Roman Internet

September 22 2014

Architectural style: a kind of postmodern neoclassical, esp one characterised by broken pediments, split gables and brightly coloured faux-balconies with X railings. Used in corporate headquarters from the London suburbs to Bangalore.

Andrew Cover, a friend of mine, coined this c 2000.

5 Responses to “Roman Internet”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    And much loved on airport roads in places like Bangkok. A rather dated style by now, I sense.

  2. Lance Knobel Says:

    Could take its place in the honor roll of newly coined architectural styles with Stockbroker Tudor and Wimbledon Transitional. See Osbert Lancaster passim.

  3. davidderrick Says:

    Lancaster also wrote about Bypass Variegated, which belongs to a set of cultural reactions mentioned here:

    https://davidderrick.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/miss-strudwick

    Andrew tells me that it should be Internet Roman. My mistake was genuine, but I also prefer it the other way.

  4. davidderrick Says:

    The same coiner came up with: “If you roll a boxful of shoes down some stairs, you will, at some point in its descent, hear the word ‘London’.”


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