Must New Urbanism look old?
(Jon) Neal makes a valid point regarding my post, “New Urbanism blooming in Bloomington”:
A neat development in a neat town, but the main problem is that the new houses are old-fashioned looking. What part of “New Urbanism” says it has to look like the thirties?
I know the looks are a response to what suburban building looks like currently, but there is another direction you can take this in — new designs. I would be a lot more attracted to something more fresh looking.
Here’s some housing that’s definitely “fresh,” from useful + agreeable magazine:
But maybe an architect friend or two can point out some other modern designs that would work in an older neighborhood?