Archinect - Forum 2014-04-16T10:20:04-04:00 Okurayama Apartment by Kazuyo Sejima 大倉山の集合住宅 妹島和世 kin 2014-04-16T04:46:17-04:00 >2014-04-16T04:46:17-04:00 <p>Hi Folks,</p><p>Any thoughts on &nbsp;the following project by Sejima?</p><p>Do you think the sinuous shape of the residences and voids have been able to soften inherit coldness of reinforced concrete?<br><br>Video:<br>Okurayama Apartment by Kazuyo Sejima &#22823;&#20489;&#23665;&#12398;&#38598;&#21512;&#20303;&#23429; &#22969;&#23798;&#21644;&#19990;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Further read:<br><a href=";idx=10548" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">;idx=10548</a></p><p>Kin</p> Murcutt, Lewin & Lark's Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre - Free eBook. Wall123bee 2014-04-15T20:40:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T20:41:00-04:00 <p>I think this might be useful to Architecture students, practitioners and enthusiasts...</p><p>It explains the design and construction of the award-winning building in a unique interactive manner that has never been attempted before. Do pass it along to anyone who might find it beneficial too. I'm only paying it forward. ;)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Warning: File size is almost 200Mb.</p> UC Berkeley - M.arch open house gbear 2014-04-15T18:49:02-04:00 >2014-04-15T18:49:02-04:00 <p>Has anyone gone to the Uc Berkeley open house? How was it?</p> Structural support needed!! Please help!! MagnumAce 2014-04-15T17:01:00-04:00 >2014-04-16T10:19:21-04:00 <p>Hello guys:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I need immediate assistance on this design. Can anyone propose a structural solution for my building facade design?? The material I am trying to use is Fibre Reinforced concrete!!&nbsp;</p><p>regards</p><p>Felix</p> Is my building falling down?! Thrasher 2014-04-15T14:37:00-04:00 >2014-04-16T08:29:44-04:00 <p>Our building is a 3 story brick built around 1899.&nbsp;The neighbor is excavating next door to build a building. We have cracks on the brick face, in basement floor, on stucco, and inside around windows and doors. Doors are dragging and have already been cut down twice, and locks realigned to keep them working. The crack monitors were installed AFTER most of the movement already occurred.</p><p>My question is how much of this movement is normal and should we be worried about the building falling down? A trench has been dug along our foundation but the entire site hasn't been excavated yet. Should we call the DOB and have them shut down? What can be done to stabilize our building so he can continue his construction safely? Shouldn't he pay for that and for the repairs so far?</p><p>Any thoughts would be welcome! And recommendations for an AFFORDABLE engineer and/or lawyer in the NYC area who has experience with this kind of situation!</p><p>Here's some pictures:<img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> USC vs Michigan 2014March 2014-04-15T14:30:53-04:00 >2014-04-15T23:41:37-04:00 <p>I have been offered an admission for the March I program at the USC and Michiga, and I am currently deciding a school. I have a bachelor from Michigan and know about the school but not familiar with the USC. What do you think about the USC? My concern is about the strength of the program and not money.&nbsp;</p> Question about Accredited Degrees and Masters Degrees squaresville 2014-04-15T12:33:30-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:33:30-04:00 <p>From my understanding of accredited degrees in architecture. You need to have an accredited degree to practice architecture and it can be either a 5 year bachelor or a 4 year bachelor + 2 year Masters, so long as it is accredited by the NAAB.<br><br>However, if you are pursuing a post-professional master&rsquo;s degree for the purposes of advanced technical study or teaching, this degree does not necessarily need to be accredited by the NAAB. Does that make sense? </p> Will full time interns that are not offered health insurance be negatively impacted by the Employers Mandate in Obamacare? Maureen Rahman 2014-04-15T11:57:06-04:00 >2014-04-16T09:50:07-04:00 <p>It seems that bigger firms will have to start offering all full time staff including interns health insurance or pay a penalty, 2k/employee not covered per year. Although this seems fair, I'm wondering if this will ultimately have a negative impact on lower level staff such as financial cuts, layoffs, etc.</p><p>Does anyone have input on this?</p> SCI-Arc open house spring 2014 brunchEGGS 2014-04-15T10:27:08-04:00 >2014-04-15T10:27:08-04:00 <p>Did anyone attend? What's your impression?</p> "Interns: 15 Do and Don'ts" J.W. Smith 2014-04-15T09:34:58-04:00 >2014-04-16T09:34:21-04:00 <p>I figured I'd post this link here for the many interns, in the US and out that work in various architecture, engineering and construction offices. Trust me, it's worth a read. Thanks &amp; share on!</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally, I have included an ARE section with stories of others who are taking the exams. Encouragement to others that are at the same point and feel as though they are alone in their fight. Take a look.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Comments welcome!&nbsp;</p> PhD in Architecture without a Master musharrat.s 2014-04-15T02:27:01-04:00 >2014-04-15T03:45:25-04:00 <p>Many of my friends from the Engineering background have been accepted in fully-funded PhD programs in different universities in USA right after getting their bachelor and without master degree. In most cases, they are admitted into MS leading to PhD programs which take almost 5-years to finish in general. But they often, pretty much always, manage funding for the program, so money matters are covered that way.</p><p>But as far as I have researched, I've seen the PhD programs in the schools of architecture always require a master degree even for applying for the program. Can anyone shed some light on this matter?&nbsp;</p> Making the most out of architecture school... Hp87 2014-04-14T23:52:43-04:00 >2014-04-15T23:59:45-04:00 <p>Hey guys,</p><p>As some of you know, I am about to embark on my first professional M.arch degree at UIC in the fall. It is very important for me to make the most out of my time in school since A. I am paying a lot for it and B. I'd like to get an awesome job/productive career after graduating. If anyone has any serious advice they'd like to share I would greatly appreciate it. Anything from productive winter breaks to internships, travel, studio advice, extracurriculars, etc. Thanks!</p> USC MAAS or Pratt MsAUD crazythat 2014-04-14T23:09:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T23:51:39-04:00 <p>Hi everyone, I'm a student with one-year internship experience from Shanghai and have applied couple of grad school in the states last winter,the top notch schools rejected me and some gave me the offer like USC, IIT, PRATT and Northeastern U.I think my final destination will be NYC or LA.&nbsp;</p><p>Now it comes to the deadline today and that means I MUST make my decision NOW.</p><p>Pratt: I really love NYC and may be want to find a job there after grad study, and pratt offered me 20k scholarship. But I'm really not in to the non-linear stuff, and the program that gave me the offer is MSAUD a pretty small and new program I'm not sure whether it is still good as the m.arch program.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>USC: That's a big and good big U,and&nbsp;I still want a social life and do outside activities like join parties.And also it has greater connections in the Trojan family.And it is more diversified. But it is really expensive that the tuition of 1.5y could be a big burden for my parents, and also LA is not so good as NYC for arc...</p> Architecture or... ct653 2014-04-14T23:02:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T09:36:40-04:00 <p>Hello Everyone,</p><p>I just finished my associates degree in Interior Design, but realized in my last months of studying it, I wanted to do something more. I know for a fact that I do want to stay in the design industry, but am very confused in where to take the next step for my career. I've been considering pursuing Architecture for my bachelors degree.. it is just overwhelming to me.&nbsp;</p><p>I'm a hands-on person. I love building things/model-making. For the most part, I'm familiar with the programs architectural firms use: Cad, Sketch-up, 3ds Max, Photoshop, Illustrator &nbsp;(Currently learning Revit and Maya). I love sketching and do enjoy, digital and marker renderings. Since I'm an&nbsp;Interior Design major, I am also familiar with the architectural styles and periods.&nbsp;</p><p>But I know too many students who have dropped out of architecture and I am also not the strongest in math, nor science. Since interior design and architecture somewhat intertwine with each other, architecture seemed like the right pa...</p> 14 April Quondam 2014-04-14T21:02:31-04:00 >2014-04-14T23:45:54-04:00 <p>....</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>...</p> Hotel Ballroom Hang Point a1997xf211 2014-04-14T20:50:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T20:50:25-04:00 <p>Does anyone out there have a recommendation for a reliable hang point for a hotel ballroom?&nbsp; I need something telescoping and powered, rated for 1000#.&nbsp; Any help would be greatly appreciated.</p> Undergrad Thesis Proposal SomBatuampar 2014-04-14T18:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:55:08-04:00 <p>Hi! I'm already on my last year of architecture study and I'd be really glad to have some advices on how to conduct a thesis proposal. You know, just the basics on what I should consider really critical in terms of undergraduate research. Thanks!</p> Books about historic architecture. What sites have pdf resources? Daanico 2014-04-14T18:22:47-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:22:47-04:00 <p>Hi everyone.</p><p>I need to write an essay comparing two historic buildings but I neither can find any resources on Internet nor access my school's library. Do you know about any good website with academic books about Versailles and Palais Royal, or Doge's Palace?</p><p>Being betrayed by the Internet is so frustrating...&nbsp;</p> revit graphic quality chigurh 2014-04-14T11:45:44-04:00 >2014-04-15T17:34:29-04:00 <p>sucks.</p><p>The software is marketed to have appropriate graphic quality right out of the box with very few tweaks. &nbsp;I have gone through the line weights and fills made a bunch of modifications and the drawings still lack any real pop or graphic&nbsp;quality. &nbsp;</p><p>I find that in detailing specifically and even enlarged wall sections, I have to trace over the entire detail, override line styles, use a ton of fill regions to make them look half way decent. This totally defeats the purpose of BIM, since any change in the model at the detail would mean having to manually change all of the graphics. &nbsp;</p><p>How have other revit users dealt with these issues? &nbsp;</p><p>I realize this is a&nbsp;fairly&nbsp;new software, and when&nbsp;you look at CAD drawings from the first releases, they were just a flat and shitty. Maybe it will just be built into the software over time or architects will learn to adapt to make the drawings look better? &nbsp;</p><p>I think the software is awesome, but I just cant get over how shitty the drawings look. &nbsp;</p>... Ryue Nishizawa, Moriyama House and his design approach kin 2014-04-14T03:03:28-04:00 >2014-04-15T10:30:19-04:00 <p>Hi folks,</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I'm interested in Ryue Nishizawa's simple approach in tying scattered volumes with courtyards or gardens that seemingly does not exist, yet allows to strongly bond the different spaces together so strongly by breaking the boundary of living spaces.<br><br>He seems to adopt this approach in his earlier days when designing the Kanazawa 21st Century Museum. The Towada Art Center also feels similar in terms of planning.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This real life walk through of the building is pretty interesting:<br>Moriyama House by Ryue Nishizawa &#26862;&#23665;&#37048; &#35199;&#27810;&#31435;&#34907;&nbsp;<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br><br>Anyone out there who has visited his other projects would like to shine some light is welcome. And readings to his design approach is also welcomed.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kin</p> First dibs at condo sale as designer? gentle puppies 2014-04-14T00:25:29-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:06:42-04:00 <p>Hypothetically, if I worked on a condo project as an intern, and hypothetically spent all my time designing the best and most efficient units within my price range, when the project starts selling, I'm considered VIP right, or is it just the lead architect that gets first dibs at the units?</p> Suggestions for summer jobs WilsonWu 2014-04-13T23:46:47-04:00 >2014-04-15T18:33:49-04:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>This will be my first summer break in college,&nbsp;and I am looking for a part time job during the break. Based on your experiences, what would you recommend me to do? Or, what will be helpful for my future path to be an architect? A carpenter, painter, masonry, metalworker, draftsman, or even a plumber? Any suggestion is welcome. Just imagine you are 19 years old now.</p> Short Term Courses Karen Kotz 2014-04-13T21:11:00-04:00 >2014-04-13T21:12:00-04:00 <p>I'm from Porto Alegre/Brazil, I'm a graduated architect with 2,5 years of experience on the field., I'm learning german and I would like to improve my language skills and develop my knowledge in architecture. For this reason, I'm looking for courses in&nbsp;Bavaria region, preferably around Munich area,&nbsp;that could help me in the architecture field - from interior design to construction techniques. I would like to go from September/2014 to Jun/2015. &nbsp;If anyone could help me with any information about this, I would be really grateful.&nbsp;You can reach me directly trough <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p> SketchUp Hobby Architect 2014-04-13T13:33:29-04:00 >2014-04-14T22:29:39-04:00 <p>When I'm going to add a component I can't find any. If I search "kitchen cabinet" only like five things show up.&nbsp;</p><p>I have used this program before and It worked then, and you din't have to search then. What am I doing wrong?</p> Which one among Pratt, Syracuse, UT austin and Sci-arc (B.arch program)? suna 2014-04-13T11:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T11:26:39-04:00 <p>Hi,&nbsp;</p><p>as an international transfer student, I had applied architecture schools in US and&nbsp;</p><p>I got admission from Pratt, Syracuse and UT (got rejected at Cal poly and&nbsp;</p><p>Sci-arc will review my data after May 1)&nbsp;Thankfully, I got scholarship from Pratt (18,000 USD per year) and the other schools are not.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Every final decision in my life always have drove me crazy but this time's decision is very very&nbsp;very convoluted. So, I really want to hear some voices like pros and cons or direction after I graduate one of these schools.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks for reading this and have a joyful weekend!</p> UCL School of Planning // Urban Design - Masters? tchutcha 2014-04-13T10:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-13T10:55:17-04:00 <p>Hi all, I have heard a lot about UCL The Bartlett for Architecture. But I have heard very little about UCL School of Planning and UCL Urban Design for Masters. Anyone have a rough idea of what these two programs are like? Whether they need portfolio submission? Comparing to UCL The Bartlett - architecture, are these 2 programs slightly easier to get into?&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks in advance!</p> How to tell when/if to call it quits? paintitblack 2014-04-12T19:30:23-04:00 >2014-04-15T15:54:51-04:00 <p>I'm nearing the end of my 1st yr at an M.arch program. I had absolutely no background experience in architecture, and this is a pretty selective school so I figured maybe there was something in my portfolio that indicated to them that I could learn and adapt quickly. It has been an eye opening experience and I'm realizing now that while I may be artistically inclined, I'm not so spatially inclined. In pinups and crits my buildings have been called everything from frivolous, awkward, creaturely, etc. While classmates pat each other on the back for their "sweet renderings" and cool facades, I'm met with blank stares and a noticeable overall avoidance of discussing my project. Maybe I just suck at this? Could one trust a studio critic to let a student know they aren't hacking it and should explore other options? I know I should defend and stand by my work but when the overwhelming response to everything I do is confused or weirded out, I have to wonder if I'm doing something wrong.</p> Jobs After M. Arch I Oonaknuj 2014-04-12T17:25:37-04:00 >2014-04-14T00:00:40-04:00 <p>I have recently been accepted to an M. Arch I program. Coming from a creative (but non-architecture) background, I'd be entering the program with my only experience in the field being a Career Discovery summer program at GSD. Because of this, it's hard to me to say that I 100% want to be an Architect once I am done with the program. I know that I want a design degree but I'm not totally sure what I want to do with it yet. Is it wise to enter a program with this uncertainty? Or do most people figure out where there passion lies while in the program? How broad are my employment options after the program if I decide I don't want to become a traditional architect?&nbsp;</p> ARB Part 1 Part 2 Rushdaak 2014-04-12T13:33:00-04:00 >2014-04-12T13:33:39-04:00 <p>Hello everyone ,</p><p>I am interested in applying for my part 3 and am currently trying to sit my part 1 and part 2.</p><p>There are a few criterias mainly GC2 and GC3 for which I would love to receive any guidance on what kind of work is expected.</p><p>Would appreciate any kind of feedback.</p><p>Thank You.</p><p>Rush</p> RISD(Interior Architecture) vs Pratt (Interior Design) jskim 2014-04-12T10:57:00-04:00 >2014-04-12T10:57:35-04:00 <p>Hi</p><p>I&nbsp;am juggling between&nbsp;Risd and&nbsp;Pratt as my graduate school. I I need youguy advice!</p><p>I have not made a final decision, but I have narrowed my list to two schools: Pratt Institute and Rhode Island School of Design. Pratt has offered a three-year M.S. program in Interior Design with a renewable scholarship of $15,000 per academic year for three years of study while Rhode Island School of Design has offered a two-year Mdes program in Interior Architecture with a fellowship of $5,000 and an assistantship of $5,000 for the coming year.</p><p>Do you have any advice for me? Where should I go?</p>