“We Came, We Saw, We Kicked It’s Ass!” – Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters
Hello there! Name’s Robie. Robie Wood. Professionally, Robie J. Wood, Architect. Member is dubious standing with the American Institute of Architects. Self-proclaimed McMansion Master. The quote above represents my goal for all McMansions past, present, and in the future. I don’t hate McMansions but rather revel in their absurdity. I am obsessed with their existence. Architects turned their noses up at residential design and went and hid in academia and obsessed over dead-tech, post modernist bullshit (to quote Al Pacino in Heat). We ceded the direction of the mass-produced housing market to builders and developers of ill taste and wide lapels. My God what they have wrought. Well I’m here to call them out and offer some light-hearted insight, quick sketches, and bad photoshop on what makes McMansions what they are and how they might be done differently.
Yes, I’m a super hero.