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QUICK GUIDE: How Not To Architect (Part 3)

Check out PART 1 here, and PART 2 over here!

So, I'm frequently asked what makes me so ANGRY. The truth is, I'm not always in a rage... in fact, quite often I'm a veritable ball of sweetness and light! (Within reason of course, I am an architect after all...)

The infamous anger only really occurs only when I see architecture, design, engineering and project managing that is - how do I put this? - at the WRONG end of the intelligence spectrum. This includes everything from a dodgy door handle to an enormous, post-modern mess...

The question is: How can we reduce this source of face-palming frustration? By compiling a handy pamphlet for all concerned, succinctly named:

A QUICK GUIDE: HOW NOT TO ARCHITECT.

Peruse the articles below for examples of what not to do, and feel free to contribute to the collection as you see fit, just send me your photos over on the official Facebook page... for the benefit and continuing professional development of us all, of course. You can thank me later.

Yours educationally,

The Angry Architect

 

ARTICLE 21: Workshop Guests.

Remember: You may love your cat, but your cat does not give a flying f**k about your meticulously detailed site model.

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ARTICLE 22: Open-Plan Toilets.

Oh er... Hello there!

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ARTICLE 23: Spiral Staircases.

Beautiful metal details abound... just watch your step on those stairs.

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ARTICLE 24: Post-Modernism (On Steriods).

The Portland Building by Michael Graves is an architectural icon, but not necessarily for the right reasons. I would put it into the unusual category of post-monumentalism... Key ingredients: gargantuan faux-classical ornamentation and gaudy colour scheme to boot.

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ARTICLE 25: Detail References.

Yep.

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ARTICLE 26: Driveways.

Nothing more to say here.

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ARTICLE 27: Roofs.

Interesting details here. Nice juxtaposition of timber and blockwork.
Via: Bad Housing

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ARTICLE 28: The Tight Squeeze.

"There, I fixed it."

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ARTICLE 29: 'Refurb'.

Beeeeautiful.

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ARTICLE 30: Ventilation.

A 2 to 1 AC unit-to-window ratio. How efficient.
Via: Bad Housing

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