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one-sided digital interview

Bobby, Architect • 2015

anybody partake in one of these? Pre-recorded video interview questions - respond to your webcam - no human interaction - HR watches your responses later... recruiter no less...

I've never heard of that. I would be wary of participating in such a charade, and even more wary of any firm that would ask me to. 1 More Answer

Therme Vals

Bobby, Architect • 2015

I'm leaving for Europe next week and am planning to finally visit Vals. Have any architecture fans been to the pool lately? I've heard good things, but haven't heard much practical information. Looks like you can book online, but the swimming hours for non hotel gue... Read More

You're going to be soaking in a pool and staring at an impressive mountain. You shouldn't be getting bored. It's a pretty incredible experience. 1 More Answer

Building Products

Why does my Revit program cr

ricky • 2015
D, Landscape Architect

I can't even find where "load family" placed it to even try to place in model. Where did it go? I hope it is not a virus bearing file/ :)

Building Products

Why are there no download?

Jimm • 2014
Modlar, Modlar Administrator

Hi jimm-m, some of the products in our library just have product information to view or documentation files to download. Others may also have BIM files. You can filter by products with BIM by using the second dropdown in the search bar. You can also view the the BIM library to view all products that have BIM files available. To view the BIM l...

I want to design a basement

Don • 2014

i want to design a basement floor plan

Yes! It is me. 1 More Answer

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BIM Level 3 and the standard

Matthew • 2014

Could you please help me in completing my Dissertation survey? Its only one question and should take you no longer than a minute, and is completely confidential.I'm very keen to understand the general view of the industry on BIM and the certainty as to how it progre... Read More

can't update uploaded files?

Masterhekwerk G • 2014

Where can i update/edit already uploaded files. Or delete and add. tnx

Scott, Architect

Hi, you can edit them from your brand pages dashboard here: http://www.modlar.com/my-modlar/manage-pages/

how do you use workset in yo

MAY, Architect • 2014

why and any example?

Andrew is correct. but we really need to have more info in order to answer the question correctly... or narrow down the options! 2 More Answers

Uploading content for other

Clair, Architectural Draftsperson • 2014

Am I able to upload something I have made for others to use?

Modlar, Modlar Administrator

You sure can! You can upload contents under 'My BIM Objects' on your profile. Let us know if you help! Thanks.

Building Products

I would like to know if you

maria, Architect • 2014

It will be very useful for my presentations.

Modlar, Modlar Administrator

Hi there, you can insert image into the Revit project and screenshot but it will not be visible when rendering the project unless you insert the Revit models. Thanks.

Building Products

Where do I find the drawings

Steve, Manufacturer • 2014
Steven, Engineer

http://www.residentialshippingcontainerprimer.com/conceive%20it has CAD drawings & models, general design guidelines, and sample plans.

Locating and downloading .rf

Richard, Urban Designer • 2014

I have used revitcity.com a lot to add objects to my drawings. I would like to use this site in a similar way but it has been confusing to me to try and simply find objects I can add to my drawings in revit. Please help me understand this site better.thanks,TUMBO

Scott, Architect

Hi tumbo, thanks for the feedback, which part did you find difficult? We are releasing an upgraded search engine next week, which will make locating the perfect object a lot easier.

Building Products

I can't open the Revit file,

Peng, Engineer • 2014
Modlar, Modlar Administrator

Run Revit software, select Revit file and open it. Thanks.

Building Products

How i can download the files

simin, Architect • 2014
James, Architect

Hi, you can click the "Download" button above. Thanks!

Building Products

Why is the zip file for arch

rajesh, Architect • 2014

After download the unzip gives error, please help.

Modlar, Modlar Administrator

File has been updated. Thanks.

BIM/CAD Software

Will the 2013 revit plugin w

Kevin, Architect • 2014
Modlar, Modlar Administrator

We are currently working on our plugin and will have versions for 2013, 2014 and 2015 soon. 1 More Answer

Using Modlar

When will you have an update

Michael, Architect • 2014
Modlar, Modlar Administrator

We are currently working on our add-on tools for ArchiCAD 18 and it will be available soon. 2 More Answers

Building Products

Why are there items that whe

don • 2014
Modlar, Modlar Administrator

There are products listed on our site without BIM files available to download. This product does not have BIM files available, please feel free to send us the request and we will pass it onto the manufacturer for you. Thanks.

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Cooling a house without forc

gregco • 2014

I'm working on an expensive custom home that will be built in a high-end neighborhood located in a northwestern state -- meaning there really are only 2-3 warm months (at most) per year. The client intends to use a hydronic radiant in-floor heating system to warm th... Read More

you already had an air handler system for circulation yes? natural venting, what is the orientation you can cause this effect with a passive solar method if you plan ahead. 1 More Answer

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Are architects and designers

gregco • 2014

Good evening. I have briefly broken my retirement for a pressing question that I have been mulling over the past week. Speaking from the perspective of a student who mostly interacts with fellow students and young architects, I find that many of the people I am surr... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Why? 1 More Answer

Building Products

CAD drawing of a California

gregco • 2014

Does anyone have a CAD file (2d - I use Draftsight) of a California Fan Palm they would be willing to share? I need fairly accurate leaves, mostly.

Bobby, Architect

Those are pretty, curt! None are accurate enough, though. Also I'm never sure which free download sites are safe. 1 More Answer

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Is architecture school the r

gregco • 2014

So I'm about to graduate from highschool,and my career goal is to be able to design/create tree-houses and miniature houses/nooks In general. I just really like the idea of small, functional, cozy spaces. So I was wondering what type of schooling yall think would be... Read More

Bobby, Architect

100K plus to get an architecture degree in order to design tree houses?? Is this a serious question? 1 More Answer

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Portfolio Standards Outside

gregco • 2014

I will soon be applying to masters programs in primarily northern Europe (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland) and am trying to cater my portfolio to my target audience. I understand that formats and layouts vary by region and I was wondering if anyone could share thei... Read More

http://issuu.com/henrystephens/docs/gradportfolio_2014 1 More Answer

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Taco Bell is Gentrifying!

gregco • 2014

http://www.wbez.org/news/visit-worlds-first-boozy-taco-bell-113054 What will those hipsters come up with next. Gentrification on the march. This seems to be a trend in fast food re-branding to be more down to earth local and hip. All a ploy to sell more stuff.

taco bell is a disgusting corporate fake food manufacturer...now they sell some shitty mountain dew margarita...who cares...they have been in the gutter for years...doesn't really have anything to do with gentrification. 1 More Answer

Arch Stamp or Butt Plug???

gregco • 2014

The "trophy"Â I have been so worked up about, the prize at the end of the NCARB's, the icon that distinguishes Architects from interns - is a butt-plug? I would say this is very anti-climatic, but for some it's surely the reverse. If it ever goes missing from the o... Read More

Bobby, Architect

i could sure use one of those... 1 More Answer

Commercial windows on reside

gregco • 2014

What are some of the pro's and con's of using typical commercial windows on a residence? It seems(?) to be the cheapest up-front cost as a way to get large expanses of glass, but am not sure about long term cost, user friendliness, etc. ...?

Bobby, Architect

Yep -- that's the stuff. 1 More Answer

Word for indoor balcony?

gregco • 2014

What do you call an indoor balcony that is on the second floor? You know, where part of the second floor is cut away so you can look down and see the first floor? Examples :

How good is MIT's undergradu

gregco • 2014

Is MIT's undergraduate track quality? Is it worth doing the 4-year track or should I just do a normal 5-year bachelors degree?

It's terrible. You should check out bunker hill comm college instead. 1 More Answer

Revit Training and Resources

gregco • 2014

Hi Archinect, We (small res firm) are transitioning from ACAD to Revit. If you have recently (~18 months) gone through this process could you please advise on any resources you've utilized for the transition? I have personally used Linda.com for video tutorials and... Read More

The three-day intensive in-office training is very useful due to the ability to tailor it to your specific template, families, project processes, and hardware. After that the Lynda is useful because the users can refer back to the lessons at any time. 1 More Answer

Portfolio review

gregco • 2014

I am applying for MArch II in the USA and have an urgent need in critique for my portfolio (I am applying for a scholarship now). Could you please review the document and share with me your opinion? http://issuu.com/veronikavolkova/docs/veronika_volkova_portfolio_is... Read More

Your portfolio looks like a school portfolio. I don't see any glaring issues although its a little gray. I like the style but it doesn't jump out at you. 1 More Answer

Which Summer Program is bett

gregco • 2014

Hi. I am halfway through my undergrad and working on a non-architecture degree. I am looking to go to summer school to obtain some things from my portfolio. I was wondering which summer program would be better to aim for. AA in London or Career Discovery at Harvard?... Read More

Bobby, Architect

I can only speak to the Career Discovery program but it was really great. You'll meet awesome people at both programs and likely become thoroughly exhausted and frustrated and excited at either. But just look at the schools - they are totally different! Which school's thesis projects speak to you? What professors are aligned with your interes... 1 More Answer

Career Choice

gregco • 2014

Question Inquiry: I'm currently studying Computer Science 2nd year at Birkbeck University, I'm thinking about changing and going to Architecture do you think it's possible?

Bobby, Architect

Finish your com sci degree. Make money for a few years. Then do a degree in computational design at the AA or elsewhere. Programming is such a big area of research in architecture. Also in professional practice offices such as Kieran Timberlake and others are always looking for programmers. 1 More Answer

"Gin Fizz Urbanism"

gregco • 2014

Recently I used a term I made up; "gin fizz urbanism," alluding it to urban developments based around urban shopping centers replacing truly open public spaces. What else this terminology could mean?

http://archinect.com/forum/thread/10160482/gin-fizz-urbanism 2 More Answers

To design a bridge

gregco • 2014

As an architect i am working on a project of a bridge which will really be materialize.I would like you to give me some good ideas. To start my bridge must be built as an ecological road,its materials must be ecological materials.

what will you give in return? 1 More Answer

English speaking grad school

gregco • 2014

I'm beginning to look for graduate schools and would love to do something different and look in scandanavia somewhere to go to school. I am looking for a program where a B. Arch is not required, and more focused on design. I know there will be extra steps once I com... Read More

I am not an expert in that, but I can say for sure that even if can't find one it should not be an issue. Everyone speaks a perfect English there. 1 More Answer

Architectural Image Copyrigh

gregco • 2014

wow, just read this about architectural copyrights in France, Belgium and Italy. Unlike the US, images of built architectural works (even publicly visible) remain under the copyright of the architect. Anyone here ever do any buildings there - have you figured out a... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Hmm I guess it was a naive question. Obviously just need to remember to make the gift shop big enough for everything you'll want to sell! 1 More Answer

"Cala-fucking-trava!"

gregco • 2014

This article is fabulous. I usually view FastCo as borderline clickbait, but this was worthwhile in many ways. I guess Calatrava's isn't the kind of hand drawing Graves appreciates.

Bobby, Architect

I'm sorry, but I've never liked this guy, or his work. He's the Yanni of the architecture world. I'll take Karim Rashid over this Cala-fucking-trava! 1 More Answer

Why does OMA produce success

gregco • 2014

It is like OMA has monopolized the field. If you don't work or have close connects at OMA the odds are stacked against you. What kind of ritual witchcraft is going on behind the scenes there specifically? There is such a long list of successful OMA alumni. You don't... Read More

It has more to do with the people going in than what they are doing to them there. 1 More Answer

Which Firms Are Doing Summer

gregco • 2014

Hello. New to the boards here. I am trying to find a place to ask the question of which firms are doing summer hours. In the spirit of the continued work/life balance discussion in relation to Architecture, I believe this to be a valid one. Anyway, I am looking to r... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Summer hours...ha! move to France. 1 More Answer

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