Archinect - Forum 2018-12-14T00:28:51-05:00 Dodd House(House at Kensington) James Gowan and James Stirling (1957) SEDT 2018-12-13T08:25:45-05:00 >2018-12-13T09:55:40-05:00 <p>I've been given a case study to do the Dodd house by Gowan and Stirling. However I found the plans but they are not scaled and I don't want to guess the measurements. The book does not contain any scale for these drawings. Does anyone know where I could find a scaled copy of these drawings?</p> Interior design using ARCHICAD?‚Äč adi_31 2018-12-13T07:15:20-05:00 >2018-12-13T10:28:36-05:00 <p>How do you do extensive interior design using ARCHICAD?</p> Amenities to look for MONU MOHAN 2018-12-13T04:25:42-05:00 >2018-12-13T11:50:23-05:00 <p>Hi...</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; I am looking to buy a property within a city. I would like to know the amenities to be looking for before buying a property in Chennai.&nbsp;</p> MLA Portfolio Review (First Professional Degree) Paige Lyons 2018-12-12T20:30:04-05:00 >2018-12-12T22:20:31-05:00 <p>Hello!</p> <p>Looking for some feed back on my portfolio. Some key questions I have are:</p> <p>How is the order?</p> <p>I don't have a 'theme', but I think it is connecting people to land. Will that work? They always talk about having a connecting thread.</p> <p>Any pieces not applicable? Right now I have a bit too many pages for one of the schools I am applying to.</p> <p>Creepy People - I have a zillion creepy people I could add. This page is kind of from left field, but I'm pretty excited about it. Thoughts?</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br></p> <p><br></p> <p>Thanks!</p> M.Arch 1 application portfolio review 2018-12-12T19:28:00-05:00 >2018-12-13T18:20:09-05:00 <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Hey guys, I know there are tons of useful information gained from the hundreds of portfolio review posts here, and i&rsquo;ve gained so much from reading them. I&rsquo;ve just been too focused on my own thing lately that I could really use another set of eyes on my portfolio. Havent put text in yet, in a separate file for editing, but very low amount of it I expect.</p> <p>I plan on applying this cycle to five top schools in the US. Thanks!</p> Radon mitigation Almosthip7 2018-12-12T16:16:29-05:00 >2018-12-14T00:20:52-05:00 <p>My local AHJ is demanding radon mitigation pits for the "possibility" there may be an issue "one day" in all our commercial projects.&nbsp; Its crazy, in a shop with 6 pull through bays there is not going to be a build up of radon gasses.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>I&nbsp;think the lobbyist are out of control on this one.</p> Robin Hood Gardens in London Volunteer 2018-12-12T09:01:24-05:00 >2018-12-12T09:21:07-05:00 <p>It is being demolished. Kind of a Christmas present&nbsp;to humanity. </p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure> Divisare is closing... Gonzalo Samaniego 2018-12-11T14:03:41-05:00 >2018-12-13T10:10:28-05:00 <p>Divisare has been my go-to site for inspiration, especially for less well-known projects and architects. It's been my n&ordm;1 source of references, and now it's closing, so I'm in need of a replacement.<br></p><p>What are some similar websites you use or know?<br></p> new architecture students read this outline of materials & methods JawkneeMusic 2018-12-11T08:35:19-05:00 >2018-12-11T13:06:49-05:00 <p>Arch e materials &amp; methods </p> <p>Creep=to evolve shape over time </p> <p>Fatigue=to break due to cyclical loading </p> <p>Hardness=strength against indention from an impact force </p> <p>Stress/strain=induced amount of static pressure/reaction to this pressure </p> <p>Moment=the area around which an object, when thrown, will rotate </p> <p>Natural mode of vibration=think of a pendulum, a beam acts in the same way under earthquakes, if you hit it while it&rsquo;s going in one direction it goes farther, and will eventually break </p> <p>Gust=a momentary static pressure, caused by perhaps wind </p> <p>Caternary=the shape of a string held between two points </p> <p>Truss=a pinned collection of joints, meaning it can rotate but not slide </p> <p>Frame=a rigid truss, examples being welding </p> <p>Rivet=metal inserted while hot to pin a joint </p> <p>Young&rsquo;s modulus of elasticity: the graph of stress/strain </p> <p>Compressive force: a force that pushes a beam together </p> <p>Tensile force: a force that pulls a beam apart </p> <p>Bending: related to shear, it is th...</p> Archicad adi_31 2018-12-11T07:02:25-05:00 >2018-12-11T11:03:09-05:00 <p> How do I fight off the push by a number of people in my office to switch from Sofplan to Archicad?</p> MLA applicant 2019 - Requesting portfolio review. salonee.balakrishnan 2018-12-11T05:30:07-05:00 >2018-12-12T13:17:46-05:00 <p>Hello everyone!&nbsp;</p> <p>I'm applying at several eastern coast colleges for the upcoming fall semester, and have put my portfolio together. Request the forum for suggestions and improvement guidance!&nbsp;</p> <p>A little about me -&nbsp;</p> <p>28/F/India</p> <p>B.arch (2013) - Practiced at Landscape design firm (3 years) - Own business unrelated to architecture ( 2 years). Currently teaching at a university in India.&nbsp;</p> <p>Applying to Upenn, Cornell, Harvard, BAC, Umass and RISD. ( Colleges selected near about Boston because husband works there!)</p> <p>I have omitted A LOT! from the portfolio. But, I am tempted to add one more academic project in there. Thanks in advance...</p> <p>LINK -&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Salonee&nbsp;</p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> <p><br></p> First World/California Problems archi_dude 2018-12-10T23:34:59-05:00 >2018-12-11T00:53:34-05:00 <p>I forgot my sweatshirt today so I was slightly chilly when I rode my bike home.</p><p><br></p> Deferred from Cornell, what next? akkarchitects 2018-12-10T21:29:49-05:00 >2018-12-11T20:31:14-05:00 <p>I just got deferred from Cornell Arch and I&rsquo;m unsure of how to take steps in the right direction to improving my application. I was planning on sending a supplement of why Cornell and bolstering my portfolio. Any thoughts?</p> Thesis on crowd complexity rohitpathak 2018-12-10T14:16:21-05:00 >2018-12-10T15:35:16-05:00 <p>Specifically right now I am focusing on Crowd complexity and how individual humans behave inside a crowd just the way how ants behave in an ant swarms. If we can identify the protocols that governs over them, it is possible to explore different architectural forms that are equally functional and unique in themselves.</p> <p>&nbsp;I'm learning called Agent-based modelling which identifies every individual as agent and given certain instruction to be followed while they behave in crowd.</p> <p>I've thought of coming up with the behavioral patterns of crowd in market complexes.<br>Please let me know what sort of further research should I do?</p> the urban experience in one sentence Miles Jaffe 2018-12-10T12:56:33-05:00 >2018-12-12T09:48:12-05:00 <p>South Beach (Miami): the smell of urine and cigarettes accompanied by an overwhelming aural assault of Latin &nbsp;hip hop disco.&nbsp;</p> ArchiCad adi_31 2018-12-10T11:08:00-05:00 >2018-12-10T15:16:30-05:00 <p>What Term Does Archicad Use To Denote Two Different Floors Of A Building?</p> Rhino's Display problem bahaamuhammad 2018-12-10T11:07:00-05:00 >2018-12-10T12:17:35-05:00 <p>A little help needed from all the Rhino guru's here...<br>Whenever i use clipping plane in rhino 6 all 2d objects (Curves, squares ..etc) Disappear, anyone here knows how to fix this?&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks a lot!</p> Portfolio for the Master degree in Architecture (KTH Sweden) renasafarova 2018-12-09T11:40:00-05:00 >2018-12-09T18:21:18-05:00 <p>Hello there,&nbsp;</p> <p>My name is Rena. I am from Azerbaijan. I want to apply to Master's programme in architecture in KTH, but I'm a bit confused about portfolio requirements. It says:</p> <p>The student has to present a portfolio that demonstrates the necessary skills and the ability to make use of the education as well as independence in utilizing adequate methodology to implement and evaluate architecture projects by the following criteria:</p> <ol><li>Building complexity</li><li>Development of project/ level of sophistication</li><li>Technical aspects</li><li>Design and aesthetics</li><li>Theoretical, historical and contemporary context</li><li>Portfolio layout</li></ol><p>I'm not sure whether my project is suitable to the requirements. I would like to hear some advices from architects.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here it is:</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> South American house Volunteer 2018-12-09T09:58:44-05:00 >2018-12-10T18:18:40-05:00 <p>This&nbsp;house is somewhat unique because it incorporates stone walls from an existing deteriorated house into a modern new one. </p><figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p></figure> Please review my draft portfolio for M.Arch application kevinho 2018-12-08T23:38:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T11:41:53-05:00 <p>I would wish to apply for master in architecture. I am wondering if anyone would mind review my draft portfolio.</p> <p>Thanks everyone!</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> M.Arch I Portfolio Review (No Arch Background) placemaker 2018-12-08T19:54:41-05:00 >2018-12-11T21:42:15-05:00 <p>Hey folks,</p> <p>I am applying for my M. Arch I and would like to get some feedback on my portfolio. I&nbsp;don't have an architecture background or a formal design background, but I do have fine arts training and some graphic design experience.&nbsp;</p> <p>Looking forward to hearing any constructive comments, and I am particularly interested in hearing thoughts about which sections are strongest and what order the sections should be in for max impact.<br></p> <p>Two notes:<br>1)&nbsp;I had to redact my first name and a few project details due to some professional conflicts. Please don't hold that against me!<br>2)&nbsp;This is probably an 80% draft. I am drafting the text in Word for the sake of better spell/grammar check, and I haven't copied it all in yet. (I know no one reads the text anyways.)</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link</a><br></p> <p>Thanks!</p> What is the difference ala'aja'far 2018-12-08T18:42:00-05:00 >2018-12-09T08:10:34-05:00 <p>what is the difference between Parametricism, digital architecture and tectonic architecture??</p> Help! GRE for M.Arch 1 Program ArchitectureStu 2018-12-07T23:43:00-05:00 >2018-12-10T17:21:10-05:00 <p>I have a bachelor arts degree in architectural studies with gpa 3.60. I intend to apply for schools like GSD, Yale and Princeton. However, my GRE score is quite low with verbal in 151, quantitive in 159. Should I re-take the test? or Should I move on to portfolio and my personal statement? Thank you for your answer.</p> Curtain Wall vs. Storefront Real Costs w8d8s 2018-12-07T11:39:33-05:00 >2018-12-13T14:21:41-05:00 <p>I have recently transitioned from a large (global) firm to a small (local) firm, and it appears that everyone at my new firm designs only with storefront glazing systems from the start. Their claim is that curtain wall is the first thing that gets value engineered from a project, so they just start with storefront early in design because it is "always cheaper" in their mind. This means substantial steel headers every 10ft. up a glazing surface, for instance in lobby spaces with 20-30ft. high of glazing area. In my past job, for almost every project we went with curtain wall systems for glazing, it was just assumed from the start, and clients/contractors always were on board even when the budgets were just as tight, if not tighter. The projects were sometimes a little larger in general, but often the large expanses of glazing were not much greater or taller than the projects at my new firm. For reference, the project I am currently working on is about 50,000 sf. and 2.5 stories. Ther...</p> Who on Archinect would you have a coffee with? OneLostArchitect 2018-12-06T20:42:55-05:00 >2018-12-13T21:54:09-05:00 <p>So if you had to pick just one archinect member... who would you pick to sit down and have a coffee with?&nbsp;</p> GCs in Bay Area hengli 2018-12-06T13:33:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T19:42:47-05:00 <p>Can someone suggest GCs in the Bay Area for a small high quality commercial project? Thanks!</p> is it possible to get accepted to ucl with 2.2? olapuma 2018-12-06T10:31:55-05:00 >2018-12-11T14:32:09-05:00 <p>hi</p><p>is it possible to get accepted to ucl with 2.2? i had tough 3rd year and kind of almost failed, but i have nice work experience and good portfolio. is there a chance that the grade is not tha main criteria while applying?<br></p><p>please tell me from your own experience or your friend's</p><p><br></p><p>thank you</p> applying for masters at london metropolitan olapuma 2018-12-06T10:15:00-05:00 >2018-12-06T15:29:50-05:00 <p>hi guys</p> <p>anybody here got accepted or knows a person who got accpeted to London metropolitan with bachelors 2.2?</p> NoviceArchitect akkarchitects 2018-12-05T22:41:08-05:00 >2018-12-07T15:57:08-05:00 <p>How does one end up working in Dubai for the mega firms that design works such as the Burj Al Arab? I'm talking Tom Wright and WKK level.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p> Dream job turned nightmare. Should I quit? Alf55 2018-12-05T21:54:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T10:31:04-05:00 <p>I&rsquo;m a recent graduate with a BS in Architecture and I have been working for a very reuputiable firm of 35ish people for close to two years doing extremely large and high end commercial, mutli-family residential, and banks.&nbsp;</p> <p>I interned with this firm my senior year and transitioned into full time post grad. The experience was amazing because of the firms size, I&rsquo;m never stuck doing just one thing.&nbsp;</p> <p>However it&rsquo;s almost too much experience. Lately I have been put on project after project which requires a big push in a short amount of time and I&rsquo;m constantly putting in 60-70 hour weeks. I just finished a 21 hour longest yet.&nbsp;</p> <p>Frankly I&rsquo;m burnt out and I feel very defeated in my current role. <strong>I&rsquo;m wondering if I should find a different job, different profession, or try and work it out? your wisdom would be much appreciated.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Besides a lack of work-life balance there seems to be a ton of management issues since everyone is constantly busy and pushing for their own deadlines. This...</p>