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Confessions of an Architect

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David Cuthbert

more confessions - I prefered being at school that i did when I started working. Now I miss school but I love the work I do.

Nov 10, 04 8:26 am  · 
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graspin

i think my flat mate masterbates to coophimmelblau images.

Nov 11, 04 12:53 pm  · 
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stephanie

i got sent home form work because i am sick and i dont know what to do with myself. i am bored, and waiting for 5 to roll around so that i can go in and work once everyone is gone.

Nov 11, 04 1:00 pm  · 
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Ms Beary

i don't really care to get licensed. this one's tough to fake.

Nov 11, 04 1:24 pm  · 
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Gotan

I keep logging on to hotmail while working
I watched porn one time

Nov 11, 04 1:30 pm  · 
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Per Corell

Less is a bore

Nov 11, 04 5:34 pm  · 
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mauOne™

i hear ya strawberry

Nov 11, 04 5:52 pm  · 
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graspin

i like pissing people off...especially poser architecture types!

Nov 12, 04 12:17 pm  · 
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graspin

i like pissing people off...especially poser architecture types!

Nov 12, 04 12:17 pm  · 
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David Cuthbert

confession: I dont' wear black that often cause i don't like it!

Nov 12, 04 3:23 pm  · 
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kissy_face

I used to take naps in the bathroom of my old office. I eventually found out that I was not the only one (other potty nappers included the office manager and one of the project architects)

Nov 12, 04 4:07 pm  · 
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betamax

i have been counter-productive today.
i have no desire to progress any of the projects i am working on today.
i feel more guilty about not trying to contribute to more discussions in archnect than i do about not being productive at work today.
i am about to fake sick and leave like a little schoolperson.
sometimes i actually like my job.
i haven't registered for IDP.


Nov 12, 04 4:30 pm  · 
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taboho

i hate simple box forms. i hate incomprehensible angular forms. i hate blobs.

i haven't learned how to "read" a plan and section in a thought provoking way yet despite 4 yrs undergrad and 1.5 yrs professional work.

i can't stand mies' buildings, but i LOVE his barcelona chair.

Nov 12, 04 7:01 pm  · 
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graspin

i want to punch a coworker....no, really, i'm gonna punch him...like, right now!!!

Nov 18, 04 8:10 am  · 
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David Cuthbert

kissy_face (yeah used to do that on my first job)

hate blobs too - most are filled with hot air (yes I said it), but that said Selfridges & the new one by ArchiGram are sexy.

But there are alot of confessions you all need to go to church or lock yourself up in a monastery....might i suggest a John Pawson or Le Corbusian one cause they are just sinnfully delightful (chapel of light Ando, or Seattle's Chapel by Holl too)

Nov 18, 04 8:37 am  · 
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mauOne™

graspin GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF !!!

Nov 18, 04 9:19 am  · 
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graspin

lol...i really didn't 'punch him'. damn, canadians aren't that violent!!!!

i just pissed in his coffee, and fucked with his cad accuracy settings...lol

Nov 18, 04 10:47 am  · 
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HeiberKalmar

I don't go to lectures anymore because I am envious of the lecturers.

Despite the client's needs and desires, my design is what is best for them, I feel they should shut-up and swallow it like a pill prescribed by their doctor.

Even though the 1600 sf modest budget residential project is more interesting and successful, I always mention the cookie-cut 400,000 sf over budget institutional project in conversation with my peers and friends.

25% of CD production for the 1600 sf modest budget residential project has been billed to the 400,000 sf over budget institutional project.

100% of my archinect lurking has been billed to the 400,000 sf over budget institutional project.

My archinect post-count is much higher in my outlook "drafts" folder.

I hope Per's "fancy graphics" thread never dies.

Nov 18, 04 11:10 am  · 
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David Cuthbert

here's a good one, I may try to deny it, but I am a bit of a dandy...pure fashion raised, culture imbedded metrosexual. Wow this is almost as good as therapy but way cheaper.

Nov 18, 04 3:28 pm  · 
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spaghetti

i think im an architect, but im interior designer.. i mean interior ARCHITECT, dammit..!
i mean, environmental designer!

hmmm...

Nov 18, 04 3:43 pm  · 
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spaghetti

sigh, im just a poser

Nov 18, 04 3:45 pm  · 
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o+


1. i'm a fascist, and i like it
2. i think Rem is a hack
3. i want to hear Frank Gehry use the word 'fancy' to describe his work
4. i know we're supposed to design for the public, but in reality, i really don't like them sullying up good buildings.......(see #1)

....forgive me

Nov 18, 04 3:54 pm  · 
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o+ is a great monicker. how many times did i not get an o- in drawing class?

Nov 18, 04 3:59 pm  · 
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JG

I don't know anything about Autocad.

I enjoy flipping through Architectural Digest.

I want to live in the suburbs and spend saturdays cleaning the garage and mowing the lawn.

I would sell my soul and develop mcmansion communities if I could get paid more.



Nov 18, 04 4:07 pm  · 
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Oh come on, JG. Now you're just making stuff up to cause a scandal!

Nov 18, 04 4:11 pm  · 
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JG

ok, maybe the last one but there are times when rent is due that I question my chosen profession and set of ethical practices.

Nov 18, 04 4:16 pm  · 
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j lotus

being canadian i should somewhat like the F.O.G., but really, I can't stand most of his work...for shame...and that world cup of hockey trophy...yikes

Nov 18, 04 4:31 pm  · 
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glyphs

Here's a good one--I'm stalking someone on this board.
But I'm not even sure they are on it.
!!

Nov 18, 04 4:41 pm  · 
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liberty bell

o+, I never feel more rewarded than when a client says "I am so happy in this beautiful building you designed for us!"

But privately I think to myself "Then why are you ruinging it by bringing in your lame furniture and hanging all that tacky shit on the walls and wearing such ugly clothing in there?!?"

"If you really loved it you would leave it alone!"

Nov 18, 04 4:41 pm  · 
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Ms Beary

i've smoked resin with matches

Nov 18, 04 10:53 pm  · 
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Ms Beary

I don't care about single great buildings like the spreads in Arch Record. I care more about special spaces - neighborhoods, cities, regions, groups of buildings, closet shelving, bathrooms, door swings, enclosure.
I read Arch Record for the ads by the way.

Nov 18, 04 11:14 pm  · 
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David Cuthbert

i don't read Architectural Record - I think its for posers & specificers who wish they could design.

I look disdainly at any architect that can't spew intellectual philosophy and its relevance to architecture, as well as design a function detail without looking at a book.

I don't do elevations because i don't want to lie to my clients, unfortunately the man won't let me get my drawings passed without them

I am really quite humble about my work, its just my opinion of myself that makes me seem conceited...but I know I'm not alone, I can't be the only hot shit architect out there

I find speak calmly to clients, conscious of using language that is easily grasped that I seem very condescending

I'm also quite nervous of turning 30, starting my practice, and appearing in anyone's eyes as a failure.

Nov 19, 04 8:35 am  · 
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graspin

i had a sexual dream that featured zaha hadid.

Nov 19, 04 9:55 am  · 
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weave

-i often come up w/ mental drafts of the book i want to write about the current state of architecture, a book that will set everyone on a common path towards utopia and hush many current architectural debates, because believe me, i've got it all figured out....then i pop open another pbr.

-i despise blobs, even though i can make some damn good ones.

-i thought i knew what deconstruction meant when i was a sophomore.

-i still entertain the notion of making tons of money as a rock star, then use that money to design and build whatever i want.

-i went to amsterdam and didn't smoke weed

-i play golf and used to be an 8 handicap

-i like to put faces to the names of archinecters...most of them are female.

-i'm addicted to myspace.com

Nov 19, 04 11:51 am  · 
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Ms Beary

Hey jam-arch, is Sweets catalog for posers too?

Nov 19, 04 11:57 am  · 
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David Cuthbert

Strawberry - Sweets is the highest order of posing...that and Grainger too - guhh!! No self respecting architect should have one of those or reuse a detail from another project, without completely redrawing it (that's for arch.technicians)

Nov 19, 04 12:28 pm  · 
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Yes, we should also eschew use of standard unit sizes (2x4, 4x8, bolt sizes) and make everything from scratch. All counters should be different heights and no manufacturer-standard window sized should be used under ANY circumstances. All custom, all the time. YES!

Nov 19, 04 12:42 pm  · 
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liberty bell

I confess - I love Grainger. And Outwater Hardware. Could spend all day looking at them and dreaming of a world where everything fits perfectly.

Also love to snuggle up with a cup of cocoa and the USG Gypsum Construction Handbook. Bliss.

Nov 19, 04 12:46 pm  · 
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post-neorealcrapismist

I THINK I AM BECOMING A THINKER AND NOT A DO-ER

i hate the way a sentance looks in all caps

Nov 19, 04 1:00 pm  · 
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c.k.

I dreamed of archinect last night
they were a bunch of very cool people partying in an apartment full of drawings

Nov 19, 04 11:55 pm  · 
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vongkothts

i never heard of the term 'mcmansion' before until today.

Nov 20, 04 12:57 am  · 
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i.g.lu.s.

I have 3 kids and cant afford to feed them.

Nov 20, 04 11:03 pm  · 
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i.g.lu.s.

well.....thats all I can afford.

Nov 20, 04 11:07 pm  · 
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bab

I cannot stand architects

But I cannot stand architecture students the most.

Architecture students are the ones with the most problems up their heads.

Hello~ Hello~ do you realize what is going on out side of the fascinating architecture world of yours???

Gosh... hopeless...

Nov 20, 04 11:35 pm  · 
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weave

and oh yeah, i wear a womens' size 8 gap jeans (i'm a guy) because they look way better than mens' jeans.

Nov 22, 04 10:37 am  · 
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Anonymous

I'm selling out at a corporate gig right now for:
The benefits
The pay &
IDP

All in hopes of getting closer to getting my own firm and not having to work where I don't want to in the future.

Nov 22, 04 2:00 pm  · 
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Anonymous

I'm selling out at a corporate gig right now for:
The benefits
The pay &
IDP

All in hopes of getting closer to getting my own firm and not having to work where I don't want to in the future.

Nov 22, 04 2:01 pm  · 
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Anonymous

I plan to attend Grad School one day, taking out massive loans and upon graduating declaring bankruptcy and moving to a foreign country to practice for seven years while my credit gets back to being good and then returning to live and work in the US.

Is that wrong?

Nov 22, 04 2:08 pm  · 
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liberty bell

Yes, Anonymous, it is wrong to skip the country to not pay back your student loans.

It's also unecessary. If you can deal with writing a letter every year stating that you don't make enough money to be paying them off, and making a "good faith" payment of a couple hundred bucks annually, you can hang onto those loans eternally without ever completely paying them back.

These slight efforts will also keep your credit in good standing.

Nov 22, 04 2:59 pm  · 
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Anonymous

I know, I know
Still, would be nice though...

Nov 22, 04 3:05 pm  · 
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