Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Ekey 2: Pig in the City
Much like myself, the second installment in the Ekey Sibling Epic Novel enjoys an educational challenge.
Back around 2002 I started my degree in journalism. Keeping with the theme of exploring booming industries, I also minored in saddle making and typewriter maintenance.
Keeping that same spirit alive, Brother The Deux decided to spend five years getting a degree in architecture dreaming to one day lead an elderly tour group around KC accurately naming all of the building undulations and columns.
This week, though, Ekey 2.0 was picked out of several hundred architecture students to help design and build a green roof structure on top of one of the buildings there at K-State. The goal, it sounds like, is to create a garden-like undulation on top of one of the buildings to help reduce water runoff and other environmental things.
In all honesty, though, since it is a bunch of college kids building this rooftop garden, I assume it is just a ruse to build a big pot farm right in the middle of campus... or worse, some kind of hippie all-natural tomato planter... blech...
It's tough being the middle child... it's going to be even tougher now that he is a hippie...