My friend Preston of Jetson Green criticized me a few weeks back for being too negative about a possibly ground-breaking project. He was right; in that particular case, if I had nothing good to say, I probably shouldn't have said anything at all. I consciously decided to follow that dictum when I first saw the stunning little Tetra Shed on Shedworking. It is a beautiful thing, designed by David Ajasa-Adekunle Innovation Imperative, an award-winning British architecture firm, and it has been showing up on every design website, including Jetson Green.
This thing is either going to leak, or it is going to be impossibly expensive. And then it will take a little longer to leak.
There are other issues; Bucky Fuller might point out that the tetrahedron encloses the least volume per unit of surface area. Or that municipalities with limits on floor area measure the overall footprint, whereas what matters to a human being is the headprint, how much room is there to stand up in.
Preston raises a serious issue; are we cheerleaders or critics? I don't know anymore.