Thursday, March 15, 2007

Scale Figures Gone Wild: Too Hot for CDs

Architects often draw scale figures in our elevations (two-dimensional flat pictures of a wall with cabinets and/or equipment) so that the size of the room can be understood by the contractor as well as the owner. Recently, one of Elliot's ne'er-do-well pals from architecture school sent him some scale figures that were, shall we say, inappropriate for one's drawings.

Naturally, we Fearsome Foursome (Derek, Elliot, Jimmy Ray, and me) began populating our elevations with these figures and making PDFs of them. A few for your perusal:

Exhibit A: It's so sad when a simple check-in procedure at the radiology reception desk breaks out into fisticuffs.




Exhibit B: To paraphrase Chris Tucker and Ice Cube, "It's Friday, we're sittin' around in front of the hospital, ain't got shit to do..."



Exhibit C: Oops, looks like someone only made it as far as the emergency department's ambulance garage before they had a definite emergency...


Well, what can I say? It was one of those days again at Design Associates.

6 comments:

Miss Kitty said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!

This is even more awesome than the inappropriate drawings on the "in case of emergency" MD1011 manual many years ago! "If the plane lands in water, wave your hands in the air like you don't care."

The Wandering Author said...

:-D :-D :-D

Words fail me...

Sarge said...

I should've known that's how those figures were gonna be used...

[shaking head; evil grin]

Just for fun, I might have to begin surrepetitiously placing instances of these figures into the elevations of various projects, at random, just before they go to print for CDs. Who would ever suspect the CAD Manager??? "Hmm... looks like your CAD system is suffering from the reality virus, too!" ;-) :-P

ms. kitty said...

The juxtaposition of proper-looking drawings plus improper-looking figures blows my mind, Pixie. Pretty funny!

BaxterWatch said...

that rocks.

faded said...

The first image reminds me of a fantasy I used have where I punched out my design theory teacher. His name was Suubas Purnajpi, knickname Subhash. He died during our second semeter junior year. He was so hated that when he died people stood up and cheered.

Enjoyt the fact that you work in an architecure firm that has a sense of humor. I have worked in places that would fire you just being in possesion of the graphics.