

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Maybe the Norwich flat would be better called "Unfinished" or "Wallet gouging" styleee.

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That looks like a concert build they couldn't even be bothered to line. 

Cheapest of the cheap. sort of fit out you'd put in a garage or workshop.

 

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Maybe that aesthetic would work better in a huge apartment with big rooms and high ceilings, but in a cramped 80s flat it looks busy and ugly.

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2 hours ago, Dorkins said:

Maybe that aesthetic would work better in a huge apartment with big rooms and high ceilings, but in a cramped 80s flat it looks busy and ugly.

Less New York warehouse, more Lidl warehouse.

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I do like the idea of having easy access to all plumbing and electrics though. I could go for the hospital / utilitarian look I reckon. I am aesthetically challenged.

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1 hour ago, Deft said:

I do like the idea of having easy access to all plumbing and electrics though. I could go for the hospital / utilitarian look I reckon. I am aesthetically challenged.

I could maybe go for a hybrid approach where the ceiling electrics are hidden behind plaster (how often does anybody need to get to those?) and the plumbing and electrics are exposed running along above the skirting board. Make them horizontal and paint them the same colour as the wall and you'd hardly know they're there as most of the skirting board will be behind furniture anyway.

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Looks bloody stupid with plasterboard.  Can look OK with exposed brick.

Bet the sparkies were sick of the Hilmor by the end of that job

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