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How Architecture and Enginee

Lucia R, Architect • Nov 14

Architecture can't exist without engineering, as much as some would like to think otherwise- thanks to engineering, our buildings stand strong and many seemly impossible things become possible. But, can architects do an engineer's job? Can engineers do an architect... Read More

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Architecture + Engineering:

Karissa A, Architect • Oct 21

An emerging construction design trend deviating from the conventional methods, space frame technology marries the three pillars of architecture - utilitas (function), firmitas (structural) and venustas (aesthetics). Known for its lightweight structure, the spatial... Read More

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Creating the Ideal Indoor Ga

Veronica R, Other • Sep 19

An indoor garden may include something as simple as plants on a shelf to an entire living wall, such as the three-story indoor vertical garden of an office building in Elche, Spain, or the living wall in Edmonton International Airport in Alberta, Canada. Whether in... Read More

Karissa A, Architect

Another thing to consider is the plant response from a lamp. There are different kinds of lamps with associated plant responses. Such example would be a high intensity discharge deluxe mercury (HG) or metal halide (MH) lamp contributing to the slow elongation of stems, development of multiple side shoots, expansion of green foliage and flower...

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How to Project and Build a H

Lucia R, Architect • Sep 13

Treehouses usually remind us of two things: childhood getaways and whimsical fantasy creatures living in the forest. Nowadays, building on trees is not relegated to fantasy or child's-play; the appeal of having a vast view and an less invasive, immersive natural ex... Read More

Stephen R, Designer

I watch "Tree House Masters" on Animal Planet, most of which takes in the well being of the trees themselves and Mr. Nelson seems to realize if you kill the tree so goes the house. With this in mind he has devised a way to let the trees breathe and move and grow without restriction of the build. 2 More Answers

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The Fifth Wall

Tim E, Other • Aug 30

No longer the fifth wall.. Yesterday, ceilings inspired human kind and architects. Ceilings would be an architect's gateway to the heavens. Of course, back then, they had the space. Nevertheless, the perfect example is Jeronimos Monastery in Spain. Their ribbed vau... Read More

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Creating the Look and Feel o

Veronica R, Other • Aug 30

The ceiling is the part of a room that is sometimes overlooked. However, there are many different ways that you can create visual interest in a room just by adding a design to the ceiling alone. Updating the look of a room by transforming a plain ceiling is fairly... Read More

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Achieving Organic Shaped Str

Lucia R, Architect • Aug 23

Organic structures, shape-wise, are the opposite of orthogonal ones: they often don't follow straight lines and shapes, which makes them a little more difficult to achieve using traditional methods of construction and retail materials. That being said, organic stru... Read More

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Brutalist Buildings - Beasts

Veronica R, Other • Aug 9

The brutalism movement of architecture that became popular all over the world from the '50s to the '70s was started by Le Corbusier. This became the style of choice with governmental, educational, and institutional buildings as well as low-cost housing, libraries,... Read More

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Container Architecture

Veronica R, Other • Aug 8

Container architecture, also known as cargotecture, is a form of architecture using steel or aluminum shipping containers as a structural element. These containers, which have been used to build permanent and temporary residential and commercial spaces, have become... Read More

Garry B, Technician

This idea and practice has been around since the early 80's. It is the basis for all offshore accommodation and was developed from old railway carriages which were used on the first oil / gas rigs. Various companies worldwide specialise in containerised accommodation which are stand alone or in any multitude of configurations. They fit everyt...

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What are good books to read

James X, Designer • 2016
Neil B, Designer

"A Pattern Language" by Chistopher Alexander 3 More Answers

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China bans 'bizarre' archite

Carrie M, Architect • 2016

The Chinese government has issued a new directive banning "bizarre architecture", and criticising some of the "oversized, xenocentric, weird" buildings in the country. Source: BBC News http://bbc.in/1T274tB

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Which buildings do you look

Carrie M, Architect • 2016

I'm really looking forward to the opening of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) & National Museum of African American History and Culture. I'm interested in Tate Modern too.

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What are some of the strange

Carrie M, Architect • 2016

Name the architect too, if possible.

unknown modernism

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Watched the movie "Frida" which had a really cool modern house in it. Got me digging around to find out who designed it; Juan O'Gorman. Dude has some amazing work. Pulled out my history books; Frampton and Curtis to see if there was any mention; minimal at... Read More

pauly j, Other

I just thought of one, Gaston Eysselinck. Almost nothing has been published about him in English. From what I understand, he was an important Modernist in Belgium, but died so young (under 45, I think) that his body of work was very small and mostly houses. He is most famous for his own house: 1 More Answer

Beautiful Way to design the

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Please share your ideas and tips here. Thank you.

gregco g, Other

well shit that is ugly. 1 More Answer

seattle data recovery

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

craptop desktop crapped out w/ faulty HD. any clue on recovery cost and recs in seattle?

gregco g, Other

holz there may be some out of work Microsofties that could help you living under the highway overpasses pretty soon... 1 More Answer

City sponsored Papal visits

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Greetings everyone I am curious about how strict "separation of church and state" is in the United States. If a city pours several public resources into a Pope visit, from money to public road and facility closures, impacting the business of neighboring pr... Read More

gregco g, Other

First Amendment - Religion and Expression. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 1 More Answer

Design Build Work

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hi Archinect students, Does your school have an active student organization that works on design/build projects? If so, 1) what school do you attend and 2) what kind of projects has the club worked on? Thanks in advance for your input!

gregco g, Other

Something like Rural Studio at Auburn? 1 More Answer

thinking about becoming a ju

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

been working 10 years,have an Ivy MArch, state BArch,licensed in 2 states, about to open a full fledge office, but seriously considering becoming a junkie. Now should I enroll somewhere? Work on my portfolio? let my licenses expire. I speak two languages, not sure t... Read More

gregco g, Other

More lucrative to become a dealer. Or "owner/operator" I guess. 1 More Answer

Architecture stories

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hello all, Here I am at my computer on a gloomy Friday afternoon and I was thinking of all kinds of ridiculous events that happened in studio during my last school year... It got me wondering if any of you have funny stories, horror stories (the xacto knife is the m... Read More

gregco g, Other

one on the x-acto knife, in this case a large box cutter. My school was a short block away from a hospital, and one morning, close to the end of first year studio, we walk in to the main hallway to find a trail of big blood drops going out and in the direction of the hospital. One of my classmates had been working on his model and using the b... 1 More Answer

Would you invest company pro

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

i was just googling this and wanted to find out if anyone has ever thought of investing their company's profits in stocks/bonds/other type of securities to make money for their company? Is that even legal? Just curious...

gregco g, Other

Is it legal ???? 1 More Answer

Need some help on architectu

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hi guys , experts out there I have been trying so hard to create a diagram like this .... I wonder which software is used? and is there any tutorial on creating this kind of Diagram that I could learn online? A million thanks !

pauly j, Other

Thats actually done in Vray (probably 3d Max Vray) but you can do it in rhino. 1 More Answer

Help jog my memory: New muse

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

I need help remembering a building I saw online a few months ago. There is a museum in the DC metro area, possibly Bethesda, being built by a somewhat prominent DC architect. From what I remember, it was added space for an existing collection. It seemed like the bui... Read More

pauly j, Other

From the Glenstone website 1 More Answer

NYC building codes

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hi Friends Which NYC buildings codes should I be looking at for accuracy? I am looking at 2006 building codes nyc? There has to be updated books right? Let me know what the situation is please. This is for simple curiosity. Thank you

pauly j, Other

senjohnblutarksy is my hero today. 1 More Answer

LED lighting - Could use som

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hello to all the architects here in this forum. I'm starting my own company in the LED lighting industry and I have a few questions for my future business partners :) 1) How much money in your opinion your client would be willing to pay (if at all) for a high-end LE... Read More

gregco g, Other

1. As much or as little as they want to. 1 More Answer

What is the type of glass th

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

I am referring to the opaque glass that he used in his design because I am looking for the name( if it has one in specifically), and I haven't found it.

gregco g, Other

Pilkington Profilit 1 More Answer

Heeelp!

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hello! I just got accepted at the De Appel Arts Center in Amsterdam, and im looking for a grant to pay my tuition.Anyone help? I would really appreciated....

gregco g, Other

Should have thought about that before applying. 1 More Answer

Daisy House by Stanley Tiger

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hi people. I am in desperate need for a floor plan picture of the famous Daisy House designed by po-mo architect Stanley Tigerman. You know, that floor plan, clearly resembling the image of an ejaculating penis! Tx a lot.

pauly j, Other

could someone please upload a scan or a picture of this floorplan? tx 1 More Answer

the millenial generation sum

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

album debuted in 1991 you'd be 24 now, a few years into the work force now. If it doesn't happen on the internet, did it ever happen? Architecture doesn't happen on the internet.

gregco g, Other

Was this cover photoshopped (phomontaged)? 1 More Answer

WHAT IS YOUR ARCHITECTURE PR

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hello ! Thanks to many opinions I finally decided to study architecture but the problems of choosing a school comes. Though there are a list of accredited program and numbers of rankings that I can refer to, I think it important to know about what exactly the school... Read More

pauly j, Other

Non Sequitur Sorry for confusing you. I forgot to mention that I am studying in US; I am just wondering if someone can share what is your architecture program like(preferred in US ) so I can find out the program that I may like to go. 1 More Answer

logistic cities

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

i'd really appreciate who ever is gonna take form his/her time to answer these questions i did my research and didn't quit understand Q1/what's exactly the meaning of logistic cities and how does logistic process relates to architecture ? Q2/what are the topics i ne... Read More

gregco g, Other

Do you need our answers to be single-spaced or double-spaced? Citations in MLA or Chicago format? 1 More Answer

Red flags when looking at pu

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

What should one look for when purchasing an old home? If the owners have painted all the surfaces, how can you tell if there is underlying damage? What raises red flags in your mind? Is there a simple test to check that plumbing is adequate? What do YOU look for whe... Read More

pauly j, Other

Visit the house when it's raining and check the attic. Had the good fortune to have this occur by chance while visiting a place that was in the top three on the "To purchase" list. 1 More Answer

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How much coffee do you avera

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

I was just sipping on a white mocha, being a slight coffee addict, and wondered how much coffee does everyone else drink on average? Per day, Per hour, Per minute whatever you want - i'm curious! First of year of school tells me more than the average person for sure... Read More

pauly j, Other

I sometimes have one out of obligation or conforming to social norms but generally, zero ounces each month. 1 More Answer

Please help

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hi, I am by no means an architect. With that said, is anyone able to help me in identifying ANY information they can about the house in this image. The closest architectural style i've come across in my research is classical-revival but even then im finding major di... Read More

Doing Business In Dubai

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Good Day Does anyone know the procedure for doing Business in Dubai? Do you need to seal drawings and have them submitted to a governing agency for review? What is the permitting process like? Do engineers and project managers require a work permit? Thanks

gregco g, Other

Unless you have a penis and are not of a nationality / ethnicity shared with their slaves, I'd refrain from that part of the world. 1 More Answer

Consultant Position Hourly R

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hi fellow designers & Architects, I am actively searching for employment and have interviewed with a firm in West LA / Culver City. The position calls for an Intermediate Designer Consultant and they request for an hourly rate. A little background about myself,... Read More

gregco g, Other

So... they're probably going to have you working in their office, 40 hours per week, but not going to pay you benefits because they convinced you to sign a contract as a consultant. Sounds like a sweet deal... 1 More Answer

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Please help identify the arc

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hello, We recently moved into a newly constructed house. Even though I don't expect it to be a true architectural style, I'd like to know which direction to take for both landscaping and furnishing the interior. Currently, the interior trim is the standard "run... Read More

pauly j, Other

Unfortunately, you may need to brace yourself for some snarky comments on this forum. 1 More Answer

Building Products

NYC Metal Signage Fabricator

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Does anyone know of any good manufacturers for anodized aluminum signage in the NYC area?

gregco g, Other

http://www.urbansigncompany.com/ 1 More Answer

Project Acquisition Cost

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

on Average How much does a firm/architect spend for acquiring projects? These may include events, promotions, newsletters,yellow-pages and online listings, competitions etc. I know it will vary from project to project. But whats a safe ballpark assumption? 2.5%- 5%... Read More

pauly j, Other

While It seems to vary quite a lot from firm to firm, I have found this 'rule of thumb' to be useful for planning purposes: 1 More Answer

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