monagoli asked: Hello! I wanted to ask you why/how you got interested in architecture. And what advice you have for someone who is considering the major. Thank you so much! (love your blog btw :) )
Hi there! So sorry for the late reply. Glad you like the blog! :) I can’t pinpoint exactly what got me interested in architecture. Personally I love 60s architecture and interiors, especially seeing them portrayed in films like Gattaca = nerdgasm. I feel like it’s a ‘grow-to-love’ thing with architecture, at least for me, because I didn’t grow up wanting to be an architect. I mean, my preconceptions about architecture was pretty shallow (erm Inception) and it was only through experiencing spaces like Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals in real life that made me truly appreciate what good architecture can do.
Advice! Consider really carefully the reasons why you want to major in architecture. Read all accounts of architecture school with a pinch of salt - don’t let the wrong reasons discourage you. Go to an archi school open house to get a good idea of what it’s like, and you can ask lots of questions there as well! Hope this helped, and thanks for your message!
yetanotherunoriginalteen asked: I have a 50% of grade deadline for every single paper and crit first day back after my two week break I am so burnt out and I feel sick and dizzy just thinking about how much I have to do and how incapable I am of doign it all what do I do
Make a list of all the things you have to do, then fill in your calendar with the deadlines. Break down each huge chunk of work into smaller bits (e.g. annotate sectional detail, draw hatches on plans) then schedule them with the time you have. Not enough time? leave out some less important parts of the submission.
Most importantly, don’t panic!
yetanotherunoriginalteen asked: Architectural anecdote: when our design tutor was giving us a tutorial on what he wanted from our models and model-making tips, on the subject of safety he said that "blood will make a right mess of your model, so be careful. There was one girl who cut the tip of her finger off the night before crit and it ruined her model, so don't be in that position."
sandeelux asked: I am an arch student in my first year from Switzerland and I need help for a project.. I have to analyse a building from Coderch in Barcelona, built in 1966, especially the windows.. I can't find anything about it and if I do, it's in spanish. maybe there is somebody out there who could help me in any way?! I would really appreciate it!
so sorry it took so long to publish this! hopefully someone can help you out here :)