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Spring (..or almost summer)

How true is this chart!? It’s exactly what happened today!..at least here in Paris with 20 degrees celsius…

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..one of those sunny everything-is-possible and life-is-so-georgous days, right? At least, that’s how I felt .)

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Madame l’Architecte

This one is a  special for all architects among you, my fellow sufferers, and those who know this business.  After a really sh…y day  at the office, having a look at  this tumblr really helps to relativize, put things into perspective .. and see things with some humour and less gravity.
Some of my french friends may already know it: Madame l’Architecte. Two women architects who narrate in pictures and with a lot of humour the daily routine of their work! It’s just hilarious!

Here are some of my favorites .)

(For the non frenchies among you, I tried some translation)

Quand le maitre d’ouvrage te demande si l’estimation des travaux inclut les options.
When the client asks you if the estimate of costs includes options.

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Quand tu demandes conseil à ton boss au sujet d’un courrier recommandé destiné à une entreprise –
When you ask your boss for advice about a registered mail for a contractor

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Quand tes collègues te demandent comment s’est passée ta réunion de chantier et que tu leur résumes en quelques mots.
When your colleagues ask you how was your site-meeting and you recap in a few words

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Quand le charpentier t’explique que les poteaux n’auront pas exactement la même section que celle que tu as dessinée.
When you carpenter explains to you that the pillars will not be exactly the same section that you have drawn.

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Quand l’entrepreneur t’explique qu’il ne lit jamais ses marchés avant de les signer, car cela demanderait au moins une semaine avec deux avocats, et que de toutes façons il a un accord cadre avec le client… “alors bon, les pièces contractuelles… Mme l’Architecte…”

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Quand tu gagnes un concours face à un Jean Nouvel (Oh yes,  sorry my dear – it happens to the best  of us .)
If you win a competition against Jean Nouvel (for the non-architects, it’s like winning a tennis match against Roger Federer)

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…and so on…

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