Thursday, March 17, 2011

Design

You know, architects have always amused me.

I know they do some wonderful work. Great designs, innovative features, cutting edge stuff.... but really, do some of them think that it's all about "looks" and not function? What about the small stuff?

What's amused me I guess is that they don't seem to be really good with the "livable" aspects of a house...you know, the little things that you just expect would be a "given" in a home.

MONT's worked with quite a few and he tells me some of their expectations have been unrealistic because they sometimes want things that are not possible, they overlook things that should be a priority...and some don't consult with the tradespeople who have to implement their designs.

I have a friend who's had her home renovation designed by an architect. It's all quite beautiful. Really gorgeous in fact. Even her bathroom is top class!  Only thing is, she doesn't have a power point for her hairdryer/shave etc....


Actually, I'm wrong, she does have a power point, but it's tucked away in the back of the cupboard. You know, the one under the basin.

What's with that?

She said the architect didn't want a power point on the wall because it broke the clean lines and distracted from the "look" of the room.

Sorry, but I don't get it.



You can bet your bottom dollar he'd have a power point on the wall in his bathroom.

1 comment:

  1. It's so true! It's all about how it looks rather than how it functions. I swear about it most days at work where I slave over an exhibition display systen designed by architects. They pat themselves on the back while you have to put up with the difficulties!
    I think it should be about a balance between form and function :)

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