Death to the Open Floor Plan. Long Live Separate Rooms. - CityLab


25 bookmarks. First posted by charisse august 2018.


We are going to need to consume a lot less energy if we want to stem the tide of global climate change. The good news is, humans survived for thousands of years without air conditioning and cars, and thus can learn some lessons from the past. The closed floor plan, especially the closed kitchen, can help save energy by the simple principle of not heating and cooling rooms that are not currently in use, as well as by isolating rooms we want to keep warm or cool.
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9 weeks ago by olanthanide
It’s time to end the tyranny of open-concept interior design. If someone asked me five years ago whether or not I thought the open floor plan would still be popular, I would have said no. Domestic architecture seemed to be taking a turn toward the rustic. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket 
august 2018 by archizoo
Interesting take.
I don't really like the visual feel of closed concept dwellings, at least in the low-bedroom-count places I've lived so far. Could see this being less stifling in larger suburban homes maybe?
On the other hand, the sound isolation is a big deal. Parties can be so fucking taxing when you have one room where everyone is trying to talk, eat, let kids watch TV, etc etc.
I wish there was a way to easily have both (without buying a ridiculously huge house)
august 2018 by mrled
Shameless plug for my article about bringing back rooms
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august 2018 by pfctdayelise
It’s time to end the tyranny of open-concept interior design.

If someone asked me five years ago whether or not I thought the open floor plan would still be popular, I would have said no. Domestic architecture seemed to be taking a turn toward the rustic. Today, “Farmhouse” and “Craftsman” modern …
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august 2018 by curiousstranger
The Case for Rooms
KATE WAGNER AUG 6, 2018
open  vs  closed  room  plans  doors  house  fad  history  architecture 
august 2018 by gdw
Madison McVeigh/CityLab Kate Wagner Aug 6, 2018 It’s time to end the tyranny of open-concept interior design. If someone asked me five years ago whether or not…
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august 2018 by peroty
Madison McVeigh/CityLab Kate Wagner Aug 6, 2018 It’s time to end the tyranny of open-concept interior design. If someone asked me five years ago whether or not…
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august 2018 by stuckeyboss
On the disadvantages of open plan houses, most saliently that they are not very efficient
architecture  homes  design 
august 2018 by mr_stru
It’s time to end the tyranny of open-concept interior design.
architecture  interiordesign  openplan  history  housing  CityLab  2018 
august 2018 by inspiral
Madison McVeigh/CityLab The Case for Rooms Kate Wagner 8:00 AM ET It’s time to end the tyranny of open-concept interior design. If someone asked me five years…
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august 2018 by breau
Endorse: An ode to the closed floor plan
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august 2018 by AnnieLowrey
Endorse: An ode to the closed floor plan
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august 2018 by charisse