Are Building Codes, Zoning And Development Controls "Fascist"?
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Images credit pottgiesser architecturespossibles Suzanne Labarre shows a lovely bit of architecture on Fast Company , The Maison L by Christian Pottgiesser and Pascale Thomas Pottgiesser of pottgiesser architecturespossibles . It was a tough project; Yvelines is predominantly rural, not far away from Versailles, a world heritage site where views have to be kept pristine if they want to keep that status. The house appears to include elements of an historic orangerie in a forest. Being historic France, there are strict controls on development to protect the environment, cultural treasures and farmland. With my historic preservationist hat on, I consider these to be good things; that is why Paris and Versailles get more tourists than Houston. That's why I was so troubled by Suzanne's title, A House That Solves The Problem Of Fascist Building Codes. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger