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Confessions of an Architect

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David Cuthbert

I really don't care about making 3d models on the computer because I prefer, like an old book, the smell of physical models - gluuuuuuue

Oct 29, 04 4:19 pm  · 
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THREADS

I can't draft.

Oct 29, 04 4:26 pm  · 
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betamax

exactly...or surfing archinect.

Oct 29, 04 4:32 pm  · 
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betamax

yes...or surfing archinect.

i think i am also subconciously refusing to learn vectorworks.

Oct 29, 04 4:35 pm  · 
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betamax

i am also very jealous of artists and craftspeople who actually have the luxury of witnessing the fruits of their efforts almost instantaneously rather than feeling so hideously disconnected from their work.

Oct 29, 04 4:40 pm  · 
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betamax

i have to stop this now.

Oct 29, 04 4:45 pm  · 
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c.k.

i'm afraid of great heights and high ceilings
i'm scared of the disney hall
i suffer enormously when i don't win competitions

my other career options were:
ballet
police officer
vaudeville


Oct 29, 04 5:02 pm  · 
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THREADS

I can't draft.

Oct 29, 04 6:15 pm  · 
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THREADS

I can't draw
I can't make models
I can't think of a catchy title to name my office which I don't have yet
I can't say juxtapose with a straight face
I can't date anyone who isn't german and from germany and hot
I can't wear black without saying "DAMN I LOOK GOOD"
I can't attend a lecture without asking a question
I can't help it that I'm attracted to Zaha hadid
I can't bring myself to say "%ecorate"
I can't stop.

Oct 29, 04 6:20 pm  · 
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ether

i chew copenhagen religiously.

i'm a redneck from alabama.

i like to pick my nose.

i look at porn while at work.

Oct 29, 04 6:39 pm  · 
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.ml

I am afraid of global warming.

Oct 29, 04 7:26 pm  · 
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alphanumericcha

1. I never even heard of a Google translator!

2. Per has taught me something.

3. Tengo gusto de acariciar un animal con mi mano entera.

4. Some things just sound better in Spanish.

Oct 29, 04 9:35 pm  · 
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aml

that doesn't sound better, it sounds creepier.

Oct 29, 04 11:12 pm  · 
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alphanumericcha

what the mi mano entera bit?

Oct 30, 04 3:51 pm  · 
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1965

Im studying architecture in Ireland, most people dont even know that a school of Architecture exists in Ireland!

Oct 30, 04 7:21 pm  · 
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super_

a) i worked for no money thinking it was a good strategy to "get my foot in the door."

b) i avoid allowing people the opportunity to find out i'm actually just full of shit.

c) i am a graphic lover pretending to be an architect.

d) i want to be famous so bad the secret was out early on. now everyone thinks i have a huge ego.

e) i wanted to go somewhere far and fancy, i.e. work at a top office in europe. but i decided to stay put for this coming spring because i am a young man madly in love with this incredibly stunning lady.

Oct 30, 04 7:49 pm  · 
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Reverb

i have a secret addiction to MTV's The Real World

Oct 31, 04 12:04 am  · 
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porterhouse

I'm stalking this site.

I'm not an architect.
I'm an interior designer.

Oct 31, 04 12:47 am  · 
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Fish

I've been stuck falling in and out of an archi-coma for the past year. I work part time from my home on meaningless residential projects. I couldn't care less about gettng a new project or doing something exciting with the next yuppie's house. Im' thinking of returning to the "real world" where I will be chained to a desk and allowed one small aspect in a grandiose design to call my own.

If I did this, would I be entering the office imposed comatose state? Am I better off with the more comfortable stay-at-home job coma?

Oops! AmbienKicked in. must end the post.

Oct 31, 04 1:53 am  · 
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bigness

there go again, it feel so good:

i dont like london, i miss home and i want to go back to my lady and my punk rock scene. although my city is almost architect-free

i am so insecure in design that i want a partner, be like de meuron, who's the one that never designs anything, and shine of reflected light

i like pot noodles

i like "the OC"

i dont want to learn autocad

nor any other 3d package, sketchup does me right

i think the name and the attitude are the most important things for an office to be succesful. i mean, OMA

i want to meet koolhaas more than anyone else on the planet. even more than natalie portman

i want to be famous and change the world of commercial architecture



Oct 31, 04 6:51 am  · 
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David Cuthbert

threads - I too have the hots for Zaha. I had a 3'x 3' poster of her over my bed at MIT. I have photos of her that Annie Liberwitz touch on my machine and look at them constantly

Also I want to be deMeuron < kinda like "being John Maleviche"

Nov 1, 04 11:10 am  · 
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Nov 1, 04 11:14 am  · 
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meversusyou

i constantly envy other's work, even though i know it may not be that great, but at least it's not my own.

Nov 1, 04 12:46 pm  · 
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Jordan Lloyd

Ive eaten UHU Glue.

and I dont listen to ambient/funky/hiphoppy [*delete as appropriate] music that everyone but me seems to like.

And I wear creepers.

Nov 1, 04 12:48 pm  · 
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rutger

I love BUFFY !!!!!!

Nov 1, 04 2:30 pm  · 
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SurfaceS

OK, since I was specifically asked...

I design luxury goods packaging and am dating a banker. If, three years ago, you would have told me this would be my destiny, I would have laughed in your face.

Nov 1, 04 5:10 pm  · 
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slaprabbit

i am an architect student, maybe one day ill get the brain implant to pass the architectual test to recive my lisince, this is my first year and it seems like its my second.

i can care less what people think of my designs.
i like frank lloyd wrights work.
i love frank O.gehrys sketches.
i like japanese style.
i love magazines that deal with art, and i like going to art reseptions.
i love to draw.
i love creative work.
one day i hope do have build my own house or at least designed one.
i have some ideas.
i like graffity art, and i used to skateboard at one point i was good.
ohh and i like screen printing.

Nov 1, 04 7:31 pm  · 
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stephanie

i have been filled with anxiety for the last week due to "DECISION 2004"

Nov 2, 04 12:00 am  · 
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sedrik

I love the box more than the blob.

Nov 2, 04 4:13 am  · 
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David Cuthbert

slaprabbit <- youth, all that will change in time.

Nov 2, 04 7:12 am  · 
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Jordan Lloyd

*Tasted UHU Glue.
*Loves ManoWar. That was a general confession.

Nov 3, 04 8:33 am  · 
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ian-t

I do fake french and italian restaurant fit outs for a chain group. All that integrity, theory and intellect tossed aside for money.

Nov 4, 04 3:47 pm  · 
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Mason White

i actually read most of these posts and found them moving in their honesty and humor.
i havent owned a tv for almost 2 years.
i havent owned a cell phone for 2 years.
my computer is 5 years old.

the horror. the horrah.

Nov 4, 04 8:01 pm  · 
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David Cuthbert

I haven't own a cellphone in a while either (just short of 3) but the sad thing is that I'm always keen on the lastest designs & features

I remember one of my grad students telling he only looked at porn from sites that were visually appealing. Taking the mic the whole class took at look at his laptop - low and behold -> we looked at perhaps the cleanest and well thought sites, some with a beavy of topics. Nice design nonetheless!

Nov 5, 04 12:28 pm  · 
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xtbl

hey jam, any links? heh heh... ;)

Nov 5, 04 1:12 pm  · 
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design geek-girl

Well, I was going to sit this one out as I'm not an architect, but I was specifically invited (thanks Jam). Guess I'm a bit late to the party.

Confession # 1: My nickname in school is Zen because during all-nighters, midterms, finals and those last few minutes before deadlines, I am the picture of placid composure... I never cry or breakdown or panic and I'm always the one to calm down my classmates who do. However, I'm living a lie... on the inside I'm a neurotic, insecure mess with an ulcer. I need constant reassurance, something no one realizes about me because I come across as completely self contained and self sufficient. I'd be mortally embarrassed if anyone found out that I'm human.

Confession # 2: I'm really ashamed of this one: I, begrudgingly, took my little brother to an Avril Lavigne concert and was so impressed with her live performance that I bought an Avril wrist band as a souvenir and keep it pinned to the corkboard above my desk at the office.

Nov 7, 04 2:34 pm  · 
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1. I would take an under-paying/unpayed internship at numerous big-name firms without a second thought.
2. I often find myself envious of blue-collar workers.
3. I took the crappy job I have now because I can wear jeans everyday.

Nov 7, 04 2:59 pm  · 
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BOTS

dgg - you're a legend

With one who does not
Speak her every thought
I spend a pleasant evening.

- Hyakuchi (1748-1836)

Nov 8, 04 5:24 am  · 
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David Cuthbert

dgg aka "the Zen"

here's your reassurance pill, "you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darnit people like you!"

Nov 8, 04 7:06 am  · 
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design geek-girl

thanks bots... that was perty. ;p

and jam aka stewart smalley: good one. haha

Nov 9, 04 12:40 am  · 
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e909
I can't stand the sight of blood

I can't wait to paint the rest of my mother's Hummel collection


you endure such inner conflict. You could find a bloodless way to "inherit" your mother's collection. But, maybe I shouldn't give you ideas.

Nov 9, 04 5:03 am  · 
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e909

I am famous. {in the imaginary plane} "Nobody does it half as good as I do dear, baby I'm the best." (d&c!)

Nov 9, 04 5:04 am  · 
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e909

3. Tengo gusto de acariciar un animal con mi mano entera.

Disinter por favor las entrañas animales, cerebros de Hummel

Nov 9, 04 5:28 am  · 
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e909
And well, I start wearing grey shirts instead of black ones,


too much bleach in the wash...

Nov 9, 04 5:28 am  · 
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e909
my other career options were:
ballet
police officer
vaudeville


+++ = strip=o-gram performer

Nov 9, 04 5:29 am  · 
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e909

Capt. OE
i think theory is more relevant than practice, which may explain my job woes.


maybe you are destined to become a prof? :-)
no, really, if you're headed for an educational career, it's possible you might become one of the good profs.

i am also very jealous of artists and craftspeople who actually have the luxury of witnessing the fruits of their efforts almost instantaneously rather than feeling so hideously disconnected from their work.


until they become frustrated trying to construct as fast as they conceive. :-/


Am I the only one who has practical curiosity about Gaudi's (working) relationships with the artisans Gaudi is said to have worked with? {I think a decently informative thread could evolve from this question.}

Nov 9, 04 5:34 am  · 
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e909

I like fog, even though I'm neither Dorian Gray, Mr Hyde, nor Jack the Ripper.

Nov 9, 04 5:39 am  · 
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lexi

shhhhh... I don't want to advance my careeer any further.
I would really like quit my job, stay at home, wear designer sports outfits, and drive a jaguar.... shop for shoes and go to whole foods during the day.

once in a while I take PTO on a nice day... and I see all these women having a nice day out...and I'm green with envy..that they can do this everyday...

Nov 9, 04 11:31 am  · 
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graspin

i've done 7 years of architectural schooling, and worked in an office for 5+...and i've never pulled an all-nighter. i feel shame...like i've defrauded my bretherin!

Nov 10, 04 8:06 am  · 
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graspin

i did someones thesis for them.

Nov 10, 04 8:13 am  · 
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