All posts tagged WTH

  • WTH: Case of the Blahs
    September 25, 2013, 9 Comments

    WTH? Will this hurt? Will this help? Located: north of 2200 block of Meridian Remove economic motivations, remove excuses, and ask yourself how far has this strayed from its original design? From an aesthetic point of view: is this compatib ...

  • WTH: Give Me Gas.
    September 18, 2013, 16 Comments

    WTH? Will this hurt? Will this help? Remove economic motivations, remove excuses, and ask yourself how far has this strayed from its original design? From an aesthetic point of view: is this compatible or incompatible, good or bad, worthy o ...

  • WTH: Park it Like it’s…
    September 11, 2013, 11 Comments

    WTH: Also stands for Will This Help/ Will This Hurt?  There have been a number of recent conversations at HI HQ about this particular weekly feature… We decided that due to the huge number of viewers for this column, we […]

  • WTH: Hello, Dolly.
    August 21, 2013, 3 Comments

    This poor baby is so altered and top heavy and  that Dolly Parton immediately came to mind…a pre-rhinestone version, of the bubbly crooner, of course. We love Dolly too, but it’s not often a piece of architecture evokes her ima ...

  • WTH: Third Kind’s the Charm?
    August 14, 2013, No comments

    Presumably, this historic home started with horizontal wood siding as seen on the top half here. With the enclosure of the front porch, it looks like vertical bead board was added to the top half of the bottom half, leaving […]

  • WTH: You Say It’s Your Birthday?
    July 31, 2013, 4 Comments

    Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you  Happy Birthday, dear… …………… Oh. Dear. If this isn’t a CakeWreck, what is it? No, seriously–anyone got any ideas on how this happened or what it th ...

  • WTH Wednesday: Commercial Disaster
    July 24, 2013, 2 Comments

    Homes aren’t alone in their subjection to heinous makeovers. There is no lack of commercial (former) gems in our fair metropolis, either. Look at the lovely bricks framing this westside storefront. Disastrous polyglot of plywood and d ...

  • WTH Wednesday: Vertical Horizontal
    July 10, 2013, No comments

    This Victorian gem in the rough doesn’t know which way it wants to go. The battle between vertical and horizontal reads like the subtext in a movie which, at it’s heart, is about confusion. The windows–as is so often the [ ...

  • WTH Weds: Vinyl Vision
    July 3, 2013, 4 Comments

    Some of the most beautiful and detailed architecture in the world has been built for religious purposes. This is not one of them. Would be interesting to know what other purposes this building served in the past…