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
…until you crash and burn.
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One thing that has struck me about advancing up the years is the increasing sense of ‘well-alright-then’: an ability to take anything that’s thrown at us - as compared to the utter chaos and madness that was year 1 and 2.