But the difficult part comes next. In the dark tragedy of Syria, there is no solution, and any action or inaction will involve moral and tactical inconsistency and compromise. It is impossible to determine a response for Australia, or the world, that is not flawed, but this does not automatically mean that it is better to do nothing.
The great Australian nightmare, more like it. From gloomy inner-city terraces to supersized McMansions jammed up against the neighbours, there are some truly terrible home designs around this wide, brown land.
Speaking of brown, have we finally kicked the brownish grey or is that greige? Here, in no particular order, are some of the worst design features that crop up with depressing regularity in Australian houses and apartments.
Memo to builders, architects, interior designers and anyone else listening: Open-plan overkill Not so home sweet home. Stocksy A combined lounge-dining room I can handle.
But a cavernous zone with every square metre of communal living space mixed together?
Not only is it hard to heat, it assumes you want to spend a whole lot of time with your family members or housemates. Give me a break.
A little privacy, please. Granted, not all exposed bricks are things of beauty, but charm of yesteryear is too often lost beneath layers of boring and high-maintenance cement. With a bright yellow door to show off their rampant individuality. In reality, most terraces are horrible, dark, depressing places with useless front rooms unless you enjoy an audience of passers-bymildew issues, narrow staircases, poor sound insulation and no upstairs toilet.
The realities of terrace living. At the other end of the spectrum, was it really good idea to build that spacious balcony overlooking that four-lane highway?
And a pox on all your units with transparent balconies that overlook the neighbours. Ditto Our Lady of Guadalupe. Bring them back, I say. Leave the second car on the street. Or sell it and catch a bus.
Stocksy Solar stupidity News flash: So does natural ventilation. North-facing windows catch far more winter sun that those on the eastern or western sides. If you must install an airconditioner, remember: Tuck it away somewhere inconspicuous. Which is entirely possibly in many modern McMansions, which are built so close the next house you probably reach in and grab their remote too.
And gardens are lovely. And the worst bit? At last countthe median Sydney house price was Living in too close quarters.Leaving Home: What Economics Has to Say about the Living Arrangements of Young Australians Deborah A. Cobb-Clark RSSS, Australian National University.
The most terrible things about Australian homes. Elicia Murray Sep 14, facebook. twitter. whatsapp. for all its design flaws, it’s still ridiculously unaffordable for many.
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Australia is undergoing a significant change whereby home ownership may no longer be the norm, according to a report released on Thursday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The Guardian - Back to home. the discussion has seemed as one-sided as a basketball game between giants and dwarves.
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