Archinect - Forum 2016-05-30T04:58:18-04:00 Are Architectural Photographers Necessary? bayareabrut 2016-05-30T04:12:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T04:12:20-04:00 <p>So I know that getting great photos can always help, but it's hard to find a good architectural photographer worth their salt without having to shell out thousands of dollars a year. I mean, I am really considering purchasing a nice DSLR and a few lenses to shoot my projects myself. It could be a good long-term investment - and it could be fun. I shoot as a hobby, so it probably won't take too long to figure out.</p><p>Anyone know some decent photographer's they've worked with out in the San Francisco area? How much do you have to pay for x amount of photos? Has anyone shot their own work and been successful getting it published?</p> landscape architecture ioanacorina 2016-05-30T04:04:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T04:04:36-04:00 <p>Hello! I am studying landscape architecture in Romania, Europe and I was wondering if I can get a job overseas, possibly in USA. Here, in Romania landscape architecture is still new and wont make a living out of it.&nbsp;</p> Is it worth it to study a postgrad degree at AA after having a M.Arch degree? Or go to do a PhD research instead? Xinyi Wang 2016-05-30T00:44:16-04:00 >2016-05-30T00:44:16-04:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>Just been wondering is it worth it to study a postgrad course at AA after having a M.Arch degree or go straight into a research PhD?&nbsp;</p><p>What do you really get at AA's postgrad programs?</p><p>I graduated last year and have been working for over a year. I know I'm into research, esp. bio-archi fusion types or computational. Working in architectural office has been&nbsp;lackluster&nbsp;for me for some time now... Should I go back to the Academia realm and seek inner peace :( ?</p> cool proportion / scale graphic go do it 2016-05-29T14:25:08-04:00 >2016-05-29T14:25:08-04:00 <p>Some mid-century graphics are still futuristic looking.</p><p><img src=""></p> Internship and school advice (Netherlands) Eva Lerman 2016-05-29T07:08:36-04:00 >2016-05-29T07:08:36-04:00 <p>I'm non EU who would like to attend to AHK (Amsterdam) to do M.Arch. It's long part-time program( 4 years) which allow and require to work in architectural field. I graduated from local academy 5 years ago and has 2 years practice in interior design, then I changed field of work and work 4 years for developer. Mostly I worked with the only one project and supported it on all the stages, it was more about managing then design. Anyway I want back to design work and I'm ready to begin from blank( and I'm very experienced in technical field). Any advice about internship work in NE, how much do they pay? What the situation with jobs in NE right now? Is it possible to find paid internship with salary 500-600 euro?&nbsp;</p> Which path is suitable for me: B.S./B.A.Arch+M.Arch(4+2) vs. B.Arch(5) 0khaned0 2016-05-29T04:13:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T13:16:28-04:00 <p>Hello, I'm a high school student with an interest in being an architect and I'm new in this forum. Based on my research, I found out that there are several ways to be an licensed architect. Some colleges have B.Arch and M.Arch while others only have M.Arch and pre-professional degree from 4+2 program. I want to take an architecture degree along the secondary degree related to business. What are the differences between those two paths? &nbsp;Does having Master's degree makes a difference in terms of working in a job? Which path will give me flexibility to have secondary degree? &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Looking for Portfolio Critique NiaHY 2016-05-28T19:00:50-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:26:39-04:00 <p>Hello,</p><p>Thinking of re-constructing my portfolio for M.Arch Application.&nbsp;</p><p>I've applied before, but did not get accepted into schools I wanted to go to. I was wondering if it would be because my portfolio isn't strong enough and would like to put it up in the public for some constructive criticism.</p><p>Any thoughts and critiques are welcome.</p><p>Thank you!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>LINK:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>portfolio_hq_</p> Portfolio for job vs Portfolio for Masters Eric Thomas 2016-05-28T18:08:18-04:00 >2016-05-28T22:31:37-04:00 <p>Hi</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I'm a fresh BS in Architecture graduate of this semester, and planning to work on my portfolio in the upcoming days. I need your advice on which parts of my projects I need to highlight in portfolio, that I would use to get a job. As in what would be appreciated in a project by a working architect, and what would leave a positive impression in my portfolio.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I'm only asking this question because in most portfolios rating posts, I see a lot of (This portfolio would leave a good impression in academic field but not in professional firm or visa versa) comments</p> When your "risky" design isn't actually risky at all EKE 2016-05-28T12:21:31-04:00 >2016-05-28T15:09:18-04:00 <p>Interesting article on the advertising industry, with considerable alignment with the current state of the architecture profession.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>"In&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a tour-de-force takedown</a>&nbsp;of the Cannes Lions advertising awards, Tom Goodwin,&nbsp;senior vice president of strategy and innovation for&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Havas Media</a>, railed against what he saw as the creative industries&rsquo; wrong-headed obsession with impressing themselves. &ldquo;The last few Cannes Lions festivals show all the signs of the industry unbundling itself further from reality,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;At a time when businesses face existential challenges, we seem determined to provide silly, self-serving solutions&hellip; <strong>Cannes has become a self-serving fetishization of the newly possible and the highly improbable.&rdquo; Here risky creative thinking has careered out of control, and doing something unexpected, something crazy, or something audacious has become the be-all and end-all."</strong></em></p>... Photographing a firm's work to show at an interview zenza 2016-05-27T22:08:26-04:00 >2016-05-28T02:20:51-04:00 <p>This is a thought that recently occurred to me and I'm not sure how it would be received.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In addition to the usual architectural portfolio, how would you feel if a potential job candidate included some photography of your firm's buildings in their portfolio?&nbsp; I obviously don't mean using these photos to apply to other firms, but rather photos the candidate went out and shot&nbsp; specifically for applying to your firm.&nbsp; I feel going out and photographing the firm's buildings takes the whole 'research the firm and their work' to a much more personal level...but maybe it's a bit over the top and could come across as brown-nosing.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Photography is a big passion of mine and I feel I'm pretty good at it.&nbsp; I have lots of knowledge in post processing images as well as shooting medium and large format film.&nbsp; After I finish up my M.Arch I think my photography could be a great supplemental skill that I could bring to a firm, perhaps negating the need to hire a professional photographer in some inst...</p> David Byrne's True Stories (1986) tduds 2016-05-27T15:18:06-04:00 >2016-05-29T01:19:42-04:00 <p>A theater near me screened an original print of this last night. Amazing movie, but this one scene hit a little too close to home...</p><p><em>Metal buildings are the dream that Modern Architects had at the beginning of this century. It has finally come true, but they themselves don't realize it. That's because it doesn't take an Architect to build a metal building. You just order them out of a catalog - comes with a bunch of guys who put it together in a couple of days, maybe a week. And there you go - you're all set to go into business - just slap a sign out front.</em></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Windows emulator WaffleMan22 2016-05-27T15:15:47-04:00 >2016-05-27T15:58:37-04:00 <p>Hello everyone,</p><p>I will be attending WashU for architecture in the fall, and am really excited.&nbsp;I was going to get a new computer for the school year, and as a long time mac user, that is the kind that I was planning on getting. However, I was advised by faculty to get a Windows computer. Since I have used macs and other Apple devices for so long, this would be a difficult switch. The other option that I was told about was using a sort of emulator so that I can run windows on my mac. Does anyone have experience with using an emulator? Would you recommend that? Is there anything really important that I should know about that? Thanks!</p> Way to do career transfer from Offshore structural engineer to Architect? jaeholee 2016-05-27T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T14:00:15-04:00 <p>"Way to do career transfer from Offshore structural engineer to Architect?"</p><p>Hello,</p><p>I have been working as an offshore structural engineer for 8years in one of the biggest company in the world and looking for an career transfer to Building design industries.</p><p>The reason is simple.&nbsp;Whenever I design the offshore structures, there is no need to consider "beauty" but I wanted to think about&nbsp;aesthetics.</p><p>I majored in mechanical engineering and currently in the second semester of offshore plant engineering for my master degree at Seoul National University in Korea (supported by my company).</p><p>I was thinking that I have two options as follows,</p><p>First option, after finishing current master degree($ reasons in my company) I could do doctoral degree in Architecture, but not sure if this is possible.</p><p>Second option, Just to forgive current study and just go US or Australia to do master degree in Architect.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Are there anyone who could give me some advice?&nbsp;</p><p>Would appreciate it so much.</p><p>Thank you for reading.</p>... Venice Biennale twitter Donna Sink 2016-05-27T12:01:19-04:00 >2016-05-29T13:10:15-04:00 <p>You guys, @BirdsofVenice is killing me right now with his/her commentary!<br><br>I don't know how to load a Tweet (or pin it? embed it? whatever) into this thread but seriously, go over to twitter and read. Hilarious.</p> Portfolio for work vs Portfolio for Masters Eric Thomas 2016-05-27T11:28:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T11:28:07-04:00 <p>Hi</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I'm a fresh BS in Architecture graduate of this semester, and planning to work on my portfolio in the upcoming days. I need your advice on which parts of my projects I need to highlight in portfolio, that I would use to get a job. As in what would be appreciated in a project by a working architect, and what would leave a positive impression in my portfolio.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I'm only asking this question because in most portfolios rating posts, I see a lot of (This portfolio would leave a good impression in academic field but not in professional firm or visa versa) comments</p> Which one has more potential for research topic? study on how wind affects building or study on climate responsive architecture in high-altitude? ickanela 2016-05-27T04:14:01-04:00 >2016-05-29T22:44:01-04:00 <p>Which one has more potential for research topic, study on how wind affects building or study on climate responsive architecture in high-altitude?</p><p>I'm studying Architecture. My last thread here, I posted my Thesis about Public Market but due to many reasons I decided to drop it and make a new one... If you haven't read the thread about Public Market, please do and share your opinions about it.&nbsp;</p><p>I'm still quite confuse what topic I should go for. Thank you.</p> carpenter center for visual art minkeekim 2016-05-27T00:58:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T00:58:06-04:00 <p>hi all, I am a student case studying Le Corbusier's carpenter center.&nbsp;&nbsp;Is there any&nbsp;good site that I can get&nbsp;floor&nbsp;plans of it? prefer&nbsp;them&nbsp;to be free downloading..... please help me</p> sad feet go do it 2016-05-27T00:21:26-04:00 >2016-05-27T00:21:26-04:00 <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> you have my permission to screw around in architecture ArchNyen 2016-05-26T23:10:19-04:00 >2016-05-29T16:21:07-04:00 <p>sharing blog</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Becoming an Urban Planner jamesandrewmagsino 2016-05-26T21:17:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T22:20:20-04:00 <p>I recently became a Registered and Licensed Architect. During my college days, I developed a huge interest in City Planning. Since then, I have decided to become an Urban Planner as soon as I get my license as an Architect.</p><p>The big question I am facing right now is...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>What difference would it make if I take up Urban/ Regional Planning as my Master's Degree in comparison to taking a double degree as an Urban/ Regional Planner and an Architect as well?</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I have wandered and tried to work as a Designer during my college days and a year after I graduated. Then I have also tried working in construction &nbsp;in order to widen my knowledge in both aspects of Design and Construction before I enter the Urban Planning world. A year from now after I gathered all the knowledge I wanted to learn from both sides, I am planning to study once more but this time in the field of Urban Planning.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I'm looking forward to any advice and/ or opinion.</p><p>Thank you and God Bless</p> How much does your work experience matter for Graduate School Applications? ecogalaxy 2016-05-26T18:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T20:20:57-04:00 <p>Hi, I'm deciding on some career opportunities after graduation and I'm looking to go to graduate school after a year off. Does the name of the firm matter? Does the "flashiness" of the work matter?&nbsp;</p> S&M vs SOM archanonymous 2016-05-26T17:58:19-04:00 >2016-05-28T01:00:09-04:00 <p>Compare and contrast. Opinions?</p> Masters Research Programs - Focus on Pedagogy bkkw 2016-05-26T16:50:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T16:50:17-04:00 <p>Hello all,</p><p>I am in the process of researching masters programs which focus on research, theory, and pedagogy and hope you guys have some input. I am interested in gaining teaching experience through the program, and developing "skills" which will contribute to a future career path as a professor (obviously there aren't a definite set of skills which make one a good professor, but you get the idea). So far, I have narrowed in on the following programs, which appear to be research based:&nbsp;</p><p>Washington University St. Louis - Sam Fox School - MS Architectural Studies w/ Concentration in Architectural Pedagogy</p><p>UVA - M.Arch II - Path I</p><p>Cornell University - M.Arch II - Architecture + Discourse Territory of Investigation</p><p>I have a B.Arch from Virginia Tech and am licensed in the state of NY. Would potentially transition from a Masters degree to a PhD, but am not fully committed at this point, and would need to be "all in" before going down that path.&nbsp;</p><p>Has anyone gone through any of the programs abov...</p> >>>hipster Venice daniele scarpa kos 2016-05-26T15:56:01-04:00 >2016-05-27T06:00:41-04:00 <p>... and if you're visiting Venice (Biennale), you&nbsp;cannot miss&nbsp;the hipster&nbsp;hangouts of the city... in the district (Santa Croce) where I am:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Punto C</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Osteria da F</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A-A</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metri2</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latteria Bar</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spazio Ponte</a>,&nbsp;etc...</p> AA/KADK/UCL/RCA/AHO...give me some advice plz.. Foxy 2016-05-26T08:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T16:45:14-04:00 <p>Hi there,&nbsp;</p><p>I just found this forum and it is quite useful for me, especially as I came into such a hesitation. &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I was accepted by &nbsp;</p><p>1, AA MArch of Housing and Urbanism &nbsp;16 months</p><p>2, KADK Urbanism and Societal Change - 2 years</p><p>3, UCL - Bartlett RIBA part2 (6 months pre master course is needed)</p><p>4, AHO - MArch 2.5 years.</p><p>5, Royal College of Art - MA 2 years</p><p>6, Aarhus School of Architecture, MArch for 2 years.</p><p>7, Polimi as well....</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>As for my design and research direction, I would prefer those goes deeply with theoretical and historical perspective. Parametric, or we say digital, architecture actually is not one of my interests. Besides I have to take funding issue into consideration, 80k pounds is as much as I can afford (including loans)...So, UCL and RCA is much too expensive, Maybe I would make a decision between AA, KADK, AHO. There isn't so much info about the AHO, but it is tuition fee free which is quite attracting....</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thank you for your advice in advance.</p><p>:-)</p>... NUS Architecture Saoodahmed 2016-05-26T01:18:55-04:00 >2016-05-26T01:18:55-04:00 <p>Hey there, I've got an offer from NUS Singapore for the MA in urban design program. is there Anyone else heading there this year for Urban Design or any other architecture course ? </p> How to pursue M.Arch degree after a non-related Bachelors degree? Dikshita Chandrasekaran 2016-05-25T22:17:08-04:00 >2016-05-25T23:26:12-04:00 <p>Hello</p><p>I am engineering graduate from NTU, Singapore and currently working in the software industry.</p><p>As part of my summer internships experience, I got the opportunity to work alongside architecture and engineering consultants for buildings. It sparked my interest in architecture.</p><p>I am extemely interested in pursuing a masters in architecture in a good school in the Us in two years or so. i am aware of school offering M.Arch course for students from non-related backgorund.</p><p>However, I have some queries regarding this:</p><p>1. Is it possible to get into the top 10/20 schools in the US for MArch course from a non-related UG degree?</p><p>2. What requirements do they look out for? What are their portfolio requirements?</p><p>3.Do GRE scores play a vital role? Is it necessary to get recommendations from people in the related field?</p><p>4. Also, does you work line matter?&nbsp;</p><p>I think I am on the artistic side.I love to sketch, make handicrafts, photography and I have actively involved in design clubs.&nbsp;</p><p>I would love if I co...</p> Hasta La Vista W-2 wurdan freo 2016-05-25T17:50:39-04:00 >2016-05-26T15:44:37-04:00 <p>Well... been talking about it forever on here... not quite developing my own projects, but just inked a years worth of work design building two houses and building another. My part time business is going full time after 5 years. Giving notice on Tuesday to the 9-5. Little nervous about another recession and it being an election year, but more nervous about my tombstone saying something like "devoted employee of 25 years."Ahahahahahaha.</p> “Technology is a cruel tool" -Peter Eisenman Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-25T12:47:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:58:35-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em>* Eisenman rails against the use of modern software in architecture school, launching a stinging attack on the processes associated with parametric design. &ldquo;Technology is a cruel tool, because what it does is defer the possibility of the student being creative. The student can take an algorithm, produce 50 alternatives to the same problem &hellip; It takes away from you the possibility of value judgment.&rdquo;</em></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Eisenman - TIME SPACE EXISTENCE</a></p><p>* This post does not reflect my personal sentiments nor I disagree with it. Of course, the timing of the piece is carefully chosen as attention grabbing Venice Biennale news item. It grabbed mine.</p> ETH 2016 - result date Peeppeep 2016-05-25T00:02:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T00:02:26-04:00 <p>Does anyone got accepted for the master program this year ? when does they normally give result ?</p>