How many architects does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

How many architects does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Louis-Poulsen-Artichoke

 

21. Apparently the answer is 21.

 

One to sketch out the concept;
One to model it in Revit;
One to question the concept… “Does it have to screw?”;
One to write an addendum informing the contractors;
One to find the spec section and ASTM standards for screwability;
One to fill out the LEED paperwork for said lightbulb;
One to suggest a “stainless steel” lightbulb;
One to suggest a skylight instead of the lightbulb;
One to research alternate methods of screwing on the internet (Don’t google that while in the office);
One to suggest having a charette to brainstorm ideas about screwing in lightbulbs;
One (intern) to build a chipboard model of the lghtbulb;
One to suggest recessing the lightbulb;
One to issue addendum # 35 to have the contractor reverse the swing on the door in the room so the light switch for the lightbulb can be relocated to the other wall;
One to ask the design principal in charge to call the client to let them know we’re screwed;
One to call the structural engineer to see if the beam running through the lightbulb can be moved;
One to render the space showing a Louis Poulsen “artichoke” lamp instead of the lightbulb;
One to ask: “what the lightbulb wants to be?”;
One to discuss Le Corbusier’s use of lightbulbs throughout Villa Savoye;
One to google “Snohetta / lightbulbs”;
One to remove the boundary between the interior and the exterior of the lightbulb;

 

And finally;

 

One turn off the light while muttering “less is more…”

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