Archinect - Forum 2017-12-16T23:10:02-05:00 Tombstones of Architects fictional\_/Christopher 2017-12-16T19:43:45-05:00 >2017-12-16T21:58:38-05:00 <p>I'll start off with Louis H. Sullivan's</p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> Gems of American Architecture (Greer) fictional\_/Christopher 2017-12-16T17:01:32-05:00 >2017-12-16T20:20:59-05:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em>Introduction</em></p> <p><em>When the American people were faced with the problem of safely occupying an additional amount of leisure time, the L.A. Vitorie Company offered a solution</em></p> <p><em>By developing and promoting a greatly neglected and almost forgotten American Institution, we placed ourselves among the pioneers in this social movement.</em></p> <p><em>Our products are peers in their line, and were popular even before we improved them.&nbsp; Now that we have made them more attractive and added variety to a line which was dying out for want of new material, we find that people love to spend hours using them.</em></p> <p><em>We are proud to say that not one of our many thousand customers between Plentywood, Montana, and Skowhegan, Maine, have ever expressed dissatisfaction with our products.</em></p> <p><em>Many people scoffed at the idea these products would relieve a situation which confronted the citizenry of this country.</em></p> <p><em>Despite the ridicule of his friends, Mr. Vitorie started this movement, which has done more for farmer relive and the pleasant u...</em></p> Laptop Recommendations for 3Ds Max and Vray use khadijsaid 2017-12-15T23:15:00-05:00 >2017-12-16T09:40:29-05:00 <p> Hi Guys,</p> <p>so i bought this Gaming laptop HP omen&nbsp; 17T with specs I7 7700 HQ , 16GB of RAM and&nbsp; NVIDIA GTX 1070 of 8GB but the problem is it's not doing so well with 3Ds MAX 2017 + Vray</p> <p>i'm thinking of returning it and get something else, should i do it ?? and if so what do you guys recommend ?</p> When they must, how do architects prefer to deal with sales people? Finjohn 2017-12-15T18:28:00-05:00 >2017-12-16T14:35:53-05:00 <p>Thousands of companies want to get in front of architects who can specify and/or recommend their products. It can be very annoying to get unexpected sales calls while you are trying to focus on a specific project.</p> <p>What approaches from sales people do you appreciate and feel work best for architects and what approaches just annoy you?</p> Architects ought to be humble, Kengo Kuma says Riccardo Bianchini 2017-12-15T15:36:14-05:00 >2017-12-16T10:37:40-05:00 <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514" alt="Kengo Kuma" title="Kengo Kuma"></a></p><figcaption>Kengo Kuma <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></figcaption></figure><p>In a recent video interview, acclaimed Japanese architect&nbsp;<strong>Kengo Kuma</strong>&nbsp;expresses some truly interesting thoughts about architecture and the role of architects in today&rsquo;s world.<br></p><p>Among them, he talks about&nbsp;<strong>modesty</strong>, a quality arguably quite rare in most architectural offices. In Kuma&rsquo;s vision, for architects,&nbsp;humbleness originates from working slowly and methodically, moving step by step, without haste, from small, relatively modest projects towards larger, more ambitious ones.</p><p>Full video interview available at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><p><em>Kengo Kuma &amp; Associates,&nbsp;Sunnyhills showroom, Tokio, 2013; photo &copy; Alessio Guarino</em><br></p></figure><p><br></p> What would you call this? davidcowley 2017-12-15T11:21:00-05:00 >2017-12-15T19:58:43-05:00 <p>Hey all you terminology geniuses. I'm looking for a unique architectural term that would describe an enclosed balcony that sticks out from the main structure.</p> <p>I would like for it to be a word not commonly used by the general English-speaking public, like&nbsp;enfilade (just an example, I know it doesn't mean what I'm looking for).</p> <p>Thank you!</p> Doctor of Design extry 2017-12-15T09:37:31-05:00 >2017-12-15T18:08:39-05:00 <p>Hi all!</p><p>I am looking for a post-professional degree that is targeting students who want to practice instead of going to academia. I am interested in Harvard DDes program, and MIT Media Lab masters. Are there other similar programs?&nbsp;</p> How to finish a project you don't like? vøid 2017-12-14T19:48:00-05:00 >2017-12-15T16:32:38-05:00 <p>Hi people! So I am currently doing a Master's Degree in Architecture which is compulsory in order to sign projects in my country. Even though I decided I would not work professionally as an architect before I even got my Architecture Degree, my family wanted me to sign up for this, and I thought I could deal with it since it would be just another year...</p> <p>So right now I am stuck in the design phase of my project. I lost my passion some time ago, and no matter how much time I put into my work, I never seem to be satisfied. It happened before I got my Arch Degree, which I barely reached to get, and it's obviously happening again now.<br>I seem to have more trouble dealing with multiple variables at a time, such as when dealing with something as open and oftentimes subjective as a conceptual design phase, when you don't even know what shape your building is gonna have (Like, you can solve the same project in so many different ways). I usually get lost in my thoughts, deeming each idea worth...</p> Reciprocal License as Employee of a small firm T1DArchitect 2017-12-14T12:29:00-05:00 >2017-12-14T15:17:20-05:00 <p>The small firm I work for has 3 licensed architects.&nbsp; It is an LLC with 2 owners (1 is licensed).&nbsp; &nbsp;I am the only architect in the firm with NCARB certification.&nbsp; Recently, the firm has been expanding to do work in other states and I've been called upon to get my reciprocal license in those states in order for the firm to provide architectural services there.&nbsp; I'm now licensed in 5 states, and my role in the firm is Project Architect.&nbsp; Should I expect to receive a pay increase now that I&nbsp;am more valuable to the firm?&nbsp; If I leave the firm, they will be unable to practice in the states that I'm registered in.&nbsp; Is anyone else in a similar situation where they are a non-owner employee with the only license in various states that the firm does business in?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> locks like car locks fictional\_/Christopher 2017-12-13T20:46:24-05:00 >2017-12-14T18:03:26-05:00 <p>yes there are keyless entries, biometric access, and old school digital or manual keypads....but</p> <p>why not just like your car key.&nbsp; hit lock button, the car beeps twice, lights blink, you know it's closed.</p> <p>was doing an inspection in the Bronx today and they had exactly this set-up for the roof access doors.&nbsp; The super hits his car key (it is a car key actually) the bulkhead door beeps and he knows its open.&nbsp; If someone tries to open it, it goes off like a car alarm.&nbsp; Seems second nature to me? (also interested in how they took car locks and keying system and transferred it to doors with panic devices, next inspection, will investigate)<br></p> <p>this direction is partially indicated with the future of the car becoming an extension of your "home" kind of space as I learned on the documentary of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ralph Gilles</a><br></p> What do architects think about Bitcoin? ArchNyen 2017-12-13T19:19:14-05:00 >2017-12-16T19:34:35-05:00 <p>Will it stay? Regrets? Invest? What is your option on it? 3, 2, 1..go...</p> Work in Russia r123 2017-12-13T18:05:00-05:00 >2017-12-14T12:16:03-05:00 <p>Dear all, <br><br>I have recently graduated Architecture at uni in the UK and I would love to work in Russia for short period of time. <br>It is a passion of mine to explore this country because it has great architectural heritage.<br>However, if there is anyone who could help me out there, could you please tell me what is the possibility to work in Russia as an architectural assistant and what is the procedre? If you do not know yourself and you have friends who are Russian or who are foreigners but work in Russia, could you please ask them? Also, if you have an idea where to get more information on this topic, please let me know.<br><br>Regards!<br></p> Teaching opportunities with only a B.Arch bhidalgo 2017-12-13T00:27:31-05:00 >2017-12-13T23:05:00-05:00 <p>Recently I have been finding myself having desire to find a teaching position at one of the local architectural schools. &nbsp;Most of the teaching openings that I come across require a M.Arch diploma. &nbsp;I have B.Arch from pretty respected school. &nbsp;I am curious if anyone in this forum has had experience or know of people that have taught at a university or college without a masters degree. &nbsp;Did you get a teaching position through a contact, sat on multiple juries and got to know the faculty or did you apply for the position with a really solid letter of interest and great references. &nbsp;I appreciate any insight you folks would share.&nbsp;</p> Twin buildings daniek 2017-12-12T13:33:00-05:00 >2017-12-13T16:46:28-05:00 <p>Hello everybody,&nbsp;</p> <p>do you know of any project that involves two identical (or almost identical) buildings close to each other?</p> <p>An example would be the project of the Cabanas en el Rio by Aires Mateus or the Trubek and Wisloki houses by Venturi Scott Brown and Associates.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Thanks!</p> Foreign Architect Australia Giovanni Buño 2017-12-11T18:23:00-05:00 >2017-12-14T12:16:03-05:00 <p>Hi all,</p> <p>I am Permanent Resident of Australia and a registered&nbsp; Architect in my country(Philippines). I am planning to apply for a registration here in Australia, but there is one requirement that I having a hard time to understand. I tried to call the AACA for some clarification and further explanation but they told me that however I understand it, that's it. Can anyone here help me understand the following pic</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Thank in advance</p> 19th century building description Panzerfaust 2017-12-11T14:52:00-05:00 >2017-12-13T13:20:21-05:00 <p>Hi!</p> <p>I'm doing research on an old chateau that was demolished in the late 19th century. Unfortunately, there are no photos of it, but I've found an old text in German which describes it's exterior. However, I need your help since it says something a bit confusing:</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>"On this side is a porch; brick pillars carry a wooden roof and continue beyond the latter."<br></p> <p>What could "continue beyond the latter" mean? My guess is that it's a two-story porch - the pillars carry the roof of the first floor and then continue to the 2nd floor where they carry another roof.</p> <p>Any guesses?</p> World Heritage Studies, Cottbus, Germany nadadenada 2017-12-11T10:51:00-05:00 >2017-12-14T12:16:03-05:00 <p>Hi!&nbsp;</p> <p>Is anyone studying World Heritage in Cottbus, Germany? Would you recommend it? What's your experience? Is it a good study programme?&nbsp;</p> <p>I have BSc in Architecture, but I wanted to continue my education in a different field and WHS seems like a good alternative :)</p> <p>All the information you have would be helpful in order to make the right decision :D</p> Help - Naming a specification company. Littlelu86 2017-12-11T10:48:00-05:00 >2017-12-12T21:11:17-05:00 <p>I'm head of creative design for a tile company launching a new specification sector; upon selecting a name the chosen preference of the company has been 'Aspire' can I have opinions on whether this is too cliche as I myself am very unsure this is the correct name to brand in such a creative industry.</p> <p>Positive and negative feedback welcome.</p> <p><br></p> <p>Louisa<br></p> Italian Leticia_C 2017-12-11T10:47:00-05:00 >2017-12-12T17:02:18-05:00 <p>Does anybody knows how a M&amp;E is called in Italy?</p> Rhino for Mac FAQ Twobillionbeats 2017-12-10T19:02:27-05:00 >2017-12-12T10:51:59-05:00 <p>Hey guys, <br><br>So I'm stuck using Rhino for mac while out of town this week. While its not...terrible, there are certain things that are really annoying. For instance, there is only one linetype added in the defaults. I'm trying to add or create linetypes so I can work how I like to work on drawings, however I can't figure it out. On a PC, you can just copy .lin files into the program files or import them, but on Mac...idk. There are limited options in the preferences menu.<br><br>Also--the camera keeps clipping my geometry and its super annoying when I'm trying to look at details. (this is also a windows issue) If anyone know how to fix this it would be helpful because this has always happened to me when models get pretty heavy.<br><br>Also--I have some pretty minimal double curvatures in my file that I built with the networksrf command. Before I modeled these, everything was fine. But now when I run a clipping plane to look at the model in section, the lines look extremely glitchy. I've tried to selec...</p> archinect's most famous forum qoutes fictional\_/Christopher 2017-12-09T16:22:19-05:00 >2017-12-14T10:11:36-05:00 <p>what is the most famous quote on Archinect that was republished outside of Archinect.&nbsp; I can think of two...</p> <p>quoted here <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG sucks. My 9 year old does more interesting shit in Minecraft.</a> as read by Paul on podcast as played in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abstract.</a></p> <p>the other - 2 men scaling the NY Times building same day</p> <p><em></em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As one post on the design website Archinect put it: "Dude, I could climb the New York Times building."</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> <br></p> <p>archinect forum link <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> point skilled alien certificate architect gns 2017-12-09T13:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-16T03:27:11-05:00 <p>hi, i'm an experienced architect and i get already a job offer from a japaneese company but about the process there is the point besed skilled alien certificate through a law office. hwo have an idea about this step</p> Python kingbaby312 2017-12-07T05:52:35-05:00 >2017-12-07T09:14:57-05:00 <p>I am from California, Riverside. So would be great to know if there is any institution closer to that. I would prefer online course but it has to be very clear more of like learning as a Dummy!.</p> Best way to export digital portfolio for school application FD47 2017-12-06T15:14:16-05:00 >2017-12-13T10:23:17-05:00 <p>Hello everyone,</p><p>I am finalizing my portfolio for schools and there are some concerns I have regarding the exported PDF from Indesign.&nbsp;</p><p>If I directly print or export my portfolio to PDF, my vector drawings are likely to stay vectors. However, Adobe often takes 'Enhance thin line' under 'Preferences' as a default setting. This feature makes many of my vector drawings appear to be awkward as it disorganizes the line weights.&nbsp;</p><p>On the other hand, when I export the file into PNG images and assemble them to make a PDF, the texts are not very clear.</p><p>Since there is no guarantee that the admission committees would manually uncheck the 'Enhance thin lines' option (I asked one of the schools and they said it depends), is there a best way to make PDF portfolio that looks good regardless of the reviewer's Adobe settings? Or is there way to program the file and embed an 'uncheck enhance thin lines' command?</p><p>Thank you.</p> Intellectual Property with Form Twobillionbeats 2017-12-06T11:14:00-05:00 >2017-12-08T12:07:02-05:00 <p>Hello,<br><br>I have a tricky question for you guys. So I was working at an office developing a design for an A-framed roof. I went through several design options and developed a scheme on my own that the principle did not necessarily ask for. Now, I'm working on a new project for a competition and would like to use this same formal language, however more refined and in-detail.<br><br>Could they sue me for using the same kind of form that I developed at that office? Honestly, its an A-frame roof with a spin that I put on it. But with these guys, I can't be too careful. They could try to smite me.<br><br>But for instance, when people leave Steven Holl's office, many of them take away a very strong formal influences from him to their new offices. Mr. Holl is probably a good guy and does not need to sue people over these kind of things. However other people are not.<br><br>Let me know what you guys think...</p> Help! tobytj 2017-12-06T06:40:24-05:00 >2017-12-12T17:30:08-05:00 <figure><figure>May I know what that thing is called. The one that is cracked.<a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure> applying for architecture jobs in UK? yyann 2017-12-06T00:38:14-05:00 >2017-12-06T10:20:29-05:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>I am currently an architecture designer in the US and am planning to move to UK. However I&nbsp;am quite confused on how to transition my career from the US to UK.</p><p>A little bit about myself. I obtained both of my B.A degree in Architecture and M.Arch degree in California, I am currently working in an architecture firm.</p><p>I have 2 years of full time experience and 3 years of internship experience.&nbsp;</p><p>I did registered with NCARB and currently having my AXP hours (formerly IDP) recorded. I have not taken any of the architecture exams yet.</p><p>So If I am to move to UK, which level of jobs should I be looking at? It would be great if anyone have any advice on job searching and continuing my career path.</p><p>Thanks!</p><p><br></p> Floor plan functionality, ideas? ArtFeel 2017-12-05T17:58:00-05:00 >2017-12-10T05:36:50-05:00 <p>hello all,&nbsp;</p> <p>I thought I&rsquo;d post it here to see what you - experts guys think?&nbsp;</p> <p>Trying to create a functional and compact floor plan for a family of 2 with possibly 1-2 kids.&nbsp;</p> <p>What do you think? Should I change anything?&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you&nbsp;</p> <p>Regards&nbsp;</p> <p>Art&nbsp;</p> Window at the End of a Hallway wurdan freo 2017-12-05T13:19:42-05:00 >2017-12-06T17:53:14-05:00 <p>Ok.. Supposedly a&nbsp;Window at the End of a Hallway is a no- no says a client who I'm building a house for. The architects he has spoken with have told him so. Other than someone accidentally walking into it or through it, I&nbsp;don't see the reason for such a blanket statement. Maybe I&nbsp;missed the class on no windows at the end of a hallway, but in this specific instance it improves functionality. Any one care to enlighten me?</p> Can you break up the years in M.Arch I programs? Like take a year off and then continue without reapplying? archKash 2017-12-05T12:30:20-05:00 >2017-12-10T00:59:39-05:00 <p>So I really can't tell. Lets say you get into a 3.5 years program at GSAPP. You go for a full year and then decide to work for 2 years. Can you still finish those 2.5 years after you work? Or will you have to start over? Assuming it's the same school.&nbsp;</p><p>Also thoughts....&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>I don't think my portfolio compares with those who have completed BA Arch programs... but its hard to find applicants with unrelated majors to compare to.&nbsp;</p>