Concrete Brutalism August 2008 My colleagues Tim and Matt rabbit on about modern Christchurch architecture. Lots of concrete squares and triangles. http://problemattic.net/2008/08/concrete-brutalism Fraser commented: Those guys actually like those buildings? Those cruel, white buildings that make me feel sad and empty? Excuse me, I need to go look at pictures of Lyttelton cottages now. kelly commented: Aaah gah! I'm with Fraser on that one. blarg. Tim commented: I'm with Fraser and Kelly. Matt commented: I'm with Fraser, Kelly & Tim - those houses are really white. Giant Aryan mausoleums with electric underfloor heating and spacious guest accommodation. Christina commented: I like some colour and character in my homes. And preferably ones with less... angly potential leaky homeness. Mmm yeah. Having said that I do like the Gothic-style buildings in town (I know I know, they're horrible to heat). Tim commented: I'm with Fraser, Kelly and now Christina. KT commented: True, although the cool-yet-not-overly-wanky-ness of the guys' comments kinda makes up for it. I think. Matt commented: Also, I must point out that there are now a lot more pleasant brown and wooden type houses on the site. Christina commented: Just thought of a really bizarre concept: usability testing for houses :D kelly commented: Not that bizarre. Lots of people are working on it and there are lots of debates happening around usability testing for housing.