In a message dated 8/30/02 9:08:36 AM US Eastern Standard Time,
> Our architect somewhere is laughing his head off! Ha. Toodles...Bunki
Don't you wonder what these architects are thinking sometimes? I think in
order to design any part of a school, architects should have to do an
internship in a school so they understand the minds (or stature) of children.
I have sinks that come up to my arm pits. Now, I am short, but we have
kindergartners at my school. I have no child sink or paper towel dispenser
that any elementary child can reach. This is in an artroom that was DESIGNED
as an artroom for students of all ages.
The list of oddities could go on and on. (Like a kiln room with no
vent...Duh...) To be positive, this can be turned around and used as a
"nonexample" in an art class. It could be lesson on how NOT to design things
and to consider the consumers who will be users and patrons of your work. If
it is supposed to be utilitarian, it should promote quality of life as well.
BFA, MFA, NBCT
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