September 07, 2015

One Weird Trick For Getting the Local Archetectural Review Board Off Your Back

If the local ARB is giving you grief, just send them this or one of several similar pictures by Munashichi. Then they'll all have heart attacks and leave you alone.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 08:29 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 I'm not an architect, so I don't know what sorts of things give them heart attacks.

However, it looks like there is an awful lot of steel in the construction and reinforcement of these buildings: Grey wrought iron/steel beams/columns/arches etc. If these buildings have a skeleton like that, you could probably get away with building the whole city like an inverted pyramid or cantilever bridge or wackier shape. You'd have to be more careful with concrete/rebar, because concrete is really only good in compression. As long as it's not in an earthquake zone, I'd give it a thumbs up.

Somewhere in that city is a very busy steel mill. :-P

Posted by: ams at Mon Sep 7 21:18:52 2015 (GtPd7)

2 Of course there's the rust aspect of it too. If it's mild steel, the exposed structural members are going to rust unless they've taken care with the paint/anodization/etc.

Posted by: ams at Mon Sep 7 21:22:23 2015 (GtPd7)

3 Nonetheless, I wish we actually had cities like that to live in.

Posted by: RickC at Tue Sep 8 20:07:51 2015 (FvJAK)

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