Portal Fan Turns Computer Room Into Aperture Science Office

Portal Fan Turns Computer Room Into Aperture Science Office

A man with time on his hands and a deep affection for Portal has turned his computer room into a gorgeous Aperture Science office.

I love a good DIY project, and this "Portal room project" is a very good one indeed. The builder, a man by the name of Adam, purchased the house about three years ago but left the computer room a dull beige because he couldn't decide what color to paint it. Then it occurred to him that he owns the joint, so he can do whatever he wants with it. Why just paint it?

Instead, he set to work turning it into a full-on Aperture Science office. First up was the panel wall, which isn't actually made up of panels at all but is actually just a carefully blocked-out paint job, and a big Aperture Science logo custom-cut by a local sign-making company and mounted with double-sided tape. The lighted "test chamber" sign is actually a modification of a similar fan project he discovered on the net, scaled down and built for about half the price, and of course a couple of lemon grenades, made from parts taken from real grenades acquired at a local army surplus store, adorn the shelves. There's even a nod to the Rat Man, right where you'd expect it - in the closet.

But the pièce de résistance is the original, "real" oil painting of Aperture Science CEO Cave Johnson, courtesy of a guy on the internet "who specializes in turning any photo into an original canvas oil painting." The painting was mounted in a 16x20 frame picked up on the cheap, with an engraved, brushed-gold plate bearing a famous Cave Johnson quote - "Science isn't about why, it's about why not!" - completing the look.

The net result is brilliant, and surprisingly inexpensive. The paint job was $142, the test chamber sign was $95, the oil painting was $105 plus shipping and the lemon grenades were about eight bucks each. Not bad at all for digs as fine as this.

via: Kotaku

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This is the greatest room ever. Ultimate man cave.

The potato-fied GLADOS, the lemon grenades, and the Rat Man reference were some cool touches.

Andy Chalk:
The net result is brilliant, and surprisingly inexpensive. The paint job was $142, the test chamber sign was $95, the oil painting was $105 plus shipping and the lemon grenades were about eight bucks each. Not bad at all for digs as fine as this.

Nice that he didn't have to Chell out too much.

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What? Did you WANT to see another tired Portal meme?

Every time I see something like this I realize how lazy I am...

I just noticed he has a Companion Cube plant pot in there too. Awesome.

DVS BSTrD:

What? Did you WANT to see another tired Portal meme?

It's gonna be real tough cheering this on without talking in memes. I'd just find it rather spooky, and perfect for setting up that small mp3 broadcaster with GLADos quotes on it.

This is.. amazing.

I'd live in that room forever.

I think the hand-made Carson painting is the best part. Especially with the attached quote.

Oh my god. I wish I'd seen this before I painted my room two months ago. Brilliant work.

That's too expensive for me at the moment but that is a damn fine office.

In all seriousness, this is probably one of the coolest DIY projects anyone has ever done! And never has this song been so appropriate!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NggUSbgRUhc

A part of me thinks this is a complete waste of time and money.

Another part says, I WANT ONE!!!!

My hat's off to him for his efforts. *Claps*

BEST

WORKSPACE

EVER.

OF ALL TIME.

Is GLaDOS the alarm clock?

Gotta say...that is a pretty frickin' sweet office. I need to get in contact with this guy and order up a crate full of lemon grenades. :3

I want a poster with the test chamber number. Does anyone know where I can get the high-res images? Maybe from the game files...

*sniff* It's. It's. Beautiful...*sniff* Now if you excuse me I'm going to go cry in a corner because I don't have a room like this.

This is a man who deserves a free crate of combustible lemons.

I so want this. Just so I can rig up some speakers to relay glados quotes every so often while I sit in such a room.

nice office and now how about a song

And even if you're not a nerd/gamer/portal fan it still looks pretty good.
Not just to POrtal fans but it looks like it actually could be anyones office.

wins mega points with me for the Raphael desktop wallpaper, "heroes in a half shell..."!
and the rest was pretty dam cool as well.

Awesome room!
Seeing something like this (and the bedroom someone made), makes me want to buy my own house and make my very own portal rooms =D. I'd walk in the room with a smile everytime.

uhohimdead:
nice office and now how about a song

And this, great song! Added to fav's =)

I like everything in that room except for all the the portal related stuff.

That clock thing's cool. The desk is pretty nice as well.

That has to be one of the most awesome rooms ever.

Damn, Color me jealous.

Kataskopo:
I want a poster with the test chamber number. Does anyone know where I can get the high-res images? Maybe from the game files...

Have some one with basic use of a good image editor to draw it of the picture of it. I'll give it a try if you want.

Kataskopo:
I want a poster with the test chamber number. Does anyone know where I can get the high-res images? Maybe from the game files...

There you have it.

esperandote:

Kataskopo:
I want a poster with the test chamber number. Does anyone know where I can get the high-res images? Maybe from the game files...

There you have it.

Awesome! Now to find a big printing-machine. I'm gonna have a great poster with this!

....do want! I must save up to do thi... Wait! It's only $422 for everything, including a twelve pack of lemon grenades? I can get started on this next Friday!

[obligatory portal meme] and there will be cake [/obligatory portal meme]

I am currently making preparations for redecorating/painting my own room.

And I just realized this is easily within my budget.

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I do see one problem though: what's gonna be around longer? portal hype or my room? Because this is neat and all but only until the next big franchise comes along.

I would love to have combustible lemon nades. I would also want to see a video game that makes a Portal 2 reference with those nades.

My hopes were crushed when I saw the photos. I thought he had turned it into one of the offices you walk through in the game, with the old computers and posters about your boss being a robot.

Maybe one of the walls painted to look like the windows overlooking a test chamber...though that would be really fancy painting. <__<

amazing...not over the top yet still looks great. practical and not too expensive. plus if you screw up and smudge a lot when writing Rat Man's wall scribbles...good! looks more like it that way lol

 

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