Draw… Something

2511 20th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144

Listing says “Architectural Plans and Valid Permit avail. for the new purchaser,” but um… I think the seller and I may have different definitions of “architectural plans.”

2511 20th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144

“Lost Steam in the Dream” I especially like the vaguely humanoid figures on the porch.

2511 20th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144

So do we get to see the actual home at all?

2511 20th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144

Um, okay. So there’s that.

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Marty E.
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3 Comments on "Draw… Something"

  1. Oops sorry, I broke the site yesterday afternoon and didn’t realize it until this morning. Should be all better now. I apologize for the interruption!

  2. No problem, Marty. It always reassures me that these things happen to other people (too). This may reveal a flaw in my character.

    It is perhaps not surprising that the owner never built out their “dream.” Personally, if I were troubled by dreams of relentless spherical shapes shouldering their way toward my house through the mists, I wouldn’t build it, either.

    Particularly if my dream defenses were limited to giant Logical OR gates – which, as any first year comp-sci student knows, will literally let through “anything” and stop “nothing.” I would not for a moment assume giant spherical mist monsters were zero-equivalent “nothings.”

    In fact, I must attribute his choice to draw his defenders as OR gates (instead of, say, NOR gates, by mere addition of little circles on top), to either disastrous naivete or the cry of a tortured soul for help… or both.

    One hopes the proceeds of the sale will be used at least in part to obtain him that help.

  3. “Vaguely Humanoid Shapes” are par for the course in architectural drawings. Not all architects have the artistic talent to sketch a believable, let alone attractive, human. The use of stylized, representative forms still gives a sense of scale to the building(s) portrayed, which is of more importance than a more realistic looking person. Also, by vague-ifying the humans, the emphasis stays on the architectural design. However, not only is emphasizing said design the main point of the drawings, doing so also conveniently underscores the architect’s ego while neatly avoiding any suggestion that other human beings matter.


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