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A House for Essex is the dying gasp of Fashion Architecture Taste, in close collaboration with Grayson Perry. The result is an inhabitable piece of folk art, Barbara Jones via Lego Friends / sort of related, 10 Elaborate Floor Plans from Pre-World War I New York City Apartments (via MeFi). Would have been nice to have seen some of the buildings in question. See also Manhattan Classic: New York’s Finest Prewar Apartments, which indulges with photos and floorplans of many of the main surviving apartments of the era.

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Soundscapes is an intriguing blog that documents modern Paris through its sounds, all recorded at source. It’s also a good jumping off point for other sound sites / old but good, Tintin in Innsmouth, the Lovecraft/boy reporter mash-up / more Spectra / Lego Architecture Studio / related, edible chocolate Lego / still related, the proposed ‘Lego House‘ in Billund shuns the FAT/Perry aesthetic in favour of a scaled up version of Lego Architecture Studio. Bjarke Ingels Group is at the helm, a practice with previous experience of the material.

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