Sunday, August 25, 2013

In every dream home a heartache

Architect 3D brings the world of 3D design within everyone's reach! The software allows you to easily draw up plans of your home and design its structure, from the foundations to the roof. From frames to masonry, electricity, heating, plumbing, and more. Design and view every detail of your project. You don't need to be an architect or building professional: Architect 3D provides you with all the tools and guidance you need to design your own project.

No it doesn't. Architect 3D gives you all the tools you need to make a complete prat of yourself. Building professionals and architects will point and laugh at your project, which they will see when you are obliged to ask them to save your project from itself. You see, they know what they are doing. You do not. Look at this kitchen. Look at those columns. Look at that "dining area." Try to look away; you cannot. It is too horrible to bear but also too hideous to ignore.
Now look at this plan. See how you would have to walk through every room to get from the front door to your bed. This is the design sensibility of a Victorian slum. Notice the facilities, clustered together in a state of mutual antagonism. Imagine your family and your guests struggling to negotiate the kitchen, lavatory and hall, while vast areas remain empty and ignored. And why is the garage door so small?
Now look at this house. Yes, it is a house, not a car showroom. Notice how the brises soleil are supported by struts because they not cantilevered: they are bolted on to the structure rather than integral with it. And it is no excuse to say that these designs are by French people. Non monsieur, this is a universal problem of design: people who cannot design have access to design tools and can make their horrible ideas real.

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