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which block of flats would you prefer to live in?

By CarolG  
A selection of three blocks of flats overlooking Regent's Canal near Camden, London. For me, the last version is the only one that I would consider living in, but even that doesn't really appeal to me, being a country girl at heart Smile A set for Silly Sunday.
Is anyone else having problems viewing MORE PHOTOS on the right hand side when you are in your favourites pf's? I haven't been able to see anything for a couple of days now, have sent a report in but as yet have had no response, which is unusual.

Tags: Street London General Architecture Flats Humour and fun

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ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
5 Mar 2017 6:02AM
None, thanks, Carol.
Too used to rural living.
Used to pass the canal every day on the way to school (I was a day pupil).
Completely changed now.

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5 Mar 2017 7:10AM
No thanks for me too -much rather live on a small boat on the canal itself -at least you can move if the neighbours are a pain WinkWink a good selection of horrific architecture here -to think - people go to university to learn how to design these things SadSad
5 Mar 2017 7:19AM
Yes, I think I'd give all of them a miss Carol, and any way, no way could I afford to live in ANY of them Smile

JohnSmile
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
5 Mar 2017 8:14AM
No objections for the versions, but the ones in the lead image don't look convenient at all to me. It 's like living in tin cans, Carol.
None now, retired to the country life and the peace and quiet
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 8:30AM
Modern architecture looks good when it is new but it soon becomes a bit grubby and it certainly doesn't age well. So glad I live in a traditional house. Interesting images to remind me of this though Carol.

Phil.
5 Mar 2017 8:31AM
There's certainly a variety here, Carol - interesting and well taken images!
I'm not very keen on the 'battleship' look of the flats in the lead image - where did that idea come from??!!

RichardSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.7k 2112 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 8:36AM
Spectacularly ugly, like a futuristic nightmare, but probably very nice inside.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
5 Mar 2017 9:42AM
Thought it was the Thames barrier!!!....Space is a premium in London, but Regents Park canal can be quite idyllic 😁
ade123 Plus
7 285 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 9:48AM
I have seen these flats myself when working in London Carol and have always thought rather them than me.

Ade
5 Mar 2017 10:02AM
I don't know , no idea
5 Mar 2017 10:11AM
OMG none of them , Carol , but perfect for SS SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 607 England
5 Mar 2017 10:13AM
It all depends on what they're like inside.
Going on just the outside, and that 'none' is not an option given by Carol, my order of preference is V2, V1 and the lead image last which does look so grimy.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 10:28AM
I guess there are no takers here for those flats - we all prefer rural living
or at least a bit of space between us and the neighbours.
Kate Grin
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 10:30AM
You have to click sideways v sign at either side to move to next image at moment.
Kate Grin
5 Mar 2017 10:44AM
Same as you Carol..............NoneSadSadSad, but if needs must, the last one.
capto Plus
7 6.0k 13 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 10:46AM
No doubt very expensive, but they don't appeal to me.Smile

ivor
SlowSong Plus
11 8.5k 30 England
5 Mar 2017 10:55AM
Oh the joy of modern architecture. Some get it right, others don't.
x
5 Mar 2017 11:06AM
Great images of modern urban dwellings, Carol
Do not like the modern military fortification style of your lead imageSmileSmileSmile
dimalexa 3 2 Greece
5 Mar 2017 11:30AM
My opinion is that the modern should be durable, just the difference from the classic is that it contains new ideas, trends and technologies. All this of course under the light of user-centered design with regard to scale, function and form. Me, as an architect, I have this rule over all, in whole my life.
Sometimes, in big architectural projects, the chief-architect, or the team, decides to implement some pioneering ideas, but do not take into account, as they should, the future user. The result may be something like this, that excellent shows Carol to us.
Very good work and an opportunity for expressing opinions, Carol!
Dimitris
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 11:48AM
Only if they were by the sea Carol!
too close to one another for me!
I also have problems with site recognising my camera!
and soooo slow!!!... give up at times, then go back later
craggwildlifephotography Junior Member 11 137 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 11:52AM
Definitely a NO from me Carol...GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Give me a caravan any day !!!! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
5 Mar 2017 11:53AM
Nice collection Carol, non appeal to me, overcrowded and over priced!
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
5 Mar 2017 12:14PM
If I had to live in a flat, think it would be in V1! Smile Some interesting shapes though... Smile
I see you are having the same problems as me with the More Photos - glad it's not just me! I've also mentioned this problem in my upload today Sad
Also, as Lillian says, often the site is soooo slow - other sites are OK, so it's not my PC...
Trev Smile
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 12:31PM
I think I would pass on all of them, Carol! I think the first ones are grotesque!
I haven't had thew same problem as you but find EPZ running rather slow - unless it's Firefox that's slowing it down. It does get there eventually.
Tony
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 12:39PM
I would not live in one of them CarolGrinGrinGrin

Cliff
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
5 Mar 2017 1:10PM
In answer to your question on my upload Carol, yes, did get to visit Poole Pottery! The coach dropped us off right outside it, so it was the first place I visited. Didn't actually buy anything, but it's a big place, lots to see Smile
Trev Smile
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 1:15PM
So wacky! Well spotted and perfect for today! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Isabel GrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 1:34PM
I'll pass on all these thanks Carol. Have found the site slow at times.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 2:10PM
Not somewhere I fancy to live!
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
5 Mar 2017 2:52PM
The last version for me Carol. The lead is very weird. Well captured though.
EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
5 Mar 2017 3:23PM
City life is not for me Carol although we do now live in a retirement apartment, it is in a lovely traditional market town and we are on the ground floor. Three good pics by you though.
Joan
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
5 Mar 2017 4:43PM
None of them really appeal to me either, Carol, but I guess there's many a buddy would be so glad to live in such.
Nicely captured set of these modern appartment blocks.
R.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2017 5:18PM
An interesting set but prefer the country too,
Ju
5 Mar 2017 9:10PM
None for me Carol. I have the same problem with More Photos and have put in a report as well. Cathy
Them houses in the first photo look,worst of all, Carol. I live in a 19th century masonry Victorian in Philadelphia.

These houses do not appear to fit the local architectural vernacular.

Peter

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