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1. Quick, if you could describe Houston in two words, what would they be?

UH architecture students answer this question here: http://www.vimeo.com/4199086

2. Quick again, when the words Houston and Architecture are put together, what comes to mind? They also answer that one.

2nd half of the video is better... but i dig music videos and thats a good song.

As for the 2 words.. none of the students really gave any unexpected answers.

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2nd half of the video is better... but i dig music videos and thats a good song.

As for the 2 words.. none of the students really gave any unexpected answers.

Don't care to share your own words?

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1. Quick, if you could describe Houston in two words, what would they be?

UH architecture students answer this question here: http://www.vimeo.com/4199086

2. Quick again, when the words Houston and Architecture are put together, what comes to mind? They also answer that one.

Those students don't like Houston. I guess the architecture is really bland to them (which it is, but the city makes up for that because there are so many buildings).

Two Words: Exciting and disappointing (sometimes).

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You call yourselves architecture students???!?!?

*goes to cry in the corner*

Sadly, my personal experiences show that many architecture students just are not "into it" that much. Perhaps I should introduce some of them to HAIF or something... ;)

What I wanna know is...when were these guys there?

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So very young, those students. I would be more interested in what the arch. graduates would say...didn't sound like any of them like Houston very much, "boring", really? :lol: ...and I thought one would give a description of the architecture in this city. They talked about the climate.

diverse

international

eclectic

friendly

tropical

(oh sorry, that's five)

&

careless (most of the time, about it's arch. history)

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1. Quick, if you could describe Houston in two words, what would they be?

FLAT and DIVERSE

UH architecture students answer this question here: http://www.vimeo.com/4199086

2. Quick again, when the words Houston and Architecture are put together, what comes to mind? They also answer that one.

STRIP MALL and TOWERS

those were the first things to pop into my mind. The flat thing I am sure comes from my new view from a high rise. Damn, you can see lights for miles on a clear night...

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How to describe Houston?

“We know”

It doesn’t matter what other areas of the country think of us, “we know” what Houston is all about.

It doesn’t matter how they rate us in any stupid, inane poll, “we know” where Houston stands in our minds and hearts.

It doesn’t matter how others see Houston’s future. “We know” Houston will come out on top in the long run.

“Can do” is another two-word description.

How to describe Houston Architecture?

“It works”

I don’t mean to be confrontational, but I think the Dallas skyline is – well, less than appealing. Same goes for Austin and that gawd awful spiked tower. Some people love it, but not me. There are some interesting buildings, but they don’t go together, in my opinion.

Houston’s skyline is a jumble of architectural styles, but they just seem to somehow fit together like pieces of a landscape puzzle. I think the Houston skyline is the best in the country. But then, I’m biased.

My personal two words?

“I left”, but only because I was ready for some Country Living. And I love it!

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Better Too Damnhot than Too Damncold. Ever been to Minnesota during the winter? :lol:

I will take Too DamnCold over too damnhot anyday. I've been snow camping at 20 below and still stayed plenty warm. Here, the only way to stay comfortable at 100 is to stay cooped up someplace. Nah, Houston sucks big time when it comes to climate and topography.

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I will take Too DamnCold over too damnhot anyday. I've been snow camping at 20 below and still stayed plenty warm. Here, the only way to stay comfortable at 100 is to stay cooped up someplace. Nah, Houston sucks big time when it comes to climate and topography.

I guess growing up on the Gulf Coast and visiting relatives in the northern midwest during winter gives me a different perspective, but to each his own. I don't mind the hot summers and I love that during February I'm wearing shorts and bar-b-queing while my northern relatives are snow-bound.

So...two new words...year-round shorts.

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Either way... doesn't matter... works both ways... but I think you know which way works best on that....

At least I used, simply, TWO WORDS. It doesn't say give me a Top 2 list or a Top 10 list of two words.....

My Choice

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"acquired taste" is my favorite so far.

"easy living" is second.

In my humble opinion as a yankee and former resident of New York, they're related concepts. It's easy to love NYC, but hard to live there. So people might quickly come up with superlatives to describe the city, and if you've got money, it would be a great place to live. But otherwise, it can slowly suck the life out of you.

Houston, on the other hand, doesn't present its fair qualities so readily. But the living is easy, and over time, one comes to really appreciate that. Then, it's easier to also appreciate the architecture, the green space, the cultural diversity, the museums & restaurants, and so on.

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