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First of all, the architect designed a grand entrance — including a revolving door, mirrored tiles, lots of glass and shiny tiled flooring. Lovely.
However, in practice, there is a permanent plastic yellow warning cone about the slip danger on the shiny floor tiles. How attractive! Also – – because people prefer to walk in through a normal door (as opposed to a revolving door), they have had to Sellotape a notice to the glazed frontage. Deary me!
Is this the architect’s vision? How grand is this entrance now? Why can’t the architect understand that shiny floor tiles are slippery, that yellow plastic cones are unattractive, and that notices ruin the clean straight lines, and glazed surfaces?
Isn’t it weird that there are TWO yellow slip warning cones IN the revolving door — making it impossible to use this door, but the Sellotaped notice on the window stops you using the “normal” door — so how exactly is one supposed to enter this office block? Is this MI5 or the HQ of the IQ?
Things are certainly getting worse when people cannot enter a building without warnings!
Funnily enough the biggest danger is right outside — and there is NO WARNING… it is a wall of glass! Yes; an almost invisible obstruction to the pedestrian, to the drunk of a night.
What possessed the architect to put a square metre of thick glass on the pavement outside this building’s entrance? It is as bizarre as it is amazing!
One has to wonder at the thought processes employed when designs are drawn up! Getting Worse? You Bet! Modern Architecture? Summed Up!