What were they thinking?

While I don’t condone profiting off the misfortune of others, I do promote having a bit of fun at someone else’s expense – so long as that someone is nameless and faceless. In the spirit of good fun, I’d implore you to take a gander at this photo from a recent site visit (to an occupied space!). Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to write a caption answering the question of “What were they thinking!?”. Answers may be first person, third person, or any way you like it. The funnier the better, as I’ll select one winner who makes me laugh the longest/loudest and supply them with a cheap fun product from the architangent swag store. Post your ideas to ‘what were they thinking’ in the comments section to be considered for the prize. Comments must be posted by Friday, January 20th. I’ll announce the winner that weekend.

Bathroom Addition

Bathroom Addition



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  • Jamilton86

    *first attempt*

    “when the chair is a rockin’ don’t come a knockin'”

  • Jamilton86

    *second attempt*

    Toilet Rocker Recliner – some assembly required

  • Deortiz

    I always wondered what goes on in the ladies room. 

  • jasonE

    Mr. Brinn preferred to have his newspaper read to him in the morning.

  • Alex

    “Excellent. Now all I need is a flatscreen and a fridge and I’ll never leave.”

  • Martin,T

    About 3 things i was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and i didnt know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, he had recently enjoyed Mexican cuisine.

  • JayG1001

    They were thinking of merging the two together for a comfortable and relaxed business experience.

  • http://twitter.com/dingo1385esque David Ngibuini

    Please don’t confuse ther two….

  • http://twitter.com/dingo1385esque David Ngibuini

    Old folks home architecture: for when nature has you on speed dial

  • http://twitter.com/dingo1385esque David Ngibuini

    there’s a stove and a bathtub too in here..

  • http://twitter.com/dingo1385esque David Ngibuini

    That chair used to be green…..amazing how far a little uric acid goes

  • http://twitter.com/dingo1385esque David Ngibuini

    i pee sitting down…

  • http://twitter.com/dingo1385esque David Ngibuini

    oh yeah…..you should see my pantry…..i have a bowflex machine in there….

  • http://twitter.com/dingo1385esque David Ngibuini

    and here is the guest room, Dad….

  • http://twitter.com/archietek52 Tony Elliott, AIA

    I don’t know how many times I have dropped the remote. I did discover that your iPhone will dry out in a bag of rice.

  • http://twitter.com/Parthenon1 Tara Imani, AIA, CSI

    You know you’re a redneck when you can watch tv and… well, you know- a picture is worth a thousand words!

  • http://twitter.com/Parthenon1 Tara Imani, AIA, CSI

    Oh no, another ‘cheap shot’ at architectural design- or lack thereof- I guess you’re only aiming at having fun.  Let’s hope those who use this room aim, too.

  • http://twitter.com/Parthenon1 Tara Imani, AIA, CSI

    I don’t know about you, but I personally think that’s taking the nautical design theme a bit too far. 

  • http://twitter.com/Parthenon1 Tara Imani, AIA, CSI

    Is that a “Head shot”- get it?  (Google “boat glossary terms” for a 1000) , i.e. a kitchen in nautical terms is called a “galley”- of course, everbody knows that!- a “head” refers to a toilet.  On that last point, I’ve recently heard of a “Living Building Challenge” project that incorporated boat toilets (yes, “heads”) to meet the required points.  Now, that IS thinking outside the box.

  • http://twitter.com/Parthenon1 Tara Imani, AIA, CSI

    “No, mom, I don’t blame you for not wanting to sit down on that chair in the 7-11 unisex bathroom!”

  • JamesinStumptown

    This 2012 John Smith House Design comes with all the *bells and whistles* while keeping the square footage under 50 sq. ft.  ***John Smith is an ‘Award Winning Architect’

  • http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com Bob Borson

    “it wasn’t the most conventional of bidet’s but the end result was the same”

  • mike

    I knew “Feng Shui For Dummies” was a bad idea…

  • http://twitter.com/tdubya86 tdubya86

    “I’m all set for Super Bowl Sunday. That one’s for game time and THAT one is for half time.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Werner/100000934500254 Brian Werner

    Southern Maryland Chic.