It is important as architecture students to seek counsel from mentors. Sometimes, it is in talking about your work, which makes it clearer to you. Even talking to some of your classmates about your struggles, might give you some direction. It is important to know that the art of design is not a solo endeavour. As much as we love the idea of the ‘starving … Continue reading Seek Counsel
“You need to make backups of backups, you then need to take those backups and leave them at your friends’ house – in case your house burns down!” that was advice we got from our 1st-year design lecturer. We all used to laugh when he said that last part, how dramatic can this old man be? Yet in hindsight, I realise that no truer words … Continue reading BACK UP YOUR WORK!!!
“We’ve lost so many more competitions than those we’ve won. We want to montage all those failed projects that we spent hours on and call it BIG loss” Bjarke When we heard that Bjarke Ingels would be coming to give a talk at our school, of course, we were thrilled. We could hardly believe it. Students and architects came from all over South Africa to come … Continue reading Lessons from the BIG man himself Bjarke Ingels
The real reason apparently has something to do with how before the advent of computers, architects used ink pens which would constantly stain their clothes, so most of them started wearing black to hide these stains, or so they say. But why do architecture students wear black??? Okay, I think I need to add a disclaimer here, when my friend and I came up with … Continue reading 5 reasons why architects really wear black?
Needless to say, BAM is a principal I cannot live without. I live by the mantra, ”when in doubt, build a model”. So it’s pretty obvious that I actually enjoy building models, to get a break from that horrible computer screen and do something with my hands. However, not many people share my enthusiasm for models. The number of people who build models has dwindled … Continue reading when in doubt, build a model
Architecture school is just like any other school except, the desks are bigger, the classes are bigger and we refer to them as studios. If you are like most enthusiastic 1st year students we will go out and purchase every single item on the Equipment list that you received during orientation. These are items that you will use during your time in architecture school. Some … Continue reading First day of Architecture school, freshman edition
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