The houses in Chicago and bungalows just like any other bungalows in the country have been neglected and little care given to them. This is despite numerous attempts by advocates like Upton and Rapoport. The neglect has left the string of bungalows a shadow of their former glory. In the quest to have the bungalows get the attention they deserve, many writers have tried to publish articles about the houses but with little success. Many of the architects and scholars have no real interest in how the houses were built.
Modern suburban houses have also been neglected in the larger part of Northern America. Chicago, the most scrutinized metropolis, has had its houses neglected as well. The 2, 3 and 6 flats have been largely ignored. The relationship between the building style and house plans in particular little is known about this. Many scholars and building analyzers have argued that the modern suburban houses are boring to write about and analyze. There are three types of houses according to Andres Duany an associate and guru of New Urbanism. In his classification, he described the mass suburb as ‘a gigantic middle ground of compromise that includes lazy historicism, halfhearted modernism, and everything in between, most of which could be called kitsch’. Such comments show the level of neglect and unconcern about suburban houses.
Russia on the other hand had a housing construction program initiated by Khrushchev. He envisioned family apartments complete with amenities, decorative ware, and furnishing. Russia, however, experienced a change in housing ideologies that came with the rule of Stalin. There was even a change in the design materials and materials used in the construction industry.
In conclusion, both America and Russia have had different house building strategies over the years. However, the Russians have more attachment with the older architecture than the Americans do. More importantly, the Houses in Russia built in the early years are still significant in the modern world.
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