Archinect - Forum 2017-06-25T01:42:53-04:00 Please Identify My New Home craftswoman 2017-06-24T12:42:00-04:00 >2017-06-25T01:40:00-04:00 <p>Hello,</p><p>I am buying this lovely five bedroom home built in 1924. I believe it is a craftsman style, as in the 1920's bungalow rage, but it is huge for a bungalow. It has an attached solarium and was built by E. D. Smith, the founder of and lumber barron in the town in which the home is situated. Any identification help you could give would be appreciated as I plan to begin restoration very soon. Also, I would love some time period exterior paint color ideas. I was looking at 1920's exterior color pallets for craftsman but if that's not what I have I need to it paint to type.</p> <p>Thank you so much.<br></p> Bringing a model to an interview? mariosk 2017-06-24T08:17:26-04:00 >2017-06-24T11:09:33-04:00 <p>I have an interview coming up with a famous design led firm for my first job out of college and I have a really high quality model that I consider taking with me. I 've always thought that models are exciting to look at. Do you think this is going to make a positive impression?</p> what are the top 1-3 arch firms that uses the most leading edge tech in their designs? please source & link evidence bubblesarch 2017-06-24T06:50:06-04:00 >2017-06-24T13:19:02-04:00 <p>what are the top 1-3 arch firms that uses the most leading edge tech in their deigns?</p> <p>can see&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;for randoms..</p> a girl named Cerveza and Code Analysis w/ regards to roof egress and elevators Chris_Teeter 2017-06-24T00:06:28-04:00 >2017-06-24T14:05:41-04:00 <p>After extensive research we have determined the rock music video on the youtube by <a href=";list=RDu4q_zzpQgPA&amp;index=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tankard - A Girl Called Cerveza</a> could best illustrate issues with regard to roof egress and access and elevators.<br></p> <p>If you're a NYC architect you should really be familiar with the <a href=";section=firecode_2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC FIRE CODE SECTION FC 504 BUILDING AND ROOFTOP ACCESS</a></p> <p>And in cases of determinations you should be familiar with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TM-5</a><br></p> <p>One item I do not see in the NYC FC 504 is what appears to exist in a possibly German rooftop party with a girl called Cerveza (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tankard is a German Thrash Metal Beer themed band)</a> an Exit sign&nbsp; \/&nbsp; \/&nbsp; \/ <br></p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><p>Perhaps this falls under the Building Department's rules and regulations, as FDNY FC is for emergency - essentially. <br></p> <p> Does this mean all bulkheads on roofs in NYC should have Exit signs? (never seen one, but should we have this?)</p> <p>Does this mean you have an exit sign at any fire escape opening at the roof parapet?</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><p>The Fire Escapes of 1968 are hardly suitable for the overweight America that has evolved ...</p> Computer Upgrade ? MarkWing 2017-06-23T20:02:00-04:00 >2017-06-24T23:47:07-04:00 <p>I am hoping I can get some advice on upgrading my computer.</p> <p>I currently have a:</p> <p>HP Envy 17T-k000</p> <p>Intel i7<br>Intel HD 4600 Graphics ( which if i understand correctly, thats built in to the motherboard)<br>16gb of ram<br>1tb of memory</p> <p>It runs most of my programs decently enough but hoping to get a boost, especially when rendering. Which from what i understand is mainly the processor.&nbsp;</p> <p>I am hoping upgrading my graphics card( even though I read, I dont really have one... ) and bu doing so, see some improvement in my overall computer operations.&nbsp;</p> <p>Wondering if there is any advice out there for my problem. Is there a external graphics card? All i see is external graphics amplifiers, I dont think that is the same thing... I dont know though.&nbsp;</p> <p>I hear having 4gb for just graphics is pretty good, do I have that opportunity with my current laptop ?</p> intern eastcoast 2017-06-23T10:55:34-04:00 >2017-06-24T04:55:22-04:00 <p>Im a student intern this summer in the Atlanta area and I&nbsp;was just curious as to how most professionals view people like myself in the office. I came into this job &nbsp;knowing absolutely nothing &nbsp;in terms of architecture. (i just completed my first year of school) not even auto cad. I just started and i feel out of my comfort zone sometimes and am naturally a more quiet person with new people although I wouldn't consider myself shy. (being quiet is something that is quite frowned upon and is always considered a negative thing). But I get better with time and am already picking up the things that I am asked to do more efficiently. I also prefer to google something like a CAD command rather than ask as it usually is quicker and i don't have to disturb someone elses work. While i don't feel that they have any real expectations from me, they've mentioned that I don't interact enough or i am too shy yet everyone around me (the firm has about 80 people) does the same thing: sit in a cubicle ...</p> Discussion in dissertation Adi22 2017-06-23T06:56:11-04:00 >2017-06-23T07:58:35-04:00 <p>Hi everyone,</p> <p>I'm doing my b.arch course and I'm in fourth year. I'm taking my <strong><em>dissertation topic</em></strong> as <strong><em>PARAMETRIC ARCHITECTURE</em></strong>. There are less guidance and resources for the same topic. I want to discuss the topic with all present here.</p> <p>I need a good guidance for the same.</p> <p>please help....!!</p> <p>I will update my things on the forum as I go forward for the topic.</p> Version Control Software techtonic 2017-06-22T19:15:05-04:00 >2017-06-22T19:15:05-04:00 <p>What software does your office use for version control? Any tips on how to eliminate office culture of constant emailing of pdf's back and forth?&nbsp;</p> Taking time off to work on your graduate school portfolio? archKash 2017-06-22T15:07:50-04:00 >2017-06-23T05:52:27-04:00 <p>Ok so.. first off. I feel I don't contribute enough to these forums. That'll change.</p><p>So how much time would you comfortably take off to work on your portfolio? The summer just started and Im applying to 5 programs in January- but once the senior semester starts- I'll have very little time to work on it. This question seems like it would apply to many students. Im not in a related arch/design undergraduate major, but I really do know Rhino and V-Ray cold (basics of Grasshopper). I do have a decent amount of work from random projects I did for competitions and Intro the Arch- but I could also go crazier. I just need time.</p><p>It seems kind of gross that people are working 9-5s and I&nbsp;would be home working a few hours a day and then spending most of my time on personal projects. But then again, it seems to make a ton of sense because it may prevent me from getting rejected and reapplying a year later and its not like I would just be vacationing for these months (although I do love the work so...</p> Applying to jobs that require a physical, mailed in application? arifj 2017-06-22T12:53:53-04:00 >2017-06-22T13:34:39-04:00 <p>Quick question, 2 firms that I am interested in applying to ask for a mailed in portfolios (and resumes obviously).&nbsp;</p><p>So what I'm wondering is with all my other emailed in applications I have emailed not a full portfolio but what I would call a "work sample", which is much shorter. Do y'all think a physical application would be fine with the same sample length portfolio (it is about 10 spreads) or would that imply a longer length full portfolio?&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Thanks! &nbsp;</p> Where can I get floor plans of real projects ? Zeydess 2017-06-22T05:46:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T09:14:36-04:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>I'm searching floor plans of real architecture projects, like those on archdaily. Is there a website where I can get this, it is for a student purpose.</p><p>Thanks a lot</p> Dealing with a steep grade ryanyoung 2017-06-22T01:57:00-04:00 >2017-06-24T09:12:54-04:00 <p>This may be the wrong place to ask but I had to start somewhere. There's a piece of land in my hometown that's amazingly priced for its size and location, the problem is it's at a very steep grade (almost 45 degrees) angled downward from the street. I've been saving up to build a small house in this area and unfortunately it's so expensive to buy land here that my options are extremely limited.</p> <p>This parcel is very affordable but I'm going to need to be creative to avoid $50,000 or more in excavation and leveling costs alone. I've always liked the look of the Lautner Chemosphere in California and a similar design seems like a good way of making use of the otherwise prohibitive terrain. I'm thinking of a smaller much smaller home, maybe 800-1100 sf, and am not trying to put the entire structure on a single support column as he did.</p> <p>I'm having trouble finding information regardig building on pilings, there's lots on building for beach front but very little on using them to accommodate ...</p> What are my chances to get a job abroad? Zaina 2017-06-22T01:09:30-04:00 >2017-06-23T11:58:08-04:00 <p>I'm Arab. I have a fairly good academic portfolio as I graduated a year ago from an Emirati University, with little experience working with 3D's and artificial stone installation, what are my chances to get a job &amp; a job visa abroad? I assume it'd be difficult now with trump ruling in the US, how about Europe? </p><p>P.S.&nbsp; really fed up with different types of sexual harassment in this region... I need to get out! </p> Link Rhino to Illustrator in real time! Scott Deisher 2017-06-21T22:04:30-04:00 >2017-06-22T01:29:51-04:00 <p>I just wrote a demo post about Doodlebug, a Grasshopper plugin that links Rhino to Illustrator directly to facilitate line drawings. This plugin has been a lifesaver for me!&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p> Debating Pursuit of Architecture theodorf 2017-06-21T14:13:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T11:29:36-04:00 <p>Hello, I am an 18 year old that is planning to major in architecture and I was wondering if you guys could supply me sources that will give me a good foundation before I attend classes. Whether it be books or videos, I am willing to thoroughly study it.<br><br>I was also wondering if there is a sure-fire way to determine if architecture is for me and how I might attain that answer, as well as a description of the daily work as an architect.<br></p> <p><br></p> <p>Thanks</p> NYC offices sarosh anklesaria 2017-06-21T11:13:44-04:00 >2017-06-21T19:34:52-04:00 <p>Which are some medium sized (not more than 40 people) offices in NYC, that are focused on design - front and center.... and have a diverse body of work....?</p> Need help for MArch desperately chungming方 2017-06-21T08:49:05-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:14:22-04:00 <p>I am a junior student major in civil engineering (structural engineering area) in China. After three years' study in civil engineering, I find it boring and empirical. I do not want to live without creativity and challenge. So after careful consideration, I decide to prepare for MArch I programs abroad.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since I have just made up my mind, I really do not know how to make my portfolio. Some people encourage me to go to summer workshops, have a internship, participate in some competitions or just take architectural classes. And I am trying all of them.</p> <p>Owing to my study experience in the past, I have a general knowledge of some software such as Photoshop, SketchUp, AutoCAD and ArcGis. And I have also taken an elective class - public art design in the first year of my college.But I am not good at drawing and painting.</p> <p>What I care about most is the differences between the portfolio of MArchI and MArchII. Since I plan to apply for the former one, it means I do not need to make a architec...</p> Working without license poorvi 2017-06-21T02:41:03-04:00 >2017-06-21T07:34:17-04:00 <p>I'm thinking of doing MS in Urban Design from British Columbia university and I have a B.arch from India. What are the employment opportunities like and will I still be required to get licensed for my bachelor's degree? Any information would be helpful.</p> Asking for portfolios in MArch I chungming方 2017-06-21T01:22:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T03:11:25-04:00 <p>I am a junior student from China and my major is civil engineering. But I am crazy about architecture and plan to apply for MArch I programs. I would like to see some examples of portfolios that got accepted to some MArch I programs and how to make my own portfolio in the next five months.Can anyone help me ?</p> <p>I would like to see examples of those that don't have design background.</p> <p>THANK YOU SO MUCH!&nbsp;</p> Interviews with Well-known Architects iandidentify 2017-06-20T15:34:29-04:00 >2017-06-20T15:37:13-04:00 <p>What are the best platforms for publishing video interviews with architects?&nbsp;</p><p>I.e., if you are in a firm who has published work that appears on DesignBoom, ArchDaily, Dezeen, etc. regularly, is it usual/possible to submit video interviews with the architect about that work to be included in the publication?&nbsp;</p><p>I&nbsp;work for a decently well-known architect in NYC and also have an interest in videography/interviewing, and would love to get some high quality content published and available online.&nbsp;</p><p>I have all necessary gear, camera, lights, mics, etc.&nbsp;</p> At what age were you licensed? march'17 2017-06-20T13:46:17-04:00 >2017-06-24T23:00:04-04:00 <p>At what age were you licensed? I am 29 starting march in a few months. I think I'll get my masters by 32 and hopefully get licensed by I am 34. (I have 2~3 years of work experience). I know that's not too late according to some of the posts I read in this forum but I am just curious when other people got their license.&nbsp;<br></p> Is 40 too old to get an MLA? giaxyz 2017-06-20T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T10:36:58-04:00 <p>Hi,</p> <p>I've been accepted onto a 2-year MLA conversion degree in the UK, and I'm wondering if I'll be too old for it? &nbsp;Are job prospects after the course going to be alright for someone of my age, together with prospects for growth and salary in the coming years?</p> <p>Would appreciate your advice.</p> <p>Thankyou.</p> <p><br></p> How would achieve this type of render? mayaareng 2017-06-20T12:37:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T19:32:28-04:00 <p>Hi all.</p> <p>I would like to know how one would go about achieving this type of render. It's artistic and isn't exactly hyper-real, yet has accurate lighting and materiality.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><p>If anyone has any insight into what software(s) and or workflows could achieve this, please share your thoughts!!!</p> <p>Thanks in advance!</p> Peter Eisenman - House III - Lakeville, Connecticut, Location ahmetbenderuğurlu 2017-06-20T12:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T18:25:04-04:00 <p>Is there anyone who can show location of House III in google earth or google maps? I need help for my presentation about this structure.</p> <p><br></p> scholarship onetumelo 2017-06-20T12:31:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T15:19:35-04:00 <p>I am currently in Botswana and looking to study architecture. i have been accepted to about 5 universities in the UK to start my studies this September. the only challenge i am facing is attaining funding for my degree. I graduated from Ristumeikan Asia Pacific university in Japan in 2014 with an environmental science degree. the one thing that i have always wanted to do was study architecture hence my application. how do i go about attaining some sort of aid in this space? </p> Berkeley Environmental Planning MLA blue_laurel 2017-06-20T12:11:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T12:11:38-04:00 <p>I'm looking for anyone who has gone through the Environmental Planning MLA track at Berkeley and can give me some insight on the admission requirements. I've contacted the staff in charge of answering these questions, but alas, it is summer and I don't think he's checking email.</p> <p>I have a B.S. in Sustainable Development &amp; Agroecology and minored in City Planning; I&nbsp;took many environmental science and geography/geology courses along with curriculum in city planning, GIS, and sociopolitical issues. The description of the program makes it seem like I would be qualified for admittance to this 2-year MLA track, but I can't find any qualitative information about it.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Does anyone have experience with this program?&nbsp;I'm also thinking about the concurrent degree with City Planning (Urban Design concentration), so input from anyone with experience with Berkeley's concurrent programs would be helpful as well.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks!<br></p> AXP Hours eastcoast 2017-06-20T09:34:10-04:00 >2017-06-20T15:37:06-04:00 <p>I am at a firm this summer working as a summer intern. I&nbsp;have only completed my second year of school. I would like to get AXP hours for some of the work that I am doing here. I know that not everything I&nbsp;am doing really falls into the categories but I am still reading the topics of the axp requirements. I literally just heard about the axp hours recently because my school tells us absolutely nothing. Obviously, I&nbsp;am not stupid and will ask my boss soon but just for my personal knowledge at this moment, does redlining and such work count towards anything?</p> Question about in room bathroom tarikkharabsheh 2017-06-19T13:16:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T12:28:11-04:00 <p>Hi,</p> <p>Not an architect here, trying to figure out a floor plan for 2000 ft2 (200 m2) &nbsp;home, secondary bedroom should be 13' x 13' (4x4 m),</p> <p>Is fitting this bedroom with a bathroom a good idea to save space ?&nbsp;</p> <p>Or is 13'x13' too small for a bathroom?</p> <p>Thanks!</p> Student Intern Architect pay hours eastcoast 2017-06-19T09:21:49-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:26:13-04:00 <p>I am a student intern at a firm. I go in at 8:00 and work until 5:00 with an hour lunch break. I know the firm only puts time down for the hours they are working on a project, based on the the time that is allotted for that project, but i am working for the 8 hours I&nbsp;am there on whatever needs to be done, (redlining mainly). I&nbsp;was told by the guy that hired me to list all my time under administration rather than an individual project, but recently had the other architect in the office tell me to list each thing for the project i am working on. I obviously take longer to do things so i don't want to list like 8 hours for a project and mess up the hours for that project but at the same time am I really only supposed to be putting a few hours each day? I&nbsp;not getting paid a whole lot so am I supposed to get payed the whole 40 hours that I am in the office working each week or less than that? Im not sure what they expect me to put down as my hour pay.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Want to pursue architecture but with no background. Advice? jilltrivedi 2017-06-18T15:35:00-04:00 >2017-06-18T16:25:31-04:00 <p>I'm located in new york city and I'm thinking about pursuing a career in architecture. I've spoken to a couple people to get an idea of what to expect in the field but the part i'm struggling with is figuring out where and how to apply to grad programs.</p><p>I'm aware of M.Arch 3-4 year programs for people with no background but when I end up looking for a job don the line, does the field discriminate between people who do have that bachelors degree versus people like me?&nbsp;</p><p>Also how do i put together a portfolio with no background? I tried applying to introductory summer programs but I'm waiting to hear back and I'm losing hope. I've heard that it's best to use my background and try to present it in an artistic way. My bachelors is in biology and I'm currently a biochemist by training if anyone has any suggestions for how to manipulate that into something portfolio-worthy?&nbsp;I'm also a dancer, would it be okay to include still frames of my performances?</p>