Designing an Architectural Masterpiece in 15 easy steps

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A guide to designing an Architectural Masterpiece:

Step 1 – Come up with the original concept design

Step 2 – Explore alternate ideas to the original concept design

Step 3 – Have interns explore alternate ideas to the original concept design

Step 4 – Discard all alternate ideas, summarily, and out of hand

Step 5 - Deny any knowledge of the existence of all alternate ideas

Step 6 – Revisit the orginal concept design

Step 7 – Consider alternate materials for the original concept design

Step 8 – Have interns research alternate materials for the original concept design

Step 9 – Choose board-formed concrete for the original concept design

Step 10 – Remove all railings from the original concept design

Step 11 – Change 35% of all surfaces in the original concept design to glass and/or stainless steel

Step 12 – Have interns build a wooden model of the original concept design

Step 13 – Find a client whose desired project is of a comparable scale to the original concept design

Step 14 – Convince the “client” of the merits of the original concept design

Step 15 - Have interns produce construction documents for the original concept design

wah-la!

Enjoy your Architectural Masterpiece

and please clear some shelf space for the awards.

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Jody { coffee with an architect }

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photos are of the Norway and Sweden Pavilion by Sverre Fehn from lagiuspo’s photostream on Flickr (used under creative commons license)