Archinect - Forum 2014-07-25T07:27:22-04:00 Design Books Arcane 2014-07-25T00:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-25T00:38:05-04:00 <p>Hello,</p><p>I am a game designer, and I would like to ask about good Architecture books to learn the basics of desing.</p><p>I am looking for basic theory and concepts, like the elements to design the interior of a building with specific function.</p><p>Also I am interested in the history and philosophy of ancient architecture. I found this book:&nbsp;<a title="A Global History of Architecture" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Global History of Architecture</a>. they say it is global and I really need a book featuring many civilizations and cultures, don't know if this book is the one or if there any others like it/better.</p><p>Also understanding how to analyze buildings will be very helpful.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thank you :)</p> The B word... CD.Arch 2014-07-24T20:19:16-04:00 >2014-07-24T21:03:13-04:00 <p>You all know what I'm talking about by now. If that word or anything relating to the topics having to do with the B word, expect immediate disapproval and shit-talking from the community. Thank you. Now, Jdparnell, how about them white sox?</p> Need advice for Green Tier 1 in Los Angeles (residential) arch_kk 2014-07-24T18:46:00-04:00 >2014-07-24T19:51:00-04:00 <p>I've done mandatory green requirements for residential projects.</p><p>But&nbsp;for Tier 1, I had only one experience 4 years ago. Right, It is long time ago.</p><p>Also, at that time&nbsp;I was almost done with Green Corrections, but for some reason this project was stopped. Well...I have only 0.8 experience of tier 1~</p><p>so my questions are...</p><p>1. someone recommends to reduce the building instead of getting Green Tier 1.</p><p>Green tier 1 is for additional 20% sq.ft.</p><p>I am adding up 2200 s.f.(20%) on the top of max RFA 11,000. It is a development project&nbsp;located on the top of the hill&nbsp;in Brentwood.&nbsp;Would it be worth getting tier 1 when considering the time/ effort&nbsp; and its value?</p><p>2. This building will be all concrete structure which&nbsp;is accessible from rooftop level as parking area. As part of the tier 1 requirement, I wonder if the concrete rooftop (parking)&nbsp;can be&nbsp;considered as&nbsp;"cool roof"&nbsp; To do so, how should I detail out the rooftop&nbsp;finish?</p><p>3. And...any additional comments, warning or recommendation for Tier 1?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Than...</p> Rem Koolhaas chiamakaez 2014-07-24T17:08:00-04:00 >2014-07-25T00:34:10-04:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>I'm trying to find some books for my boss but not sure where to look. can anyone tell me where I can find the&nbsp;books Rem Koolhaas wrote for the last Venice Biennale.. there should be 16 of them.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thank you!!!!!</p> Working in South Korea ozkanyaz 2014-07-24T13:01:06-04:00 >2014-07-24T13:01:06-04:00 <p>Does anyone knows if there is any firm in Korea tend to hire international architects? I couldn't even find much office on the net.. Visa or work permit is no problem but i have no idea how the language looks like.. Would it be a problem?</p> Sick and tired of being the typical intern. When do I become a job captain ARC Student 2014-07-24T11:27:33-04:00 >2014-07-24T21:10:04-04:00 <p>I have two years of professional&nbsp;experience. Since I started working here at my company I have been assigned to help on different projects to do the same tasks like picking up redlines, sealing and binding drawings, setting up&nbsp; drawing sheets and template in revit&nbsp;and doing basic details&nbsp; such as wall partition types, door schedule etc. They were also nice enough to brought me to the construction site and&nbsp;I worked there for&nbsp;5 months doing modification drawings/ documents.</p><p>The other interns in my office who has the same experience as me are working&nbsp;on one project with&nbsp;a licensed architect. I feel jealous because they are involve in meetings and they get to&nbsp;talk to consultants about projects matters. They are getting the project management&nbsp;training. I feel like if I keep on doing this process, I will never have that chance to manage a project because they will get the offer first.</p><p>I talked to one of the principal about my concerns and I made sure that I do care about my work and I would...</p> Archinect, Please boycott the Archinect, Please boycott the Archinect, Please boycott Isreal (its about time!) thread thread anonitect 2014-07-23T21:01:51-04:00 >2014-07-24T18:14:28-04:00 <p>So, how about them Cubs?</p> Archinect, please boycott the "Archinect, please boycott Israel (its about time!)" thread. jdparnell1218 2014-07-23T18:17:34-04:00 >2014-07-23T20:09:25-04:00 <p>I'm pretty tired of seeing it at the top of the list. &nbsp;</p> Office space up for rent, Near City Hall afrazzini 2014-07-23T15:00:53-04:00 >2014-07-24T14:41:01-04:00 <p>We currently have four desks open for rent with an immediate move in date, if need be.&nbsp;</p><p>Our space would be perfect for a branch office or for a small independent firm.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>We have four Aeron chairs, Wi-Fi (Fios), printer/copier/scanner, plotter, sample room and kitchen with sink and refrigerator available. (Wi-Fi and printer usage will come at a charge.)There are views to Broadway street and the Brooklyn Bridge.&nbsp;</p><p>The rent is $2,700/month, not including any extras you may need form our space.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Please contact us either by phone or email at the contact below. Thank you</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> &nbsp; 212.965.1244</p><p>277 Broadway, Suite 1300</p><p>NY, NY &nbsp;10007</p> what is a historic preservation certificate bfffffffffff 2014-07-23T14:48:02-04:00 >2014-07-24T13:53:20-04:00 <p>More specifically, I am a M.Arch candidate considering whether or not to go for one. Pursuing one would take up all of my electives. I'm interested in working with historic buildings and contexts, but have a very contemporary perspective on design. I'm not interested in direct preservation.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>What career options does a historic preservation really open up? Is it worth it?</p> best country to study in? locherr 2014-07-23T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-07-24T08:05:24-04:00 <p>hi,</p><p>I am from India. I &nbsp;just graduated and I am planning to do my masters abroad. I am planning to study Urban design. But, I am confused about which country to study in. Can anybody please help. Also, I wanted to know which is the best country job-wise..??</p> Ask about BCR/FAR coefficient meiers 2014-07-23T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T13:46:49-04:00 <p>Dear all,</p><p>One of density control instrument in building code is BCR (building coverage ratio) and FAR (floor area ratio). As an architect or user we tend to obtain BCR and FAR as a given coefficient in building code. ex: in a parcel area BCR = 60% and FAR = 2.0</p><p>Any idea how those coefficient determined? Is there any formula that resulted &nbsp;in exact amount of BCR/FAR coefficient?</p><p>Well all i know is how to count allowed built area or maximum floor space area by given coefficient, but how the government determine those coefficient is all that i would like to know.</p><p>Thanks</p> Hawkers and public spaces santhan.athmanam 2014-07-23T02:11:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T07:47:31-04:00 <p>Hai..I m doin my final year Dissertation in "Hawkers and public spaces".I m planning to endup my topic with providing guidelines for co-existence of hawkers and public spaces.</p><p>For this study, i m not finding any case examples..i also planned to study "Hawker's pavement in mumbai by charles correa"..for tat i m not finding any detailed infos...pls suugest some ideas</p> Architecture and Law Studies!! ankitdarda 2014-07-22T20:56:57-04:00 >2014-07-22T22:00:21-04:00 <p>I am wondering if architecture and Law has any combination any how?? If we as an architects also have good prospects in Law studies or some one knows any school who has such professional course.. It may be awesome if someone get specialization in solving all those building disputes and all!!! lets see..</p> Occupant Load Hotel or Hostel? wurdan freo 2014-07-22T19:47:03-04:00 >2014-07-24T09:07:28-04:00 <p>Any insight on how the occupant load for a hotel room is calculated? IBC 2012=200 sf gross for residential, but it seems more along the lines of 50sf gross for dormitory. Especially when you consider a hostel layout. Do you base the calculation on a single room, all rooms or ??? Muchas gracias in advance!!!</p> MEP books/information eskimo457 2014-07-22T13:05:03-04:00 >2014-07-22T13:05:03-04:00 <p>I'm a few years into the architectural profession and as I gain more experience I notice the one main area I'm lacking knowledge is in the MEP trade. I go to CA meetings, site visits, ask my supervisor questions, and am relatively engaged. However I still feel as if I could be doing more to learn.</p><p>I would love to get some recommendations of reading (textbooks), videos, lectures, graphics, that you have used to further your understanding of various aspects of MEP.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks!</p> Boycott Archinect BulgarBlogger 2014-07-22T09:11:00-04:00 >2014-07-25T07:07:43-04:00 <p>I call on every Jew and person in support of Israel to boycott Archinect in response to recent political sentiments on this forum. Let's see how many users you lose...&nbsp;</p> Asking current firm contacts for letter of recommendation w/o boss knowing - how? archanonymous 2014-07-21T21:51:56-04:00 >2014-07-23T14:29:44-04:00 <p>I am looking for advice on asking clients and consultants who I have worked on projects for or with for letters of recommendation, but I would like my current boss to not find out/ feel like I am leaving, as I may not be. I would assume that, at least for any professional consultants, discretion would be implied in something like this, but I really have no idea.</p><p>Should I just be forward with these contacts - letting them know that I am thinking about moving on - and ask for or imply that their discretion would be appreciated?</p><p>Should I ask them for a letter of recommendation for my file, without specifying what timeframe it would happen within?</p><p>Other suggestions? I am particularly worried about asking the clients.</p> Architects as well as Contractors and or Developers Snoopy316 2014-07-21T20:52:35-04:00 >2014-07-22T12:43:17-04:00 <p>I've been asked to start up a new thread as an old thread have now escalated to a new topic. Continued from&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br><br>Carerra, sorry to hear that the thing that broke you down was your condition. Have you ever wonder where you could have taken your business to if you don't have that condition? May be it also made you wonder had you don't have a disadvantage you probably wouldn't have that driving force in the first place to work extra hard.&nbsp;<br><br>I honestly think I'm talking to the future of someone I wanted to become when you started mentioning that "Architects have an advantage over developers and real estate guys" I couldn't agree with you more on those examples you jotted down. I also know that the statement is only true if Architects have the interest are willing to learn and understand real estate and development.&nbsp;<br><br>To answer your question, I'm just a boring Architect in his 30s who came from an poor - average b...</p> Biggest problem for Architects J_design 2014-07-21T16:49:20-04:00 >2014-07-23T23:30:46-04:00 <p>Hi I would like to know the biggest problems faced when working on projects designs etc. at a firm.</p> What is the accepted way of distributing the competition prize for consultancy? jaded 2014-07-21T11:44:31-04:00 >2014-07-21T11:44:31-04:00 <p>Hi everyone,</p><p>Recently, we have decided to do an architecture and urban design competition. A friend is willing to be our sustainability consultant and have his share if we win a prize. I am wondering what are the share percentages for sustainability consultants, structural engineers and landscape architects in comparison to the main architectural work? I would appreciate if you comment on the fair version and general practices within the industry.</p><p>Thank you very much!!</p> Hamas Covenent 1988 (T A M M U Z please explain/defend this) Olaf Design Ninja_ 2014-07-20T21:24:27-04:00 >2014-07-20T22:57:40-04:00 <p>As an American who believes in Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion and in short Freedom of existence I would like the wise and all knowing T A M M&nbsp;U Z to explain this charter to me, the<strong> last paragraph please</strong>!</p><p>look i got this off<strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale's law&nbsp;website</a></strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">,</a> so most likely you will say this is tainted western intellectual crap, but seriously dude, who&nbsp;happens to love&nbsp;other dudes and has lots of critical views about a country that allows dudes to marry other dudes in about 19 states right&nbsp;now (USA)...i would like you to defend this on the behalf of the Palestinians....defend the women and children, please.</p><p>I&nbsp;played cards last Christmas with some Palestinians..hell there may have even been a Jew present while we were playing cards, actually I'm pretty sure we were all at the same was Christmas -<strong><em> God bless America</em></strong>! I say this an atheist who finds all that irrelevant like Forest Gump.</p><p>this is what us dumbass ignorant of the world Americans do - we get along with everybody and allow ...</p> [URGENT!] Cornell vs. Bath in the International Market never4getthis 2014-07-20T13:09:10-04:00 >2014-07-21T11:05:48-04:00 <p>Thanks for stopping by! This will be quick.</p><p>I'm going to study architecture in university and I currently have an offer from Bath University and Cornell University. Both are at the very top of the undergrad arch rankings of their corresponding countries (UK and US respectively).&nbsp;</p><p>I want to work in the <strong>international</strong> market after I graduate. I realize that Cornell is more well known world-wide and has a better reputation, so I was wondering if, when applying to an international architecture studio, Cornell would be a better option than Bath (Despite both being at the top of their country). If so, by how much?</p><p>Thanks!</p> M.Arch 1 recognition outside US px2wee 2014-07-20T12:59:00-04:00 >2014-07-24T11:17:21-04:00 <p>Hi all,&nbsp;</p><p>May I know what other countries recognize M.Arch 1 as a first professional degree other than the US?</p><p>Thanks.&nbsp;</p> IDP Online Reporting NCARB Site Glitch? A.I. 2014-07-20T01:59:59-04:00 >2014-07-21T09:06:04-04:00 <p>Has anyone had issues with logging IDP hours in properly using the NCARB's website? &nbsp;I'm having strange issues that seem to indicate a glitch within their website. &nbsp;For example, some hours aren't totaled properly while others seem to be completely ignored. &nbsp;Additionally some hours are moved to the weekend and not totaled properly under the correct days!</p><p>Wtf is going on!?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I called the NCARB's office and they told me to "try another browser", I know typical lazy IT response but I went ahead and tried IE, Firefox, and Chrome. &nbsp;Still had the exact same issue using all of them. &nbsp;So what now?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Look at these images to see how weird this is. &nbsp;I've clearly logged 40 hours for the week but only 30 are being registered under summary.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Help?</p> Law Studies Prospects after architecture????? ankitdarda 2014-07-19T23:26:02-04:00 >2014-07-19T23:26:02-04:00 <p>I am wondering if architecture and Law has any combination any how?? If we as an architects also have good prospects in Law studies or some one knows any school who has such professional course.. It may be awesome if someone get specialization in solving all those building disputes and all!!! lets see..</p> Archinect, please boycott Israel (its about time!) t a m m u z 2014-07-19T22:06:11-04:00 >2014-07-25T04:51:36-04:00 <p>Today is the 12th day of Israel's murderous attacks on Gaza.</p><p>The Palestinian body count is 336, 70 of whom are kids. This has become a murderous spree of killing for the zionist terrorist army, supported by government of this racist colonial entity and by their people , many of &nbsp;whom have been turning increasingly into blood thirsty mobs urging the murder of Palestinian</p><p>........................................................................................................</p><p>From &nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Israeli calls for Palestinian blood ring at fever pitch</a>&nbsp;:</p><p><em>On the eve of Abu Khudair&rsquo;s lynching, Member of Knesset (Israel&rsquo;s parliament) and government faction whip Ayelet Shaked&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">issued a call over Facebook to ethnically cleanse the land</a>, declaring &ldquo;the entire Palestinian people is the enemy.&rdquo; She advocated their complete destruction, &ldquo;including its elderly and its women,&rdquo; adding that these must be slaughtered, otherwise they might give birth to more &ldquo;little snakes</em>.&rdquo;</p><p>...&nbsp;<em>Since the beginning of July, raging crowds ...</em></p> If you didn't have to work, how would it change Architecture for you? wizardofozz 2014-07-19T21:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T21:07:00-04:00 <p>If you didn't have to work, how would it change Architecture for you? &nbsp;Would you still be in this field? &nbsp;What would you do with your degree, knowledge and experience? &nbsp;</p><p>I'm thinking of pursuing a three-year m.arch degree (for those with a non-architecture BA). &nbsp;However, I'm quite concerned about how everyone hates the realities of being an architect. &nbsp;I understand the disconnect between school and real life and also the very low pay combined with long hours. &nbsp;</p><p>Perhaps I can escape these pitfalls since my husband works and I don't have to? &nbsp;Rather than a salary or job, I am looking for something that gives my life meaning.</p><p>What would you do in the field of Architecture, if you didn't have to earn a living?</p> Going back to school for architecture? JayGatsbyXCV 2014-07-19T18:29:09-04:00 >2014-07-19T18:52:23-04:00 <p>I graduated college about a year ago majoring in history.&nbsp; I currently have a job in journalism, but want to pursue a career in Architecture. My college didn't have a Arch. program at the time I was attending so I was thinking about starting at a junior college and then transferring to a university that has a Arch. program. Is this a good idea?</p> Going back to school for architecture? JayGatsbyXCV 2014-07-19T18:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-19T20:44:11-04:00 <p>I graduated from college last year with a BA in History. Since then I've been working in journalism, but want to change my career to Architecture. It was going to major in that field, but my college didn't have it. I was thinking about starting off a a junior college first then transfer to a university that has an architect program. Is this a good idea?</p>