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2012-11-17 12:44:03 AM
that's like the opposite of what's happening
 
2012-11-17 12:44:18 AM
Sounds cozy...

i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-17 12:45:20 AM
Those aren't architects. Those are pretentious twatwaffles I wouldn't hire to design a shiathouse
 
2012-11-17 12:45:32 AM
They've invented the music festival.
 
2012-11-17 12:46:53 AM

fusillade762: Sounds cozy...

[i47.tinypic.com image 502x143]


They realize that their future as architects isn't very bright, so they pull off this stunt in the hopes of being different and edgy. Unfortunately for them, now everyone knows their future is not very bright because they build sheet forts outside in the middle of November, in farking Canada. At least kids have the common sense to do it inside.
 
2012-11-17 12:47:58 AM

"Red Lobster standing by...

Come in douche fort..."


"This is douche fort."

 
2012-11-17 12:49:17 AM
but seriously this headline is misleading and i am dissapointed
 
2012-11-17 12:51:13 AM
Troy and Abed approve.
 
2012-11-17 12:52:13 AM
Uh, bums have been doing that for years...
 
2012-11-17 12:56:36 AM
I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...
 
2012-11-17 12:56:45 AM
Also known as Skid Row, or shantytown if you're fancy.
 
2012-11-17 12:57:22 AM

skinink: "Red Lobster standing by...

Come in douche fort..."
"This is douche fort."


Snerk.

+1
 
2012-11-17 01:00:03 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

/oblig
//dnrtfa
 
2012-11-17 01:00:42 AM
She seems especially excited about all these erections.
 
2012-11-17 01:02:48 AM
I'd feel safer in a structural engineer's fort
 
2012-11-17 01:04:49 AM

Tenatra: I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...


Actually I looked at the other pictures. Since the author of the article says that they enjoyed hot chocolate after they did a street art installation I'm going to assume this that mess was their completed project. This is what they were trying to accomplish

www.edmontonjournal.com

:s
 
2012-11-17 01:05:01 AM
With used furniture and a tarp to block the wind, their "forts" will offer free hot chocolate and a casual place to socialize, starting Friday. The installation is meant to change to a physical space to encourage more social interaction between strangers on city streets


Yes, I'm imagining 4 homeless guys and a stray cat hanging out in it right now.
 
2012-11-17 01:05:05 AM

Tenatra: I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...


THIS
 
2012-11-17 01:05:38 AM
Does it come with a jar of piss?
 
2012-11-17 01:08:16 AM

Bossk'sSegway: Does it come with a jar of piss?


I was pissing in jars before it was mainstream.
 
2012-11-17 01:08:21 AM

tukatz: With used furniture and a tarp to block the wind, their "forts" will offer free hot chocolate and a casual place to socialize, starting Friday. The installation is meant to change to a physical space to encourage more social interaction between strangers on city streets


Yes, I'm imagining 4 homeless guys and a dead stray cat hanging out in it right now.


FTFY
 
2012-11-17 01:09:10 AM

Tenatra: I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...


You clearly have never interacted with architecture students before. All they're good for is making empty gestures and drawing pretty pictures. They don't actually learn anything about design until they've done a couple of years in the real world as Architects in Training as they put in their 2-3 years. Those years are required before they're allowed to even think about taking the extremely difficult series of tests to become licensed.

I've been in the field since 1999. These kids would never get a chance if I made the hiring decisions. We work with BIM and real world problems. The buildings I'm working on these days are simple compared to the past but when you're talking 7-12 million dollars for a simple box, you want somebody who's not making toys. You want a serious architect. These, they're little more than boys playing with tinker toys. That's all they'll ever be. Pissant little kids with no future because they're not taking the job seriously.

One serious fark up and we can kill hundreds of people, cost tens of millions in legal fees, damages, etc. Even a simple screw up, a minor mistake in communication can cost weeks of delays, countless hours wasted of having an expensive crane on site, weeks of lead time getting new off-site manufactured goods, etc.

Heck even a simple thing as missing a single number in a spec for the toilet partition can throw tight schedules off and cause much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Everybody makes that mistake at some point. The difference between that and one of these ass clowns is we're skilled enough to fix the mistake. These clowns are still playing with kid toys. Tinker toys. Not lives. Not paychecks. Not major projects.

Fark them and their idiototic professors.
 
2012-11-17 01:15:06 AM
Amateurs.

www.accidentalsexiness.com

/hot
 
2012-11-17 01:16:11 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Tenatra: I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...
These clowns are still playing with kid toys. Tinker toys. Not lives. Not paychecks. Not major projects.

Fark them and their idiototic professors.


You better be Frank farking Gehry after saying all that and riding your high horse.

As if you were never a student.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, OVER?
 
2012-11-17 01:20:20 AM

Smeggy Smurf: You clearly have never interacted with architecture students before. All they're good for is making empty gestures and drawing pretty pictures...


I do have a couple good friends in school for it right now, they also work entry level drafting jobs. I know that they aren't making any calls in design aspects, but c'mon look at that thing they built! Look at the illustration they were trying to capture in their own design and tell me they couldn't have used a bit of critical thinking to capture the atmosphere of it better, the design aspect was already done for them (although it doesn't say who came up with it).
 
2012-11-17 01:23:46 AM
www.edmontonjournal.com 

Fallout 3: Lamest Raider Camp... EVER!!!

/i was told i can sell slaves here?
 
2012-11-17 01:29:36 AM

Oznog: [www.edmontonjournal.com image 620x400] 

Fallout 3: Lamest Raider Camp... EVER!!!

/i was told i can sell slaves here?


At least in Fallout they were using old trailers and cargo containers.
 
2012-11-17 01:30:37 AM

BurghDude: Troy and Abed approve.


They've gone mainstream. Time to initiate protocol omega.
 
2012-11-17 01:35:27 AM

humanshrapnel: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 601x494]

/oblig
//dnrtfa


"Whore Mountain"?

That's not... is that a real place?
 
2012-11-17 01:36:48 AM
Fark it, I'm turning my living room into a couch fort when I get home. Let the room mates figure that one out in the morning
 
2012-11-17 01:45:47 AM

Smeggy Smurf: One serious fark up and we can kill hundreds of people,


that fark up would be an engineer's. Also i want an architect who looks at what they do as fun and as basically getting to do what they did as a kid, just with a paycheck and full size. A serious architect is as good as dead.
 
2012-11-17 02:13:16 AM
I want an adult sized play ground darn it!
 
2012-11-17 02:16:24 AM
I initially read that as "furniture fonts".

I was like, "WTF? Are they building couches using Comic Sans or some shiat like that?"
 
2012-11-17 02:17:28 AM

fusillade762: humanshrapnel: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 601x494]

/oblig
//dnrtfa

"Whore Mountain"?

That's not... is that a real place?


Well.... 

cdn.oddstuffmagazine.com 

It's in Oklahoma.
 
2012-11-17 02:20:59 AM

fusillade762: humanshrapnel: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 601x494]

/oblig
//dnrtfa

"Whore Mountain"?

That's not... is that a real place?


Where else would the stripper factories get their raw materials from BUT the mines on Whore Mountain.
 
2012-11-17 02:21:43 AM
Forts!

Does it get any better.
 
2012-11-17 02:45:18 AM

cuzsis: I want an adult sized play ground darn it!


The military has some obstacle courses you might like.
 
2012-11-17 02:45:26 AM
i877.photobucket.com

Has that whole social interaction between strangers on city streets idea covered
 
2012-11-17 02:46:34 AM
Why does their fort not have a ceiling? Isn't that one of the major things a good fort needs?
 
2012-11-17 02:51:44 AM

bubo_sibiricus: Smeggy Smurf: Tenatra: I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...
These clowns are still playing with kid toys. Tinker toys. Not lives. Not paychecks. Not major projects.

Fark them and their idiototic professors.

You better be Frank farking Gehry after saying all that and riding your high horse.

As if you were never a student.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, OVER?


He's absolutely correct, Time to change your milk bone Undies there Foxtrot!
 
2012-11-17 03:03:59 AM
imageshack.us 
Unavailable for comment
 
2012-11-17 03:12:09 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Tenatra: I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...

You clearly have never interacted with architecture students before. All they're good for is making empty gestures and drawing pretty pictures. They don't actually learn anything about design until they've done a couple of years in the real world as Architects in Training as they put in their 2-3 years. Those years are required before they're allowed to even think about taking the extremely difficult series of tests to become licensed.

I've been in the field since 1999. These kids would never get a chance if I made the hiring decisions. We work with BIM and real world problems. The buildings I'm working on these days are simple compared to the past but when you're talking 7-12 million dollars for a simple box, you want somebody who's not making toys. You want a serious architect. These, they're little more than boys playing with tinker toys. That's all they'll ever be. Pissant little kids with no future because they're not taking the job seriously.

One serious fark up and we can kill hundreds of people, cost tens of millions in legal fees, damages, etc. Even a simple screw up, a minor mistake in communication can cost weeks of delays, countless hours wasted of having an expensive crane on site, weeks of lead time getting new off-site manufactured goods, etc.

Heck even a simple thing as missing a single number in a spec for the toilet partition can throw tight schedules off and cause much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Everybody makes that mistake at some point. The difference between that and one of these ass clowns is we're skilled enough to fix the mistake. These clowns are still playing with kid toys. Tinker toys. Not lives. Not paychecks. Not major projects.

Fark them and their idiototic professors.


You must be a blast at parties.
 
2012-11-17 03:15:31 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: Bossk'sSegway: Does it come with a jar of piss?

I was pissing in jars before it was mainstream.


Mr Hughes, is that you?
 
2012-11-17 03:23:34 AM
Smeggy Smurf is full of sht. 2-3 years to take the tests? How you figure that? You need at least 7 years. Architects hire you to do their most boring tasks. This helps you meet about 10% of the IDP credits. When you look for different tasks to meet the other credit requirements is about when they run out of work. You get laid off, you look for new work, no one is hiring, no one will even take your calls.

Meanwhile why the snarking at students?! Everyone has to get started somewhere. I'd hate to see the student who only took mechanicals, statics, and materials. The only chance most architects will ever get to experiment with design is in school.

As Smeggy Smurf says, most of an architect's work is with computer assisted drafting and modeling programs that focus on systems integration. The young architects, and the not so young, spend most of their lives helping the "starchitecs" dreams come true. What sets the firm's principals apart from their draftsmen (intern architecs and community college draftsment) and project architects is simply ego, imagination, and salesmenship. Mainly it's ego and salesmenship.
 
2012-11-17 03:56:09 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Tenatra: I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...

You clearly have never interacted with architecture students before. All they're good for is making empty gestures and drawing pretty pictures. They don't actually learn anything about design until they've done a couple of years in the real world as Architects in Training as they put in their 2-3 years. Those years are required before they're allowed to even think about taking the extremely difficult series of tests to become licensed.

I've been in the field since 1999. These kids would never get a chance if I made the hiring decisions. We work with BIM and real world problems. The buildings I'm working on these days are simple compared to the past but when you're talking 7-12 million dollars for a simple box, you want somebody who's not making toys. You want a serious architect. These, they're little more than boys playing with tinker toys. That's all they'll ever be. Pissant little kids with no future because they're not taking the job seriously.

One serious fark up and we can kill hundreds of people, cost tens of millions in legal fees, damages, etc. Even a simple screw up, a minor mistake in communication can cost weeks of delays, countless hours wasted of having an expensive crane on site, weeks of lead time getting new off-site manufactured goods, etc.

Heck even a simple thing as missing a single number in a spec for the toilet partition can throw tight schedules off and cause much wailing and gnashing of teeth. Everybody makes that mistake at some point. The difference between that and one of these ass clowns is we're skilled enough to fix the mistake. These clowns are still playing with kid toys. Tinker toys. Not lives. Not paychecks. Not major projects.

Fark them and their idiototic professors.


Aw, thats cute :)
 
2012-11-17 04:50:11 AM
Smeggy Smurf: Get over yourself. One of those kids will one day be making the Big Boy calls and puffing themselves up in their minds just like you. The rest will fall by the way side. Half the class wont finish school and the real world full of large egos and myopic minds will doom most of the rest of them. Let them have their fun, bide your time and you can crush the soul out of them later.
Personally, I rolled out of bed late today, designed part of a site for three hours then played with my kid. I feel confident that nobody will die from my work today and I am sure I made more money than you did. You sound kind of stressed out.
 
2012-11-17 05:24:08 AM
I read the headline and seriously though it was these guys:

Forts & The Inbetween (Alternate Ending Version.)
 
2012-11-17 05:53:30 AM

fusillade762: Sounds cozy...


You realize that's 21 degrees Celsius, right? Multiply by 1.8, add 32 and bam! 69.8 Fahrenheit. Damn cozy to me.

/built better forts when i was a kid
 
2012-11-17 06:32:43 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Those aren't architects. Those are pretentious twatwaffles I wouldn't hire to design a shiathouse


Yea, you just described every architect I've ever met.

I would refer you to Smeggy Smurfs' post for evidence to back me up.

/contractor
 
2012-11-17 06:36:08 AM

Kalashinator: You realize that's 21 degrees Celsius, right? Multiply by 1.8, add 32 and bam! 69.8 Fahrenheit. Damn cozy to me.


I looked at the image again and it says "21 F". Someone from that part of Canada help me out: does it really hit almost 70 in the middle of the night there?
 
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