Thursday, November 5, 2009

Unusual Florida architecture


Click on photo to embiggen. I know not what this architecture would be called.

26 comments:

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is beautiful Jacob !! I loved the post !!

Don and Krise said...

I'm not sure either, but I can tell you it's actually pretty common up here.

Maybe you'd call it a wedgie??

Vogon Poet said...

I don't know either, but they don't like wide windows. Nice place anyway...

Small City Scenes said...

Looks like a NW style house. Early 60s wood.

I put 350 miles on Mellow Yellow--It was fun. MB

magicpolaroid said...

hello J. i like this asymmetric roof so much!

Paula said...

There are houses for every taste.

Bibi said...

I don't either. A bit boxy for my taste, and it doesn't look too sturdy either...hear that big wind coming?

brattcat said...

Creative.

Jim K said...

I bet its nice inside. I like the skylight.

B SQUARED said...

I'm not sure it can be classified as architecture.

Jacob said...

@ Paula - Yes. And there are even houses for people with no "taste." :-) I like this one, though!

Halcyon said...

Contemporary wood?

Interesting design though!

Dianne said...

perhaps they added on and ran into restrictions so they did what they could to make it interesting

I like it

Frank said...

This is an example of a building/residence that architects will tell you they had nothing to do with. It was designed" by a builder or contractor. In any case it's a weird roof line...I bet the shingle suppliers and roofers love these jobs.$$$

Prospero said...

Postmodern?

Daryl said...

Reminds me of chateaus one sees near ski slopes with slanted rooftops to keep snow from causing them to cave in... inside are usually cathedral ceilings in the livingrooms ... odd for Florida

Tricia said...

Looks more Californian, to me!

Lois said...

I don't know either, but we have the same thing here!

Bergson said...

A roof to Recover Rainwater

Memphis MOJO said...

I believe it was called contemporary back in the Seventies and Eighties??? Anyway, nice colorful shot!

Paula said...

I think it was an '80's mishap. They certainly aren't hurricane friendly, are they?

cieldequimper said...

Those side windows look like eyes watching you. Strange.

Hilda said...

I don't know either but I think Don's suggestion fits. :)

All I can say is, that roof looks perfect for countries with lots of rain — like ours!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think it's called "ski-jump" architecture, isn't it? Great for all that snow and ice you get in Ocala.

Jacob said...

@ EG - You're funny!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Yeah, pretty uncommon. On first sight I thought it is a church.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson