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3D Files Usage License

Jonathan S • Dec 19

Hi, we are doing a 3D generated images of our blinds and we want to use your 3D files if possible. The images will be use for showcasing blinds in the kitchen, bedroom etc. Do we need to get a license to use your 3d files? ThanksJonathan

Hi Jonathan, yes that should be fine. Please go ahead just make sure to credit the manufacturer where appropriate!

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Where do you get architectur

James X • Oct 10

When starting a new project, I sometimes get stuck and don't know where to start... . I want to know more about how other architects get architectural inspiration... and organize/ brainstorm their ideas. How and where do you get architectural inspiration? What othe... Read More

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Does an architect's childhoo

Carrie M, Architect • Sep 26

If it does, then how and why do you think it influences their home design decisions? Share your experience/instances where you've felt the above holds true.

Lucia R, Architect

I grew up in an estate, always surrounded by greenery and nature. I loved waking up and seeing vast spaces covered in vegetation through my window- my parents' garden filled with flowers, ancient trees and ornamental shrubs would attract all sorts of birds, and I spent hours listening and looking at them. I realized I tend to put vegetation i... 2 More Answers

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Landscape architecture licen

James X • Jul 8

I have an m-arch but switched to landscape design a few years after graduation. I had several years of experiance working in landscape design and build prior to school. Currently I run a landscape design business. I am having much success in residential design and I... Read More

I am in the same boat. A LA stamp does not carry much weight. Usually if a stamp is required for anything a civil is required not a LA. Yes you need a LA license to work on public projects in most states, but you can also work under the guise of a "public artist" or a "urban designer" and team up with a LA should those opp...

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When/why did you decide to b

James X • 2016

What made you choose this field?

Carrie M, Architect

As a kid, I was always fascinated by buildings whether they were monuments, ruins or modern structures. So, when I had a decision to make it came pretty naturally. I turned my passion into the career path I wanted to take.

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Which are good architecture

snk r • 2016

I'm currently residing in Northern California and looking for opportunities preferably in the SF Bay Area.

Henry P, Architect

A great firm is SB Architects, One Beach Drive Street, Suite 101, San Francisco CA 94133 I work in the Miami office. Hope this help. Regards, Henry Paredes 1 More Answer

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If you were in an empty spac

Grey A, Student • 2016

What is the first thing (facilities, activities, objects etc.) would you want to have or be provided?

hmm it really depends.. for how long do I have to stay there? sounds a bit silly but I would want a cozy bed/sofa. Can't wait to hear what others think! 2 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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Can you recommend the import

Carrie M, Architect • 2016

Tiny living spaces and sustainability seem to be where we are headed this year, also, the focus of my current project.

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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's the best website to l

James X • 2016

whenever I search for "architect", I get so many information architect jobs...

Hello james! I would suggest looking through archinect.com, the majority of architectural jobs are posted there. Look through dezeen.com as well! Hope this helps! 1 More Answer

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What's the best piece of adv

Carrie M, Architect • 2016

While we get a lot of advise from people, mention the advise that has helped accelerate your growth both personally and professionally.

Nico v, Architect

This is applicable if you intend starting your own firm: 1 The best marketer in the world can't sell a piece of s......t 2 You can have the best product in the world, if you do not market it properly you may just as well try to sell pieces of s......t. 3 80% of all marketing is a waste of money, there is just nobody alive who can tell you w... 10 More Answers

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What are some of the strange

Carrie M, Architect • 2016

Name the architect too, if possible.

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Which city has inspired you

James X • 2016

I travel around the world when I need design inspiration. Any city or country that you recommend me to go to? It doesn't have to be the one with beautiful buildings...

I love the architecture in Chicago, a great range of buildings you can see from all of the big names of the modern era. 1 More Answer

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Who is your favorite archite

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Carrie M, Architect

While I believe that every architect has an unique style, these architects and their philosophy's inspire me. "Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age." ~ Frank Lloyd Wright "There are 360 degrees. Why stick to one?"~ Zaha Hadid "Arc...

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I need inspiration for a mod

marc k, Architect • 2016

Can someone share a picture of some great modern architecture?

Thank you! Shruti. I really like the modern tiny homes. 1 More Answer

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San Jose vs San Francisco co

pauly j • 2015

I'm currently working on a remodel project in San Jose, can anyone give me recent feedback on what sort of consent processing times they've seen vs San Francisco city? There's a ton of building going on in both, however myself and the client are hoping San Jose can... Read More

From what I have heard recently San Jose processing times are a lot quicker.

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What do people think of the

miked m • 2015

It's set to be the tallest building in the city? What do people think of it's design?A little info:Salesforce Tower, formerly known as the Transbay Tower, is a 1,070 ft office skyscraper under construction in the South of Market district of downtown San Francisco.

I like it - at least from what I've seen in the renders.. Coupled with the new train terminal which is also under contraction, that pic elf the San Francisco financial district will be looking very sharp.

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What email program/product a

Scott B • 2015

I prefer Google Gmail or Apple Mail, but most architecture and engineering firms still seem to be using Microsoft Outlook ?

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What is your favorite archit

James X • 2015

What is your favorite architecture in San Francisco?

I love the Transamerica Pyramid and the Ferry Building!

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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

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

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Contemporary insulation prec

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

I'm in a wall section class and I have an assignment that requires: "Raise the level roof to R-49, walls to R-21 and floors to R-38, as if the project is located in a cold climate. " so I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of contempor... Read More

um, is there any further requirement than that? Materials, doors, windows, usage? Cost range? Buildings aren't designed around the insulation- the wall assembly is developed to suit the look and functional requirements of the project. 1 More Answer

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How to get into AA

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hi guys! I'm a fourth year undergrad student and I wish to apply to first year of AA school.Can I get some advice from you guys on how to get into AA, besides the requirements they listed online? What aspect do they focus on when they view portfolio? Thanks!

One day at a time. 1 More Answer

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Origins of "cluster"

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Dear all! I'm trying to track down the origins of the usage of the word "cluster" in architecture, for example as used by Smithsons (1952), in Architectural Forum (1953) or later in Architectural Review (1957). Please, does anyone know when and by whom was... Read More

hey y'all - that buildin is a real cluster fuck! 1 More Answer

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Architect to builder/develop

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Hi, I am an architect from India, have finished my B.arch and have worked in architectural firms for 1.5 yrs now and have gained good experience in terms of designing and handling a project architecturally. I have realized I want to design spaces and not do it accor... Read More

all it takes to become a developer is $ and connections to $ and the desire to low ball any and everything in the design and construction process to maximize your/your investors bottom line. 1 More Answer

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Architecture of Decadence

miked m • 2015

Just looking to start a conversation. Can anyone think of any examples of non-decadent architecture? I'm looking for examples from past or present. Also, can a 21st century architect/designer operate outside the realm of decadence, or is architecture by its nature a... Read More

^ Good one! 1 More Answer

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Too many drawings, anxious t

miked m • 2015

Basically getting sick of putting the word 'concept' or 'conceptual' on almost everything we do. We're in about our third year of business with less built work than we would like. We have a pretty extensive portfolio of nice drawings however, but kind of makes you w... Read More

Great topic, and I have no answer, only questions: 1 More Answer

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Job opportunities in San Fra

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

I have completed 5 years of B. Arch. from India and worked for 2 years in Bangalore in small firm. Currently, I live in San Jose and I am permanent resident in USA and hence do not require Visa for work. I have following questions and my goal is to work in San Jose... Read More

I use to work at a firm in Santa Clara, just north of San Jose - its an Indian from Bangalore that specializes in Multi-family projects - Do you know Revit? 1 More Answer

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What music are you listening

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

What (newish) music are you listening to these days? Although not exactly new, yesterday I was jamming Balkan Beat Box for 8 hours of autocad.

Jollie Holland is amazing. 1 More Answer

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Is there a good side to Toro

Bobby P, Architect • 2015

Spent some time there last week. Mostly just overwhelmed by green glass high rise apartments and office buildings and packed in mobs of unresponsive people. To be honest, I think it is the worst large city I have been to in my life time. 47 years traveling to about... Read More

Welcome to Austin TX!!! 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

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

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BIM Level 3 and the standard

Matthew C • 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

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Taco Bell is Gentrifying!

gregco g • 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

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Portfolio Standards Outside

gregco g • 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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Is architecture school the r

gregco g • 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 P, 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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