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  • Hired - and thus ends the student era.

    I can't say much except I started a job on Sunday (yep... Sunday) and have two more offers to think about over the holidays. I'm stoked! I was starting to think that I was mildly retarded for attempting to start my career in Berlin, where I don't speak the language. But things have come through super fast this past week. 

    Maybe I'll start a job blog one day. For now you can check out my work at my website below. 

    Wishing everyone the best in the future,

    Stephanie

    Arkitekt MA / cand.arch

    www.archsynth.com


  • Architecture - Feeling Good About Doing Nothing.

    I found my architecture mentor. www.archsoc.com I was sitting here this morning, contemplating yet another application, poring over the exact phrasing of my carefully composed, customized cover letters. Words that no one will read or pay attention to. [**hint** In my interviews thus far, no one...


  • Thesis Wrap

    Because I didn't get around to it before, here's a summary of my final thesis semester at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (and not much else). 1. Visiting Critic Daniel Serafimovsky from the London Met was invited to do a week of workshops with the year 4's and offered a short critique for...


  • Words vs. Visuals? Not really.

    I wanted to make a reply to a comment I received regarding my previous post, but apparently I went over the word limit for a comment, so I'm just posting it as a new thread here. Mantaray said: What is an idea without the representation, illustration, communication of it? Without communicating...


  • What they want to hear

    I learned an important lesson last semester, which ended so badly. I realised that my ideas were perfectly fine, and so was my execution of the project. What wasn't fine was the presentation of these ideas. I thought, mistakenly, that my instructors (who had seen the process and progress of my...


  • Thesis Semester - Program and Mid-Crit Presentation

    I haven't posted since the end of last semester, and that's because I've been focused on my thesis. From mid-January I prepared preliminary research and analysis for my thesis, and handed in a written program for approval in February. My program was approved with no changes :) So, for the past...


  • Final 'Review'.... just... Wow.

    "The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - School of Architecture" What a presumptuous name for this po-dunk school! You wouldn't believe the last week. Because there was no coordination of the schedule, we had a final presentation in our construction tech class on Monday, and our final review for...


  • KA delusions!

    It's hard to imagine what kind of onions you'd need as an 'instructor' here, to compare this school with Harvard GSD. It appears that they want the students to emulate the dedication and work ethic of the GSD students, without putting in anything themselves. Tell what you think this is worth...


  • Belated weekly post.

    So I'm behind on posting my goal of 1 submission per week... no big deal. NEWS: My boyfriend Jed, also an architecture student at the KA (dept. 2) entered an international contest for housing/urban design hosted by COARQ and... got honorable mention! Woot woot! And there was much rejoicing. See...


  • Another week, another site model

    This week we had another site model assignment. Since our plaster pour turned into a disaster... (still not dry, now some interesting shades of mould have taken over), we decided to cut the damn thing outta foam. So much for learning about casting. *sigh* Still, once you've put in a lot of effort...


  • First week of Final Year of School!

    Yesterday marked the last day of my first week back to school after some nice months off to travel and relax... And I am very excited about both the project assignment and the new group of people here. Most of the people who were in my original class have left. At first I was worried about the...


  • Final Year/School Zen

    2 weeks until university begins again, and it will be my last year. That's a really strange thought--I've been so used to having school in my life the last 6 years, there is so much I take for granted. I guess it's like that in any routine. I have to admit that last semester was a bit disastrous...


  • Some things you should know about Denmark...

    Well we just finished our semester on Friday, and dang it feels good to be done! Summer recently deigned to touch upon Copenhagen for a few days, and those days brought out an issue which I think is necessary to discuss. Copenhagen. The greenest city on earth? So they say--or at least, so they...


  • European semesters are too long.

    While everyone I know back in Canada is getting ready for final presentations and exams, we're entering 'mid-term' time here in Copenhagen. When I first applied at the KA, I was like 'yeah! longer semesters = more time to do fun school work.' What the crap was I thinking? Longer semesters actually...


  • User-Centered Design

    So we started a new workshop today, and it's really exciting. It's a 2 week preparation for our new semester project, and I find the premise to be really useful. I think it will challenge me a lot. We are learning how to use particular methods to focus our designs on the needs of the user. Seems...


  • Tangram + Crazy Danes

    After re-reading my previous entry, I felt like I misrepresented Copenhagen. I should be more specific: Copenhagen is a great city and it has some pretty sound environmental policies. But it is overhyped to a high degree, and that can lead to disappointment. It's also hard, when you're a student...


  • The "Hopenhagen' Myth

    Prior to the winter break was of course the COP15 climate summit here, which has turned out to be disappointing in many ways... We were into our last week before final reviews when the summit began, but I tried to make time to visit some of the displays they had in the public squares. What was...


  • Urban Lighting Workshop

    As part of our bridge project, we are taking a short workshop in urban lighting conditions to study the impact of designed lighting, function lighting, artificial light, private light, and special lighting. It's a pretty important subject for both night transportation and creating an urban space...


  • Midterm Reviews. Good opinion once lost...

    We had our midterm review today at Department 11, for our bridge project, and I left it feeling a bit puzzled. I really enjoyed the critics who were there, and I liked how the time was managed... I was able to find myself understanding what the tutors thought about the various projects, and...


  • Danish Hygge

    Last Thursday the head of our department, Karina Mose, invited the foreign students for dinner. Her house is near the Lyngby/Sorgenfri stations, on the edge of Copenhagen. Each student was to make a 'cultural' dish. Being Canadian, I had limited options (poutine would have been great, but I can't...


  • Mapping, Structure, and Rhino.

    Hello from Copenhagen! I thought I would split my first post into two sections to give an idea of what things are like both inside and outside of school. 1. The City and Culture Copenhagen is a small, dense, exhilarating, EXPENSIVE place to be. (When I say small, I don't mean that it's a grassy...


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