So… on with challenge 2 and we’re getting a feeling it’s not going to be as simple as it first seemed!
A search for “architects with experience building 40ft giraffes on residential properties” returned zero results in Google.
And they say you can find just about anything online?
I remember when I was young, for my homework I did a cross section drawing of a giraffe lowering it’s head to drink water, showing the leg bones squeezing the main neck artery from the heart. I wrote that if it didn’t reduce the pressure from the heart to the head, it would blow off.
The head that is.
I still have no idea how it works in a real giraffe, but we’re assuming a giraffe, real or otherwise is a highly technical piece of building that we can’t just trust to any fly-by-night architect… so we’re going for the best-of-the-best of famous award winning UK architects.
It’ll be a 10-way pitch situation, so we’ve put together a request for designs (which we’ll upload later).
May the best architect (with no previous experience of building 40ft giraffes on residential properties) win.
[Guest blogged from David, Rachel’s brother, as she’s suffering a fair bit from the 3rd chemo & too sick to post but wanted to get the challenge started.]
(By the way – for the giraffe homework I got an ‘A’, my only ‘A’ ever… until my teacher asked how I knew that was the reason the head didn’t blow-off… and I confessed that I’d made it up as it seemed possible. She immediately marked it down to a ‘D’… in-front of my face! I must have been about 10 at the time and it put me off homework forever after.)