Thursday, October 4, 2007

It's a game!

Welcome to my fun contest. You don't win a prize if you win, but, um, you win the right to say that you won my contest, and that's pretty exciting.

This photo is of an object that sits atop the filing cabinet in my cubicle at work. Do you know what it is? Do you have a guess? If so, leave your guess on my comments.

This is a pointless little post. I just like this thing and wanted to share it with all of you.

The triangle, circle and square are all separate items. They are squishy like foam or Nerf. And they serve a specific purpose. Everyone at my office has them. The U.S. Green Building Council supplied us all with them.

So what are they? Show me your smarts! Make a guess! Good luck to you all - I hope you win!


Leahtard said...

I actually know exactly what they are, but I won't spoil it for everyone else. I'll e-mail you my answer. :-)

JLandDesign said...

Do they have to do with building principles, and space efficient design? The closer a buildings shape is to a square, or a circle, the more efficient the design with less exposed surface area for the same square footage. This principle can help reduce the overall size of the house, and reduce materials. The triangle represents the roof. The pitch of the triangle represents the most efficient style of roof design. The triangular shaped roof helps with air circulation, and limits moisture buildup, etc. Also, this style of roof uses less materials to construct.

I am probably making this more difficult than is has to be, but it was fun guessing. I look forward to hearing what these object really are!

amelia said...

It looks like the little wood blocks you get at Rodizio Grill to tell them when you want more meat!