Archinect - Forum 2015-09-02T04:45:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135697982/join-now-archinext-2016 JOIN NOW: ArchiNEXT 2016 hpcmarketing 2015-09-02T04:34:34-04:00 >2015-09-02T04:34:34-04:00 <p><strong>What is ArchiNEXT?</strong></p><p>ArchiNEXT: HCG Young Designers&rsquo; Competition (AYDC) challenges the ingenuity and proficiency of young students to design sound yet sustainable Architectural masterpieces. It is a platform that will test and showcase their limitless creativity.</p><p>ArchiNEXT recognizes passion and hard work, transforming an industrious learner to a trailblazer. The ArchiNEXT Young Awardee is envisioned to contribute inspiring trends not just to the profession&rsquo;s growth but also to nation building.</p><p>Today's Visionary. Tomorrow's Icon</p><p>AYDC, in partnership with the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and the Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines (CODHASP), is a two-part program:</p><ul><li>Competition</li><li>Scholarship</li></ul><p><strong>DESIGN CHALLENGE:</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;BIGKIS: COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT FACILITY&rdquo;</p><p><strong>ELIGIBILITY:&nbsp;</strong></p><p>ArchiNEXT 2016 is open to third (3rd) or fourth (4th) year BS Architecture students currently enrolled and a bona fide student in CHED-accredited and recognized colleges and universities natio...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135687560/is-architecture-limited-or-controlled Is Architecture limited or Controlled ? Ayman94 2015-09-02T01:55:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T02:02:18-04:00 <p>Is architecture limited or controlled ?<br>Or we are limited ?<br>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135684354/a-swimming-manatee A swimming manatee go do it 2015-09-02T00:20:12-04:00 >2015-09-02T01:09:13-04:00 <p><a href="https://youtu.be/s-33i2b17nc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Save viewing this until you are an answer. After viewing the answer will come to you.</a></p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/s-33i2b17nc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guaranteed</a></p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135669068/obama-library obama library ivorykeyboard 2015-09-01T19:39:09-04:00 >2015-09-01T19:39:09-04:00 <p><a href="http://www.archdaily.com/772912/chicago-tribune-says-11-high-caliber-architects-asked-to-submit-qualifications-for-obama-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.archdaily.com/772912/chicago-tribune-says-11-high-caliber-architects-asked-to-submit-qualifications-for-obama-library</a></p><p>Tigerman? I thought he avowed architecture in order to pursue more time cursing in interviews</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135650573/mla-applicant-portfolio-questions MLA applicant - portfolio questions agrocks123 2015-09-01T14:19:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T14:18:56-04:00 <p>Hi all!</p><p>I am in the process of applying to a few first-professional MLA degree programs across the country and I am preparing my portfolio. My background is in Urban Economic &amp; Retail Planning with most course work being in the social and economic realms of planning. By this I mean that I haven't had much coursework in design. I have taken drawing and painting classes, along with a few architectural design courses at Syracuse University, however the majority of my portfolio material will be that which is not directly related to the field of landscape architecture itself -self portraits, still life paintings, model making etc.. I want to be able to prove that I have the artistic skills necessary to pursue this degree however, I am having trouble connecting that which I have created with what my purpose in studying LA is... I am looking at the field from a public-purpose perspective. I want to design parks and public use spaces to regain a sense of community in places that have lost it...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135644862/hp-designjet-500ps-42-color-plotter-for-sale-800-or-best-reasonable-offer HP Designjet 500PS 42" Color Plotter for sale- $800 or best reasonable offer rawbraves 2015-09-01T12:32:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T13:22:32-04:00 <p>Used only occasionally over the past few years and in great condition. &nbsp;1200dpi color. &nbsp;Comes with new print heads and ink as well as a few rolls of paper. &nbsp;USB 2.0 connection. &nbsp;Latest drivers available from HP.com. &nbsp;Shipping possible.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135640024/international-competitions-for-school-graduation-projects International Competitions for school graduation projects? Zaina 2015-09-01T11:48:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T19:50:18-04:00 <p>I am a student of Architecture who is currently preparing for her graduation project. I study in a university that is not very known in a small town. My love to design and my persistence to success is what make from me a good designer; however, I still feel that my chances in the profession seem to be very limited. Would you please recommend international competitions where I can enroll my graduation project? And what do you think the standards are to win such competitions? And how winning such thing might later affect any student's chances working in large or international firms?&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135640028/new-here New Here willmillac 2015-09-01T10:45:32-04:00 >2015-09-01T19:10:48-04:00 <p>Hello, I'm 15 and I'm starting to get into architecture. I draw a lot and I want to know any good architecture books I should read</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135601463/one-year-courses One year courses Aniruddh Jain 2015-08-31T22:41:44-04:00 >2015-09-01T10:20:11-04:00 <p>What are some good one year masters courses at the top universities like MIT Harvard etc. I know of MDes at GSD and MITCre.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135574835/erno-goldfinger-2-willow-road Erno Goldfinger 2 willow road? fedster 2015-08-31T14:30:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T18:01:39-04:00 <p>Hello,</p><p>I am new on this forum, so I have no idea whether this is the right place to post a question this specific, but I feel completely lost and I really would like to have an answer! I don't think yahoo answers would have been a better option, so here is my question:</p><p>Today I went to visit 2 Willow road (London), a house build by architect Erno Goldfinger. It was great, quirky, modular, fun and all that. One thing especially impressed me. The flooring was part hardwood, and part.... something else. No one there could quite tell me what it was. I believe is some sort of hard plastic tiles (no linoleum), I know this sounds awful, but considering that the building was built in the 30's, it aged pretty well. In some places you couldn't even see that they were tiles because they were so worn off, so it kind of looked like resin. I thought it was a very cool effect, and no where on the internet I can find what those tiles could possibly be! I am always searching for good alternatives to ex...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135554665/any-advices-for-revit-spatial-apps Any advices for Revit - spatial apps? NBacas 2015-08-31T11:22:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T23:09:56-04:00 <p>Hi everyone,</p><p>I started using Revit recently. It&rsquo;s pretty straightforward but I&rsquo;d like to perform some tasks in a more automated way.</p><p>I will be working on mid-sized to large multipurpose buildings and I need to meet a number of functional building requirements &ndash; number of toilets per floor, number of parking spaces, number of offices, etc.</p><p>Apart from Rooms Schedule in Revit, what other alternatives do I have for performing (some of) these checks?</p><p>I deeply appreciate your help!</p><p>John D</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135455230/you-architects-are-a-funny-bunch you architects are a funny bunch go do it 2015-08-30T01:02:34-04:00 >2015-09-01T19:48:03-04:00 <p>.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135416741/patents Patents empea 2015-08-29T13:13:25-04:00 >2015-08-29T13:31:26-04:00 <p>Any experience anyone? Considering the vast amount of public domain stuff that underlies pretty much all building practice, as well as the huge costs associated with pursuing infringements (not the type of overhead margins AE firms usually sport) is it worth it? Beyond the intellectual kudos for "holding a patent" does anyone have experience with it actually being profitable in AE through licensing fees etc as is practice elsewhere?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135407911/the-shard-video The Shard - Video sure2016 2015-08-29T10:18:12-04:00 >2015-08-29T11:15:02-04:00 <p>I'm hoping someone here can help me find a video on the construction of "The Shard". &nbsp;It was on the prefabrication and delivery of steel specifically, had interviews with the steel erectors, talked about the relatively small erection crew. &nbsp;There are alot of Shard videos, I just can't seem to find this particular one.</p><p>Thanks all.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135407109/the-shard-video The Shard - Video sure2016 2015-08-29T10:16:38-04:00 >2015-08-29T10:16:38-04:00 <p>I'm hoping someone here can help me find a video on the construction of "The Shard". &nbsp;It was on the prefabrication and delivery of steel specifically, had interviews with the steel erectors, talked about the relatively small erection crew. &nbsp;There are alot of Shard videos, I just can't seem to find this particular one.</p><p>Thanks all.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135406306/california-supplemental-exam California Supplemental Exam BulgarBlogger 2015-08-29T09:47:11-04:00 >2015-08-31T19:23:11-04:00 <p>Has anyone taken this? I am a NY licensed architect and would like to know what the exam is like and what to expect and how to prepare for it.&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135375859/off-the-grid off the grid Olaf Design Ninja_ 2015-08-29T00:30:56-04:00 >2015-09-01T19:44:56-04:00 <p><strong>What is the working class?</strong></p><p>The word on the street is - if you took the building super&nbsp; position at<strong> 432 Park Ave </strong>you'd get a <strong>$250k</strong> salary for 24/7 indentured servitude for people who check in 4 times a year and their assistants 36 times a year for an art gallery called a fucking condo!&nbsp;</p><p>16 feet shorter than the <strong>EMPIRE STATE</strong> building, mind you...</p><p>Empires on Persian rugs over finely crafted, relocated old world wood flooring into a modern box of cash.....<strong>casting shadows over Central Park is the definition of Power bitches</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j5hf9553i488hpga.jpg"></p><p><strong>Olaf </strong>did tell you to put your money there.</p><p>Way to go VInoly, a man known for turning his private Jet around to make a design change and for working anyone to death at a decent salary....don't leave before 7pm you slackers - we can all see you from our open desks!&nbsp;</p><p>A Canadian and I laughed our asses off walking by the underpaid shop workers in the basement of Vinoly's office, once or twice.....thanks for not hiring me ;)</p><p><img alt="" src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/bOR38552MJA/maxresdefault.jpg"></p><p>damn them Canadians and all their social welfare!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Did...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135359823/advice-on-light-diagrams-and-window-placement Advice on light diagrams and window placement kec601 2015-08-28T19:26:55-04:00 >2015-08-28T19:30:34-04:00 <p>Hello architects!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>As a non-architect, I hope I'm not boring you all with my ignorance. I really could use the advice of someone competent.&nbsp;</p><p>I'm currently hashing out some blueprints to express my rather specific design ambitions, but I'm hung up on lighting.&nbsp;I'm a window lover, but direct light makes my partner's head hurt.&nbsp;</p><p>In my quest to appease us both, I've discovered light diagrams, but I'm at a loss as to how to start making my own. I wasn't able to find anything on google.&nbsp;</p><p>What I'm specifically wondering, is how I might be able to angle my windows, or place them strategically, so as to get ambient natural light without having to get a faceful of the glaring Indiana sun. I'm not opposed to curtains, but I want to start off with a sound architectural design.&nbsp;</p><p>I plan to look in to different window materials that I might be able to use to diffuse sunlight, but I thought this would be a more foundational starting point from a learning perspective.</p><ul><li>Does anyone here have any examples o...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135359014/advice-on-light-diagrams-and-window-placement Advice on light diagrams and window placement kec601 2015-08-28T19:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-29T17:08:32-04:00 <p>Hello architects!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>As a non-architect, I hope I'm not boring you all with my ignorance. I really could use the advice of someone competent.&nbsp;</p><p>I'm currently hashing out some blueprints to express my rather specific design ambitions, but I'm hung up on lighting.&nbsp;I'm a window lover, but direct light makes my partner's head hurt.&nbsp;</p><p>In my quest to appease us both, I've discovered light diagrams, but I'm at a loss as to how to start making my own. I wasn't able to find anything on google.&nbsp;</p><p>What I'm specifically wondering, is how I might be able to angle my windows, or place them strategically, so as to get ambient natural light without having to get a faceful of the glaring Indiana sun. I'm not opposed to curtains, but I want to start off with a sound architectural design.&nbsp;</p><p>I plan to look in to different window materials that I might be able to use to diffuse sunlight, but I thought this would be a more foundational starting point from a learning perspective.</p><ul><li>Does anyone here have any examples o...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135309175/seeking-for-architectural-job-at-netherlands Seeking for architectural job at Netherlands TAMANO 2015-08-28T03:44:00-04:00 >2015-08-28T06:11:54-04:00 <p>Hello, I am Architect Tajnuva from Bangladesh. I have completed my Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree from the University of Asia Pacific ( situated at Dhaka,Bangladesh) in 2012. I am working here in an architectural consultancy firm for more than 3 years. I am an aassociate member of Institute of Architects in Bangladesh(IAB). I don't have any M.Arch degree yet. With this qualification, is it possible to find any job in Netherlands at architectural field?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135282684/m-arch-after-bachelor-in-interior-architecture M.Arch after Bachelor in Interior architecture ? AB1234 2015-08-27T19:51:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T01:10:13-04:00 <p>Hi everyone,&nbsp;</p><p>So I have a bachelor in Interior architecture, and I need to get a master in Architecture since this is what I wanted in the first place.</p><p>What masters are offered in architecture for a person coming from an interior design background.</p><p>What degree options do I have for masters level after which I'll be eligible for a job in a firm as an architect?</p><p>Can someone please tell me about a program or a university where this is possible ? If any schools in Europe will be willing to accept me in their Architecture program ?</p><p>And I am looking somewhere in Europe so I can afford getting my degree and living there.</p><p>Thank you.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135273835/free-online-sources-for-bim-cad-sketch-up-models Free online sources for BIM, CAD, Sketch-up models FireGuy 2015-08-27T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-08-30T00:49:48-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p><p>I'm an "early on the path" architecture student and was wondering if anyone knew of good sources for finding BIM, CAD, and Sketch-Up models.</p><p>The sources I've found are</p><p>ARCAT.com and CADdetails.com</p><p>Has anyone used either of these platforms? Does one have better quality tools than the other?&nbsp; Any other free sources I should be aware of?</p><p>Thanks in advance for your input :)</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135259348/best-european-countries-for-a-u-s-architect-to-find-work Best European countries for a U.S. architect to find work? cav1675 2015-08-27T13:39:00-04:00 >2015-08-27T15:03:17-04:00 <p>I would like to eventually move to Europe and be able to still work in the architecture industry. My first choice is the UK, but my research suggests this is a difficult market to break into without being registered and many firms do not hire overseas workers. My other top choices would be the Netherlands and Germany (or any German speaking country like Austria or Switzerland since I can speak basic German). I am open to suggestions. Has any U.S. architects moved to Europe and how was the experience finding work?</p><p>Thanks everyone for your time!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135262576/dirtt-industry-perspective DIRTT Industry Perspective investor 2015-08-27T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-08-30T20:06:19-04:00 <p>I'm an investor who is taking a look at investing in DIRTT and I was wondering what architects think of the products? There are a lot of investors who sit in their offices all day playing around in excel but i've often found you learn more about a company by talking with a few people who use the product and those conversations are invaluable. I have a bunch of questions which are below for anyone who would be gracious enough to answer any of them.</p><p>1) How well known is DIRTT within the community? Has their popularity been changing?</p><p>2) What are pro's and con's of the products?</p><p>3) Are their products of similar quality? Do you see a lot of newer firms with similar quality?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135259350/fire-proofing-of-structural-steel-for-exterior-roof-deck Fire Proofing of Structural Steel for Exterior Roof Deck BulgarBlogger 2015-08-27T12:14:30-04:00 >2015-08-31T10:51:41-04:00 <p>I am working on a roof deck in Manhattan on the 16th floor of a building.&nbsp;</p><p>The structural steel is penetrating the existing roof and exposed to the elements (outside). Does the structural steel that is exposed to the elements need to be fireproofed?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135256136/architecture-schools-in-europe-and-canada-taught-in-english architecture schools in europe and canada taught in english ghada 2015-08-27T11:20:00-04:00 >2015-08-27T11:31:28-04:00 <p>Hey everyone,</p><p>I study architecture right now in the American University in Cairo but i want to transfer. Can anyone please tell me if they know a good architecture school in Europe or Canada that teach the bachelor degree in English and wont cost more than 10 000 euros per year. They must teach the bachelor degree in English because i can't spend half a year learning a new language before entering.</p><p>Thank you in advance!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135199939/which-architectural-engineering-textbook-to-start-designing-with Which architectural engineering textbook to start designing with? Tuvoblong 2015-08-27T11:19:00-04:00 >2015-08-30T19:29:07-04:00 <p>I have 180 use and would like it to be digital. &nbsp;I'm not yet a student, but would like a e-book (preferably) that I can start designing accurate, feasible buildings with.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135199135/holy-crap-nyc-s-draft-for-amending-the-zoning-resolution Holy Crap (NYC's Draft for Amending the Zoning Resolution) null pointer 2015-08-26T17:30:10-04:00 >2015-08-26T17:30:10-04:00 <p><a href="http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/zoning-qa/zoning-for-affordability-zoning-text.shtml" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/zoning-qa/zoning-for-affordability-zoning-text.shtml</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Having read through the whole thing: This is just a work of genius. And I'm not being sarcastic.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135191875/panama-architect-license Panama Architect License kaitlif 2015-08-26T15:12:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T15:20:04-04:00 <p>Does anyone know how to go about getting licensed in Panama, or could you point me in the right direction? I also need to know how to register our firm to do business in Panama.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/135191071/hi-archinect-team-do-you-mind-giving-me-constructive-criticism-on-my-portfolio-ill-return-the-favor Hi Archinect Team- Do you mind giving me constructive criticism on my portfolio? Ill return the favor Luis Ramirez 2015-08-26T14:53:47-04:00 >2015-08-26T17:23:53-04:00 <p>Hi Archinect Team.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Name is Luis Ramirez I am a current Graduate Student at Pratt Institute. I recently did an update on my portfolio. I was hoping I could receive some constructive critcism on it and I will gladly return the favor.</p><p>Much appreciated and here is the link.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://issuu.com/ramirezl2044/docs/portfolio_vol_1_lgr__web" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://issuu.com/ramirezl2044/docs/portfolio_vol_1_lgr__web</a></p>