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Blueprints who needs blueprints

  1. Feb 10, 2009 #1
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  3. Feb 10, 2009 #2

    mgb_phys

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    All of these are true except one ( it's an art projectby Frank Kunert)

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  4. Feb 10, 2009 #3
    I'm guessing the escalators.

    This is quite the thread.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2009 #4

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    No.

    I actually have a real life example of how this happens (but no photo)
    I was working in a government lab when the operation was taken over by a university.
    The university has to work to safety standards that the government is exempt from and they decided that we needed an extra fire exit from my lab.

    However they were only responsible for the operation of the lab not the structure - so they couldn't make any major alterations. Instead they took out a window and installed a fire door at waist height. A few weeks later they came and built a little set of wooden steps upto the door.

    What they never built was the outside fire escape from this first floor (second floor for Americans) doorway!

    Then it got surreal. We taped up the door and put big warning notices not to open it, the health and safety people came and told us off for blocking a fire exit. We pointed out that it opened onto a 15ft drop, but that wasn't their problem - the outside of the building wasn't their responsibility!

    We became quite famous, people would come and visit our lab just to see the famous door to nowhere!
     
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    mgb_phys

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    So you only have the one _ _ _ _ _ ?
     
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    I found this the most stupid one.I found this the most stupid one.[/QUOTE] Why stupid? What about accommodation for Siamese twins?

    Siamese twins have two.
     
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  9. Feb 10, 2009 #8
    :rofl:

    If I had been there, I'd call them back and as soon as they arrived I would've set up a one-way route just before they'd enter. Call it a customer feeder line. And you know where the route would end...
     
  10. Feb 10, 2009 #9

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    Most of the others I suspect were done on purpose, are incomplete, or we don't have all the info. The balcony with no window is probably a purposeful architectural feature and in the train tracks one, the train tracks are probably abandoned.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2009 #10
    I was reading an online book about "Bad Human Factors Designs"
    http://www.baddesigns.com/
    Some of the designs are really hilarious.
     
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    The site mentioned that a lot of the buildings ones were from the former Soviet bloc. I suppose a combination of school janitor level of customer service and don't question authority gets you that.
    Anybody who has dealt with the buildings/maintenance dept at any university will appreciate those 'designs'.

    Thats the art work - Frank Kunert
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  13. Feb 10, 2009 #12
    I thought densely populated city in an undeveloped country could also have some of them - particularly when people try to build things in the older parts of the city.
     
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    Or you just happen to have a Leonardo da Vinci masterpeice where you want a new doorway

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    Monique

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    Here's someone who knows how to use a blue print:

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  17. Feb 11, 2009 #16

    russ_watters

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    I need to become an artist - it is amazing what passes for art these days.

    And Monique - that one is clever, and maybe interesting, but jeez - art? Really? I do that kind of thing all the time - I like to make my friends look like drunkards by photographing them with 2 ft tall "pints" of beer at the bar...
     
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    There's also such a thing as relying too much on a blueprint and too little on the grey stuff.

    Here's an example of a revision cloud on a design:

    http://www.autodeskpress.delmar.cengage.com/resources/olcs/acad2005/oct04/markup-3.gif [Broken]

    And here's one that found its way into construction:

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  21. Feb 12, 2009 #20

    Monique

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    Did you really look at his work? I think it definitely is (architectural) art. Or would you think the work that Escher made is not art either?
     
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