Archinect - News 2015-04-02T05:55:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/121610936/being-an-architect-is-sexy-according-to-modern-society Being an architect is sexy, according to modern society Justine Testado 2015-02-25T23:08:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T23:20:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kx/kxb5c4yjqftoqqpk.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nothing screams commitment like something that is built on a concrete foundation and set in stone: literally. Go ahead, then. Design something that will last forever.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While people working in architecture, whether through practice or academia, can give insight into the reality of the field, how does broader modern society perceive architects and architecture as a career?</p><p>In one of the more amusing approaches to that topic, sexy has stood as one assumption, especially when it comes to dating or looking for an ideal partner. According to one cringe-worthy heteronormative list aptly titled "Top 10 Sexiest Jobs for Men" by higher-education online database <a href="http://collegeatlas.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CollegeAtlas.org</a>, Architect ranked as number 1 -- accompanied by some oh-so-thoughtful commentary that is just comical gold (but not really). There's a list <a href="http://www.collegeatlas.org/sexiest-jobs-for-women.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">for women</a> too, but Architect or anything closely related to the field didn't make the cut. Big surprise.</p><p>Quite similarly, Mary Balfour of a dating agency called Drawing Down the Moon conducted a survey in 2012/13 that asked men and women what jobs they considered the most attractive. <a href="http://www.drawingdownthemoon.co.uk/does-your-job-attract-dates/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Those results</a> showed that men working as an Architect or Designer...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47866293/this-upside-down-house-might-make-you-dizzy This Upside Down House Might Make You Dizzy Archinect 2012-05-09T14:08:00-04:00 >2012-05-09T20:48:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/32e43763243fa0ffebddd7489ed82709.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>People walk out of an upside down house, built by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozanski, in the western Austrian village of Terfens May 5, 2012. The project is meant to serve as a new tourist attraction in the area, and is now open for public viewing. Picture taken May 5, 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>