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  • that's like the opposite of what's happening
  • Those aren't architects. Those are pretentious twatwaffles I wouldn't hire to design a shiathouse
  • They've invented the music festival.
  • fusillade762: Sounds cozy...

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    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.
  • "Red Lobster standing by...

    Come in douche fort..."


    "This is douche fort."

  • but seriously this headline is misleading and i am dissapointed
  • Troy and Abed approve.
  • Uh, bums have been doing that for years...
  • I would expect them to produce something better than that if those really are architecture students...
  • Also known as Skid Row, or shantytown if you're fancy.
  • skinink: "Red Lobster standing by...

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


    Snerk.

    +1
  • She seems especially excited about all these erections.
  • I'd feel safer in a structural engineer's fort
  • 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

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


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


    I was pissing in jars before it was mainstream.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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).
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