Free files of city streets, parks, and building footprints, in DXF format.
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.
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.
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. :)