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Richard Rogers Submarine

So obvious, I can't imagine why it hasn't been built
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Anyone who has ever been on a submarine will have been struck by how cramped the accomodation is.
Pipes and plumbing seem to be everywhere.
The solution is simple - employ Richard Rogers Partnership, architects of the Centre Beaubourg in Paris and the Lloyds Building in the City of London to design future submarines.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Aug 21 2007

The Lloyd's Building http://newsimg.bbc....41380249_lloyds.jpg
The point is, it has all the services on the outside [hippo, Aug 21 2007]

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       Yeah, Richard Rogers. Cool.   

       <beat>   

       Who's Richard Rogers? What's a Beaubourg? Does it go underwater?   

       (Oh, you want _me_ to google it? Pshhh).
globaltourniquet, Aug 21 2007
  

       You mean "Inside Out Design"? Um, wouldn't that make your submarine rather slow and noisy?   

       Sonar Operator: "Captain! I hear something! It sounds like someone dragging an oil refinery through the ocean!"   

       Captain: "Ah, must be one of those poncy new Richard Rogers Submarines, launch torpedos."   

       Torpedo: "Boom!"
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 21 2007
  

       //Who's Richard Rogers//
Hint: He didn't help Oscar Hammerstein write "South Pacific".
(I think)
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Aug 21 2007
  

       Sight-seeing tour of Standing Up Submarines in large city centres has become quite a tourist attraction.
xandram, Aug 21 2007
  

       ?!?
wagster, Aug 21 2007
  

       Please refrain from posting obvious ideas here.
phundug, Aug 21 2007
  

       Hunt for Big Red October.
normzone, Aug 21 2007
  

       The borg did this in StarTrek. They had forcefeilds though.
evilpenguin, Aug 21 2007
  

       You could build a sub with 2 skins. A thin one on the outside to make it aquadynamic, then all the crap that doesn't mind being exposed to pressure, then a thick inner skin, then the people.   

       "Argh captain, this water pipe that for some reason runs through the ship has just broken, we're filling up with water". "Don't panic, there should be a large red valve about a metre from the leak. Just shut it off, it's obviously not important".
marklar, Aug 22 2007
  

       haha[Brau]
xandram, Aug 22 2007
  

       I'd rather be on the Gene Simmons submarine.
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 22 2007
  

       Read the title with the structure 'person does thing to object'.
marklar, Aug 22 2007
  
      
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