If you struggle with lust, you better not click on any of these links.
No, I›m not linking to standard internet porn, but rather a new kind of
porn:Architecture Porn. (One denition of ‘pornography’ is simply “lurid or sensational material”.) I’m sure someone has coined this term before, but I just can’t resist writing on something that has been driving me
nuts lately, namely, that architecture has become, or at least started to
appeal to, the lurid and sensational desires of a large mass of people.
Now just as there have always been beautiful women, there have always
been beautiful buildings. But just as only some men have always “gottenthe girl”, only a very few elite have always lived in luxury. But bothwere always rare and not very conspicuous.
The problem today is that the internet has skewed things such that, withthe click of a button, all men can start to believe that they should bethe one having great ___ with that drop-dead woman (standard internet
porn). And likewise, with the click of a button, all families and yuppies
can start to believe that that they should be the ones living in luxu-
ry (architectural porn). The parallel hit me like a ton of bricks when I
played one of the following clips for Hallie and she responded, simply,with glazed over eyes and dropped yaw, “I
!” Change the
subject and have me respond similarly, and, well... you get the point!
Anyway, check out these sites and videos of the latest in luxury living.