Thursday, September 27, 2012

Geothermal Heat Pumps and unbridled excitement

Decagon, a long time client and all around excellent organization, asked me recently (well, one of their employees, really.  Decagon itself is, in spite of laws stating the contrary, not a person and not capable of asking me anything directly) to create a drawing of a geothermal heat pump/exchanger.  So I did.  In fact, I did two.  One in a standard blueprint style and one in what's essentially it's opposite.  So here they are.

Houses are both satisfying and frustrating for me to draw.  Satisfying probably because it appeals to my type-A personality (more like a "type-A-frame personality"...get it?  A-frame?) and frustrating because there are all sorts of angles and stuff on a house.  Houses are a bit like cars: Unless they're purposefully cartoony, you have to get the proportions and lines all correct or it's going to look odd.  I think (this is true for me, anyway) you don't have to be an engineer or an architect or even good at math to be able to notice when something isn't quite right in a drawing of a house or a car.  Perhaps it's because we've all looked at so many of them.  Or perhaps it's because our brains have a pretty good symmetry detection chip in them.  Whatever the case, I hope I did passable work on this one.  It looks good to me, but I also spent enough time with it that I probably can't see what's wrong with it.



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