Archinect - Forum 2014-09-18T07:47:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109229306/is-cept-ahmedabad-or-colleges-in-india-any-good-for-masters-in-architecture-a-confused-m-arch-aspirant Is CEPT,ahmedabad or colleges in india any good for masters in architecture?? A confused M.arch aspirant. drift. 2014-09-18T05:59:01-04:00 >2014-09-18T05:59:01-04:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>I am a B.arch graduate with two years work experience. I want to pursue masters in architectural design. I had considered CEPT,ahmedabad initially for its reputation also coz i wanted to study the subject in relevance to my country, it is a more economical option for me as well, but students there tell me most good faculty is leaving and the college isnt what is used to be hence, no point studying there, expect ofcourse for the campus life. I understand that masters course is all about interaction and exposure but to have good faculty around to guide is equally important. I am now thinking of considering universities abroad. Any suggestions??</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109177928/a-quick-question A quick Question izzieenwall 2014-09-17T13:52:00-04:00 >2014-09-17T18:36:04-04:00 <p>Greetings all, I am a believer in you don't know something, ask someone smarter than you. In this case, it would be you!&nbsp;My question is this-</p><p>Where exactly does exterior signage come into a project?</p><p>Is it with the owner or through the architect? As you can guess, I sell/design signage. I do not want to bother the wrong people!</p><p>Thanks for your help.</p><p>Izzie</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109165041/favorite-projects Favorite projects? CD.Arch 2014-09-17T09:47:42-04:00 >2014-09-17T17:51:04-04:00 <p>Hey guys, what is your favorite project that you have ever designed or worked on in some way or another? Pictures are welcome, and remember these are YOUR projects not someone else's that you admire.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109137765/craigslist-wtf Craigslist WTF... kramit 2014-09-17T01:30:11-04:00 >2014-09-18T03:18:54-04:00 <p><a href="http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/sks/4668043375.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/sks/4668043375.html</a></p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109114466/architecture-lecture-videos Architecture Lecture Videos chupacabra 2014-09-16T18:10:35-04:00 >2014-09-16T18:11:36-04:00 <p>A listing of architecture lectures by school, speakers, etc. It is being updated regularly. Very new and growing fast.</p><p><a href="http://archfndr.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archfndr.com</a></p><p>enjoy.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109106411/how-to-convert-pdf-text-documents-to-doc-without-adobe-acrobat How to convert .pdf text documents to .doc without Adobe Acrobat? greenlander1 2014-09-16T15:35:43-04:00 >2014-09-16T17:56:28-04:00 <p>Any ideas? &nbsp;Thanks</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109097549/ceiling-truss-design ceiling truss design cbgb 2014-09-16T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-09-17T08:28:59-04:00 <p>Hello guys,</p><p>I'm doing research for a storage facility I'm hoping to build in my property using 40'X8'X9'6" High Cube <img alt="" src="http://oi60.tinypic.com/34rya8p.jpg">shipping containers. This question is in regards to the design of the roof for a structure of this size and material makeup.</p><p>The shipping containers are made up of mainly 12 gauge steel and can get really really hot on a sunny day. So the roof is mainly there for insulation and not aesthetics. Also, what are the potential costs of building this roof up to code in hurricane vulnerable florida.</p><p>I thank you for your suggestion in advance.</p><p>cbgb</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109097553/architectural-theory Architectural Theory ausin001 2014-09-16T12:57:25-04:00 >2014-09-17T00:39:32-04:00 <p>I am a graduate student and new to the profession and I am looking for resources (websites, blogs, magazines, etc...) for architectural theory. I am interested in past theory, which is readily available in books, as well as current, which has been a little more difficult to pinpoint a source to read from.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109071022/australian-student-applying-for-universities-in-uk-and-us Australian student applying for universities in UK and US shijingz 2014-09-16T11:13:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T11:13:17-04:00 <p>I am a&nbsp;second year student in Melbourne University. I just&nbsp;came back from a gap year this semester and immediately realized that the course&nbsp;isn't the&nbsp;best choice for me. So I'm now actively working on my portfolio right now. Hopefully can get it done by January before the deadelines.</p><p>I&nbsp;want to apply for second year but I don't hold out much hope for that. We've only had&nbsp;2 design studios since year one and that's not much practice. So my portfolio would be mainly presenting my own projects and artworks.</p><p>Is there anyone out there with similar experience?&nbsp;Any general advice would also be appreciated. Thank you =)</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109080659/aa-design-make AA Design & Make Keyur Mistry 2014-09-16T11:12:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T02:52:55-04:00 <p>Hello,</p><p>I have few questions with regards to&nbsp;<strong>AA Design &amp; Make</strong>&nbsp;course. It would benefit me alot in selecting right course and school for my Masters in Architecture. The questions are:</p><p>1. What are the&nbsp;future prospects of the&nbsp;course?&nbsp;</p><p>2. Does the course totally about&nbsp;<strong>Making</strong>? and how vivid the process of making is from that of general construction?</p><p>3. Does the course incorporate theory and distinct process of Design?</p><p>4. Do students have frequent visits to seminars and exhibitions happening in the London city?</p><p>I would be grateful to everyone who can guide me &nbsp;with these things and also share any other experience you had with the course, Good/ Bad both encouraged.</p><p>Thank you so much.</p><p>Looking forward.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109029241/what-questions-should-i-be-ready-to-answer-at-an-interview What questions should I be ready to answer at an interview? Jonathan Arcila-Garcia 2014-09-15T15:36:29-04:00 >2014-09-18T02:33:24-04:00 <p>I am an recent graduate with a Masters of Architecture degree. What kind of questions should I be ready to answer and discuss? This would be for an entry level intern position.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109021978/the-best-laptop-for-architectural-students The best laptop for architectural students Toni Dobrevski 2014-09-15T13:18:23-04:00 >2014-09-17T23:03:01-04:00 <p>What laptop are you using for your Academia and are you happy with it? (this topic is for students using portable computers.. this way we will see which one might be the best laptop for architectural students)</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108991458/thesis-topic-need-help thesis topic...... need help areem 2014-09-15T13:18:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T22:50:21-04:00 <p>so for my thesis I decide to go for, transforming substandard living to revitalize the area and encourage sound growth. I like in pakistan.... in my city there is a piece of land&nbsp;illegally occupied by lower governemnt workers. my plan is to establish housing community for them a low cost sustainable method.</p><p>but projects like carr square village imn 1942 a low rise community for people.</p><p>my instuctors are like that its really boring and there is a lot of work already done and failed too.... :-/ should i cange my topic or just go with it ?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109007507/what-s-better-a-bfa-in-interior-design-or-a-ba-and-then-an-mfa-in-interior-design What's better, a BFA in Interior Design or a BA and then an MFA in Interior Design? lauriejgs 2014-09-15T13:16:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T14:04:16-04:00 <p>My daughter is applying to colleges right now. She took a summer course at Pratt in interior design and loved it. She's thinking of going there for her BFA and going directly into the workforce. However, she also likes the idea of going to a liberal-arts college with a strong visual-arts department and then getting an MFA in interior design. Is one option better than the other? Does she NEED a graduate degree? Thank you all!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108999481/is-cept-ahmedabad-or-colleges-in-india-good-for-masters-a-confused-m-arch-aspirant Is CEPT,ahmedabad or colleges in india good for masters?? A confused M.arch aspirant. drift. 2014-09-15T13:16:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T06:01:23-04:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>I am a B.arch graduate with two years work experience. I want to pursue masters in architectural design. I had considered CEPT,ahmedabad initially for its reputation also coz i wanted to study the subject in relevance to my country, it is a more economical option for me as well, but students there tell me most good faculty is leaving and the college isnt what is used to be hence, no point studying there, expect ofcourse for the campus life. I understand that masters course is all about interaction and exposure but to have good faculty around to guide is equally important. I am now thinking of considering universities abroad. Any suggestions??</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109017151/best-route-to-get-into-sustainable-architecture Best Route to Get Into Sustainable Architecture. mmorlan 2014-09-15T11:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-15T12:38:30-04:00 <p>All,</p><p>I am currently an undergrad student on track to earn a B.A. in Environmental Science. I have realized too late that sustainable/green architecture and design is what I want to do. Unfortunately my school (U of Iowa) doesn't have any sort of architecture program. I am wondering what steps I should take next. I know I should try and get some sort of education in architecture. However, should I look into a B.A. or B.S. in Architecture or a Master's?</p><p>Thank you,</p><p>Matt</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/109013941/revit-windows-solar-panels Revit - Windows & Solar panels Toni Dobrevski 2014-09-15T10:54:36-04:00 >2014-09-16T13:17:20-04:00 <p>Where can i find tripple glazed windows and solar panels for revit?<br>Thank you in advance!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108998678/covering-up-poor-grades-for-school-admission Covering up poor grades for school admission extry 2014-09-15T06:04:28-04:00 >2014-09-17T23:28:42-04:00 <p>Hello!<br>I am going to apply to a grad school in the US and I have some doubts about the grades. Although overall my grades are quite good, I do have three 3/5 ("C" I suppose) &nbsp;among 58 disciplines. (No GPA system in my country).<br><br>Is it important to have an excellent diploma? Is there a way to cover these grades? I was thinking about finishing a MOOC and purchasing a verified certificate. Also, I have read that a reaaally good GRE score could cover up, but as a foreigner I probably would fail verbal section. Maybe it would be better to forget about &nbsp;scores and focus on polishing a portfolio.<br><br>Any ideas? I've read a lot about the US grad schools, and it seems that universities are very picky about grades and other quantitative measures, aren't they?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108972202/idp-availability-of-working-in-the-overseas-office-of-us-corporate-architectural-firm IDP availability of working in the overseas office of US corporate architectural firm sims1216 2014-09-14T22:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T00:38:31-04:00 <p>Hi there,</p><p>I'm a junior designer in the overseas branch office of&nbsp;one of the biggest US firm, and i'm planning to go through the NCARB licensure in the future.(with&nbsp;m.arch degree)&nbsp;So i'm curious if i could get IDP credit working here.</p><p>But the problem is that we don't have US licensed architect here since we mostly work on the space planning, and collaborate with the office in US for big architectural projects.(We only have&nbsp;US licensed&nbsp;interior designers and usually hire local architects for record.)&nbsp;I've already read NCARB's IDP guideline about work setting issue, but it's pretty unclear whether i'm under the direct supervision.</p><p>Is there anyone who can advise me?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks for reading.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108967391/help-try-to-find-a-research-project-abt-wood-paper-petals-on-glass [HELP] Try to find a research project abt wood/paper “petals” on glass ˊ_>ˋ 2014-09-14T20:30:44-04:00 >2014-09-14T21:49:04-04:00 <p>I&rsquo;ve seen an image that shows small &ldquo;petals&rdquo; made of wood or paper installed on glass. According to some kind of mechanics, the &ldquo;petals&rdquo; can open or close. The installation looks like a window&rsquo;s screen that has small flowers on it&hellip;</p><p>I know my description is not clear&hellip;BUT, by any chance is there anyone know this research project I&rsquo;m talking abt?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108945694/thesis THESIS Ashar awan 2014-09-14T16:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-14T17:45:57-04:00 <p>I am really stuck in how to select a topic for my thesis.</p><p>i tried 1 topic but but synopsis was not impressive for teachers , it was a redesigning project of a 50 year old bazar{market} which was originally a market area. i was re-designing it because of problems with with bazar but my topic is almost rejected and now i dont know what to do and what topic to select. plz guyz help me with this</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108951312/thesis-topic-selection-for-an-automobile-showroom-design THesis topic selection for an AUTOMOBILE SHOWROOM DESIGN darchyneer 2014-09-14T15:26:55-04:00 >2014-09-15T09:44:31-04:00 <p>I want to design an AutoMObile Showroom and my emphasis is on how the interior will be arrange to facilate sales of cars. I dont know how to craft a topic at of this emphasis, so I need help. Am thinking in line of retail architecture, interior architecture but I dont know how to get a topic at of it.</p><p>After so much thought, I came up with, AUTOMOBILE SHOWROOM:&nbsp;EFFECTIVE CIRCULATION ENHANCES THE FUNCTIONALITY OF A RETAIL STORE</p><p>Please help a human. Thanks</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108948903/thesis-teaching-architecture Thesis - Teaching Architecture bayarch22 2014-09-14T14:32:11-04:00 >2014-09-15T13:20:09-04:00 <p>I'm currently putting together my initial thoughts for grad school thesis. I am leaning towards writing about how architecture is taught, how schools of architecture should function etc. and transitioning this topic into designing a new school of architecture located at my school. It's not very clear yet, obviously.&nbsp;</p><p>My question, does anyone know of any good resources out there? I've been looking for a couple days now for papers written on the topic and haven't found much.&nbsp;</p><p>Any help would be appreciated. Thanks</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108948100/fears-and-dilemma-about-leaving-minimum-wage-design-job Fears and dilemma about leaving minimum wage design job rednotdead 2014-09-14T14:17:41-04:00 >2014-09-15T14:31:17-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p><p>By this upcoming October I'll have been working for a year now in an entry level architecture intern job - a small husband and wife practice that I joined after graduating with a B. Arch. They are both professors and the firm is their side pursuit. I've been making minimum wage, and being in Orange County and their only employee, I feel like I'm getting isolated. My main supervisor is difficult to get along with, has poor design sense, and generally has managed to significantly dull interest I have in the field.&nbsp;</p><p>The catch is that after 9+ months of small projects not worth mention (like decks and small additions), we are finally getting some real design work - ground up homes where we have creative leeway, and I am participating in most aspects of the projects including schematic design.&nbsp;</p><p>On one hand I feel/know that I'm being taken advantage of, working minimum wage for an entire year while making their firm possible. On the other hand... I don't want to quit impulsively out ...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108942478/dilemma-ole-scheeren-or-kengo-kuma Dilemma: Ole Scheeren or Kengo Kuma? tianyuzx 2014-09-14T12:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-14T18:45:26-04:00 <p>Hard to choose...any suggestions?</p><p>Thx~~~</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108880739/some-advice-on-software-sigh-i-know Some advice on software.. (Sigh, I know) Quinnithin 2014-09-13T17:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T01:02:10-04:00 <p>I, in my naivety and youth am looking for some advice on what software to learn to add to what I know. I have completed 2 years of my undergraduate thus far and I know the basic/simpler softwares such as A-cad, Sketchup (with vray), photoshop and dabbled in others etc.</p><p>If you were to give advice to a 20 year old on what to learn next, would it be to learn Rhino, 3ds max, Revitt or the like? I really have no experience in those but I am pretty confident on what I currently know. My knowledge was more than adequate in my summer placement but I anticipate I wont be using SketchUp, AutoCad &amp; Photoshop for the rest of my architectural life!</p><p>I am aware that design is not about software for the record.</p><p>Any advice is greatly appreciated.</p><p>Niall.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108839840/projection projection Nazii Kiani 2014-09-13T12:25:00-04:00 >2014-09-13T18:23:41-04:00 <p>how can i draw this in 3d max or another software . plz help me :(<img alt="" src="http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=o5np0m&amp;s=8#.VBQDRWNM0-0"></p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108831025/architectural-computer-specs Architectural Computer Specs. RogerLansen 2014-09-13T12:22:00-04:00 >2014-09-14T00:24:40-04:00 <p>Hello Forum!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; I will be attending New School of Architecture + Design in a month. I would like to build my own computer so that I dont have to be on campus to do classwork, internship work and what not.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp;If anyone could help me out with building a computer with the main components that I will need, the help would be greatly appreciated.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thank you everyone!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108803743/it-s-been-a-long-few-weeks It's been a long few weeks. Non Sequitur 2014-09-12T17:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-13T11:10:56-04:00 <p>This:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg&amp;feature=youtu.be" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg&amp;feature=youtu.be</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Because clients are the real experts.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/108793275/the-unsustainability-of-adventurous-architecture The unsustainability of "adventurous" architecture emmexxthree 2014-09-12T14:11:10-04:00 >2014-09-12T23:05:42-04:00 <p>This article was posted in Architectural Record:</p><p><a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/features/critique/2014/1409-Obdurate-By-Design.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archrecord.construction.com/features/critique/2014/1409-Obdurate-By-Design.asp</a></p><p><strong>"Obdurate by Design:&nbsp;</strong>The difficult cause of willful buildings that demand heroic efforts to preserve."</p><p>"Though the shortness of the Folk Art Museum building's 13-year life is startling, it reignites an uncomfortable question for adventurous architecture: how particularly should architects hew to an idea, a program, or a personal artistic agenda if, in the future, it might demand heroic efforts to maintain and adapt? Highly expressive modernist buildings have proven especially obdurate"</p><p>It also discusses the struggle over some of Paul Rudolph's buildings, which the public generally wants torn down, while modernist preservationists fight tooth and nail to keep these (sometimes decaying) buildings standing.</p><p>To take a step back and look at this critically: Why do we make these buildings? Who are they for? Who sees them as an asset to the community? In this er...</p>