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    By Paulina
    Jun 21, '05 7:23 PM EST

    An overworked and underpaid employee - of a pretentious registered practitioner of the arts (a prat). Many years in tertiary education have left the 'architect' bitter and in debt - and unable to relate to the remainder of society.I am an 'architect' - the rest of you are unimaginative scum.

    Slang term for the major of "Architecture" at most universities that offer the degree in the united states.
    He's an Architorture major, that's why he never gets any sleep.

    the bad bad thing that will happen to you should you wish to go to architecture school
    dear architorture,

    thank you for ruining my life

    A term used to describe architectural works built after the mid-20th century which fail to adhere to conventional and historic precedent in terms of design integrity, scale, proportion, physical compostition and stylistic competence. "Architorture" is commonly found in contemporary "upscale" suburban developments (see McMansion). Commercial strips, which rely upon visual imagery to lure drivers traveling at a fast clip, provide especially choice examples of the genre.
    The CEO's home, with its garish faux-stucco facade, pretentious columns and glassy two-story entrance foyer, is the sort of architorture best suited for Republican fund-raising events.

    A portmanteau of "marketing" and "architecture". The result when the marketing department of a tech company has an excessive hand in the design of a product, often to the detriment of performance, though usually for the explicit purpose of driving the sale price up. Popularized by The Inquirer.
    1. Does "centrino" actually do anything or is it just a piece of marchitecture?

    2. Apple's OSX is totally being loaded down with marchitecture.

    ....yes I know. Completely inconsequential bullshit. I get to leave this world for a while in just 10 days! So.....

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