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)
?

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

?

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.

life-of-an-architecture-student:

#lifeofanarchitecturestudent #loaas #architecture

life-of-an-architecture-student:

#lifeofanarchitecturestudent #loaas #architecture

(via urbendisaster)

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

College Major Stereotypes:

archilist:

therealpigfarts23:

sherlockbringthejam:

ohaiitsarielle:

timeywimey-pendragon:

love-order-chaos-repeat:

dotluvr:

chrybo:

Philosophy:

image

Art:

image

Engineering:

image

Chemistry:

image

Psychology:

image

Gender and Sexuality Studies:

image

Social Work:

image

Women’s Studies:

image

Business:

image

Linguistics:

image

English:

image

Computer Science and Engineering:

image

Theater:

image

Physics:

image

Mathematics:

image

Astronomy:

image

Environmental Studies:

image

Biology:

image

Anthropology:

image

Sociology:

image

International Studies:

image

Choaked at Theater

Excuse you

History:

image

Law


image

Nursing:

image

MUSIC:

image

I DIED AT MUSIC

Architecture:
image

(Source: magneticmotif)

I think this is applicable to us too. Strive on, folks! Go back to what is pure; whether it be lego or your favourite place or even just drawing. And there’s nothing wrong with taking time out for introspection. Allons-y!

Technology archistudent style: studio skype session with architect from Denmark

Technology archistudent style: studio skype session with architect from Denmark

archistudent:

You know you’re an architecture student when…
…it’s perfectly normal to rock out with a T-square* at 3am.
*Whatever. Most inanimate objects on your studio table will do.
(I’m looking through the photos I took throughout the first semester, expect more during the break! And for those new with us, this is part of an ongoing series: YKYAAS, follow the link for more.)

THROWBACK

archistudent:

You know you’re an architecture student when…

…it’s perfectly normal to rock out with a T-square* at 3am.

*Whatever. Most inanimate objects on your studio table will do.

(I’m looking through the photos I took throughout the first semester, expect more during the break! And for those new with us, this is part of an ongoing series: YKYAAS, follow the link for more.)

THROWBACK


Classic Chinese Ancient Buildings 
Cutaways Li Ganlang [via]

"Li Ganlang 2005 onwards started drawing, anatomical drawings to show the Chinese construction Shi Jingdian construction law, showing Chinese cultural characteristics of various buildings, covered wood constitutive temples, pavilions, towers, gates, caves, bridges, houses and so on five Shiyu Zuo building. By Yuan-Liou Publishing Company."

(Source: archatlas, via archisketchbook)

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. 

alwaysinstudio:

me in studio

(Source: popcultureprodigy)