If Architects

If Architects

If Architects designed highways, they would be straight, scenic, and would take you somewhat close to your destination. I mean, you’d arrive where you probably should be, even though it might not be where you thought you wanted to go. Ah, but the view….

If Architects designed cruise ships they would be sleek, and dynamic, and inspire awe as they drifted aimlessly ashore into the rocks.

If Architects taught kindergarten kids, Kindergarten kids would be more sullen.

If Architects ran the National Parks, geysers would be more predictable, and bears would probably die.

More after the break.

If Architects designed artificial limbs, they would only be available in pairs, regardless of the needs of the patient.

If Architects liked birds, birds would be considered more cool.

If Architects dug holes, the holes would be perfectly square, and filled with concrete. The concrete would be polished to a fine luster. Architects would get upset if you told them they look like tombstones.

If Architects were given stars on Hollywood Blvd., they would want to use a straight edge when they write their name, and they wouldn’t want to put their hands in the wet concrete.

If Architects were to solve global warming, it would be surprising, and strikingly elegant.

If Architects made cookies, they would be perfectly round, appealing in texture and color, and inedible.

If Architects took vacations in the south of France, they’d keep business cards in the mesh pocket inside their swim trunks.

If Architects flew airplanes, the windows would be operable, and the top would be glazed and retractable. The seats would be made of 90% recycled materials. The barf bags would be the same.

If Architects helped you move into your new house, they would leave half of your furniture in the truck, and stubbornly refuse to “release” it.

If Architects reworked the tax code, there would be incentives for minimalism, however, the forms would be more complicated.

If Architects started wars, they would stick with them until they forgot why they were fighting, then they would blame their Structural Engineer.

If Architects ran the federal reserve, a small hole would appear in the fabric of time, all of the coins under our couch cushions would slip into this hole. Seven hours later Carl Sagan would come back to life and instantly suffer an aneurysm.

If Architects wrote blogs, they would….


Alright, back to work, { Coffee with an Architect }


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Cite: Jody Brown. "If Architects" 04 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/181885/if-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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