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ryanpanos:

Modernist Mash-Up | Victoria Lee | Via

There are certain sacred cows in architecture that need to be slaughtered. Or at least made into delicious sandwiches. That is what Syracuse School of Architecture student Victoria Lee whipped up in her undergraduate thesis, Making by Taking: An Investigation of Architectural Appropriation.

Lee, under the tutelage of her project advisor, Assistant Professor Kyle Miller, took four iconic houses from architectural history and mashed them together, creating hybrid monsters with the pieces of each.

Taking cues from our culture of borrowing and simulating, where everything is copied, pasted, and rehashed, Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, Mies’ Farnsworth house, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, and Palladio’s Villa Rotunda were closely analyzed, diagrammed, and removed from their cultural context.

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Understanding a city with pencil and paper, the archistudent way.

emmstile:

Crit Day Fashion!

Nik’s shirt has a cool dual-coloured sheen. It’s blue and green at the same time. Jonny’s looking casual with them rolled up pants and Jason’s lovely grey blazer adds the perfect touch to his patterned button down. 

Nice! and what a pretty sunlit studio with a view!

designbyhugo said: I'm starting university in september, studying architecture. Now that my exams are over and done with, what do you think I should be doing in the next two months to prepare? :)

Read, travel, sketch! Open your eyes and mind to architecture wholeheartedly, and absorb everything like a sponge. :) Check out our books tag for suggestions. 

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Some photos from NUS Architecture’s City Exhibition: HEAR | HERE.

The exhibition is on until 25th July at The URA Centre, so if you’re in Singapore and in the area, do drop by!

Thanks, Jasmine, for the photos!

You Know You’re An Archistudent When…

You book a hotel because it looks hipster, then realise after further googling that it’s designed by an architecture firm you’ve been stalking. 

thisbigcity:

Which city quotes inspire you? Share them with us and we might include them in this series!

thisbigcity:

Which city quotes inspire you? Share them with us and we might include them in this series!

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'Worklife', 'Sexy' and 'Jury' as used in architecture today. Found in AA Files.

'Worklife', 'Sexy' and 'Jury' as used in architecture today. Found in AA Files.

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Tags: studio

Hello fellow architecture students and friends!
If you happen to be in Singapore, The NUS School of Architecture’s annual City Exhibition, HEAR | HERE will be happening from 27 June to 25 July this year at The URA Centre. You’re promised a wide scope of projects challenging notions of space and representation, so do head down if you’re in the area to see the works of our students in the past year.
Held as a fringe event in conjunction with CityEx, the fifth edition of The TAS Debates series will be held on 4 July at The Substation, convening over the motion: “The idolisation of ‘starchitects’ is detrimental to architectural education.” Drop by for an engaging discussion on the topic and other issues close to the heart of architectural education. 
More details at our event pages: HEAR | HEAR, TAS Debates

Hello fellow architecture students and friends!

If you happen to be in Singapore, The NUS School of Architecture’s annual City Exhibition, HEAR | HERE will be happening from 27 June to 25 July this year at The URA Centre. You’re promised a wide scope of projects challenging notions of space and representation, so do head down if you’re in the area to see the works of our students in the past year.

Held as a fringe event in conjunction with CityEx, the fifth edition of The TAS Debates series will be held on 4 July at The Substation, convening over the motion: The idolisation of ‘starchitects’ is detrimental to architectural education.” Drop by for an engaging discussion on the topic and other issues close to the heart of architectural education. 

More details at our event pages: HEAR | HEAR, TAS Debates

yetanotherunoriginalteen said: Yesterday one of my tutors was in a really bad mood and told me my project looked like it wasn't even designed by an architect. He's wrong and everything's fine and my other tutor said so, but how do I even deal with feedback that negative? I feel like shit.

Firstly your tutor shouldn’t even be taking it out on his students if he’s in a bad mood - it’s just unprofessional. To be honest, when one encounters such tutors, you should simply ignore, and seek advice elsewhere, or until your tutor is in a suitable mood again. Good luck! (and sorry for the late reply)

shscott said: I have an unrelated background (Literature B.A.) and am now in an MArch program. I am finally getting a slight hold of the learning curve and want to know some suggestions you have for those of us playing catch up. Last year was a very sobering year as my work did not grow proportionally to my taste and eye. What tips to you have as far as reads, programs to master, etc whatever you can think that would be helpful!

I love that you’ve done lit and are now in archi! I love literature, and wanted to major in that initially, before changing my mind and making it my minor. I do believe that coming from a different major background gives you an edge, especially literature, where narratives and understanding of texts does give an interesting perspective on architecture. You should always be curious and keep an open mind about different architectural styles and read up on those that catch your eye. You can check out our books tag for some suggestions! As for programmes, autocad, sketchup, rhino are good programmes to master as tools to help you in school and at work in the future. :)