Year ones were having their crit today! I felt a bit nostalgic seeing these creative free-reign form-making projects - in retrospect year one was bewildering but thoroughly exciting.

Anonymous said: you barely post anymore! where you been??

rcabbasi:

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same for us ;_;

midgetsarentreal:

Design 3 Door/Window/Stair Exhibition

UF SoA

Studio Life

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Woah this looks cool!

"Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law."

Douglas Hofstadter

(Source: archioh, via archioh)

Finally popped by the Archifest pavilion yesterday for a Pecha Kucha on density and urban dwelling; and yes we’re in a pavilion made of 4,000 stools.
If you’re in Singapore, Archifest runs all the way til this Saturday, so head down to the Marina Bay Sands events plaza to check out the pavilion and exhibits or take part in the last few events for the week!

Finally popped by the Archifest pavilion yesterday for a Pecha Kucha on density and urban dwelling; and yes we’re in a pavilion made of 4,000 stools.

If you’re in Singapore, Archifest runs all the way til this Saturday, so head down to the Marina Bay Sands events plaza to check out the pavilion and exhibits or take part in the last few events for the week!

PAPERSPACE: THE CHARACTER ISSUE

Heya all, thought I’d share a link to a little publication from NUS Architecture’s Paperspace Press. The team went around interviewing people from school and asking them about their motivations and thoughts on architecture school for this issue and I thought it was pretty fascinating. Give it a read, and if you guys have publications/blogs/etc from your school to share, drop us a link in the ask box and we’ll share them here as well!

Hello people! I saw this question on one of the architecture tumblrs the other day (I can’t remember which though, probably loaas?) about how to better present your concepts, ideas and designs. There were a few suggestions about what to read, but what has worked for me was to expose myself to all sorts visual representations.
I’ve been collecting the drawings that I’ve found informative, compelling or fascinating the past year or two on Pinterest on my Architectural Drawing Inspiration board. And even though it sounds like a shameless plug (so it is), I’ve really found it before during the production period to just scroll through my board and find good ways to represent my projects, and perhaps experiment with a style of drawing that may seem more effective. 
Thought this might be useful for students now or in the future. And if you guys have other resources for architectural drawing inspiration, do leave a comment or note and I’ll post your suggestions here as well!
I’ll start you guys off
Concept Diagram (tumblr)
Drawing Architecture (tumblr)
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Hello people! I saw this question on one of the architecture tumblrs the other day (I can’t remember which though, probably loaas?) about how to better present your concepts, ideas and designs. There were a few suggestions about what to read, but what has worked for me was to expose myself to all sorts visual representations.

I’ve been collecting the drawings that I’ve found informative, compelling or fascinating the past year or two on Pinterest on my Architectural Drawing Inspiration board. And even though it sounds like a shameless plug (so it is), I’ve really found it before during the production period to just scroll through my board and find good ways to represent my projects, and perhaps experiment with a style of drawing that may seem more effective. 

Thought this might be useful for students now or in the future. And if you guys have other resources for architectural drawing inspiration, do leave a comment or note and I’ll post your suggestions here as well!

I’ll start you guys off

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thug-4-life said: As a high school student I have not had experience in architecture. The only thing I know is that I am strong in art and love architecture. How do I know for sure that archi is the right thing for me?

Hello! To answer your previous question about physics/math, I totally suck at physics and math too, but i’m surviving! For my school there was a module on structural systems involving physics but i barely passed that. But mostly I didn’t have to do much physics. Math does help in calculating stuff quicker, but thank god for the calculator. 

If you love architecture then go for it! Passion is one big factor in figuring out what major is right for you. If you can imagine yourself forging ahead for your love of architecture no matter what, then you’d be ok. :)

opheliac- said: How do fellow archi students talk to non-archi's about architecture? I love conversing how architecture is influenced by society, politics, history, economics etc. Maybe it's the people I talk to but so many people give me a blank look!!

It definitely depends on the people you talk to - I’ve spoken to some people who can’t really grasp the process of architectural design (‘But, it’s just designing the building right? Like why do you have to draw it so many times?’ D: ).

I’m fascinated with how architecture relates to other disciplines as well, after all Vitruvius did say "An architect should be a good writer, a skillful draftsman, versed in geometry and optics, expert at figures, acquainted with history, informed on the principles of natural and moral philosophy, somewhat of a musician, not ignorant of the law and of physics, nor of the motions, laws, and relations to each other, of the heavenly bodies."

I think phrasing it in relation to their area of interest would help - I mean we all would much rather converse about things we’re passionate in than engage in something we don’t quite understand. e.g. Reel them in with a ‘did you know Ian Xenakis wrote crazy avant-garde music?’ then hook them with a ‘he totally used musical math to design buildings too how cool is that’. 

Good luck with your inter-disciplinary conversations! ;D

Not sleeping (+ caffeine) gives you a false sense of being a superhuman

…until you crash and burn.

Legendary type foundry Dalton Maag — who have worked with the likes of Nokia, BMW and Tesco — is now offering free trial licenses to their entire library of high-quality commercial typefaces for students to use in their academic projects, and for designers to use in their preliminary pitches to clients. 

Yup, not just one measly font from each typeface, but the entire, fully-functional typeface just like you would get if you were buying a typical license. Hooray for better type on all our panels.

Browse their complete library here, go wild.

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Archistudent creeps into year 1 studios when you were napping at your desk