Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Horrid Corners

I am just horrified how, even now in 2012, I visit schools and see designs that are frankly idiotic.  Recently I visited a primary school undergoing some significant refurbishment.  I was appalled to see a room being created within a larger space, but resulting in walls being built stopping just short of a large full length window.

The result is a long narrow gap, not much more than twelve inches wide for the full width of the glass.  From outside you will see a wall.  From inside - it will become a narrow little space which will attract litter or become a dumping ground.  We all know it will.

Why would anyone design this?  Even worse - why didn't someone challenge it before they started construction?  This is what I do a lot of the time for a range of companies - it really saddens me when I see someone get it all sooo wrong! It is the worst space I have seen for ages - some one should get in real trouble for this!  It's shocking.


a4annie said...

Gareth, it's truly disgusting!

Mariana said...

this is the kind of thing that happens when architects don't make 3D models...no one catches it because it is easy to miss something like this only looking at 2D plans