Screen shot of video on park design. Don’t click on this but on the video at bottom of post. (Gizmodo)
From comments to article by Alissa Walker.
Scalies, according to Alissa Walker’s excellent report on an exhibit out in Berkeley, “The Secret Lives of Little People in Architectural Renderings,” are the little people in architectural renderings. That’s the term used by professionals. Scalies. They are mainly there to give a sense of scale to drawings of often gargantuan and indeed inhumane architecture. One of the first collections of people drawn into an architectural rendering was for a building by the Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. That news comes from a commenter after Walker’s article. Another commenter posted, apropos of nothing, a GIF (moving) shot of a guy asking about a model of a proposed modernist building, “What’s this, a center for ants?” Walker replied, “Completely relevant: See also:” and then posted a video of a group of architects presenting a plan for a park honoring a mayor who had died and whose widow is in the audience. I have to assume that this is some sort of comedy routine, not a real presentation. Anyway, take a look:
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