20 Times Architects And Engineers Created Impractical And Unsafe Things, As Shared In This Online Community
While some architects create friendly and thoughtful constructions to make life easier for everyone, others don’t care about people’s safety. In order to make things aesthetic and pleasant, some architects tend to forget the ‘practicality’ part of things.
The subreddit r/ArchitectureForAdults shares photos of weird and ridiculous architectural and engineering designs that don’t seem very safe when you ponder upon them. Check out some of their best posts in the gallery below.
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#1 All These Houses Are Connected By A Pool
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#3 Just Don’t Swing It Side To Side Too Much
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#4 Mural On The Back Of Acme Incorporated
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#5 This Staircase
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#6 What Was Their First Idea, Stairs Made Made From Piles Of Rusty Nails?
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#7 Almost Pulled A Michael Scott While Delivering Groceries Today
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#8 You Don‘T Need To Be Drunk Anymore
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#10 Construction Of The Hindenburg- Yes, Those Are Ladders
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#11 This 1930s Design Let You Hang Your Baby Over The Side Of A Building In A Cage
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#12 Skyslide At OUE Skyspace In Los Angeles, CA | An Outdoor Glass Slide That’s Attached To The Exterior Of The U.S. Bank Tower. The Skyslide Is 45 Feet Long, About Four Feet Wide And Made Entirely With 1.25-Inch Glass. Visitors Glide From The 70th To The 69th Floor. Now Permanently Closed
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#13 Train To Machu Picchu With A Balcony
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#14 Internal Staircase For People Who Like Every Trip To Be An Adventure, And No Longer Have Children
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#15 These Urinals Where You Can Look Out To The Street. Windows Aren’t Tinted At All So You Can Also See In. Even Has A Sink On Top Of Each One
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#16 These Obstacles Are Almost Invisible On The Bike Lane
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#17 What Kind Of Stairs Is That Even????
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#18 I Always Wanted A Treehouse
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#19 Emergency Exit Looks Like Emergency By Itself
#20 A Footbridge With Knee-High Sides
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This you? 🤓
The architects have the mind of people on the internet, unforgiving.
Well done! Hilarious mostly, except for the one endangering bicyclists (which is just stupid, the glass slide (I’d try that, … once) and the inclusion of the full size sidewalk pads in the Japanese garden pond (not at all hard to negotiate and quite aesthetic).
#17 isn’t as bad as it looks; photo is from the top looking down. It actually looks like a pretty good space saver; way better than a normal staircase for as steep as it is. At least you can fit your whole foot on each step.
These pictures are awesome 😎