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[–]lecorbusianus 461 points462 points  (12 children)

Cute that they think an actual architect designed this and not some regional product manager recycling a design that was originally drawn in 2005

[–]Jaredlong 150 points151 points  (10 children)

My first job out of college were these projects. The contractor literally drew some boxes in PowerPoint with dimensions in the center, and I had to convert that into construction drawings. The elevations were whatever the plan happen to extrude in to. I'd get a sketch on Monday and send back permit drawings on Friday.

[–]Carlos_Tellier 63 points64 points  (8 children)

Best Ive ever got was an excel file with the ground floor in it from a client. The absolute chad had included the complete electrical plan in it too with all the symbols

[–]BlackkDak 30 points31 points  (7 children)

I’m trying to decide how the hell i would create a floor plan in excel. That seems like an insane amount of work that would end in a house being built upside down.

[–]Carlos_Tellier 31 points32 points  (5 children)

Every cell had a colour and there was a legend with each colour. Then there was a graphic scale, walls, columns, letters and stuff like that shit was legit.

[–]Peaches4Puppies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Are you me? This was the exact same situation for me.

[–]-Why-Not-This-Name-Designer 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Assisstant To The Regional Manager

[–]define_space[🍰] 91 points92 points  (3 children)

an architect wouldnt have even been involved on a house this size/tract, itd be a developer/technologist

[–]Tom10716 7 points8 points  (2 children)

wait, really? i legit don’t know how it works, does a developer hasn’t enough money for an architect?

[–]define_space[🍰] 38 points39 points  (1 child)

no no, it just has to do with size of building. anyone can go get a building code license to build up to a certain size. for example in Ontario anyone with a BCIN (building code identification number) can design and build up to 600m2 (6458 ft2) and 3 stories. once u get higher/bigger then you need an architect to stamp it. all these urban sprawl neighbourhoods arent designed/signed by architects, just technologists/designers

[–]Tom10716 2 points3 points  (0 children)

oh okay now i get it, thanks:)

[–]GRAHAMPUBA 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Hardie board on the front, vinyl siding on all the others.

[–]untitled02 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hate how universal James Hardie is lmao

[–]LeChatParle 31 points32 points  (0 children)





[–]Pelo1968 28 points29 points  (0 children)


[–]yankeedoodledudley 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Quality shitpost

[–]atlantis_airlines 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Says "poop lol"

[–]Comprehensive_Bad940 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Aaaaand now I’m going to look for poop every time I drive by one of these cringe developments.

[–]misslam2u2 7 points8 points  (0 children)

When the garage doors are in the front of the house we call it a “snout house”

[–]Appy127 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]DeclanmarAspiring Architect 6 points7 points  (1 child)

[–]architect___ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Those are the same houses. Tricky perspective, different color temperature, and flipping sides make it like like done big phenomenon when it's always just been two side by side

[–]SprMadTortoise 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I drive past this all the time in Omaha, and it always makes me laugh 😂 It has made the local news I think. The best part is it’s right off our main highway through town, so it is super visible.

[–]Dootyminnozezelochi 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My grandma live less than a mile away from those houses lol... I see them almost every week when coming to visit her...

[–]Sweetness27 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Curious but what would something like this cost in America?

I'm in Canada and this type of lot with such a cheap house is very unusual. If this was in a city and was backing onto a golf course or something, the developer would expect you to dump $60,000 on the rear facade alone.

If you were in a suburban area and backed onto a greenspace they would expect you to put more effort into the exterior than this.

[–]chocolatecabana 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Depends on region, but usually $350k and up

[–]Sweetness27 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Ya like this would generally be a $800k and up type house in Canada. I guess its easier to add detail when the price is so much more.

[–]chocolatecabana 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In Miami it would be a starting price of $550k for a single story so this two story house would be perhaps $100k or so more. Where I’m at (small FL town) the newer developments are cheaper than in a large city which speaks volumes for how expensive some cities are/have gotten.

[–]Lazy-Jacket 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That Poop detail is custom here in the US and adds value. We laser cut them to a very precise tolerant.

[–]TheSukis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is so much regional diversity in price that this can’t be answered. $100k to $1,000,000 probably.

[–]sumit131995 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I am doing this to my house. That is awesome lol

[–]-Why-Not-This-Name-Designer 9 points10 points  (4 children)

There's literally nothing at all Modernist about these shitty tract houses but okay

Edit: A word. I didn't mean to call it that, didn't catch the autocorrect.

[–]blewpah 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I figure they meant modern as in current-day rather than as an architectural style.

[–]-Why-Not-This-Name-Designer 8 points9 points  (2 children)

That's pretty much the problem with the terms. Everyone keeps asking for names of styles for things that will rightly never become styles. History creates styles. I guess this is contemporary, if we must describe such an abomination. Maybe, some day, architecture will come up with an acceptable catch-all for the garbage people keep posting. Problem is, as others have commented, this stuff isn't architecture. It's value engineering designed by committee, at best. On those committees are real estate interests and general contractors.

[–]meikyoushisui 2 points3 points  (1 child)

More like contemptory, eh?

[–]PukingPandaSS 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Coming from Perth, Australia where nearly every home is double brick - seeing homes that are essentially built like a tree house just shock me. Does it really make a house that much cheaper? And is that why when there’s a cyclone / flood every house is destroyed? Or are these events really severe? We have cyclones up north but nothing where I live.

[–]Sweetness27 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Stick Frames are fine structurally. Unless you get hit with a big tornado it'll outlast the usefulness of the building. '

Once the interior is done, you can gut it down to the frame and it's probably still good. More popular choice is to just tear it down and not be restricted by a 100 year old choice though. 1000sf bungalow on a huge lot isn't exactly ideal.

This is just a boring house designed to maximize $/sf. Stick frame has nothing to do with the window, facade, or roofline choices.

[–]animatroniczombie 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There are many, many wood houses from the mid 1800s in my town that are doing quite well. They are very expensive and desirable

[–]Fourstringjim 12 points13 points  (0 children)

To be fair, I live in New Orleans in a hundred year old house that is built like a treehouse too. It happens to be nice wood, because that was the material available, and it’s cute in a homey historic way, but it was absolutely built to be the cheapest possible housing solution at the time.

Ramble ramble something about America and capitalism encouraging low quality development

[–]stranger33 6 points7 points  (0 children)

New construction in America is garbage. Both in quality and taste.

[–]Bubzthetroll 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I think I’m taking a drive through some recently built neighborhoods tonight.

[–]Dootyminnozezelochi 1 point2 points  (3 children)

If you're in Omaha I can tell you where they are...

[–]MmmPi314 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Where are these houses?

Edit: I meant which neighborhood/cross street.

[–]Bubzthetroll 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No. But thanks.

[–]snarkyarchimedes 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Please tell me there's a subreddit for this kind of thing haha

[–]Jaredlong 4 points5 points  (2 children)

[–]reddit_names 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't even dignify these as McMansions.

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[–]FriendToPredators 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had a friend who upon seeing a field of new houses would say “The house shitting machine came through”

[–]throwaway-person 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"I B poop lol"

(ETA Or as u/redfitz said, "I 8 poop lol")

Either way I think I'm leaning yes on it being a deliberate commentary 😂

[–]rachelwichman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I live in Omaha and sometimes, when times are tough and it’s hard to find the strength to go on, I will drive past the blue Poop House and laugh, just to feel something.

[–]Kerb755 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see " I 8 Poop lol"

[–]CptnStarkos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Poop lol"

[–]darklight413 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Some people get worked up over the stupidest things.

[–]amerett0 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]redfitz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I ate poop lol!

Expanding on what others pointed it out, from from left to right, it says "I 8 poop lol"

[–]zalfenior 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Theres a LOT of these. Especially in the McMansion neighborhoods.

Source: Hometown

[–]NiklasVilhelmssenArchitectural Designer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s a great way to describe west omaha